KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM & MINERALS

COLLEGE OF COMPUTER SCIENCES & ENGINEERING

COMPUTER ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

COE 390 Seminar

Syllabus

 

Catalog Description

            The purpose of this course is to help improve students` ability for presenting their technical work. It also teaches students about the nature of engineering as a profession, codes of professional conducts, ethics & responsibility, and the role of engineering societies and organizations world-wide. Case studies of conflict between engineering professional ethical values and external demands. The course features students` participation in discussion held by COE faculty members and invited guests. Each student is required to deliver a short talk toward the end of the semester.

 

Goals

1.    To teach students the nature of engineering as a profession.

2.    To teach students the ethical and professional responsibility of engineering in the society.

3.    To improve students` technical and professional communication skills.

4.    To introduce students to different professional societies and organizations world-wide.

 

Instructor: Dr. Tarek Sheltami

Office: 22-327

Email: tarek@ccse.kfupm.edu.sa

Office hours: Check my weekly schedule or by appointment

Tel: 4678

 

Course Policy

Students attendance and participation in class                                         30%

Attendance of two departmental seminars                                                            10%

Attendance of two senior project presentations                                         10%

Evaluation of short talk delivered by the student                                        50%

  

References

1.    Bowyer, Kevin W. Ethics and Computing. IEEE Computer Society Press, 1996.

2.    Johnson, D. G. Computer Ethics. Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1994.

3.    Kizza, Joseph M. Ethical and Social Issues in the Information Age. Springer, 1997.

4.    Gary Kroehnert Basic Presentation Skills, McGraw-Hill, 1999.

5.    Nido R. Qubein How to Be a Great Communicator : In Person, on Paper, and on the Podium , John Wiley & Sons, 1996.

6.    http://www.businessballs.com/presentation.htm

 

Article Selection

Each student has to submit a set of three articles from which an article will be selected for the student. The student will present the selected article in the class in 10 minutes.  Articles should be selected covering subjects related to the computer engineering filed and should be recent. The article selected should be at least 4 pages. The recommended journals for article selection are:

           

IEEE Spectrum

IEEE Computer Magazine

Communications of the ACM

IEEE Network Magazine

Students should consult with the course instructor for the selection of the article for their presentation.  Subject to the approval of the course instructor, it is possible to select an article from a magazine other than those mentioned above. The deadline for selecting an article from a magazine is Tuesday, October.3, 2006.

 

List of Selected Articles

The list of selected articles and their time for presentation will be determined and posted on Saturday, October 28, 2006.

 

Presentations

Each student will be scheduled to give a formal presentation. The presentation will be evaluated by the course instructor. Students will also evaluate the presentations of their peers. All presentations will be made during the regular class meetings.

 

Tentative Course Schedule

Week

Activity

1

Organizational Meeting

2

How to prepare and present a seminar

3

Computing Ethics,

4

Professional Ethics,

5

Professional Ethics

6

Student presentation

7

Student presentation

8

Student presentation

9

Student presentation

10

Student presentation

11

Student presentation

12

Student presentation

13

Student presentation

14

Student presentation

15

Student presentation