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Senior Project Design Methodology

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2003 Annual Conference


Nashville, Tennessee

Publication Date

June 22, 2003

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June 22, 2003

End Date

June 25, 2003



Conference Session

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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8.1009.1 - 8.1009.7



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Ahmet Bugra Koku

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Ali Sekmen

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Ismail Fidan

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Senior and Capstone Design Project courses are widely adapted in engineering and computer science curricula to prepare students for the industry and give them the opportunity to work in real-world projects. One of the motivations behind offering such courses is to satisfy the ABET criteria emphasizing the importance of functioning in multi-disciplinary teams. Senior project courses in computer science/engineering are usually designed to be one or two semester-long and they traditionally involve large-scale software systems development. There is also a tendency to assign hardware/software integration projects to prepare students for the competitive job market. This paper introduces an innovative approach to enable students to work in multi-disciplinary teams and develop large-scale software/hardware systems. Programming language and operating system independent component-based software development is extensively discussed and explained with some complex senior project examples.

Koku, A. B., & Sekmen, A., & Fidan, I. (2003, June), Senior Project Design Methodology Paper presented at 2003 Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee. 10.18260/1-2--12338

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