This CUE option requires students to apply and be accepted through the CCUE. The project is focused on professional practice in a group setting and is interdisciplinary, providing an opportunity for the senior student to apply academic and co-op experience to a realistic problem at a pre-selected organization.
Students are advised by a faculty member as well as at least one committee member (normally a company liaison). The topic is pre-selected for accepted students pursuing this option.
Students produce a tangible artifact including a comprehensive final written report. This is a two-term project with registration occurring normally during the last work term. In addition, participation in an annual Kettering poster session and/or presentation of the thesis is strongly encouraged.
Students wishing to pursue the Professional Practice Thesis and are employed, must initially submit a letter from the employer on company letterhead stating that the student has permission to pursue this option. Upon CCUE receiving this letter or if the student is unemployed, the student discusses possible projects with the CCUE Department.
- CUE 495-P
- 4 credit hours
- Senior standing