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Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

Spring AY15 Syllabus

All Readings from: Design for Electrical and Computer Engineers, by Ford & Coulston

Week Topic Reading (assignments due Monday) Project Assignments

1

7 Jan - 9 Jan

Course Introduction; Design Process Overview; Lab Station Assignments Chapt. 1

2

12 Jan - 16 Jan

Translating Customer's Needs to Engineering Characteristics (HoQ supplement, HOQ Example, Quad Chart Example)

Chapt. 2-3, App. B

Reading Assign. 1

Trident Proposal/ Project Selection Due Monday

3

20 Jan - 23 Jan 

Presentation Skills

Chapt. 12

Reading Assign. 2

Trident Practice Presentation

4

26 Jan - 30 Jan

Project Proposal Presentations

Presentation Schedule

--- Project Proposal Presentations

5

2 Feb - 6 Feb

Concept Generation and Evaluation

Chapt. 4

Reading Assign. 3

Project Proposal Due Friday

6

9 Feb - 13 Feb

Streetfighting Math supplement Bowman Proposals Due

7

17 Feb - 20 Feb

Functional Decomposition & Behavior Models

Chapt. 5-6

Reading Assign. 4

8

23 Feb - 27 Feb

Prototyping Techniques & Testing

Chapt. 7

Reading Assign 5

9

2 Mar - 6 Mar

Preliminary Design Presentations

Presentation Schedule

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Preliminary Design Presentations

10

9 Mar - 13 Mar

Project Management

Chapt. 10

Reading Assign 6

Preliminary Design Proposal Due
SPRING BREAK

11

23 Mar - 27 Mar

Technical Writing (Peer Proposal Review) ---

12

30 Mar - 3 Apr

Engineering Ethics

Chapt. 11

Reading Assign. 7

13

6 Apr - 10 Apr

No Lecture    

14

13 Apr - 17 Apr

No Lecture

15

10 Apr - 24 Apr

Trident and Capstone Conference Week

Detail Design Presentations (Schedule, Rubric)

16

27 Apr - 29 Apr

Detail Design Presentations (Schedule, Rubric)

Capstone Concept Exam

Detail Design Reports Due

End of Term Status Memo

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