EE 382, Introduction to Design

Course number and name: EE 382, Introduction to Design

Credits and contact hours: 3 credits

Specific course information:

  • Brief description of the content of the course:
    • A course in design methodology as applied to a particular problem in electrical engineering. For a given project, students will integrate their formal course work with the use of computer-aided tools to design, construct, evaluate, and document a prototype system.
  • Prerequisites or Co-requisites:
    • Prerequisite: EE 308 (Microcontrollers)
    • Prerequisite: EE 321 (Analog Electronics)
    • Prerequisite: EE 333 (Electricity and Magnetism)
    • Prerequisite: EE 341 (Signals and Linear Systems)
    • Prerequisite: Declared electrical engineering as a major
    • Co-requisites: None
  • Indicate whether a required or elective course in the program:
    • Required

Specific goals for the course:

  • Specific Outcomes addressed by the course:
    • Students will implement a design process and demonstrate the ability to apply relevant topics from prior coursework.
    • Students will demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility as outlined by professional organizations.
    • Students will demonstrate an understanding of their projectís potential broader impacts.
    • Students will present aspects (requirements, choices, solution, prototype, and results of testing and evaluation) clearly and concisely in oral and written form.
    • Students will work effectively and collaboratively within their team.
  • Student Outcomes addressed by the course:
    • This course is part of the electrical engineering departmentís student learning outcomes assessment program and is used to evaluate the student performance in ABET Student Learning Outcome Criteria 3d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams, 3f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility, and 3h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.

Brief list of topics to be covered:

  • Design Process
  • Ethics
  • Oral and Written Communications
  • Test and Evaluation
  • Teamwork