CSE 423 ABET Course Syllabus

CSE 423 Systems Capstone Project I (3)

Catalog Description
Development process: specification, design, implementation, evaluation and testing with economic, social and safety considerations. Technical communication and team skills enrichment.

Textbook
None

Course Objectives and Outcomes

1.  To be able to design and implement substantial projects that integrate hardware and software concepts to form problem solutions for embedded systems.

2.  To be able to communicate technical concepts and material effectively both orally and in writing.

Prerequisites by Course & Topic
CSE 320, 325,  CSE 360

Major Topics Covered in the Course
Students conduct substantial hardware/software design projects under the guidance of their technical advisor.
Students are instructed and evaluated on technical writing skills.
Students are instructed and evaluated on technical presentation skills.

Class/Laboratory Schedule
Lecture: 3 hours per week, Laboratory: None

Contribution to EC 2000 Professional Component
Engineering Topics: 100%

Course Contribution to Program Objectives
Students design and implement substantial hardware/software projects (1.3, 3.2, 4.3, 4.4, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6).
Students learn to communicate technical concepts and material effectively both orally and in writing (4.1).
Students learn to function effectively in teams to meet the design requirements of substantial projects (4.2).

Oral and written communications
Every student is required to submit at least 6 reports of two pages each and make 3 (group) presentations of typically 25 minutes each.

Problem analysis
Students are assessed on their ability to analyze problems encountered during implementation of design projects. Solution design

Students are assessed on their ability to obtain efficient design solutions that incorporate engineering standards and realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, sustainability, manufacturability, ethical, health and safety, social and political.

Literacy Requirement
The course grade depends on bi-weekly individual reports,  midterm report, final report, individual and group presentations, and final poster session.  To meet the literacy requirement, much more than 50 percent of the course grade is assigned based on written reports and class presentations.