CSE499A/EEE499A/ETE499A – Senior Design I

Code and Name CSE499A/EEE499A/ETE499A Senior Design I
Type Required, Engineering, Lab
Credit Hours 1.5
Pre-requisites Completion of at least 100 credit hours including all the major core courses, math and science courses, Ethics, Language and Communication related courses.

Course Summary: This is a senior level course, after a student has completed all the required major core courses, core math, and core science courses. This “capstone design course” involves multidisciplinary teams of students who build and test custom designed systems, components or engineering processes. Design projects selected from problems submitted by the students, faculty and local industry; Industry projects are given preference as they are best suited for meeting the course objectives; Instructional phase includes (not limited to): communications, report writing, visual aids, design process (requirements/specifications/objections, synthesis/analysis, design evaluation, implementation, maintainability, manufacturability, economic and social influences etc.), proposal preparation, estimating, project management and scheduling, contracts etc.; Performance phase includes (not limited to): design team formation and organization,  design proposals, implementation of design process, project scheduling and management, design reviews, design simulation and testing, preparation of documentation, drawings, specifications, etc., written and oral presentation of completed projects.

Course Objectives: The objective of this course are to

  1. identify an engineering and/or computing problem, build appropriate strategy to solve the problem in a systematic way with given constraints of resources, budget, time etc.
  2. design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints
  3. use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
  4. identify the usability, manufacturability, and sustainability of a system/subsystem that is going to be developed under the project
  5. create an environment to work effectively in a group on multidisciplinary project to accomplish a common goal
  6. identify and validate the impact of economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety considerations and constraints in the project development phases.
  7. demonstrate engineering/computing project development phases through various written reports such as project proposal, time-line chart, requirement analysis report, design reports, final reports, etc.
  8. demonstrate an understanding of ethical and professional responsibility in a project development phases