(Required for CpE and EE.)
Catalog Data:

EECS 159B SENIOR DESIGN PROJECT II (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. Prerequisite: EECS 159A or CSE 181A . Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Computer Science and Engineering majors have first consideration for enrollment. EECS 159A-B-CW must be taken in the same academic year. (Design units: 3)

Required Textbook:
Recommended Textbook:
Pai Chou
Relationship to Student Outcomes
This course relates to Student Outcomes: EAC b, EAC c, EAC d, EAC e, EAC g, EAC h, EAC k.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:

1. Work as part of a multidisciplinary team to specify and design a computer-based system. (EAC c, EAC d, EAC e, EAC g)

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

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

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

5. Describe the impact of an engineering solution in a global, economic, environmental, and social content. (EAC h)

Prerequisites by Topic
Lecture Topics:


Class Schedule:

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

Computer Usage:

PSPICE, AUTOCAD, MATLAB, ADS available on either PC or UNIX.

Laboratory Projects:

As specified for individual projects.

Professional Component

This is part of the capstone design experience for seniors in the Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Computer Science and Engineering programs. Student enrolled in this course will use their cumulative knowledge gained from other courses to design their team projects.

Design Content Description

As specified for individual projects.

Lectures: 0%
Laboratory Portion: 100%
Grading Criteria:

Final course grade is based on performance in both EECS 159A and EECS 159B. Final cumulative grade for this 2-quarter sequence is given in EECS 159B. * Efficacy of design proposal and simulation results during first quarter (EECS159A): 20% * Simulation results (EECS159A): 20% * Testing/measurement of design (EECS159B): 50% * Final oral presentation (EECS159B): 10% * Total 100%

Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 0.0 credit units

April 6, 2016
Senate Approved:
December 3, 2014
Approved Effective:
2015 Fall Qtr