ECE 49022 - Electrical Engineering Senior Design Projects

Lecture Hours: 2 Lab Hours: 6 Credits: 4

Counts as:
Senior Design

Normally Offered: Each Fall, Spring

Requisites:
Senior standing and must have either completed all core courses OR may take their final 30000-level core course concurrently.

Requisites by Topic:
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.
  2. I-Clicker.

Recommended Text(s): None.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. an ability to apply engineering design to create a product that meets the specified needs of this engineering design experience with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors. [2]
  2. an ability to develop and conduct experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions related to the development of the product of this engineering design experience. [6]
  3. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems arising from this engineering design experience by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics. [1]
  4. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives associated with this design experience. [5]
  5. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences appropriate to this design experience in both a written report and oral presentation. [3]
  6. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies to complete the engineering design experience associated with this course. [7]
  7. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities associated with this engineering design experience and make informed judgments which must consider the impact of the product of this engineering design experience in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts. [4]