Engineering 6806

Project Design Labs in Electrical/Computer Engineering

 

 


Teaching Assistants | Objectives | Project | Schedule | Lectures | Documents | Demonstrations | Evaluation | Project Teams


Instructors

 

Dr Ray Gosine

Dr Tariq Iqbal

Room:

C-CORE

EN-3062

E-mail:

rgosine@engr.mun.ca

tariq@engr.mun.ca

Phone:

737-8139

737-8934

 

Teaching Assistants

 

Mr Jamie King

 Mr Ray Pretty

Room:

C-CORE

C-CORE

E-mail:  

jamie@engr.mun.ca

rpretty@engr.mun.ca

Phone:

737-8374

737-8374

 

Course Objectives

The objective of this course is to provide the students with an opportunity to pursue a design project that covers three basic electrical and computer engineering areas: computer systems, power and control, and sensors and instrumentation. The project requires design teams to

  1. develop a strategy for solving a practical problem
  2. generate and evaluate system design variations to implement the strategy
  3. design, build and test sub-systems from each of the three basic electrical engineering areas
  4. integrate the sub-systems into a complete working system
  5. test the system performance in a competition between design teams
  6. plan and manage a small design project

The project is structured as a competition between teams of students. Each design team will be collectively responsible for the development of the solution strategy, the overall system design, the development of the subsystems, and the final system integration, testing and demonstration. Each team is also responsible for the allocation and management of the human resources necessary to execute the project. The course marks will be based on a series of written reports, the performance at review meetings during the project, demonstration of the components of a working system, and an end-of-term competition between the teams.

It is hoped that this approach to the design project, which requires the teams to consider the sub-system and system designs within the context of a more complex integrated application, will give students a realistic experience in engineering design and project management.

 

Schedule

Milestones

Date

Milestone

Sept. 7, 0900

Submission of Team lists (by e-mail to rgosine@engr.mun.ca)

Sept. 12

Project requirements review meeting

Sept. 19

Strategy/Design concepts review meeting

Sept. 26

Design review meeting

Oct. 1, 0900

Preliminary Design Document

Oct. 3

Design review meeting

Oct. 10

Design review meeting

Oct. 17

Design review meeting

Oct. 24

Component Demonstration

Oct. 29, 0900

Critical Design Document

Oct. 31

Project review meeting

Nov. 7

Component Demonstration

Nov. 14

System Demonstration

Nov. 21

Competition

Nov. 26, 0900

Final Report

Lectures

The following is a tentative schedule of lectures for the term. This is provided for information only, and is subject to change throughout the term. Attendance is mandatory for the lectures.

 

Day

Date

Topic

W

09.05

Introduction

Th

09.06

Motor control I

F

09.07

Motor control II

Tu

09.11

Interfacing I

Th

09.13

Interfacing II

F

09.14

Computer Vision I

Tu

09.18

Computer Vision II

Th

09.20

Serial Ports

F

09.21

System Design

Tu

09.25

Software Engineering

Th

09.27

Project Management

F

09.28

Guest lecture: Steve Dodd, Geo-Resources

Tu

10.09

Guest lecture: Emad Rizkalla, ZEDD COMM

Th

10.11

Guest lecture: Ken Butt, Lotek Marine

F

10.12

Guest lecture: Paul Hearn, CanPolar

Tu

10.16

Guest lecture: Tom Clift, MUN Faculty of Business

Th

10.18

Guest lecture: Tom Clift, MUN Faculty of Business

M

10.25

Guest lecture: Bob Richards, MUN Faculty of Business

 

Evaluation

Your mark for this course will be computed as follows:

 

Item

Value

Preliminary Design Document

15%

Critical Design Document

15%

Final Report

15%

Log book (individual)

10%

Review Meetings

15%

Demonstrations

15%

Competition

15%

 

 

Note: Penalty marks of 2% per day will be deducted from the final project mark for late reports and unsatisfactory log books, time sheets, live document packages, or project management plans.

 


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Last modified: Monday, July 23, 2001 by Ray Gosine