This is a two semester capstone course. The student is required to complete a significant project in computer science or engineering under the mentorship of a faculty member. In addition to technical material required for successful completion of a specific project, topics include identification of a problem, background research, social, ethical and economic considerations, intellectual property and patents and proposal writing, including methods of analysis and theoretical modeling. A detailed project proposal is formulated in the first semester, and the project is completed in the second semester. Each student is required to write an in-depth report, and to make an oral presentation to the faculty. Senior year students only, or permission of the department.
3 class and 3 design hr./wk.; 3 cr. per semester for two consecutive semesters.