Industry-like two-semester, team-based major design experience applying knowledge and skills acquired in previous coursework. Design and implement solutions to meet multiple realistic constraints; design to incorporate appropriate engineering standards. A specific, complex engineering design problem is taken from problem definition to product realization and testing. Within the design process, topics include written/oral communication, discourse, ethical reasoning, professional development, project management, and working within a team. Identify, formulate, and define engineering problem. Generate and select design alternatives. Apply design and analysis methods, from previous courses, to develop, evaluate, and communicate detailed project design.
Providing solutions to open-ended design problems to meet customer needs within realistic constraints is the primary function of all engineering. The ECE Major Design Experience course sequence provides a culminating design experience in which students apply, synthesize, and extend knowledge and skills acquired in earlier course work. Within the context of a practical design experience, the course includes further development and application of professional engineering skills. This integrative, practical experience prepares students to succeed as a professional engineer as well as for pursuit of an advanced engineering degree. Due to interaction with a specified customer and the long-term design team concept, this sequence must be taken in a consecutive two semester sequence.
Percentage of Course
|1.Identify and analyze alternative solutions addressing requirements and constraints||10%|
|2.Written Technical Proposal||10%|
|3.Develop and maintain a written Project Plan (Work Breakdown Structure, Schedule, Cost) as part of a team||5%|
|4.Preliminary Design Report (Written & Oral) a.Proposed System Scope, Requirements, and Summary of Changes b. Detailed Design & Considerations c. Selected Design Architecture d.Written Test Plan e.Project Management Update f.Individual Communications||45%|
|6.Professional and Ethical Development||10%|
|7.Technical Communications written and oral||10%|