Engineering students complete a major design project by taking a required two semester course sequence during their senior year. This is a course sequence where students apply the knowledge and skills gained in the curriculum to a large-scale, team-oriented design project.
The design project reflects a balanced view of hardware/software trade-offs, requiring the use of good design methodology and consideration of non-technical aspects, such as design process, cost, safety, and reliability.
All senior design projects must be performed as teams. No individual projects will be permitted. Each project is advised by one faculty member from the relevant discipline The minimum size of any team is two. The size and composition of the team should properly match the nature and complexity of the project. It is strongly discouraged to have a team with more than five students.
There is an overall course coordinator and each team is supervised by a faculty member. Multidisciplinary projects may include students from at least two engineering programs, or can include students and advisors from other programs, e.g. computer science, physics, electrical and computer engineering technology
(*) Starting Fall 2015 ECE 405 and ECE 406 will be under the jurisdiction of the new Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The new guidelines about these two courses will be explained during the orientation sessions to be held mid April 2015.