ECE 416 Senior Project II
January 30, 2014
Required for EE
Contact hours: Three 50-minute lectures per week OR two 75-minute lectures per week
Course Instructor or Coordinator: Various
Other supplementary material: N/A
2013-2014 University of Miami Academic Bulletin Description:
The capstone design course for Electrical Engineering majors. An electrical engineering system is designed, implemented and documented
Prerequisites: ECE 481
Specific outcomes of instruction: The student will be able to:
1. Integrate their knowledge in electrical engineering and project management to design, construct, and test a complex electrical engineering apparatus
2. Work with a team to design an electrical engineering apparatus
3. Write a written report and provide an oral presentation clearly documenting the design, construction, and testing of the apparatus
1. Supervised project design, development, and construction
2. Progress reports
3. Testing and final evaluation
4. Final presentations consisting of both oral reports and written reports
Student outcomes strongly addressed by the course:
(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering (4):
Students apply their knowledge in formulating, designing, constructing, and testing their project.
(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data (4):
Students will conduct experiments and examine the data in their pilot studies, and tests performed throughout the duration of the project
(c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability (4):
Students demonstrate this throughout the project duration
(d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams (4):
Students do their projects in teams
(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems (4):
Students solve engineering problems throughout the project experience.
(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility (4):
In conducting their project work, students must demonstrate their knowledge and practice of ethical behavior.
(g) an ability to communicate effectively (4):
Students provide interim status updates, and provide written and oral final reports.
(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context (4):
Students confront the various contexts of their project throughout the project duration, particularly at the initial stages.
(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning (4):
Students recognize that they will need to keep their skills sharp, and develop new knowledge and skills if they want to design new products in the future.
(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice (4):
Students must use a variety of engineering tools to complete their projects.