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Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

EE411: Design I for Electrical and Computer Engineers


This is the first semester of the two-semester capstone design sequence for electrical engineering majors and computer engineering majors (2-2-3). Prereq: 1/C standing [fall]

Course Objectives

Students shall be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Starting from an open problem statement, formulate design objectives and then engineering requirements.
  2. Generate and evaluate alternative solutions in order to select the best reasoned approach for solving a technical problem.
  3. Formulate a project plan, including the work breakdown structure and budget.
  4. Prepare a well-written project proposal that explains the project and lays the foundation for its pursuit.
  5. Begin the proposed project by prototyping, characterizing, modeling and/or simulating some portion of the final design.
  6. Properly record and report project work in a lab notebook.
  7. Apply ethical theory to analyze ethical problems related to engineering in order to arrive at the best solution.
  8. Function effectively in the professional engineering environment.

Course Information

Course Policy

Project Guidance


Course Coordinator

Prof. Samara Firebaugh

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

Carter Hall Rm 330

Telephone: (410) 293-6152

Fax: (410) 293-3493

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