CSC491 Sept 2004 Apr 2005:  Capstone Design course

 

This full-year half-course gives students experience solving a substantial problem that may span several areas of Computer Science. Students will define the scope of the problem, develop a solution plan, produce a working implementation, and present their work using written, oral, and (if suitable) video reports. Class time will focus on the project, but may include some lectures. The class will be small and highly interactive.

 

Professor:

Karan Singh (http://www.dgp.toronto.edu/~karan)

 

Theme & project ideas:

 

The theme this year is artist driven techniques for interactive computer graphics modeling and animation.

 

Grading scheme:

- project idea sketch: 5% (due in second class)

- project plan: 15% (due in stages from September to October 2004)

- mid-course implementation of prototype: 30% (due by end of November 2004)

- implementation of prototype: 30% (due by end of March 2005)

- final presentation of the project: 15% (due by end of March 2005)

- final report: 5% (due by end of March 2005)

 

Duration:

The course will run for an 8-month period (Sept 2004 - Apr 2005). The class will meet once every 2 weeks during this period, with no meetings to be held in December 2004 to allow for students to focus on exams in their other courses. Although running for 8 months, this is a 1/2 credit course.

 

Prerequisites:

 

One or more of CSC318, CSC418, CSC428, with a grade of 75% or higher.

 

Familiarity with commercial animation systems such as Maya, 3D studio max is a bonus.

A background or interest in fine arts, music, dance or theatre is encouraged.

 

 

Enrolment limit:

The course will be limited to 20 students.

Should demand exceed available spaces, preference will be given to students who have taken two or more of the prerequisite courses, and also to those with higher grades in those courses.

 

To apply for enrolment in this course, please submit the following material to the undergraduate office by August 15, 2004:

Grading scheme:

- project idea sketch: 5%

- project plan: 15%

- implementation of prototype: 60%

- final presentation of the project: 20%

 

Duration:

The course will run for an 8-month period (Sept 2004 - Apr 2005). The class will meet once every 2 weeks during this period, with no meetings to be held in December 2004 to allow for students to focus on exams in their other courses. Although running for 8 months, this is a 1/2 credit course.