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Liberty University - 2016

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Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

Computer Science Design-

Computer Science students have the option of completing a senior capstone that involves working together in teams with fellow classmates to produce functional products for real-world clients. The students are able to apply their textbook knowledge and technical skills in a two course design sequence. A few examples of projects are include:
• Software development to assist law enforcement officials and prosecutors
• Mobile application development for critical communications agencies
• Social Media Mobile application development
• Reconstructing a company’s software dashboard
• Creation of a multi-platform memorization mobile application

Computer Science Course Descriptions:

CSIS 471 Software Engineering 3 hours
Study of the software development process. Topics include: phases of a software project; life-cycle models; metrics; tools; and ethical and professional issues. Participation on team projects is integral.

CSIS 481 Computer Science Capstone 3 hours
A hands-on experience that requires students to apply the skills and knowledge gained throughout the Computer Science program. A team solution of a real-world project is required.

Engineering Capstone Design-
Before graduation, engineering students are required to complete a final senior capstone and work together in teams of three to four students. At the end of their program, through collaboration and teamwork in a three course design sequence, students apply their textbook knowledge of engineering to produce functional products for real-world clients. A few examples of previous project topics are included below and descriptions of the three courses follow:
• Airplane parking plan for Liberty University’s School of Aeronautics (Industrial & Systems Engineering)
• The creation of a Nebulous Environment Management and Observation System prototype (Computer Engineering)
• The creation of an electrochemical analysis device for Liberty University’s Department of Biology and Chemistry (Computer Engineering)
• The development of a car parking monitoring system for Liberty University’s Police Department (Electrical Engineering)
• The Demoss Navigation Assistant (Electrical Engineering)
• Badge reader for Liberty University’s Nursing Department for student tracking (Electrical Engineering)
• A weather sensor to detect conditions for ice formation created for Liberty University’s Grounds Department (Electrical Engineering)
• Next Gen Radio Programming Bridge for Harris
• Unmanned Aerial Systems Program Development for Liberty University’s School of Aeronautics
• Crawler Position Verification for AREVA

Engineering Course Descriptions:

ENGR 381 Engineering Design Introduction 3 hours
Introduction to the design process. Topics include system engineering, team dynamics, design specifications, conceptual design, scheduling, developing a business plan, market survey, and budgeting.

ENGR 481 Engineering Design I 3 hours
The second course in the design sequence of formal design courses that emphasizes the design process. Student teams carry a project from inception to completion to satisfy the need of a client. In addition to technical design, factors such as safety, economics, and ethical and societal implications are considered.

ENGR 482 Engineering Design II 3 hours
The third course in the design sequence where the student is exposed to engineering design and development. Design process culminates in prototype development, gathering performance data
and presenting a final design briefing to peers and department faculty.