The focus of the R&D Project is as follows:|
- Define the idea for the application.
- Make a systematic design.
- Write program.
- Install and test.
- Work together.
- Describe the final result.
- Evaluate the design decisions.
The R&D Project is not a regular course, it is a project. For most students, the R&D Project is the first time that you design and program a larger application. You can consider the R&D Project as a Super Exercise, in which you combine the things that you have learnt in other courses. Inside the R&D Project, you will learn no new theory and you will have no lectures. Instead of lectures and new theory, this is your first time that you will try to apply what you know (from other courses) in a very large practical exercise.
So your large exercise is: create your own ideas for a computer system, motivate why your ideas are useful, choose a programming language (that you may already know), design the algorithms and data structures for your program, and write the code for your system. And also you must describe all those ideas, motivations, design choices, etcetera, in a Project Report.
You participated (or are participating) in the other courses of the first year in Computing Science.
At the end of the project, you must upload your complete software files together with the accompanying Project Report. Your results will be graded as Passed or Failed.