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Problem definition, project planning and scheduling, follow-up and control techniques. Results in presentation and plan for multidisciplinary senior project. This course, when completed satisfactorily with IME 4920, is approved as a writing-intensive course which may fulfill the baccalaureate-level writing requirement of the student’s curriculum.
Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: Department approval.
Credits: 2 hours
Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (2 to 0)
IME 4910 is a communication-intensive class in which students will prepare multiple documents, including a resume, a project objectives statement, a technical research review, and a final project proposal, with smaller progress reports along the way. Students also give several oral presentations. The quality assessment of this communication material will comprise the majority of the student’s final average in the class. Documents will be evaluated on the basis of the demonstrated content, format, technical merit, clarity, and conventions of professional written English. Since this class, when completed satisfactorily with IME 4920, will serve in partial completion of the baccalaureate-level writing requirements, the student will be required to receive a minimum grade of "C" in this class to fulfill curricular graduation requirements.
Performance Criteria Measured1
|Effectively research and communicate career objectives and goals||h*||
H2: Demonstrates understanding of current job market and job search process
|Communicate project goals, objectives, scope, and customer requirements||d*||
D5: Identifies customer needs and performance criteria
|Use project management tools, including activity duration techniques (CPM, etc.) and Gantt charts, to keep project activities on schedule||k*||
K2: Uses project management tools to assist in completion of project in a timely fashion
|Be a contributing member of a project team.||e*, g||
E2: Researches and gathers information for team project
|Effectively communicate project problem, background, research, and plan in a professional written report.||g*||
G3: Presents information in writing that is well-organized, addresses objectives, and meets required standards of grammar and language rules
Performance Criteria1: IME performance criteria may be found at http://www.wmich.edu/ime/performance-criteria.html
ABET-TAC Outcomes2: Outcomes may be found at http://www.abet.org/
*results tracked in ABET course notebooks
All materials and handouts provided by Dr. Aller are required reading.
Western Michigan University
F-227 Parkview Campus
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008-5336
Revision Date: Fall 2011