ABET Criterion 3: Student Outcomes
The following is taken directly from the Criterion 3 section on Student Outcomes from the ABET review criteria:
The program must have documented student outcomes that prepare graduates to attain the program educational objectives. Student outcomes are outcomes (a) through (k) plus any additional outcomes that may be articulated by the program.
CS Senior Design and ABET
CS Senior Design is the only course in the curriculum that covers ALL of the a-k outcomes above. Relevant subject matter is discussed in lectures in Senior Design I and students are tested on that material. Students are exposed to current topics in computer science by a host of CS faculty and industry presenters that discuss their current research and project ideas. Naturally students work in teams and have both a written and public oral project presentation requirement. Legal and ethical issues such as NDAs, software licensing such as copyleft, GPL, and open source, intellectual property and patent rights, and government regulations such as COPPA are discussed as well. Class attendance is mandatory.