M 01:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Basic computer skills, MATLAB, MS Excel, hand calculator.
At the end of the semester, by a date specified by the instructor, each group will submit a final report containing the information specified in the guidelines handout distributed by the instructor. The group will also give an oral presentation to an audience composed of the instructor, the faculty, students, and possibly members from the industry. The oral presentation will also be graded by the faculty. The group as a whole and each member will receive scores for their performance.
These score will be used to compute the final grade for each student.
At the end of the semester each group will submit a prototype of the design and test it in front of an audience.
At the end of the semester each group will submit a poster illustrating the project. The poster must be at least 36 in. by 36 in. in size and must be done professionally.
At the end of the semester each group member will be asked to grade his/her peer based on his/her performance during the design process. This grade will be used to determine the final grade of each student in the group.
The attitude of each member of the group is going to be assessed throughout the semester by the instructor. This will be based on absenteeism, time on task, willingness to work, presentation, attitude toward instructor and toward other group members, and more.
Course grades are based on the following items, with the relative weighting shown:
Weekly Progress Report and log book: 10%
Working Design Prototype: 25%
Final Design Report: 20%
Final Oral Presentation: 20%
Design Poster: 10%
Peer Evaluation: 5%
The scale below will be used to assign final course grades:
Value of X (in %) 90-100 80-89 70-79 60-69 <60
Letter Grade A B C D F
All submissions are in print format
No late paper is accepted
This course consists of a one- hour lecture and four-hour design laboratory sessions per week. The lecture session will be spent meeting with the design groups to discuss progress made in the assigned projects, difficulties, needs, issues, etc. The rest of the time will be spent by the groups working on their projects under the supervision of the instructor and/or the technician.
Each group member is responsible for keeping a log book containing a list of all activities performed by the member. These log books will be used by the group to draft a single weekly progress report which is reviewed by the instructor. The weekly progress report must be in the form of a memorandum containing a list of activities planned, activities completed, activities not completed, activities scheduled for the following week, and a 1-2 page narrative of the progress made by the group and any issue it may have encountered during the design process. These weekly progress reports will be reviewed and kept by the instructor to keep track of the efforts made by each member of the group toward the success of the project.