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MSc IS Project

The Master's project requires the completion of the IS foundation and core, a "career track" elective course. The project is considered equivalent in effort to three elective 3-credit courses. A project supervisor is required, plus one additional reader. This additional reader may be a faculty member or an industry resource person approved by the faculty. The project should deal with the development of technologies for intra- and inter-organizational systems in the form of an integrated technical architecture (hardware, software, networks, and data) to serve organizational needs in a rapidly changing competitive and technological environment. The project must also satisfy an acceptable combination of the following criteria:

  1. It deals with a novel exploratory implementation, the results of which will be of some interest to a portion of the IS community.
  2. It involves novel implementation techniques.
  3. It involves the implementation of a practical piece of nontrivial software whose availability could have some impact on the IS user community.

*Please note that effective September 1, 2007, students registering in COMP 697 with a September 1, 2007 or later start date will be required to complete an oral defence. The oral defence will be required when completing COMP 699.

This requirement will affect only students registered in COMP 697 with a September 1, 2007 or later start date. The oral defence requirement does not affect students currently registered in COMP 697, COMP 698, and COMP 699 (prior to September 1, 2007).


Updated November 10 2020 by Student & Academic Services

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