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Capstone Design In Electrical And Computer Engineering Delivery And Assessment Of Abet Criterion 3

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2004 Annual Conference


Salt Lake City, Utah

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June 20, 2004

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June 20, 2004

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June 23, 2004



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Capstone Design II

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9.287.1 - 9.287.8

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James Reising

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Session 2425

Capstone Design in Electrical and Computer Engineering Delivery and Assessment of ABET Criterion 3

James A. Reising University of Evansville


Several changes have been made to the Senior Design Project Course Sequence at the University of Evansville as previously described in “Senior Design Project Course Sequence, Electrical and Computer Engineering”1 to provide students with additional exposure to the non-technical aspects of engineering and to enable assessment of the outcomes of ABET Criterion 32, listed below for easier reference in what follows:

(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering (b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data (c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs (d) an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams (e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems (f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility (g) an ability to communicate effectively (h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context (i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning (j) a knowledge of contemporary issues (k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

The basic structure of the course sequence is the same as described in the earlier paper, consisting of three courses, usually taken in three consecutive semesters, starting in the spring of the junior year:

EE 494 Senior Project Seminar (0 credits) EE 495 Senior Project Phase I (3 credits) EE 497 Senior Project Phase II (3 credits)

The following table shows the typical amount of time spent in each unit in the courses.

Details of the courses and the changes that have been made (in italics) in the last seven years are covered in the later sections.

“Proceedings of the 2004 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright © 2004, American Society for Engineering Education”

Reising, J. (2004, June), Capstone Design In Electrical And Computer Engineering Delivery And Assessment Of Abet Criterion 3 Paper presented at 2004 Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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