Both undergraduate and graduate students may undertake an independent study project to do a detailed, deep investigation into an area of software engineering that is of interest. The emphasis of independent study is that it is driven by a student's interest in investigating an area in a way that can not be done through standard course work. It may or may not be connected with a faculty member's scholarship activities, but it does require a faculty member to approve the project work as the advisor for the project.
Students will follow a structured application process prior to registering for Independent Study. They will submit a plan of work that outlines the proposed activities, defines tangible goals and deliverables, and identifies the faculty advisor for the project work. At the conclusion of the project, the student will make a formal presentation detailing the results of the project.
The Independent Study Form can be found here