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Sophomore Independent Work
Provides an opportunity for a student to concentrate on a state of the art project in electrical engineering. Topics may be selected from suggestions by faculty members or proposed by the students. The final choice must be approved by the faculty advisor. There is no formal reading list; however, a literature search is a normal part of most projects.
No formal assignments, but the student is expected to average at least six to ten hours per week and to make regular progress reports. An oral presentation as well as a final written report is required.
Paper in lieu of Final - 70%
Oral Presentation(s) - 20%
Other (See Instructor) - 10%
Open to Sophomores Only.
Prerequisites and Restrictions:
For each project, the requirements are set in consultation with the faculty advisor, and depend somewhat on the nature of the project. An oral presentation during Reading Period (as per departmental schedule) and a written final report is required. A copy of the report must be turned into the ELE Undergraduate Office by Dean's Date. Details of requirements are available from the ELE Undergraduate Office. This course is open to qualified sophomores provided they are adequately prepared..
Grading is done by individual project advisors and an oral committee. A final grade will be given at the end of the spring semester. Three graded elements: Detailed proposal and literature review - 10%, Oral presentation -20%, Actual independent work and final report - 70%