Where can I get guidelines/information for the course?
Course guidelines are briefly described in PC641 MSc-IT Project.pdf file. The file is available at PC641 MSc-IT Project course on Moodle and in \\daiictpdc\academic\ MSc-IT Project Winter 2009 folder.
Where can I get templates for submissions?
The answer is the same as above.
What is the difference between a project and an internship?
A project is a planned endeavour to achieve a specific goal or to create a product or service. An internship is to gain work experience. PC641 is MSc-IT Project NOT internship.
How to determine a valid project?
The project which will add a semester worth knowledge and skills or a semester worth experience by applying knowledge and skills you learnt/developed during MSc IT program.
What are invalid projects?
Projects which are not satisfying the answer of the above question are invalid projects, for examples, execution of software written by other developers, execution of test script written by other testers, maintaining software (your own, users and developers), study of a tool/software, taking/giving classes, development of input/output forms, product marketing, only database connectivity and writing a manual.
When should I start project work?
Starting date of the project depending on the organisation's convenience/requirements but minimum duration should be 16 weeks before end of the semester.
Can I do a project based on my other professional degree I have?
The project is an integral part of MSc IT curriculum; therefore, project should be either extension or application of the courses learnt during MSc IT.
Moodle is not accepting gmail address and giving an error “already registered” when I supply DA-IICT email address. What should I do?
Use Moodle with DA-IICT email address only. Contact Help Desk and System Administrator for Moodle related problems.
My DA-IICT email address is not working. What should I do?
Contact Help Desk and System Administrator.
What is the best way to contact the coordinator for a query?
A best way is to enquire by an email. You can contact the coordinator by phone during 4 to 5 pm on working Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, meet by appointment or leave a message with the secretary.
What should I submit in the project details as my project is going to start after the due date of the submission?
Collect as much as information possible and submit the project details by due date. Submit updated version after joining the organisation. Be careful your project duration may be less than 16 weeks if you are going to start your project after the due date.
What if duration of my project work is less than 16 weeks?
Project with less than 16 weeks duration is NOT allowed as MSc-IT Project.
How to submit the project details document?
There are four options to submit the document. (1) Your supervisor can forward your document through his/her official email to the course email. Other three options you can use when your supervisor does not have an official email address. (2) Scan the signed document with organisation’s seal and submit on Moodle. (3) You deliver the signed document personally to the coordinator. (4) Send by post but should reach before the deadline.
What is an official email address?
Can my supervisor or an employee of the organisation prepare the project details as it contains some common and project specific information?
All the submissions, including the project details, you have to prepare. It is professionally unethical and academically plagiarism even a partial submission is prepared by other than the student.
What should I do my supervisor has resigned from the organisation? My work is going on with the help of other employees so not facing any problem.
You request the organisation for an appropriate supervisor. Submit your updated project details indicating details, duration and the work you have finished under the guidance of the first supervisor. Provide details of new supervisor.
What is an appropriate supervisor?
A higher level employee, is eligible to supervise a postgraduate student by educational qualifications, experience and designation, who are assigning project work to employees of the organisation.
What if my organization is unable to provide an appropriate supervisor?
Choose a DA-IICT faculty as a supervisor in addition to a supervisor from the organisation and work full time either at the organisation or at the campus.
What should I do when my organisation is unable to provide me a working space and I have already vacated hostel?
Immediately seek an approval from the coordinator to work full time on the campus. Better to find out an alternative or manage working full time on the campus than delaying the course for a semester due to an accommodation problem.
What are the procedures for working on the campus with a project from an organisation?
Choose a faculty supervisor, in addition to a supervisor from the organisation, and request for a dedicated computer system and space through the faculty supervisor.
What should I do if my organisation offers me to work in night shift?
You can accept if it is suitable to you and the organisation is working in night shift.
What should I do if my organisation is able to provide me working space only for few hours in a week?
You have to go for another option to work full time on the campus with the organisation’s project.
What if I do not comply a query from the coordinator/TA or provide incomplete information or do not submit a due submission?
Such negligence will result into NOT PASS grade or detain from the course.