ECE 396 Senior Design I Fall 2013 Semester

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ECE 396 – Senior Design I Fall 2013 Semester Lecture 1 Introduction to Senior

ECE 396 – Senior Design I Fall 2013 Semester Lecture 1 Introduction to Senior Design

Instructor: Dr. Vahe Caliskan vahe@uic. edu http: //www. uic. edu/~vahe

Instructor: Dr. Vahe Caliskan [email protected] edu http: //www. uic. edu/~vahe

This course teaches: • • • Engineering design Project Teamwork Oral and written presentation

This course teaches: • • • Engineering design Project Teamwork Oral and written presentation skills Project Management Professional Awareness

The textbook: J. Eric Salt and Robert Rothery, Design for Electrical and Computer Engineers,

The textbook: J. Eric Salt and Robert Rothery, Design for Electrical and Computer Engineers, John Wiley & Sons, 2001, ISBN: 978 -0471391463. This text will be used as a reference. I will make the necessary material available on Blackboard.

ECE 396 “deliverables” • Final report presenting the paper design of a product that

ECE 396 “deliverables” • Final report presenting the paper design of a product that your group has come up with • Formal presentation of your design during 15 th or 16 th week

ECE 397 “deliverables” • Final report documenting the complete design effort, and a demonstration

ECE 397 “deliverables” • Final report documenting the complete design effort, and a demonstration of your product • Formal presentation of your design during 15 th or 16 th week • Participation in the Engineering EXPO

Lecture Topics • • The design process Public speaking Teamwork UIC resources Safety Project

Lecture Topics • • The design process Public speaking Teamwork UIC resources Safety Project management Documentation

Lecture Topics (cont’d) • • • Licensing Liability Industry standards, codes and regulations Intellectual

Lecture Topics (cont’d) • • • Licensing Liability Industry standards, codes and regulations Intellectual property Engineering ethics

Lecture Topics (cont’d) • • Reliability Modeling / simulation Prototyping Ergonomics, user interface Energy

Lecture Topics (cont’d) • • Reliability Modeling / simulation Prototyping Ergonomics, user interface Energy requirements Maintainability Manufacturability

Lecture Topics (cont’d) • • Redundancy UIC Senior Design EXPO Continuing education Research and

Lecture Topics (cont’d) • • Redundancy UIC Senior Design EXPO Continuing education Research and graduate studies Professional societies Specifications Mail-order part suppliers

Possible presentation topics a) b) c) d) e) f) ECE News Company profile New

Possible presentation topics a) b) c) d) e) f) ECE News Company profile New product overview Mini-design topic Tools of the trade Your group’s design topic

How I will rate your presentations • Content - was it interesting, accurate, with

How I will rate your presentations • Content - was it interesting, accurate, with references provided? • Clarity - were you clearly heard and understood by the class? • Appearance - was the presentation visually impressive?

General Presentation Guidelines – – – Use visual aids Have speaker’s notes Provide references

General Presentation Guidelines – – – Use visual aids Have speaker’s notes Provide references Keep it short and to the point Assume an ECE audience

Most importantly you need not feel nervous, because. . . – expectations are low

Most importantly you need not feel nervous, because. . . – expectations are low – consequences are insignificant – everyone must do it – practice is what you need – life is short

Common mistakes • • • Not facing the audience Not being heard by all

Common mistakes • • • Not facing the audience Not being heard by all Reading along with the audience Too much information per slide Excessive effects that serve no purpose

Considerations When Choosing a Design Project Topic • • • Does every member of

Considerations When Choosing a Design Project Topic • • • Does every member of your group find it interesting? Does it serve a useful purpose, address some need? Will it help expand your ECE knowledge and skills? Will it look good on your resume, help you find a job? Will every member of your group be able to meaningfully contribute in its design?

Considerations When Choosing a Design Project Topic • Is it feasible to accomplish with

Considerations When Choosing a Design Project Topic • Is it feasible to accomplish with the available resources? – – – – money time equipment information, expert help means of fabrication your technical competence development tools

Considerations When Choosing a Design Project Topic • Is it an ethical goal to

Considerations When Choosing a Design Project Topic • Is it an ethical goal to pursue? • Will it create any safety concerns? – danger to the user – danger to the environment • Will parts be available when you need them? • May its operation be simulated before the final product is completed?

ECE Design Project Categories (according to physical description) • stand-alone circuit • a circuit

ECE Design Project Categories (according to physical description) • stand-alone circuit • a circuit that interfaces with existing products • stand-alone circuit with software (embedded processor) • software only • an algorithm, fabrication method, IC layout, or other description of a process

ECE Design Project Categories (according to function) • • personal convenience communications test &

ECE Design Project Categories (according to function) • • personal convenience communications test & measurement educational aid engineering design tool aid to the disabled proof of concept demo

ECE Design Project Categories (according to function) • • • memory device signal or

ECE Design Project Categories (according to function) • • • memory device signal or data processor security, monitoring interface algorithm or process art

Take advantage of … • • breadboarding PC platform free samples, student discounts knowledge

Take advantage of … • • breadboarding PC platform free samples, student discounts knowledge from your hobby, job, expert sources available facilities existing products for parts existing products for ideas, solution methods development tools

Engineering involves … • applying the knowledge of science, technology, past experience • judgment

Engineering involves … • applying the knowledge of science, technology, past experience • judgment and creativity of design • solving society’s problems

Engineering Design involves … knowledge and creativity methodically applied to obtain a product /

Engineering Design involves … knowledge and creativity methodically applied to obtain a product / process meeting certain specifications to satisfy a need

Our text targets … • senior engineering students … • with the attitude that

Our text targets … • senior engineering students … • with the attitude that engineering design may be prescribed and taught … • to bridge the gap between the academic and real worlds and … • to be used later as a reference

An engineering design reality Good Fast Cheap (pick any two!)

An engineering design reality Good Fast Cheap (pick any two!)