Senior Project

This course is the culmination of a computer science/information technology major's specialized training at Sacred Heart University. It is based on using and further developing the skills and knowledge gained in previous courses. Students originate research, design, develop, implement, present and defend a major project. The course meets collectively for three weeks in order to hone writing and communication skills. Then the student proceeds individually or in teams under the guidance of the course coordinator and a faculty mentor.

Course Goals and Objectives

  • Students will learn to assess the needs of the user.
  • Students will learn to use design techniques to formulate solutions to design problems.
  • Students will learn how to read, summarize and critique published scientific articles, books and selected case studies.
  • Students will present their final projects to the class and explain their design considerations.
  • Students will learn to use CAD and simulation design tools.
  • Students will learn the importance of software testing in creating responsibly designed software.
  • Students will learn the value of independent research.

Senior Project Titles



Next Day Air Service

Home Automation

MGP Homerun Derby

Recipe Planner

Softball Manager

Geosim 1.0

CS Advisor


Coliseum Event Planner

Top Dog Communications

Child Identification System

SVG map of SHU

Entertainment Square

 Adaptive Web Page

Online Journal

 Algorithms Web Site

Fraternity Web Site

Aptrack/Human Resources Track

Textbook Inventory

Web Design Lessons

Info CD for SHU Equestrian Team

 Lost in History

F&C Incorporated

Test Maker 2001

Inmate Tracking System

Dragon Slayer


 Long Trip Home


Int'l Center Multimedia CD

 Virtual University Interactive Game

Rocks and Lasers

AC Tech Corp Data Mgmt Suite

 Fantasy Football

lex and syntactical analyzers

The Evolution of Animation


Bug Tracker

NSSF Literature


Online Comic Book