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Student Projects

Illinois Tech’s Information Technology and Management program offers an innovative learning experience where students work on cutting-edge projects.  Student projects are mentored by Illinois Tech faculty who guide the progress and ensure that in addition to learning it, students can actually do it.

Projects are not only a great learning experience, but they also help in job interviews. By the time our students graduate, they are able to share with interviewers their participation in several successful projects which can help them get the job and be prepared to become innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders of the future.

Below are examples of recent projects students have worked on as part of their educational experience.

ITM Student Projects

In the Fall and Spring semesters of 2013 and 2014, Sushma Sitaram implemented a Global System for Mobile communications (GSM) access point using OpenBTS that is able to use GSM-compatible phones over a VoIP network.

GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) Network using OpenBTS that describes how to create a small cellular GSM network using openBTS software. It explains what openBTS is and the other necessary elements used for this project.

The project goal is to develop a SIP-based application that will allow students and Instructor to have a classroom experience while students are remote both from the physical classroom and from each other.

Engineers at Lucent Technologies suggested that the students select a project and design that supports and anticipates special needs and future applications. The students chose to create a SIP phone that would the support the special needs of hearing impaired people.

The goal of the project is to create an IP PBX using freely available software packages. The application can be extended to create a wide variety of features.