This course is designed to give students the
experience of tackling a realistic engineering problem. The intent is to
show how to put theoretical knowledge gained into practical use by
starting from a word description of a problem and proceeding through
various design phases to end up with a practical engineering solution. COE
faculty in their respective specialization areas offers various projects.
The project advisor guides the student in conducting feasibility study,
preparation of specifications, and the methodology for the design.
Detailed design and implementation of the project are carried out followed
by testing, debugging, and documentation. An oral presentation and a final
report are given at the end of the semester.
Prerequisite: Senior standing.
First Organizational Meeting:
The first meetings will be on the organization of Senior
Design Projects and project selection.
Project descriptions be posted on WebCT COE Senior Design Project
Work out carefully a complete project proposal including action for the entire semester.
The proposal should have sufficient details. You should clearly indicate your targets, and how you
will achieve them.
Make a careful study of the resources required for your project, e.g.
references, software, hardware components, boards, etc.
Regular Meetings and Attendance
All students are required to attend the
senior design scheduled meetings. The first meeting will give some guidelines on how to select and carry
out a senior design project. There will be regular meeting to discuss
You are required to submit bi-weekly progress reports during the term.
Final Project Report
A final project report should be submitted that comprehensively illustrate the
accomplished work in the project.
Each student will be scheduled to give a formal presentation of the
findings of his project.