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Team Building As The Focus In A Course On Electronic Project Engineering

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1998 Annual Conference


Seattle, Washington

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June 28, 1998

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June 28, 1998

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July 1, 1998



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3.540.1 - 3.540.12



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J.P. Agrawal

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Omer Farook

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Chandra R. Sekhar

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Senior Design Project is the capstone course in the Bachelor degree program of Electrical Engineering Technology. The primary focus of the course is on the planning and the execution of a demonstrable project. There is very little time to learn and practice the principles of sound project engineering and management. A course to address these needs is being felt for quite some time in the technology program. An effort is made1 in this direction but no experiences have been reported. However, in addition to above issues, we should also consider that most of the real-life projects in the industry are executed by a team rather than a single individual. Hence team building and team dynamics become an overwhelming issue in project execution. This paper presents a new course EET 397, Electronic Project Engineering, which is designed to teach project engineering techniques with a focus on team-building. The students in this course actually practice the learned techniques through executing an electronic project.

This paper presents the teaching methodology of the proposed course. The course is comprised of three components: (1) introduction of the principles and concepts of project planning and engineering, (2) the execution of a demonstrable project that utilizes the well tried project management techniques and (3) the critical evaluation of the project and the techniques. The first component is delivered through regular lectures. The second component involves interactive laboratory sessions. The third component is the most important component. The evaluation is a continuous in the form of regular oral reports, written progress reports and maintaining a log book entries by each student in the class.


EET 397 ELECTRONIC PROJECT ENGINEERING Catalog Data: Introduction to electronic project engineering principles and techniques. Topics include technical feasibility studies, project specification, scheduling, testing, validation and cost estimating. Focus is on team work. These principles and techniques are emphasized through the design and execution of an electronic project.

Agrawal, J., & Farook, O., & Sekhar, C. R. (1998, June), Team Building As The Focus In A Course On Electronic Project Engineering Paper presented at 1998 Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/1-2--7461

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