As a core component of this course, each student is required to complete a mini course project. The project offers students the opportunity to delve deeper into a specific topic related to cloud system reliability, applying the theories and principles learned in class to a practical situation in real-world. CourseNana.COM


  1. Team: Form a team of two or three members to start the project. Contact the lecturer if you need help in finding teammates.
  2. Topic Selection: Choose a specific aspect of cloud system reliability that interests you. It should be related to the themes discussed in class.
    1. We prepared a list of topics as starting points, meanwhile you are suggested to come up with your own ideas that you feel passionate to work on.
  3. Proposal Submission: Submit a brief project proposal outlining your chosen topic, your research questions, and a preliminary outline of how you plan to explore the topic. The proposal should be 1-2 pages long.
  4. Research: Conduct an in-depth exploration of your chosen topic. This could involve reading and summarizing relevant academic literature, examining real-world case studies, or even performing your own experiments or simulations.
  5. Report: Write a report summarizing your findings. The report should include an introduction to your topic, a summary of your research and findings, and a conclusion discussing the implications of your work for cloud system reliability. There is no strict requirement on report length.
  6. Presentation: Prepare a 10-15 minute presentation to share your findings with the class. You should aim to make your presentation accessible to all students, regardless of their familiarity with your specific topic.

Assessment Criteria

Your project will be assessed based on the following criteria: CourseNana.COM

  • Relevance: How well does your project relate to the theme of cloud system reliability?
  • Depth of Understanding: Does your project demonstrate a thorough understanding of your chosen topic?
  • Quality of Deliverables:
    • Research: Have you effectively used a range of sources to explore your topic? Is your research comprehensive and well-documented?
    • Report: Is your report well-structured, clearly written, and properly referenced?
    • Presentation: Can you effectively communicate your findings to the class? Is your presentation engaging and well-structured?

Important Timelines

  • Week 2: Team sign-up
  • Week 5: Proposal submission
  • Week 11: Checkpoint submission
  • Week 15-16: Project presentations and report submission

By taking part in this project, you will gain valuable experience in conducting research, analyzing complex topics, and presenting your findings, all of which are crucial skills for a career in cloud computing or related fields. Good luck! CourseNana.COM