Proposing a Project
Potential projects may be proposed by industry sponsors, community agencies, faculty, students, or individuals outside RIT. Corporate sponsors are particularly sought to work collaboratively with faculty to define “families” of closely related projects of interest to the sponsor and to RIT faculty.
The MSD project is a significant part of our students’ professional portfolios, so we expect that they will be able to discuss their projects openly. We recognize that companies may have some information that they wish to keep confidential; as a guideline, confidential material should constitute no more than 20% of the project content. While RIT Policy states that students have the right to own any IP generated as part of their coursework, some students may choose to assign their IP to the project sponsor. IP concerns should be identified early in the proposal process so students are aware of those constraints when requesting project assignments.
Fall start – submit projects by June 15
Spring start – submit projects by November 15
Because of dependencies on student enrollment, project scheduling cannot be guaranteed.