Curriculum Designation: Required for EE majors.
Course Description: Senior students work in teams to propose, design, build, and test electrical engineering devices or systems under the direction of a faculty member. Open-ended design experience with a practical problem applies a broad spectrum of engineering knowledge. Periodic written reports and oral presentations and a final written report are required. The lecture material and texts provide instructions on general project execution, technical writing, and engineering economics.
Prerequisites: EEL 4911C
- Salt and Rothery, Design for Electrical and Computer Engineers, John Wiley, 2002.
- Kenny, A Handbook of Public Speaking for Scientists & Engineers, Institute of Physics Publishing, 2005
- Work in a multi-disciplinary team to successfully solve a technical problem.
- Identify the requirements of an engineering problem using a needs assessment.
- Develop a system level design using block diagrams and formulate an engineering design solution to solve the problem.
- Estimate the costs of a project and prepare a proposed budget.
- Prepare a project schedule and utilize project management tools to track a project's progress.
- Develop effective oral presentations and written documentation of a project.
- Recognize the impact of a project's engineering solutions on society.
- Demonstrate working design solutions and meet verifiable performance with prototype hardware or hardware and software.
- The System Design Process
- Requirements Analysis
- Project Management
- Team Dynamics
- Effective Oral and Written Presentations
- Preparing for life-long learning
- Professional and Ethical Responsibility
Class Schedule: One 50 minute lecture per week and laboratory hours (3 credit hours).
Contribution to Professional Component: Engineering topic: 3 credit hours
Science/Design (%): 0% / 100%
Relationship to ABET Program Outcomes: C, D, E, F, G, and O (EE)
Prepared by: Jim Zheng