An Industry Sponsored Undergraduate Research (UR) Experience: Preliminary Study on Fulfillment of Program Outcomes and Industry Requirements

Kapusuz K. Y., Kara A.

IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, İstanbul, Turkey, 3 - 05 April 2014, pp.306-311 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume:
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/educon.2014.6826108
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.306-311
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No


This study presents educational results of an industry sponsored undergraduate research (UR) project. The aim of the study is to show how such project works contribute to students in acquiring qualifications or skills necessary by the industry, and abilities regarding with program outcomes of accreditation organisations. The study is based on quantitative (surveys) and qualitative (self descriptions) data collected from senior students who worked in 9 months UR project sponsored by a company in Radio frequency (RF) and Communications domain. The preliminary results showed that an industry sponsored undergraduate research project may serve to both short term (industry requirements) and longer term (program outcomes) expectations in undergraduate curriculum of engineering departments.