|Instructors:||Dr. R. Venkatesan||Mr. R. Collett|
|Office Hours:||Tu 13:30-15:30 or by appointment, EN-4015||by appointment|
|Lecture/lab slot:||Tu 1400-1645 EN2048 (other rooms will be arranged for lectures)|
Engineering design integrates mathematics, natural sciences, engineering sciences, and complementary studies in order to develop elements, systems, and processes to meet specific needs. It is a creative, iterative, and open-ended process, subject to constraints which may be governed by standards or legislation to varying degrees depending on the discipline. These constraints may also relate to economic, health, safety, environmental, societal, or other interdisciplinary factors.[CEAB Accreditation Criteria and Procedures 2008, www.engineerscanada.ca]
Engineering 7803/4 is the first part of a pair of courses, continued in 8853/4, during which students will complete their senior design project. These courses together provide a significant design experience based on the knowledge and skills acquired in earlier in the program, and give students an involvement in team work and project management.
Project proposals are invited from faculty, students and industrial clients and may be submitted to R. Venkatesan or Rob Collett using the proposal template document. Projects must involve a significant design experience suitably scoped for a team of three to five students working at a level of one regular course (approximately 10 hours per week) over two academic semesters. Some work may also be completed over the intervening work term. Clients need not be technical experts but must be prepared to interact with student teams as needed to ensure that the project requirements are understood and to give feedback on design outcomes. Clients will be asked to participate in the project review presentations at the end of the Spring semester (late July) and the final project presentations at the end of the Winter semester (late March). Students may propose their own project, but must include with the proposal an additional one page description of the motivation and technical background sufficient for the course coordinators to assess the appropriateness of the scope and technical challenge.
The list of available projects is posted here. Project teams are managed through Desire2Learn.
|May 2||EN-4002||2 pm||Robert Collett & R. Venkatesan||Introduction and Report Tips|
|May 17||EN-1000||2 pm||Chip Clark||Project Management|
|May 24||EN-4002||3 pm||Amy Hsiao||Entrepreneurship|
|May 31||EN-4002||2 pm||Bill Morrissey||Communication|
|June 14||EN-4002||2 pm||Ed Brown||Patents, Copyright and IP|
Handouts for the lectures are available through Desire2Learn.
|Friday, May 18||Project Selection||-|
|Monday, May 30||Project Description||10%|
|Week of June 27||Midterm Progress Meeting||5%|
|Monday, July 18||Preliminary Design and Implementation Report||55%|
|Week of July 25-29||Project Review||25%|
Assignment of individual students to particular projects is the purview of the course instructors. The following process will be followed:
The Project Description shall be a preliminary report complied by each project team. As a guideline, it is recommended that the document include the following sections:
The Midterm Progress Meeting shall involve a 20 minute discussion of project progress with course coordinators near the halfway point of the term.
The Preliminary Design and Implementation Report shall be a comprehensive report compiled by each project team. As a guideline, it is recommended that the document include the following sections:
The Project Review shall involve a formal presentation of all project progress to date before a panel consisting of:
An engineering logbook represents a formal record of an individual's work and may serve as a helpful reference for any technical undertaking. As part of the senior design project, each student shall maintain a logbook to be used in both Term 7 and Term 8. Logbooks will be evaluated on an on-going basis and may be reviewed at any time by an instructor/TA/supervisor or client. Logbooks may include any information relevant to the project, for example
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