Senior Design Info

ECGR3253 - Senior Design I (2) (W)

Catalog Data A project-oriented course stressing planning and design of experiments to support student projects. Topics Include: Formation of the design and specifications. This Senior design class is a capstone course in building team work and emphasizing on the design and implementation of a project using real application from the industry.
References This course will rely on class presentation and documentation. This material will be available on the course website, www.srdesign.uncc.edu.
Goals The objective of this course is to provide opportunity for teams of seniors to develop their abilities to identify, formulate and solve real-world engineering problems independently and without close supervision of a class instructor. This course is the first of a sequence of two senior design courses. The ECGR3253 and ECGR 3254 will bring together students and industrial partners in a collaborative effort and research as they tackle and solve engineering project. The students benefit from the real world experience.
1. Students technical writing (status report and final report).
2. Students presentation skill. ( Poster).
3. Students Documentation record ( Engineering Notebook).
Prerequisite ECGR 2155 (Logic and Networks Laboratory), ECGR 2156 (Instrumentation and Networks Laboratory), ECGR 3111 (Signals and Systems), ECGR 3131 (Fundamental of Electronics and Semiconductors) with a grade of C or better, and Senior standing in ECE
ECGR; ECGR 2155 (Logic and Networks Laboratory) and ECGR 2255 (Digital Design Laboratory)
Class Topics Overview of the industrial project, creating resume and cover letter, applying for a project, Team Building, Defining capabilities and requirements, maintaining Engineering Notebook, Project and risk management, work breakdown structure, planning, generating progress report, Design and design review, documenting a final report and Poster Presentation.
Outcomes Students should be able to demonstrate The following competencies and knowledge:
1. Use appropriate tools to acquire data and analyze problems. ABET Criterion (k).
2. Demonstrate effective skills in the development and presentation of team projects, show the ability to function effectively in a team.ABET Criterion (d, e, g).
3. Exhibit Knowledge and skills consistent with the expectations of a practicing Engineer.ABET Criterion (a, b, c).
Computer Usage Students are expected to use the computer in generating documentation, reports and charts. Different software and hardware Tools will be used to meet the project requirement.
Laboratory Students use different labs for the simulation and prototyping of their design projects. Each student must keep an Engineering Notebook to document all essential parts of the project, at the end of 2nd semester all Engineering notebooks will be turned in to the sponsor.
Design Content At the first two weeks of the semester students are assigned to a team. Each team identifies the tasks needed to complete the project, and work on the project for two semesters, during the first semester the team should complete the design of the project and be able to present the project to the committee and sponsor at the end of the first semester. The implementation of the design (building a prototype) will be done during the second semester ECGR3254.
Grading * Grading of all assignments will be by an Expert/Practitioner/novice Rubric. Grades are not "arbitrarily" assigned, but are based on the quality of the assignments in reference to pre-published criteria (posted on the course website). These are the assignments and the weight of each item in determining the final grade for the semester:
1. Engineering Notebook 10%
2. Capabilities and requirements document 10%
3. Work Break down structure and Gantt Chart 5 %
4. Risk assessment 5 %
5. Budget Bill of Material and purchase order 5%
6. Status Report 5%
7. Project design Documentation in a Final Report 30%
8. Poster Presentation 10%
9. Updated Requiremnets and documentation 10%
10. Peer Evaluation 10%
All assignments are submitted to the course Instructor, faculty mentor and sponsor. They will be all graded at least by the instructor.
Follow-up Courses This course is a pre-requisite for and is continued in ECGR 3254 Senior Design II.
Academic Integrity Students have the responsibility to know and observe the requirements of the The Code of Student Academic Integrity . This code forbids cheating, fabrication or falsification of information, multiple submission of academic work, plagiarism, abuse of academic materials, and complicity in academic dishonesty.
Coordinator Dr Jim Conrad, Associate Professor Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Prepared by Nabila Bousaba, Faculty associate Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, October 31, 2008, Modified on 1/9/2009 to link the outcome to the ABET Criterion.

* Grading policy may be modified by the instructor for each section of the course.

 

ECGR3254 - Senior design II (3) (W)

 

Catalog Data This course is a continuation of the ECGR 3253. Each team will implement and build the design from the senior design 1 class ECGR3253.
References Design team's faculty Mentor, Industry sponsor and the instructor will be available for team guidance. This course will rely on class presentation and documentation, which will be available on the course website, www.srdesign.uncc.edu.
Goals The objective of this course is to provide opportunity for teams of seniors to develop their abilities to identify, formulate and solve real-world engineering problems independently and without close supervision of a class instructor. The ECGR3253 and ECGR 3254 will bring together students and industrial partners in a collaborative effort and research as they tackle and solve engineering project. The students benefit from the real world experience.
1. Students technical writing (status report and final report).
2. Students presentation skill. ( Poster).
3. Students Documentation record ( Engineering Notebook).
Prerequisite ECGR 3253 (Senior Design I) with a grade of C or better.
Class Topics Developing progress report, documenting final report and Poster Presentation.
Outcomes Students should be able to demonstrate The following competencies and knowledge:
1. Use appropriate tools to acquire data and analyze problems.ABET Criterion (k).
2. Demonstrate effective skills in the development and presentation of team projects. show the ability to function effectively in a team.ABET Criterion (d, e, g).
3. Exhibit Knowledge and skills consistent with the expectations of a practicing Engineer.ABET Criterion (a, b, c).
Computer Usage Students are expected to use computer in generating documentation, reports and charts. Different software and hardware Tools will be used to meet the project requirement.
Laboratory Students use different labs for the simulation and prototyping of their design projects. Each student must keep an Engineering Notebook to document all essential parts of the project.
At the end of this class all Engineering notebooks will be turned in to the sponsor for the company record.
Design Content Each team should have the design of the project ready by the end of the ECGR3253 class. During this class ECGR3254, each team should focus on the implementation of the design (building a prototype).
Grading * Grading for assignments will be by an Expert/Practitioner/Apprentice/Novice rubric. Grades are not "arbitrarily" assigned, but are based on the quality and adherence to pre-published criteria. These criteria will be posted on the course website when the assignment is distributed. These are the assignments and the weight of each item in determining the final grade for the semester:
1. Engineering Notebook 10%
2. Status Report (6) 20%
3. Final Written Report 20%
4. Project results and Meeting the Project requirements 30%
5. Expo Presentation 10%
6. Peer Evaluation 10% .
All assignments are submitted to the course Instructor, faculty mentor and sponsor. They will be all graded at least by the instructor.
Follow-up Courses This course is not a pre-requisite for any other course.
Academic Integrity Students have the responsibility to know and observe the requirements of the The Code of Student Academic Integrity . This code forbids cheating, fabrication or falsification of information, multiple submission of academic work, plagiarism, abuse of academic materials, and complicity in academic dishonesty.
Notes Final oral presentations will be judged by engineers from industry, instructors and mentors.
Coordinator Dr Jim Conrad, Associate Professor Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Prepared by Nabila Bousaba, Faculty associate Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, November 4, 2008

* Grading policy may be modified by the instructor for each section of the course.