Electrical and Computer Engineering

Capstone Design 1

Capstone Design 1
First semester of a two-semester design experience from conception to manufacturing planning and prototype. Product development process. Economic and manufacturing considerations. Intellectual property agreement required.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 2.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesEC EN 390 & STAT 201; Senior standing (fewer than 30 hours remaining in the program) in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or related disciplines with instructor's consent.
 NoteEC En 475 and 476 must be taken in consecutive fall and winter semesters.
 ProgramsContaining EC EN 475
Course Outcomes: 

Six Stages of Product Development

Understand the six stages of development through which designs evolve.

Design Evolution

Understand how the requirements, tests, and design evolve through each stage of development.

Network of Design Activities

Understand how a design network is used to cause the product information to evolve, and how the map can be customized for specific development projects.

Design Desirability and Transferability

Understand how artifact checks, performance testing, and validation testing are used to ensure the desirability and transferability of the design at each stage of development.

Skills in Product Development, Reporting and Presentation

Develop skills in project planning, idea generation, prototyping, developing engineering models, and conveying information both in writing and orally.

Organizational Policies

Understand how to work within organizational policies to accomplish important goals.

Project Teamwork

Demonstrate the ability to use effective team processes, communication, and conflict resolution skills to enhance team synergy, provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.

Analysis and Communication

As a part of a team, use a real-world problem solving process to develop, solve, and explore appropriate engineering models for your project, and effectively communicate the results of this analysis.

Project Deliverables

Apply the understanding and skills from other outcomes while working with a project sponsor in a team setting to produce desirable and transferable product information through designing, building, and testing, while considering public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.