Oct 01, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CE 4000 - Senior Design Project I

2 lecture hours 2 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This is the first course in the senior design sequence in which each student team works on a design project from conception through implementation and testing. The team first explores technology issues related to the project and then prepares a complete design. Teams meet regularly with the instructor to track technical and project management issues. Written reports and oral presentations are required. (prereq: completion of core courses through junior year (a maximum of 2 may be missing, or approved plan of study to complete the degree by the following fall quarter.))
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Work effectively and demonstrate initiative as a project team member
  • Communicate project status and technical content in oral and written form to coworkers and management
  • Communicate appropriate project aspects to a variety of customers in a public forum
  • Manage project resources, risks, and contingency plans
  • Elicit and document project requirements
  • Perform research and investigate technologies to reduce project risks and support design and planning
  • Identify and address relevant engineering standards and constraints in a design project context
  • Prepare appropriate documentation for a complex project
  • Prototype key or risky project components
  • Design, implement, and test hardware components and systems, if appropriate
  • Design, implement, and test software components and systems, if appropriate

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Course Topics
  • Course introduction, report and presentation requirements
  • Team status meetings with advisor and client (if there is an identified client) weekly
  • Technology/research team presentations

Dr. Eric Durant

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