CSCE 483 : Course Home Page


Welcome to the Senior Capstone Design webpage!

CSCE 483 is a project-oriented course aimed at developing system integration
skills. Students work in groups of 3-5 to complete a significant engineering design
project. Every project requires complete implementation, documentation and
demonstration of a computing system with both hardware and software designs.
The focus is not only on the final product but also on the design methodology,
management process and teamwork.


  1. January 17&18, 2018: Review the syllabus and other documents on website.
  2. January 22, 2018: Reading assignment 1 and Quiz 1: Read the following book listed in your syllabus “The Five Dysfunctions of a TEAM“. It is available in the form of  electronic copy in library. There is a quiz next week in the class (January 29/30) from this book.
  3. The tentative schedule has been published below. Check it out and see if there is any problem with this.
  4. The “Need Statement” of capstone projects are due this week. 

  • Syllabus
  • Tentative Schedule
  • Lectures: Visit the Lecture page from dropdown menu to get the lecture pdf files.
  • Templates/Forms: Visit Document page to download various forms and templates to prepare your proposal, CDR and final report. You can find some samples of  CDR, slides and final report there. Further, you will find useful links there.
  • Project details: Visit Project page from dropdown menu. A list of potential projects are listed there. The team related information will be added there.
  • Contacts:
    •  Instructor: Rabi N Mahapatra, rabi at tamu dot edu
    • Teaching Assistants: Karl Ott (kaott at tamu dot edu) and D. dang (d.dharanidhar at tamu dot edu).