Title: Industrial based senior projects in the engineering curriculum

Authors: Mohamad S. Qatu, Amir Ghamat Rezaei

Addresses: Oakland University, Rochester, MI and Ford Motor Co, MD X8, 20800 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn MI 48121, USA. ' West Virginia University Tech, 405 Fayette Pike Montgomery, WV 25136, USA

Abstract: This paper presents an attempt towards constructing a model for a two-semester, multi-disciplinary, and capstone senior project course sequence in an engineering curriculum. The course is totally funded and driven by local or regional industries. It describes the fundamentals and ground rules, the curricular model, department and faculty support, as well as challenges and considerations that face the faculty or schools conducting such projects.

Keywords: industry; capstone; senior; projects; engineering curriculum; engineering education.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2004.004881

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2004 Vol.1 No.3, pp.240 - 252

Published online: 14 Jul 2004 *

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