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.Implement and refine project design from ECE 4805. Test, analyze, document, and deliver the resulting project outcomes.
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. Implement the Design||20%|
|2. Characterize subsystem and system performance relative to design specifications||10%|
|3. Test & Validate||20%|
|4. Maintain a Project Plan (Work Breakdown Structure, Schedule, Cost) as part of a team||10%|
|6. Professional and Ethical Development||10%|
|7. Technical Communications: written and oral||20%|