Senior Project Information

The purpose of the Senior Project course is to provide an opportunity for student teams to integrate and apply their skills. The knowledge developed throughout their education can be provided at no cost to the company. The benefit to the client is two fold:

A. The senior project contributes to the education of the next generation of professionals.
B. The client will receive all deliverables from the work of a student completing the project.

The integration and application of skills, especially communications and teamwork are critical given the evolving needs of the workplace.

DeVry offers expertise in the following programs:

  • Business Management
  • Computer Engineering Technology
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Networking and Communications

Senior Project Objectives

  1. To develop a solution that is matched to the needs of the client
    Analyze the problem logically
    Design the solution
    Implement the solution
  2. To manage the technologies to support the business objectives
    Control and contain the costs
    Support productivity improvements
    Enhance competitive advantage
  3. To communicate effectively
    Effective written communications
    Effective oral presentations
  4. To demonstrate project management skills
    Perform role effectively as a member or leader of a project team
    Perform project planning to ensure successful project completion
    Exercise control over project elements to ensure on-time completion
    Utilize appropriate tools, technologies, techniques and methodologies to ensure the quality of the final project
  5. To apply research and problem solving skills
    Gather and synthesize information necessary to the solution of the problem
    Utilize a problem solving methodology when resolving issues
     

Senior Project Services

DeVry University seniors will create an analysis of the business problem and identify possible solutions that leverage today's technologies.

DeVry seniors utilize standard consulting methodologies that include business analysis, business requirements, project management, creating and implementing the technical solution with your business costs and quality in mind.

Senior Project Success

Pizza Palace

  • Updated POS System
  • Provided a full set of analysis tools for all aspects of the retail business
  • Improved efficiency and profit margin 

Culligan

  • Improved inventory control
  • Implemented a training and accountability system for employees
  • Created a new warehouse layout
  • Setup a new inventory count schedule
  • Smoothed warehouse operations
  • Projected savings of $500,000 in the first year 

Bakery Crescent

  • Installed a new POS system
  • Used Microsoft Visual Basic, Excel and Access solutions
  • Saved time and allowed management to better analyze sales
  • More efficient transactions

If you are interested in a project, please contact the program Dean


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