BCIT SOCAST - Students Working for industry

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BCIT SOCAST - Students Working for industry

  1. 1. Industry Sponsored Student Project (ISSP) Program Meeting with NRC IRAP ITAs October 3, 2013
  2. 2. Computing Department in SOCAS • School of Computing and Academic Studies • Computing Department – Full-time programs – Diploma and Degree – Part-time Studies – Certificate, Associate Certificate, Diploma and Degree – High-tech Professional – fast-track certificates
  3. 3. Full-time Programs • Computer Systems Technology (CST) Diploma - Computer Information Technology (CIT) Diploma - Bachelor of Technology Computer Systems (BTech)
  4. 4. What is ISSP? • Education program for CST and CIT students • Real-world industry experience • 3-way partnership • Project specific
  5. 5. Project Areas • • • • • • • Software development Database Web development Network administration and security Web and mobile applications Computer games More…
  6. 6. ISSP Terms Programs Number of Part-time/ Total hours Submission students Full-time deadline Diploma Term begins Approx. term duration Sept 13 weeks 4-5 Part-time 400 hours Aug 15 Diploma Jan 13 weeks 4-5 Part-time 400 hours Dec 10 Diploma April 5 weeks 4-5 Full-time 400 hours Apr 1 Degree Jan 12 months 1 Part-time 405 hours Dec 10
  7. 7. Suitable Projects • Well defined: appropriate scope and achievable goals • Challenging and rewarding • Sponsor’s support
  8. 8. Logistics • • • • • • • Submit projects Review suitability Collect in pool Selection process Work on projects Assessment and Presentation Voluntary donation
  9. 9. Disclaimers • Students are still learning • Not suitable for projects that are: – Time sensitive – Mission critical • NDAs and IP issues • Partners, not cheap/free labour
  10. 10. Examples of recent projects • Redesign a website • Create an action plan for migration of company’s IT infrastructure/data to hosted cloud services • Port a computer game to the iPhone or Android • Build an app enabling social interaction between users • E.g. www.knittingastor.com
  11. 11. Contact us: Website: www.bcit.ca/cas/issp Technical Enquiries: Bill_Klug@bcit.ca Administration Enquiries: Shebia_leung@bcit.ca

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