EE598.66/67: Capstone Senior Design I and II
Fall 2004 and Spring 2005
(This document is subject to change without prior notice. Please visit website before attend the class.)
6/2/2005: The scoreboard and final grades for robotics track is online [ click here].
5/24/2005: Per Prof. Ali Mohamed's request, the final presentation schedule has been updated with some small changes.
5/20/2005: The general lecture attendance record has been posted. Contact Prof. Xiao before May 26 if you find any mistakes.
5/20/2005: The final presentation schedule, the guideline for final report, final report sample and presentation sample have been posted below.
5/3/2005: This is a reminder that May 12 is the project demonstration/poster demonstration day. A example poster is listed below. The oral presentation is tentatively scheduled on May 26, starting at 2:00pm. If any one has schedule conflict, please send Prof. Xiao an e-mail.
4/11/2005: The guest speaker, Dr. Alan Doctor will give a talk on April 19 instead of April 12 due to the conflict of his schedule. Accordingly, the topic of the class on April 12 is "Review of Project Execution Plan". Students in each group need to discuss with their advisory professor about the project progress. No attendance will be recorded.
3/14/2005: Due to schedule change, Dr. Myron Wecker will give a talk on March 22. Accordingly, the topic of the class on March 15 is Technical Writing III: how to make oral presentation.
2/26/2005: We have invited two guest speakers, Dr. Myron Wecker, and Dr. Edward Camp to give talks on March 15, and April 5 respectively. The topics are: Structure and Operation of Large Companies, and Engineering Law. Please check the schedule.
2/22/2005: Our guest speaker, Dr. Alan Doctor had a heart surgery last week. He won't come back to CCNY for a couple of weeks. So the class schedule changed accordingly. Please check for the updated schedule below.
2/8/2005: All students are required to attend the general lectures on Tuesdays. The attendance will be recorded starting from the second week (week of Feb. 8). If you can not attend the class for any reasons, send Dr. Xiao an e-mail for approval to avoid ABS (absence) mark. For team activities on Thursdays, advisory professor is supposed to record the attendance of students in his group.
1//28/2005: The room for general lecture on Tuesdays. is BH-202
Professor David Crouse Professor Jizhong Xiao (coordinator, Spring'05) Professor Ali Mohamed
T-614, Steinman Hall T-534, Steinman Hall T-633, Steinman Hall
Phone: 212-650-5330 Phone: 212-650-7268 Phone: 212-650-6737/6730
Tue: 2:00-3:00pm, Thu.: 1:00-2:00pm Thu 12:00-2:00pm
This is a two semester capstone design course. The student is required to design and implement a solution to an engineering project. Topics include introduction to engineering design, identification of a problem, background research, social, environmental, ethical and economic considerations, intellectual property and patents and proposal writing, including methods of engineering analysis and theoretical modeling. A detailed concept and design proposal is completed during the first semester and the implementation phase may also begin. A functional physical prototype or computer model is completed and tested in the second semester. For the second semester, students are required to write a midterm progress report and an in depth engineering final report. They are also required to make an oral final presentation and demonstration to the faculty.
1.5 class hrs/wk and 3 design hrs/wk.; 3credit each semester for two consecutive semesters.
Senior Design I (EE598.66): Senior year students only, after EE Lab. III (EE323) is completed with a passing grade.
Senior Design II (EE598.67): EE598.66
Lecture Hour: Tue. 3:30-4:45pm, Room: BH-202
Project Group Meeting Time: Thu. 2:00-4:45pm; Room, T-628 (Robotics), T-xxx (Device) , T-501, Computer lab (Communication)
* Students are asked to follow the plan that they presented in the first semester.
* Modifications of the plan are permitted and should be reflected in the progress report due on March 15.
* Progress report shall include a description of the design project, modifications of the plan, progress made and millstones required to insure successful completion.
* Students should adapt their plan based on budget and availability of resources.
* Students are ultimately responsible for all aspects of the project (including the procurement and delivery of components).
* Project demonstration is scheduled on May 12.
* Final presentation is scheduled in the final exam week.
(Notice: attendance will be recorded for topics with * mark)Week and date Topics Comments
with advisory professorsThu (Feb. 24) Design Project Team Activities
For each group, send the report to your advisory professor. It count 10% of your final grade.Thu (Mar. 17) Design Project Team Activities
Guest Speaker: Dr. Myron Wecker, Deputy Director for Administration, CUNY Center of Advanced Technology on Photonics ApplicationsMeet at BH202, Guest speaker
Guest Speaker: Dr. Edward Camp, SoE Vice DeanMeet at BH202, Guest speaker
Workshop III: Entrepreneurial, Marketing High-Tech Products*
Guest Speaker: Allan Doctor, Director for Business Development, CUNY Center of Advanced Technology on Photonics ApplicationsMeet at BH202, Guest speaker
If you want to change the schedule, contact prof. Xiao before May 24.
Final Written Report and other documents due: May 27, Friday. Please hand in to your advisory professors.
In order to get the final grades, students must submit the following documents before the due date.
A) Progress Report (due date: March 15, 2005)
B) Self evaluation and peer review form, (due date: 5/27/2005 )
C) Technical Journal (lab report), (due date: 5/27/2005 )
D) Final report (both hard and soft copy), (due date: 5/27/2005 )
E) Power-point file of your oral presentation and poster file, (both hard and soft copy, including the pictures, videos), (due date: 5/27/2005 )
F) Program source code with good format (must include a program header describing the file name, functions, authors, version, etc.) or other design results (e.g., electrical circuit board, simulation result). (due date: 5/27/2005 )
For robotics design teams, besides the above documents, team leader or his/her designated representative must check the completeness against your lab contract, and return the Lego kits, sensor components to the instructor on or before May 27. Any missing part will cause grade deduction of all team members. The final grades of every team members will be put on hold until all the kits/components are returned.
Each team has $100 budget allotment. You can reimburse the expenses within the budget by handing in receipts to the instructor (if you placed order on-line, you must include a copy of your credit card statement showing that you have been charged for that amount). You have to pay from your own pocket the expense beyond the budget. Please leave the stuff (components, tapes, batteries, etc) you purchased using departmental budget to the instructor. You can keep the stuff purchased out of your own pocket.
Enjoy the Design !
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