Culminating Ugrad Exper. (CUE)

CUE-490  Interdisciplinary Capstone Content    4 Credits

Prerequisites: None
Minimum Class Standing: Senior 1
Terms Offered: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring
The course can be in lieu of the students degree department Senior Design/Capstone, Technical or Free Elective Course. It challenges students to integrate and synthesize general engineering knowledge into creative solving of real world, open-ended problems via projects in a team setting. This course is especially designed for those students whose interests and abilities lie at the interface between engineering disciplines, or are between engineering and other disciplines. This course will be of value to those students who are likely to assume a leadership role in industries that are increasingly interdisciplinary. This course requires students of the highest caliber and is very challenging in order to achieve a successful outcome that can be incorporated into an external organizations operational profile. One or more projects are initiated and completed with industry and business organizations from the city of Flint and the surrounding area, involving realistic design problems with multiple constraints and requiring the application of technologically-current engineering standards. These community-based projects are expected to have a considerable contribution to the community vitality.
Lecture: 4, Lab 0, Other 0

CUE-495  Culminating Undergraduate Experience Introductory Course    0 Credits

Prerequisites: None
Minimum Class Standing: Junior
Terms Offered: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring
This course is the first module of the CUE-495C, CUE-495P, CUE-495R, & CUE-495E thesis options; the remaining required modules include PTA/Proposals, Mid-Project Report, and Written Thesis document. The CUE Introductory Course will provide an opportunity to share important information pertaining to the Culminating Undergraduate Experience to all Kettering students approaching their CUE requirement. The course is structured to cover all aspects of the CUE; every week, a different module will be explored, analyzed, and discussed. Topics would include: a detailed review of each CUE option; available guidance to creating and managing a successful timeline to help with issues jeopardizing retention and on-time completion of the CUE; preparation for document submissions throughout the CUE period; usage of KqUest; exploration of vigorous topic discussion; writing workshops; and various resources to aid students. Topics in project management, oral & written communication, professionalism, presentation skills, and personal marketability would also be taught to assist the students’ transition from undergraduate students to the professional world, which is a basic goal of the CUE requirement. Students would also benefit greatly through learning and discussing the topics alongside their peers. By the end of the course, students will have greater understanding of the entire CUE process, will possess the knowledge of all the resources available to them, and will be able to confidently begin achieve their CUE. Grading is on a pass/fail (P/F) basis.
Lecture: 0, Lab 0, Other 4

CUE-495C  Co-op Thesis    4 Credits

Prerequisites: CUE-495
Minimum Class Standing: Senior
Terms Offered: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring
This CUE option is carried out at the student’s co-op employment. It is an individual project providing an opportunity for the senior student to apply his or her academic and co-op experience to a realistic problem. This option requires that a student be advised by a faculty member and employer supervisor. The topic selected is to be submitted to Kettering for approval, specifically the faculty member accepting the topic. The student is required to have a tangible artifact such as a comprehensive final written report. This is a two-term project. This new CUE option is offered as one of four options and will normally be registered in one of the student’s senior work terms. In addition, participation in an annual Kettering Poster Session and/or Presentation of the thesis is highly encouraged.
Lecture: 0, Lab 0, Other 0

CUE-495E  Intra/Entre/Social E-ship Thesis    4 Credits

Prerequisites: CUE-495
Minimum Class Standing: Senior
Terms Offered: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring
This CUE option requires the student to apply and be accepted through the Center for Culminating Undergraduate Experiences (CCUE). This option requires that a student be advised by a faculty member as well as at least one qualified committee member (normally Director from the Entrepreneurship Across the University). The topic selected requires approval from CCUE in collaboration with the Director from Entrepreneurship Across the University. The student is required to have a tangible artifact such as a comprehensive final written report. This is a two-term project. This new CUE option is offered as one of four options and will normally be registered in one of the student’s senior work terms. In addition, participation in an annual Kettering Poster Session and/or Presentation of the thesis is highly encouraged.
Lecture: 0, Lab 0, Other 0

CUE-495P  Professional Practice Thesis    4 Credits

Prerequisites: CUE-495
Minimum Class Standing: Senior
Terms Offered: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring
This CUE option requires the student to apply and be accepted through the Center for Culminating Undergraduate Experiences (CCUE). The project is professional practice in nature, in a group setting and is interdisciplinary providing an opportunity for the senior student to apply his or her academic and co-op experience to a realistic problem at a pre-selected organization. This option requires that a student be advised by a faculty member as well as at least one committee member (normally company liaison). The topic is pre-selected for accepted students pursuing this option. The student is required to have a tangible artifact such as a comprehensive final written report. This is a two-term project. This CUE option is offered as one of four options and will normally be registered in one of the student’s senior work terms. In addition, participation in an annual Kettering Poster Session and/or Presentation of the thesis is highly encouraged.
Lecture: 0, Lab 0, Other 0

CUE-495R  Research Thesis    4 Credits

Prerequisites: CUE-495
Minimum Class Standing: Senior
Terms Offered: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring
This CUE option requires the student to apply and be accepted through the Center for Culminating Undergraduate Experiences (CCUE) in collaboration with the research faculty member. This option requires that a student be advised by a faculty member as well as at least one qualified committee member. The topic is determined by a Kettering faculty member for accepted students pursuing this option and requires topic approval from CCUE. The student is required to have a tangible artifact such as a comprehensive final written report. This is a two-term project. The new CUE option is offered as one of four options and will normally be registered in one of the student’s senior work terms. In addition, participation in an annual Kettering Poster Session and/or Presentation of the thesis is highly encouraged.
Lecture: 0, Lab 0, Other 0