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dc.contributor.authorSchnettler, Nicholas J.
dc.dateMay 2006
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-13T18:44:08Z
dc.date.available2012-12-13T18:44:08Z
dc.date.issued2006-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/24359
dc.descriptionCIVINS (Civilian Institutions) Thesis documenten_US
dc.description.abstractThe ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) Criteria for Accrediting Engineering Programs serve as a mechanism for creating consistency in American engineering programs. A significant element of these criteria is the design component, which specifies the need for a culminating design experience at the conclusion of the undergraduate degree. Given the generality of the ABET criteria, educational institutions are granted some level of autonomy in their actual implementation of the design component. While many institutions have exploited this freedom to a positive end, others appear to have diverged significantly from the intended spirit of the criteria. This work chronicles implementation of the culminating design experience component in electrical and computer engineering programs at top universities across the United States. A customized classification system is employed to demonstrate each university's effectiveness in implementing the design component and its associated outcomes. The results of these classifications are used to illustrate shortcomings in current implementations as well as propose possible revisions to the criteria to prevent future problems.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/theececulminatin1094524359
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleThe ECE culminating design experience: analysis of ABET 2000 compliance at leading academic institutionsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporatePurdue University
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical and Computer Engineering
dc.description.funderU.S. Naval Postgraduate School, CIVINS programen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorPurdue Universityen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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