Title

Configuration and Assessment of a Senior Level Course in Biometric Systems

Document Type

Conference Paper

Version Deposited

None (link only)

Publication Date

June 2013

Conference Name

120th ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Abstract

It is very important that modern topics be covered at the senior undergraduate level in order that students benefit from (1) advanced STEM concepts, (2) project based learning, (3) a systems level perspective and (4) real world applications. This will help students that proceed to graduate school and who take up employment in government or industry. This paper describes a senior level undergraduate course in biometrics, a multidisciplinary area that is highly relevant to society and which has a rapidly growing global market. The course objectives, broad learning outcomes and curricular plan are described. Assessment results based on the analysis of a concept inventory test and student surveys (target versus control group) related to the learning outcomes show that the course was very successful.

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