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School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Capstone Project Lab I
ECE Capstone Project Lab I
Fall 2017
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Program majors take ECE 3915, ECE 4920, and ECE 4925 in sequence beginning in the second semester of their junior year. After an introduction to the formal design process, the student plans, refines, designs, and constructs a one-year project. Includes a significant engagement in writing as a form of critical inquiry and scholarly expression to satisfy the WID requirement.
As a result of completing this course, students will be able to:

a. Understand the constraints placed on engineering project selection and definition (e.g., time, money, staff expertise), and incorporate these into their own project selection
b. Understand common issues, concepts and procedures in engineering practice including IP, ethics, lab notebook; requirements and specifications; context level diagrams, logical and physical decomposition; etc.
c. Select a team-based senior project that meets the above constraints; conceive of a preliminary design for that project; perform suitable proof-of-principle demonstrations.
d. Prepare and deliver the “White Paper,” the traditional document and oral presentation to begin a new engineering project.
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