CSE 181B Senior Design Project (2011-2012)

CSE 181B Senior Design Project

(Required for CSE.)
Catalog Data:

CSE 181B Senior Design Project (Credit Units: 3) Teaches problem definition, detailed design, integration and testability with teams of students specifying, designing, building, and testing complex systems. Lectures include engineering values, discussions, and ethical ramifications of engineering decisions. Corequisite: CSE135A/EECS 152A. Prerequisite: CSE104/Computer Science 143Aand CSE 181A. CSE 181A and CSE 181B and CSE 181CW must be taken in the same academic year. (Design units: 3)

Required Textbook:
Recommended Textbook:

Reference material for supplied project equipment.

Ian G. Harris and Pai Chou
Relationship to Student Outcomes
This course relates to Student Outcomes: CAC b, CAC c, CAC d, CAC f, CAC i, CAC j, CAC k, EAC b, EAC c, EAC d, EAC e, EAC g, EAC k.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:

1. Work as part of a multidisciplinary team to develop and integrate the components of a computer-based system. (CAC c, CAC d, CAC f, EAC c, EAC d, EAC e, EAC g)

2. Define a timeline for project development and report status on the team's progress. (CAC d, CAC i, CAC j, EAC b, EAC d, EAC e, EAC k)

3. Develop hardware or software to interface components and produce a functional system. (CAC b, CAC c, CAC j, CAC k, EAC c, EAC e, EAC k)

4. Test the functionality of the components and the system as a whole. (CAC d, CAC k, EAC b, EAC d, EAC k)

Prerequisites by Topic

Microcontroller programming

Lecture Topics:
  • Engineering lifecycle
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Detailed Design
  • Ilities (Manufacturability, testability, reliability, maintainability, supportability)
  • Engineering decision-making, ethics, and consequences
Class Schedule:

Meets for 1 hour of lecture, 1 hour of discussion and 3 hours of laboratory each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:

Determined by choice of components.

Laboratory Projects:

Proposed by student.

Professional Component

Contributes towards the Computer Science and Engineering major requirements for Engineering Topics courses.

Design Content Description

Emphasis is placed on planning, research, problem definitions and lectures that set the context for the projects while defining the common platform, and implementation of work using appropriate engineering standards.

Lectures: 10%
Laboratory Portion: 90%
Grading Criteria:
  • Project Progress: 30%
  • Project Documentation: 20%
  • Midterm: 25%
  • Final Exam: 25%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 3.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 3.0 credit units

September 26, 2011
Senate Approved:
June 15, 2007
Approved Effective:
2007 Fall Qtr