The impact of group size and course length on a capstone design course

Paul M. Griffin, Susan O. Griffin, Donna C. Llewellyn

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In the spring semester of 2003, the School of Industrial Engineering at Georgia Tech ran an experimental one-semester version of their capstone course, Senior Design. The standard version is two semesters in the length, and the purpose of the experiment was to compare the marginal benefit of the second semester for the student (and project sponsor) to the cost of running the second semester in terms of faculty and sponsor resources. In addition, a survey was conducted on past students and sponsors of senior design to determine the impact of group size (which ranged from 5 to 12 over the study period) on the student and quality of output.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2141-2148
Number of pages8
JournalASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - 2003
Event2003 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Staying in Tune with Engineering Education - Nashville, TN, United States
Duration: Jun 22 2003Jun 25 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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