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I study computer science,and I need ideas for my final year project

As already stated,I study computer science and have worked on c++ as my main language.

Basically I would like to have a web application which performs selection for first years or frehermen and is backed up by a central database (sql) which is already running and is used to hold details of students or applicants seeking a place at this institution.My course supervisor mentioned I could do a program which lets eligible applicants to be considered in their first choice programs and if the minimum entry requiremets are not meet then such applicants are considered in their second programs.

I was thinking this sounds pretty decent although I cannot think too much of how I could add to it. I would appreciate ideas of other projects or else any ways I could add to this idea.
what language is appropriate for this project?
Feb 4 '08 #1
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Lets identify some criteria for picking a project.

#1 - your senior project is not about the product. It's about the steps and methodologies used to develop the product. You should not have something too dificult that you loose track of the project while learning how to manage one.

#2 - Your senior project is probably going to be your biggest selling point for meeting new recruiters, and finding suitable employment. It should not be so easy that it could be developed in a few days, like the project your suggesting. You don't want to give prospective employers the oppinion that you are lazy.

#3 Your senior project should express who you are, how you view the industry. Programmers are a dime a dozen, you are worthless to an employer unless you can come up with your own ideas.

#4 Life is too short, and you are only going to get one chance to do it right. Make sure everything you do is beneficial to your career. True to who you are. And challenging enough to keep you moving forward.

with that in mind, the world is full of problems. Don't be another one. Find a problem that you can solve. And go to town.

The word "Application" derives from something being "applied" to something else. Programs that do nothing are not applications.

So again. Find a problem. Document it. And then "Apply" your new skills and technology to solving that problem.

If you follow each of these steps you will be "Applying" a technology based solution to a complicated problem that is well known in the industry or area that you enjoy being in, and promoting your own career by proving your worthiness to prospective employers through the successful demonstration of teamwork, engineering, and dicipline.

I hope this helps give you some direction.

Dan -
Feb 5 '08 #2

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