CSE497/CSE498 Graduation Projects
Outline of the Courses
An engineering project gives a student an opportunity to prove his/her knowledge and skills as a professional computer scientist/engineer to execute a multi-disciplinary project. Moreover, it can be considered a path or a stepping stone to a future professional career. Therefore, a high level of haecceity is expected from the student in the execution of the project and in the acquisition of knowledge and skills.
The goals of CSE497 and CSE498 courses are to bring students:
> Responsibility of a project,
> Management skills,
> Team-work habit,
> Presentation skills,
> Opportunity to meet with academics, industry leaders or workers.
For CSE497 and CSE498 courses, firstly, the students are required to possess abilities to conduct an independent ICT project in a group of two or three. Secondly, they are required to be able to present their work to an audience. Additionally, the students have to attend the seminars that are organized in the context of the courses. In these seminars, selected industry leaders and academics are invited to talk about their experiences and advices to the students in the areas of their expertise. It is compulsory for students to attend these conferences.
CSE497 and CSE498 courses are scheduled as senior year courses and senior year graduating candidates are expected to take these courses. CSE497 precedes the CSE498, and only those who are successful in CSE 497 can take in the following semester. For a senior student to be able take the CSE497 course, he/she must complete/pass at least 165 ECTS credits (not including ECST credits of the summer practice).
Each group has an advisor who has the duty of overseeing the projects and recommending actions where necessary. Ideally, the groups should contact their advisor once a week, more frequent towards the end of each semester.
Group members normally get the same grade at the end of each semester. However, the advisor has the discretion to grade the members differently. Individual group members or the entire group may be graded "Incomplete" at the end of each semester.