PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY
INDUSTRIAL AND ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
Course Number: MET496
Course Title: Senior Seminar - Lab
Office: BWD 165 Ph: 320-2400 x7216 Email: email@example.com
Office: BWD 160 Ph: 320-2400 x7970 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office: BWD 158 Ph: 320-2400 x7470 Email: email@example.com
Date: Spring 2010
Location: BWD 154 Thursdays 3:30-5pm.
Office Hours: office hours are posted by the office doors
Course Descrition: Students will be responsible for working under a faculty
mentor to develop and deliver the finished project as outlined during the lecture,
planning portion of the senior seminar experience. Successful completion of the
project will require a finished project, including executive summary, an evaluation
process, and a verbal presentation.
3 Cr. (0-9). Prerequisites: MET495.
Course Competencies: Upon successful completion of this course, the student
will demonstrate the following course competencies:
How to plan, organize, direct, coordinate and complete a project.
How to communicate both written and oral information as a technical
How to work as a professional.
How to use limited resources to accomplish project objectives.
Course Rational: It is important for the student to complete a capstone project to
integrate what they have learned in their previous course work. The experience of
working on and completing a project is a crucial skill in today’s workplace
integrate web-based research for use in papers and presentations.
familiarize themselves with websites on project planning
Improve their on-line research skills—especially their ability to evaluate
Required Texts and Materials: No text is required.
Course Policies and Procedures:
Attendance: The weekly meetings will be used to keep everyone informed of all
projects progress. Additionally this time can be used for the technical
Presentation Dress Code: It is important to show that you can look and act
like a professional. If you are not dressed professionally, expect to be graded
Deadlines: Deadlines are important. Missing a deadline results in a loss of
credibility. It is very hard to work in an organization where your co-workers and
managers can not rely on you to accomplish your tasks in a timely fashion.
Senior Project Expostion: This is an opportunity to demonstrate your project
and abilities to a wider audience. You never know who might be viewing your
project. Only projects that are making good progress can participate in this.
(March 27th, 2010)
Independent Work: It is your responsibility to submit reports on-time,
maintain your daily log book, maintain contact with mentors, make progress on
your project, and create the documentation package for the project. No one will
be reminding you of the deadlines or your responsibilities. If you think you are
having problems, contact one of the project mentors, do not wait until mid-term
to find out you have serious problems.
30% Project that achieves stated goals
10% Daily log book
10% Status reports (every two weeks)
20% Project Documentation Package (by the end of the semester)
10% Midterm Project Presentation
10% Final Project Presentation
10% Technical Presentation on your Project (sometime during the semester)
The Senior Project Exposition can be a 10% bonus to your project grade.
1. Project that achieves stated goals – Most important
2. Lab Notebook (daily)
3. Status reports (every two weeks)
4. Project Documentation Package (by the end of the semester) – 2nd
most important goal
5. Midterm Project Presentation - webpage can be used for this
6. Final Project Presentation – webpage can be used for this
7. Technical Presentation on your Project (sometime during the
8. Maintain continual informal contact with your advisor throughout the
semester. Your advisor can be your most influential supporter. Keep
Thursday, April 29th 3:30-5pm
Thursday, May 6th 2-5pm
Note: The instructor reserves the right to modify this syllabus at any time during the semester with timely
notification to enrolled students.
Status Reports Due
2 1/21/2010 1
4 2/4/2010 2
6 2/18/2010 3
7 2/25/2010 Mid Semester Presentations
8 3/4/2010 4 Mid Semester Presentations
9 3/11/2010 Break - Only if you are ahead of schedule
11 3/25/2010 5
13 4/8/2010 6
15 4/22/2010 7
16 4/29/2010 3:30-5pm Final Project Presentations
5/6/2010 2-5pm Final Project Presentations