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CORe Senior Design Projects


CORe Projects

CORe 405/480 – Senior Design project is a capstone course for our graduating seniors. Our students will use cyber project management and design principles to protect systems, through the inclusion of: cyber operations, resilience, risk assessment, threat intelligence, cost, coordination, schedule, and information assurance criteria. Students will report their progress via documentation, meetings, and demos with both the sponsor and the instructor at regular intervals throughout the semester.

Boise State University is not a software contracting firm and some projects may fail to deliver all of the requested features. The focus of this course is centered on the student learning outcomes defined below:

  1. Deploy project management and design principles to incorporate continuous monitoring as part of the system design.
  2. Develop plans to evaluate project management and design decisions for compliance with cyberlaw, ethics, governance, and policy.
  3. Educate stakeholders on the project management and design decisions for the project.

How do I Propose a Project?

Please review the sponsor agreement and fill out the project proposal template and e-mail it to the Cyber Operations and Resilience team ( by the dates specified below.

Fall 2022July 22, 2022
Spring 2023TBD
Fall 2023TBD
Spring 2024TBD

Project Fees

Project sponsors are asked to make a $1,000 tax-deductible donation through the Boise State University Foundation, memo “CORe Administrative Fund (NR148)” to help defray our costs. Government agencies, non-profits, projects internal to Boise State, and the department’s existing donors are exempt. The Cyber Operations and Resilience Program is currently waiving all capstone sponsor project fees. Sponsor(s) are expected to cover consumable if there are any.

Intellectual Property Considerations

All artifacts/code/etc. in CORe 405/480 are owned by the students.  As a sponsor you can request (in your proposal) that the student team release their code under an open source license. Boise State University has approved the MIT, BSD, GPL2, LPGL, and GPL3 licenses. You can read more about licensing at For proprietary options please reference the sponsor agreement.