EENG 4910/4990 Senior Design I & II
The capstone senior design course is a comprehensive electrical engineering design course designed to satisfy ABET engineering design criteria. Each and every senior project will be reviewed by ABET evaluators. Students may choose a design topic in VLSI, communications, Signal Processing or any other relevant electrical engineering area. Substantial design work is required for passing this course. The course is administered as a two-semester sequence of courses EENG 4910, and EENG 4990. During the first part (EENG 4910), students are expected to develop a comprehensive project proposal and conduct research that results in a conceptual design. In the second part (EENG 4990), detailed design, implementation, and documentation are conducted. The project deliverables include a final report, oral presentation, and demonstration of the project. All work submitted must be approved by the faculty advisor.
Substantial design work is required for passing this course.
After completing the course students will be able to:
- Design a system or process to meet specifications with engineering constraints.
- Function as a member of an engineering team.
- Utilize technical resources both from prior coursework, as well as from other relevant sources.
- Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills related to design project results.
- Demonstrate an understanding of ethical and professional issues as related to their projects.
- Demonstrate an understanding of contemporary issues as related to their projects.
Furthermore upon completion of both senior design courses each student should be competent and surpass expectations in each of these areas.
- an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
- an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
- 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
- an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
- an ability to communicate effectively
- the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
- a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
- a knowledge of contemporary issues
- an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
Industry professionals commit a few hours per month serving as a Senior Design client. Sponsors submit a real-world issue existing in the engineering industry today and provide feedback and review as students develop solutions to that issue.