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Bringing Out The Best From The Engineering Technology Students Through A Senior Project Course

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2010 Annual Conference & Exposition


Louisville, Kentucky

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June 20, 2010

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June 20, 2010

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June 23, 2010



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Case Studies, Engineering Education and Outcome Assessment Around the Globe

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15.242.1 - 15.242.13

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Stephen Frempong State University of New York

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Bringing out the best from Engineering Technology students through a capstone (project) course at SUNY Canton


The capstone (project) course in the Electrical Engineering Technology program was developed four years ago at the State University of New York at Canton is making a big difference in our senior students. This paper will discuss a more hands-on senior capstone course that gives the student an opportunity to think, research, design, construct, and present a finished product based on two year academic experience and knowledge from courses such as: Industrial Electronics, Industrial Controls, Energy Conversion, Microprocessors, Electronic Circuits, AC/DC Circuits and General Education Courses. This paper will discuss how the course is run (syllabus), sample projects, student survey, and the Electrical Engineering Technology program at SUNY Canton.

The State University of New York at Canton

The State University of New York at Canton is a public, coeducational, residential college located on a spacious campus along the banks of the Grasse River. Its northern location places SUNY Canton close to the Adirondack Mountains, the St. Lawrence River, and major Canadian cities such as Ottawa and Montreal.

Course Syllabus (1 Credit)

Engineering Technology Project (ELEC203): This is a senior project (capstone) course that gives the student an opportunity to think, design, construct, and present a finished product based on knowledge/experience from previous or current courses such as electronic circuits, telecommunications, microprocessors, industrial controls, and electrical energy conversion. Each team is expected to do classroom presentation/demonstration on the final project. Examples of design project: Emergency Power Supply, Home Security System (using sensing devices), Robotics, Radio Transmitter, Remote Control for Industrial Motors, and Electrically Testing Human Reaction Time. All project proposals

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