Processes for ensuring quality capstone design projects

Ralph M. Ford, William C. Lasher

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S2G-12-S2G-17
JournalProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
StatePublished - 2004
Event34th Annual Frontiers in Education: Expanding Educational Opportunities Through Partnerships and Distance Learning - Conference Proceedings, FIE - Savannah, GA, United States
Duration: Oct 20 2004Oct 23 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications


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