Senior Design

EENG 4910/4990 Senior Design I & II

Senior Design Day 2016The 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.

 

  • Textbook and/or other required material

    R. M. Ford and C. S. Coulston, Design for Electrical and Computer Engineers - Theory, Concepts and Practice, New York: McGraw-Hill, 2008 (Recommended Reference)

  • Prerequisites

    EENG 3810, 3910 and 3920; consent of instructor.

  • General Policy
    • Class attendance is mandatory.
    • It is strongly encouraged to get to know each other in the class. Discussions are allowed!
    • Everyone must turn in her/his own individual work. Simply copying other’s homework will be treated as a violation of academic honesty
    • It is the responsibility of students with certified disabilities to provide the instructor with appropriate documentation from the Dean of Students Office (see http://www.unt.edu/oda)
    • Please visit http://www.unt.edu/csrr/ for your rights and responsibilities
  • Grading Policy

    EENG 4910

    • Attendance – 5%
    • Class Participation/Assignments/Discussion – 15%
    • Progress report – 20% (At the end of the semester) (10% for presentation and 10% for the report. The report should follow the guidelines that will be discussed in class. The report will be graded for inclusion of a thorough discussion related to ethics, contemporary issues, globalization, and engineering standards. References cited should be mostly among textbooks and technical scholarly journals, not web page citations).
    • Project proposal – 20%
    • Project – 40%

    EENG 4990

    • Attendance – 5%
    • Class Participation/Assignments/Discussion – 10%
    • Project report, Oral presentation, Poster, and Demonstration - 25%
    • Project report - 60% (The report should follow the guidelines that will be discussed in class. The report will be graded for inclusion of a thorough discussion related to ethics, contemporary issues, globalization, and engineering standards. References cited should be mostly among textbooks and technical scholarly journals, not web page citations.)
  • Topics (Tentative)
    1. Project Proposal + Engineering Design
    2. Professionalism and Ethics
    3. Contemporary Issues. (Proposals will be returned.)
    4. Case Studies in Ethics
    5. Globalization Discussion
    6. Progress Report Presentations
    7. Engineering Standards and Realistic Constraints
    8. Guest Lecture
    9. Project Management
    10. Written and Oral Presentation Standards
    11. Graduate School
    12. Career Center and Resume Preparation
    13. Final Presentation and Demo

Learning Outcomes

After completing the course students will be able to:
  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Deliverable Guidelines

  • Poster (File)
    • Make sure the poster is H34xW46
  • Presentation (Rubric)
    • Plan for 10 Minutes for your presentation

Sponsors

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.

If you are an professional working in the engineering industry or local engineering company and would like to become a Senior Design sponsor, contact Dr. Shengli Fu at 940-891-6942 or fu@unt.edu.

  • Past sponsors
    • Bell Helicopter
    • Peterbilt Motors Company
    • Stryker
    • Eagle’s Nest
    • NASA