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2022-2023 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

ECE 457 - Design Project I

Credits 3Satisfies University Studies requirement: Learning through Engagement
Lecture / 4 hours per week
Requirements: Prerequisite: Senior standing in ele egr or computer egr; for ele egr, two of the following three course sequences must be completed: ECE 311 and ECE 312; ECE 320 and ECE 321; ECE 335 and ECE 336; for computer engineering, three of the following four courses must be completed: ECE 311, ECE 368, ECE 369, ECE 388.
The goal of this course is to prepare the student to undertake and successfully complete the capstone design experience embodied in the subsequent course ECE 458 Design Project II. The objectives of this course include providing a firm basis in the methodology of planning and executing an engineering design project, exposing the student to real case studies involving engineering design, forming a design project group and developing group skills in executing design projects, preparing a design project plan, and having the student groups select a design project of appropriate complexity and their faculty advisor in preparation for the subsequent course ECE 458. Included in this course are major written report(s) and major oral presentation(s) as well as minor reports and presentations.