ECE 40200 - Electrical Engineering Design Projects

Lecture Hours: 1 Lab Hours: 6 Credits: 3

Professional Attributes
Senior Design

Normally Offered: Each Fall, Spring

Must be classified as an ECE Senior and completed all BSEE or BSCMPE Core Courses.

Catalog Description:
Lecture sessions provide the student with background information on the design and management of projects. Formal lectures cover, for example, design for manufacturability, design for quality, test and evaluation, reliability and ethics, patents and copyrights, plus case studies. During the laboratory sessions the students work in teams on a challenging open-ended electrical engineering project that draws on previous course work. Projects routinely involve standard design facets (such as consideration of alternative solutions, feasibility considerations and detailed system descriptions) and include a number of realistic constraints (such as cost, safety, reliability, and aesthetics).

Required Text(s):
  1. Fundamentals of Engineering Design, 2nd Edition, Barry Hyman, Prentice Hall, 2002, ISBN No. 978-0130467126.

Recommended Text(s): None.

Learning Objectives:

A student who successfully fulfills the course requirements will have demonstrated:
  1. an ability to apply knowledge obtained in earlier coursework and to obtain new knowledge necessary to design and test a system, component, or process to meet desired needs. [a,b,c,e,i,j,k]
  2. an understanding of the engineering design process. [b,c,e,f,h]
  3. an ability to function on an interdisciplinary team. [d,h,j]
  4. an awareness of professional and ethical responsibility. [f,h,j]
  5. effective communication skills, both oral and written. [g]
Assessment Method for Learning Objectives: none