Class Schedule

Date Class Project Due in Class
Week 1:  01/13

Introduction to Senior Design I

  • Identify learning goals for ECEN4013. 
  • Discuss Certifications
  • Set up teams
  • Review of course syllabus
  • What is Design?

Thursday:

  • Engineering Design Process: Read Chapter 1 of your textbook . 
  • Project Selection and Needs: Read Chapter 2 of your textbook
   
Week 2:  1/20
Monday is University Holiday

Electronic CAD I:  MultiSim

Tuesday:

    Project Requirements & Constraints

    Today's class focuses on determining the endpoints of a project and introduces you to constraints on design. Read Chapter 3 of your textbook.

    Project Management

    Critical to any design project is a person or group who maintains a holistic view and balances time, resources, and people. 

Thursday:

    Choose Project Manager and Lead Engineer (Tuesday)

Tuesday:

D2L Quizzes, Engineering Tradeoff Matrix and Project WBS





Thursday:

Multisim assignment due, D2L Quiz, and Project Level 1 Functional Block Diagram  

Week 3: 1/27

Electronic CAD II:  Ultiboard

Do CAD I & II assignments with Altium

  • Team Contract Due
  • Certification 1 Due (Thursday)
  • Peer Evaluations (Thursday)
Ultiboard assignment due
Week 4:  2/3
  • Preliminary Block Diagram Due (Tuesday)
  • Certification 2 Due (Thursday)
Altium Assignment Due
Week 5:  2/10

Block Diagram Presentation

(this is a team milestone, nothing is due individually)

  • Block Diagram Due (Tuesday)
  • Certification 3 and Team Testing Practical Due (Thursday)
AutoCAD assignment due
Week 6:  2/17

Research

Research is one of factors that distinguishes novice engineers (who don't do research) from expert designers (who do a LOT of research).  This weeks assignment is to learn about research in  a general sense to meet the research goals of your team's design project.

D2L Quiz and References assignment
Week 7:  2/24
  • Research Due (Thursday)
None
Week 8:  3/3

Teamwork

Any realistic engineering design project is done as part of a team.  How can you function well on a team yet still maintain your identity?  What are characteristics of people who don't work well on teams?

  • Peer Evaluation (Wednesday)
D2L Quiz and Case study answer
Week 9:  3/10

Block Diagram Test

Bring pencils or pens of at least three colors with you. You must be able to draw in black, blue, and some other color

  BRING A PENCIL, A PEN, AND A HIGHLIGHTER FOR THE TEST
Week :  3/17

Spring Break

 
Week 10:  3/24
  • Prototyping Due (Tuesday)
  • Barebones PCB Order (Thursday)
Week 11:  3/31

Capstone Design

After this class you will undertake a project on your own, without the timeline and structure of DoES.  What are the experiences of other students?

  • Peer Evaluations (Wednesday)
Write out three questions for Design 2 students
Week 12:  4/7

System Reliability

This weeks reading covers some basic probability on how long electronic devices can be expected to last

  • Integration Phase 1 Due (Tuesday)
  • Pro PCB Order (Thursday)
D2L Quiz
Week 13:  4/14

Testing

A key part of the design cycle is testing your design to see if it meets your expectation and your customer's requirements.

  • Peer Evaluation(Wednesday)
D2L Quiz
Week 14:  4/21

Engineers and Intellectual Property

A large part of your career will be spent generating new ideas.  How much are they worth and who owns your ideas?

D2L Quiz
Week 15:  4/28
Dead Week

Final Demonstration- Design Day

  • Project Due (Tuesday)
  • Project Report (Friday)
  • Peer Evaluations (Friday)
 
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Guide to Certifications

Acknowledgements