TPJ655 - Technical Project

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Subject Title
Technical Project

Subject Description
This course serves as the culmination of the technology program in which students apply the skills and competencies acquired throughout their studies in the realization of a major, working project. The project may focus on hardware, software, or both, and will typically be related to solving a practical application problem.
Students work in small teams and are introduced early in the course to project management principles and practices which are then applied to guide project planning and execution. Project implementation may involve the use of high-level programming languages, design and construction of discrete-level analog and/or digital circuits, production of Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs), circuit construction and housing/packaging, programming and deployment of microcontroller systems, circuit and/or system simulation, data acquisition and control, device interfacing, motor and AC mains-powered device control, etc. Students apply and refine their skills in researching, parts/device selection and procurement, cost analysis, circuit/system design, testing and trouble-shooting, and time management.
The course concludes with a formal presentation of the completed project and delivery of a written technical report. Students emerge from this challenging process with a new confidence in their acquired abilities and a deeper practical understanding of technology and all that they have learned.

Credit Status
One subject credit in the Electronics Engineering Technology and  Computer Engineering Technology Programs

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Describe the main elements of project management practice, how they apply over the entire life-cycle of the project and how they help to ensure project success.
  2. Apply project management principles directly in the planning, execution, monitoring, control and closing of  a technology project
  3. Critically analyze project goals and make compromises amongst competing constraints of scope, cost, time and quality.
  4. Demonstrate a working project which satisfies requirements specified in scope statement.
  5. Deliver a professional technical presentation.
  6. Prepare a technical project report.
  7. Complete all project requirements within the specified timeframe.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.