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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Electrical Engineering Technology (EET)

EET 420W Electrical Design Project (3) Design, construction, and testing of a project either selected by the students with approval or assigned by the instructor.

EET 420W Electrical Design Project (3)

This course is designed with the following goals and objectives:
1. The students will enter the course with a well-defined project proposal and a timeline for which the first task will be to write the specifications. Upon the specifications' approval, the student teams will begin designing and building the project.
2. Each student will maintain a laboratory notebook that documents the day-to-day activities of the project in a style that could be used for patent documentation.
3. Team members will provide short oral and written reports every week for the first five to six weeks, and then every two weeks until the end of the semester.
4. The students will incorporate engineering standards and constraints, i.e., consideration of economic, environmental, sustainability, manufacturability, ethical, safety, etc., in their project and final report.
5. A draft copy of the final report will be collected, critiqued, and returned to students with comments and suggestions for changes.
6. A final project oral report (20-25 minutes) will be given by the project team during the last week of the semester.
7. An extensive, well-written report describing the project that has been designed and built is the major outcome of the project course.

Grades for the course will be based on:
Weight Factor
a. Written specifications for the project
b. General conduct in the laboratory including lab notebook
c. Oral and written progress reports including question-and-answer sessions
d. Final oral and written reports including question-and-answer sessions

This course is a required course in the Electrical Engineering Technology BS curriculum and is intended to be taken by seniors as the capstone course of the major. As such, the course integrates materials from many of the undergraduate electrical courses in addition to related math, engineering technology, and science courses. This course should be taken during the last semester (prior to graduation).


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: EET 312, EET 331, EET 419, ENGL 202C

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.