Senior Project | CPE 461 and 462
What is senior Project?
Decide on a Senior Project
You come up with your own idea for a senior project. You can also speak with a faculty member working in your interest area for ideas. The CPE Department also provides information about various senior project opportunities as they become available.
How do i find a faculty advisor
It’s up to you to go talk to professors to find someone to advise you! How do I find someone? Consider what you like to do and talk to professors who work in that area. You might also be interested in working with your favorite professor. If you intend to start your senior project in Winter, start talking to professors soon. You can work with any faculty member in EE, CSC or CPE. It’s easiest to select a faculty member you already have a relationship with, but you can also select an advisor who works in your area of interest.
What do I say to my potential faculty advisor?
Tell them you’re interested in having them advise you for your senior project. Then let them know if you have a project in mind or ask them if they are looking for someone to join one of their projects. If you want to work in a team, all of you should reach out to the professor together. Each professor coordinates advising senior project their own way. Find out how your advisor does it.
Register for Senior Project
You must register for senior project both quarters through the registration process. The senior project course sequence for CPE is CPE 461 and CPE 462. In order to register, you must have met the prerequisites and obtain a permission number from the CPE Office.
See Virtual Quarter FAQs for Permission Number Request Info
Work on your project
You and your advisor select meeting times and frequency throughout the quarter. Please check with your advisor regarding overall project requirements.
Complete and File your Senior project
Most senior project advisors require a report. The department provides an overall guideline for reference which you can use to help with writing your report.
In addition, you will need to complete a senior project analysis, complete CPE graduate survey and (if your advisor requires it) file your Senior Project with digital commons.
See Completion & Filing for more details.