This course is intended for students in the software systems engineering focus area and provides the experience of applying systems engineering principles and skills learned in the formal courses to a specific software systems project that is suggested by the student and is presented in a formal proposal. The product of the software systems project is a final report, as well as interim reports and an oral presentation to permit review of the project objectives and approach. A student typically has a mentor who is a member of the computer science or systems engineering faculty. The computer science program representative, the systems engineering vice chair, a systems engineering mentor, and a computer science mentor review student proposals and reports. The total time required for this course is comparable to the combined class and study time for the formal courses.
Course prerequisites: 
Completion of all other courses applicable to the software systems engineering master's degree.
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