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%
    • Project proposal – 10%
    • 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 – 50%

    EENG 4990

    • Attendance – 5%
    • Class Participation/Assignments/Discussion – 15%
    • Progress report - 10% (At mid-semester)
    • Final project presentation - 10%
    • Final project report - 10% (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 – 50%
  • Topics (Tentative)
    1. Project Proposal + Engineering Design
    2. Professionalism and Ethics + Hyatt Regency Walkway
    3. Contemporary Issues. (Proposals will be returned.)
    4. Guest Lecturer
    5. Globalization Discussion
    6. Progress Report Presentations
    7. Engineering Standards and Realistic Constraints
    8. Guest Lecture
    9. Final Presentation and Demo

Learning Outcomes

After completing the course students will be able to:
  1. Design a system or process to meet specifications with engineering constraints.
  2. Function as a member of an engineering team.
  3. Utilize technical resources both from prior coursework, as well as from other relevant sources.
  4. Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills related to design project results.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of ethical and professional issues as related to their projects.
  6. 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.
  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. 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
  4. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams 
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. an ability to communicate effectively
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning 
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Deliverable Guidelines

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