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Author Ford, R.M. ♦ Lasher, W.C.
Sponsorship IEEE Educ.Soc. ♦ IEEE Comput. Soc. ♦ American Soc. for Eng. Educ. (Educ. Res. and Methods Div.)
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2004
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Social sciences ♦ Education ♦ Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations
Subject Keyword Process design ♦ Design engineering ♦ Software engineering ♦ Teamwork ♦ Educational institutions ♦ Accreditation ♦ Project management ♦ Reliability engineering ♦ Mechanical engineering ♦ Industrial relations
Abstract A series of processes to ensure high quality capstone design projects have been developed. They address several aspects of the capstone design experience, including project selection, problem definition, ABET (accreditation board for engineering and technology) accreditation requirements, teamwork, program outcome evaluation and assessment, and relationships with industrial sponsors. The processes were developed and implemented over a period of 12 years, and the results have been positive. Project quality has continually improved, and difficulties associated with poorly performing teams have been reduced.
Description Author affiliation: Sch. of Eng. & Eng. Technol., Pennsylvania Univ., PA, USA (Ford, R.M.; Lasher, W.C.)
ISBN 0780385527
ISSN 01905848
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2004-10-20
Publisher Place USA
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 572.60 kB


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library