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A Junior-level EE Projects Course with ABET Rubrics

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2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Seattle, Washington

Publication Date

June 14, 2015

Start Date

June 14, 2015

End Date

June 17, 2015





Conference Session

Electrical and Computer Engineering Problem-based and Active Learning

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Electrical and Computer

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26.59.1 - 26.59.8



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Dick Blandford University of Evansville

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Dick Blandford is the department chair of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the University of Evansville.

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Mark Earl Randall University of Evansville

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A Junior Level EE Projects Course with ABET RubricsAll electrical and computer engineering majors at the University of ___________ are required tocomplete EE 380, a 2-hour projects course at the end of the junior year, prior to enrolling in thesenior project sequence. This course requires that all students complete four open-endedprojects, one of which must be a team project. The team project is typically completed by all ofthe students in the class in teams of 2 or 3 students each. The remaining three projects must bedone on an individual basis and can be chosen from a list of projects in three different areas suchas electronics, linear systems, digital systems, electromagnetics, software, etc.EE 380 meets once a week in a session where the instructor provides guidance and coordinatesthe course. The instructor is also available in the lab at arranged times to provide one-on-oneassistance with a project.Students keep a notebook of their work on the projects and turn in a formal report documentingthe project. Students must also do a demonstration of the final project to the instructor. As it isstructured this course provides a mechanism to assess ABET outcomes b, d, e, and h. In thispaper, we present the logistics of the course, a sample of projects completed, and the courseassessment for ABET outcomes.

Blandford, D., & Randall, M. E. (2015, June), A Junior-level EE Projects Course with ABET Rubrics Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.23400

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