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Senior Independent Work
Provides an opportunity for a student to concentrate on a "state-of-the-art" project in electrical engineering. A student may propose a topic and find a faculty member willing to supervise the work. Or the student may select a topic from lists of projects obtained from faculty and off-campus industrial researchers, subject to the consent of a project advisor. There is no formal reading list for the course; 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 on the project and make regular progress reports. An oral presentation as well as a final written report is required.
Other (See Instructor) - 100%
Open to Seniors 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 written report is required by the Department, even if ELE 497 is taken as a part of a two-term sequence with ELE 498. An unbound copy of the report must be turned in to the ELE Undergrad Office by Dean's Date. Details of requirements are available from the ELE Undergraduate office. Senior standing is required..
Grading is done by individual project advisors, a second reader, and an oral committee. A grade for ELE 497 is given at the end of the Fall semester even if the project continues in the Spring semester. Three graded elements: Detailed proposal and literature review - 10%, Oral presentation - 25%, Final report - 65%.