EE 481

Senior Design Project

Fall 2012

2012 Projects

Coordinator: Bob Bond; 225 Workman; 835-5411;
Schedule: Lecture 11:00 - 12:15 PM Tuesday (Sometimes on Thursday)  in 117 Workman
                 Lab time 4:00 till 6:00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Workman 183           

The "senior design project" is to develop all of your skills (technical and non-technical) by solving real problems. This will involve project definition, development of detailed project plans, specific use of your technical knowledge, oral presentations, documentation, team building efforts, conflict resolution, and many other (often unpredictable) functions.

All projects require solutions to real problems, and your first task will be to convince me, and your customer, that you understand the project and have a plan that will lead to a solution. Your project effort will be primarily monitored by a faculty advisor outside of the weekly class meetings.

One use of the weekly class meeting will be project status reporting (not technical problem solving). It will be required that periodically each project group report on the status of their work with respect to their project plan. In particular, are all tasks complete that should be complete, are all ongoing tasks proceeding as planned (if not why not), and is the group ready to begin all tasks that should start in the near future.

The Fall 2012 Senior design course will include presentations and discussion of the following along with the project selection, definition and actual implementation work:

About two thirds of the way through the term each group will be required to participate in a design review of their project with the EE faculty serving as a board of technical experts. Final project presentations (given during the last week of classes) will be evaluated by the faculty and peer group using criteria developed by the class members.