—The senior project course for engineering students
has a vital role in complementing the “learn by doing” education
engineering students in any university. The senior project
course is, usually, a two semester course. This short time frame,
poses challenges for both students and faculty. Students have to
achieve the outcomes of the project to a certain extent and the
faculty has to manage, follow up and evaluate efficiently the
work of their students individually and by group. One common
problem in senior project is the missing of the control during the
visit of the students to a company for project preparation
purpose. In this paper, we propose a new and efficient design of
follow up for faculty to manage properly and evaluate effectively
the individual progress of the students during the preparation of
their senior projects and to avoid “free riders” situation. Our
idea is based on the mobile technology to track the students’
progress, meeting, and visiting industry and so on. The proposed
idea is helpful to avoid free-riding students also provides
instructors with solid evidence of the student progress.
—Senior project, student follow up, project
progress, mobile technology.
S. Kadry is with the American University of the Middle East, Kuwait
A. El Hami is with LOFIMS Laboratory, Rouen Area, France (e-mail:
Cite: Seifedine Kadry and Abdelkhalak El Hami, "A Novel Design of Management Senior Project for Engineering Students," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 6, no. 6, pp. 504-507, 2016.