EE 482, Senior Design Project II

Course number and name: EE 482, EE482L, Senior Design Project II

Credits and contact hours: 3 credits

Specific course information:

  • Brief description of the content of the course:
    • A continuation of the capstone design projects started in EE 481. EE 482 must be taken in the semester immediately following EE 481, 481L to maintain project continuity. The student teams bring their design projects to successful conclusion. Status reports, a final presentation to faculty and reviewers and the submission of a senior thesis are included in the program.
  • Prerequisites or Co-requisites:
    • Prerequisite: EE 482 (Senior Design I)
    • Prerequisite: Declared EE 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 demonstrate the ability to identify relevant topics from earlier courses, and then apply them to their design project.
    • Students will demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate designs using engineering criteria and predictive usage.
    • Students will demonstrate the ability identify and specify design requirements from general problem descriptions within the applicable realistic constraints.
    • Students will be able to systematically develop a design from the problem statement to a detailed proof-of–concept design that meets all the specifications.
    • Students will demonstrate their ability to clearly communicate design ideas and information
    • Students will be able to work collaboratively and responsibly as a team
    • Students will demonstrate the ability to facilitate their learning by identifying design issues and questions that require additional investigation beyond their basic undergraduate curriculum knowledge then formulate the appropriate course of action.
  • Student Outcomes addressed by the course:
    • This course is part of the electrical engineering department’s student learning outcomes assessment program and is used to evaluate the student performance in ABET Student Learning Outcome Criteria. 3c) an ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability; 3d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams; 3f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility; 3g) an ability to communicate effectively; 3h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context; 3j) a knowledge of contemporary issues.

Brief list of topics to be covered:

  • Lecture
    • Problem definition
    • Safety and risk assessment
    • Review of design process & design ideation
    • Environmental & sustainability
    • Specification formulation within given constraints
    • Team building, organization and conflict resolution
    • Standards and patent searching
    • Codes and standards.
    • Liability and ethics.
    • Proof-of-concept methods.
  • Laboratory
    • Prototyping
    • Troubleshooting
    • Specifying design requirements
    • Implementation of
    • Resource allocation