Asee peer logo

Embedded Systems Capstone Projects In The Computer Engineering Area Of Specialization Within The Computer Science Department

Download Paper |

Conference

2009 Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Austin, Texas

Publication Date

June 14, 2009

Start Date

June 14, 2009

End Date

June 17, 2009

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Curricular Issues in Computer-Oriented Programs

Tagged Division

Information Systems

Page Count

12

Page Numbers

14.527.1 - 14.527.12

Permanent URL

https://peer.asee.org/5496

Download Count

498

Request a correction

Paper Authors

author page

Afsaneh Minaie Utah Valley University

author page

Reza Sanati-Mehrizy Utah Valley University

Download Paper |

Abstract
NOTE: The first page of text has been automatically extracted and included below in lieu of an abstract

Embedded Systems Capstone Projects in the Computer Engineering Area of specialization within the Computer Science Department

Abstract

The purpose of a capstone design project is to provide graduating senior students the opportunity to demonstrate understanding of the concepts they have learned during the course of their studies. In order to provide our students in the computer engineering area of specialization within the computer science department, embedded design experience which is so crucial to their education, we are requiring our students to do an embedded system project. This paper presents the details of four projects that the students have done in this capstone course.

Background Information

The Computer Science department at Utah Valley University (UVU) offers a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science with four areas of specialization, which include Computer Science (traditional), Computer Engineering, Database Engineering and Computer Networking. The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program was one of the first Bachelor of Science programs implemented at UVU in 1993. The program’s goal has been to provide a quality program that meets accreditation standards while providing the students with a skill set that allows them to succeed in computing careers. The curriculum content for the Computer Science degree is based on the 2001 ACM Curriculum Report. The Computer Science degree at UVU was accredited by Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) in 2002 and currently has more than 600 students. Students in this program take core courses until the first semester of their junior year, when they begin choosing their electives from different specialization areas.

Capstone Design Courses

According to Computing Curriculum – Computer Engineering (CE2004)3, the culminating design experience must be an integral part of the undergraduate experience and the benefits from this experience should include:

≠ “Demonstration of the ability to integrate concepts from several different subjects into a solution.

≠ Demonstration of the application of disciplines associated with computer engineering

≠ Production of a well-written document detailing the design and the design experience

≠ Demonstration of creativity and innovation

≠ Development of time management and planning skills

Minaie, A., & Sanati-Mehrizy, R. (2009, June), Embedded Systems Capstone Projects In The Computer Engineering Area Of Specialization Within The Computer Science Department Paper presented at 2009 Annual Conference & Exposition, Austin, Texas. https://peer.asee.org/5496

ASEE holds the copyright on this document. It may be read by the public free of charge. Authors may archive their work on personal websites or in institutional repositories with the following citation: © 2009 American Society for Engineering Education. Other scholars may excerpt or quote from these materials with the same citation. When excerpting or quoting from Conference Proceedings, authors should, in addition to noting the ASEE copyright, list all the original authors and their institutions and name the host city of the conference. - Last updated April 1, 2015