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(fie03.ppt – 11/06/03) The Capstone Senior Design Course: An Initiative in Partnering with Industry Dewey Rundus Kenneth J. Christensen Department of Computer Science and Engineering University of South Florida Tampa, Florida  33620 {rundus, christen}@csee.usf.edu
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 Introduction and background  Role in ABET EC 2000    Course design and implementation    Examples of projects  Evaluation of the course     Summary and future work   2 Topics This material was partially presented at the ASEE Southeast  Section Meeting in Macon, Georgia in April 2003.
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  Our department –  Computer Science and Engineering -  BS in Computer Engineering (ABET accredited) -  BS in Computer Science (ABET accredited) -  BS in Information Systems  -  MS and PhD programs  18 faculty members -  Research funding from NSF, Navy, other federal agencies -  Well rated PhD program  Department enrollment is about…  -  400 (!) undergraduate students  -  200 graduate students (50 are PhD) 6 Introduction and background
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 Senior capstone design course (CIS 4910)    Part of most engineering and computer science curriculums  Purpose is to…  Integrate knowledge   Produce a useful artifact (design and build)  Many models for a capstone course…  Internal - individual or team-based »  Students select project »  Faculty members select project  Industry - individual or team-based »  Providing projects and/or support 3 Introduction and background continued
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 Growing trend towards industry-based project courses    One motivation is to prepare students for industry careers 4 Introduction and background continued University Web site for CE and/or CS capstone course  Arizona   http://www.ece.arizona.edu/~ece498/  Mich Tech   http://www.ece.mtu.edu/pages/senior_design/index.html  NCSU   http://courses.ncsu.edu/ece480/lec/001/  NCSU   http://sd.csc.ncsu.edu/SeniorDesign/index.html  Oregon State   http://www.ece.orst.edu/industry/srprojectbrochure.pdf  Portland State   http://www.cecs.pdx.edu/capstone_student.php  UF   http://www.ise.ufl.edu/IPPD.html  USF   http://www.csee.usf.edu/~christen/class6/class6.html  UIUC   http://www.ece.uiuc.edu/corporate/design.html  UIUC   http://slappy.cs.uiuc.edu/cs292/ Small sample
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  Example #1 –  UF IPPD program (college-wide) -  Selective program (top 25%), interdisciplinary, team-based   Example #2 – NCSU Senior Design center (CS dept) -  Design center, catalog of projects, emphasis on “soft” topics   Example #3 –  UIUC “Corporate Connective” initiative (ECE dept) 5 Introduction and background continued
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