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.
Completion of all other courses applicable to the software systems engineering master's degree.