ENGR 4196: Senior Design Project I

Joseph Picone
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Temple University

office: EA 712
email: picone@temple
phone: 215-204-4841 (ofc), 662-312-4209 (cell)
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Senior Design Project I is the first course in a two-semester sequence that constitutes the capstone design experience for undergraduate engineers. In the ABET handbook on accrediting engineering programs, it states: Your design project is expected to address as many of these issues as possible. In this portion of the course, students will be expected to identify a team project, and complete the proposal stage of the project. The course will culminate with a presentation of the proposed project to a design review committee and a detailed design document that clearly documents all aspects of the design process.

Projects are encouraged to be multidisciplinary, one of the things that makes our program at Temple somewhat unique. Teams will be expected to consist of engineers from all disciplines, and projects ideally will have components from all disciplines as well.

Course Learning Objectives (CLO): Please refer to the common program outcomes for the College to understand the PO designations below.
  1. Understand how to form and manage effective teams (POs D, G)

  2. Understand how to propose, analyze, manage and execute a successful project (POs E, K)

  3. Explain the motivation for using standards (POs H, J)

  4. Classify the cost components in a design and project a realistic price to the customer (POs C, K)

  5. Optimize a design for sustainability (POs H, J)

  6. Present a professional presentation with strong technical content and audience interaction (POs G, K)

  7. Interact efficiently and effectively with faculty advisor (PO F)

  8. Formulate a defensible design approach (POs C, E, K)

  9. Create an objective, testable design specification (POs C, K)

  10. Create and follow a test plan leading to a functional design (POs C, K)

  11. Write a professional project report (PO G)

  12. Create a professional team Web site (PO G, K)

  13. Apply entrepreneurial thinking in the context of a design project (PO H)
Questions or comments about the material presented here can be directed to picone@temple.edu.