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Senior Design Project Course Sequence Electrical And Computer Engineering

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1997 Annual Conference


Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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June 15, 1997

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June 15, 1997

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June 18, 1997



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2.354.1 - 2.354.5



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James A. Reising

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Session 1232

Senior Design Project Course Sequence Electrical and Computer Engineering

James A. Reising University of Evansville


This paper describes the senior design project course sequence at the University of Evansville. The two-semester sequence of courses (along with a non-credit seminar) serves as the capstone design course for electrical and computer engineering students. It combines a senior design project, practice in oral and written presentation of a design proposal and final report, and a discussion of professional ethics.

The non-credit seminar is usually taken in the spring of the junior year. Students select projects involving areas of current interest in engineering and make presentations preparatory for the engineering design project series.

The first semester of the two-semester course sequence is devoted to a discussion of ethics in professional practice and the preparation and presentation of an engineering design proposal. Students work with the course coordinator and a faculty project advisor to develop the proposal and preliminary conceptual design. They also practice oral presentation of their proposals.

The second semester of the two-semester course sequence is devoted to completion of the technical design, validation of the final design, and final presentation of the project results in written and oral form. The students work with the faculty project advisor and the industrial advisor (or problem originator).

In addition to projects sponsored by local industry and by the university, other types of projects involve the invention and patent process and preparation of a paper for submission at an undergraduate research conference.


The goals of the senior design project sequence are three:

1. To examine the concepts of professional responsibility and employer authority and to review the codes of ethics of several professional organizations 2. To study the various steps in the engineering design process and to complete a design project 3. To practice both oral and written communication skills by preparing an engineering design proposal and a final design report and by giving oral presentations of each.

Reising, J. A. (1997, June), Senior Design Project Course Sequence Electrical And Computer Engineering Paper presented at 1997 Annual Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 10.18260/1-2--6775

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