EECS 189B Electrical Engineering Senior Design Project II (2017-2018)

EECS 189B Electrical Engineering Senior Design Project II

(Required for EE.)
Catalog Data:

EECS 189B Electrical Engineering Senior Design Project II (Credit Units: 2) Design projects for seniors in the Electrical Engineering program. Each project is supervised by a faculty member. Prerequisite: EECS189A. Electrical Engineering majors only. (Design units: 2)

Required Textbook:
Recommended Textbook:
A. Lee Swindlehurst
Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:

1. Identify a problem and formulate a strategy to solve it in a systematic fashion with given constraints of time, budget and other resources

2. Generate necessary project reports such as project proposal, project time-line, design reports, final reports, etc.

3. Make necessary presentations for critical review of their work.

4. Design, build, and test a system or subsystem to meet given specifications.

5. Apply the skills they have learned in other courses as well as use modern analysis and design tools in the design of systems and subsystems.

6. Work in teams and subgroups.

7. Consider the economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety impact of their final product, as well as study its manufacturability, and sustainability.

8. Demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.

9. Demonstrate recognition of the importance of life-long learning.

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Understanding of topics in microelectronics, including device characteristics, simple analog and digital subcircuits, and large-scale multi-transistor analog and mixed-signal electronic systems.
  • Understanding of mathematical foundations of discrete-time and continuous-time signals and systems.
  • Understanding of basic engineering electromagnetics, including electromagnetic fields, Maxwell’s equations, and plane wave propagation, reflection, & transmission.
Lecture Topics:


Class Schedule:

Meets for 1 hour of lecture, 1 hour of discussion and 6 hours of laboratory each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:

PSPICE, AUTOCAD, MATLAB, Labview (if applicable), 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 program. Student enrolled in this course will use their cumulative knowledge gained from other Electrical Engineering courses to design their team projects.

Design Content Description

As specified for individual projects.

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

In-Progress grading. Final course grade is based on performance in both EECS189A and EECS189B. Final cumulative grade for this 2-quarter sequence is given in EECS189B.

  • Efficacy of design proposal and simulation results during first quarter (EECS189A): 20%
  • Simulation results (EECS189A): 20%
  • Testing/measurement of design (EECS189B) 50%
  • Final oral presentation(EECS189B) 10%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 2.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 2.0 credit units

February 22, 2017
Senate Approved:
January 8, 2013
Approved Effective:
2013 Fall Qtr