University of Texas at Arlington
Computer Science Engineering
CSE 4316 - Computer System Design Project I
Section 001, 229 Nedderman Hall, MW 11-11:50am
Section 301, 125 Nedderman Hall, F 11am-12:50pm
||The industrial environment and the phased system development process as
applied to computer hardware and software design projects. Teams of
students prepare and present planning and definition documentation for a
design project to be rapid-prototyped, and then completed in CSE 4317 the
||Software Engineering (CSE3310), Computer Architecture (CSE
3322), Embedded Computer Systems (CSE 3442), Engineering Economics (IE
3312), and Professional and Technical Communication (SPCH 3302).
||Gido and Clements, Successful Project Management,
South-Western College Publishing, 1999.
||Bowyer, Ethics and Computing: Living Responsibly in a
Computerized World, Second Edition, IEEE Computer Society Press,
||(1) Introduce elements of the phased system development
process including requirements specification, risk assessment, design
methodologies, testing, documentation, and technical
(2) Use rapid-prototyping approach to specify, design, and document a team
design project. The prototype will be built and tested in the first
semester, and the project will be completed through the pilot model and
final phases in the summer term.
(3)Introduce and discuss the concepts of professionalism, ethics, industrial
environment, project organization, and management theory.
||Larry Holder, 344 Nedderman Hall, 272-2596,
Office hours: MW 1-2pm
||Robert ``Red'' Hoar, 125 Nedderman Hall, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Office hours: Friday 11am-1pm.
|Project Plan Presentation
||2/26 - 3/5
|Progress Reports (3)
||3/16, 4/6, 4/20
||4/25 - 5/2
||2/9, 3/9, 4/13
|Attendance and Lab Conduct
- The exam and assignments will cover assigned readings, lectures and
- All work in this course must be submitted on time. No credit
will be given for late submissions.
- All individual work assigned in this course must be done without
assistance except from the instructor and teaching assistant. This
includes individual portions of reports.
- Students are expected to attend every MW class period and all
presentations. Each absence after the first will result in a one
percentage point deduction of the student's attendance grade. Exceptions
will be made for validated medical reasons or if the student provides an
unavoidable reason to the instructor at least one week in advance of
- Each team will be provided web space where they are expected to
maintain a professional web page describing their project.
All reports will be published electronically on this web page.
- All presentations must be professional and include a significant
contribution from each team member.
- You must read your email frequently to stay in touch with your
- Students enrolled in CSE 4316 will be given access to the senior
design lab (125/126NH). Only students in CSE 4316 (when granted access)
and CSE 4317 may use the lab's computer systems, and then only for their
project related activities.
- Each team will have exclusive use of a computer in the lab. With the
permission of the instructor or lab assistant, you may modify the system
(install different OS, software, hardware, etc.) to fit the needs of your
project. The computer must be in a working state with the original
hardware upon completion of 4317.
- No games of any sort may be played on, or loaded to the computers.
- No equipment may be removed from the lab without the explicit
permission of the instructor or lab assistant.
- If necessary to the project conduct, teams may be assigned a locker
in the lab. The team will be responsible for securing the locker and
providing a key or combination to the locker to the lab assistant.
- Documentation and lab equipment may be checked out from the lab
assistant, and returned when finished or before the maximum checkout
- Students may not disrupt the conduct of other projects in the lab.
- Students violating these policies may lose access to the lab and/or
receive a deduction in their course grade.