CmpE seniors should read project descriptions posted by
CmpE project advisors (at ETA Second Floor and/or possibly somewhere near
the offices of project advisors and/or CmpE web pages), discuss projects
they are interested in with project advisors, decide on a project and then
complete the project registration process as described in CmpE 491 and
CmpE 492 Registration Form.
CmpE 491 is offered to students with sufficiently high
GPA (currently above 3.00) and with interest to carry out a much more complex
project. CmpE 491 projects will continue in the following semester as CmpE
492 projects, therefore switching into another CmpE 492 project will not
be allowed. Such complex and long projects will be anounced by the interested
faculty seperately. Note that CmpE 491 counts as any CmpE elective.
Grading :CmpE 491 and CmpE 492 grades are based on the following
properties of your work.
- Midterm Progress Report 20%
- Quality of your project work 30%
- Final Report 25%
- Presentation 15%
- Attendance to presentations 10%
Midterm Progress Reports
Each CmpE 491 and CmpE 492 project student should prepare
a midterm progress report and submit it to the project advisor on or before
the deadline announced for that semester.
Midterm progress reports should include a description
of the project and reflect the part of the work done until the report deadline.
Midterm progress reports should be in a format similar to the project final
report, but less comprehensive in content.
Project Final Reports :
All project final reports are due on the date and time
of your presentation. At least two copies of the final report should be
submitted to the project advisor, one copy for the project advisor and
one copy for the departmental repository. Both copies should be at least
spiral bound (or better). A student may get I (Incomplete and automatically
F later) grade if he/she does not submit the departmental copy and return
all material that were borrowed from the project advisor.
A guide to write project
midterm and final reports is available in paper form from Aygül Şıhmanoğlu
in ETA 301 and in machine readable form on the CmpE web server
Students should give a 30 minutes presentation of the
project work on the presentation days to be announced. 20-25 minutes of
the presentation are for the description of your work and the remaining
5-10 minutes are for questions and answers.
Students should reserve a 30 minutes slot on the Project
Presentation Schedule, which will be available at the office ETA301. Reservations
are First Come First Serve! Students should make sure that their advisors
agree on the date/time of their presentation !
Students should prepare a transparency presentation, consisting
of 10-15 clearly readable and landscape oriented transparencies. The presentation
should include the goal, significance and summary of the project, some
details of the work, and finally the conclusions.
Presentations will be attended by other faculty, if possible.
Attendance to at least 50% of presentations of all other
students is required. Attendance will be checked and graded.