Opportunistic Engineering – A Student Project That Keeps on Giving
The problem we were addressing was improving the registration process for our freshmen engineering students. Specifically, we were trying to address the challenge of creating viable Fall schedules for our Freshmen from the thousands of possible schedules. In addition, we were also attempting to obtain the best schedules for our students while competing against other schools to fill common classes.
This paper describes forming the team of students, the solution approach, and the final engineered product. What took two and half days of frustrating work for two schedulers for the Fall 2014 freshman class, took approximately three hours for four schedulers when registering the Fall 2015 class. The Fall 2016 registration process repeated the performance of 2015.
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