ET 4802 EMET Senior Design Project
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The proposal for a senior project shall be 2-3 pages (plus a title page) in length consisting of the following sections:
Project Title (A Better Mousetrap)
Course Name (ET 4802 Project Proposal)
Student Name (or team members if team project)
Introduce the problem to be solved by the project. Include any background
material necessary for understanding the problem. Reference any relevant
in this section. It is imperative that the scope of the project be placed
relative to the work of others – Literature Search.
Present the overall goals of the project. The goals must be measurable so that it
will be known when they have been achieved. There should be some interim
objectives that will be milestones in the schedule.
Proposed Plan of Action
List your initial plan on accomplishing the objectives, broken down into smaller
tasks. For team projects, identify clearly who is responsible for each task. Give a
tentative number of hours for each task. A detailed timetable should be
constructed for this purpose. Use Microsoft Project or other similar software
for this purpose. The timetable will also help the group or the individual to keep
track of time and resources.
Provide a schedule for completing the project with some milestones listed
between the start and end of a project, such as:
Design the device/circuit
Prototype system/board produced
List the items the project will produce to verify the objectives were met (report,
drawings, demonstrations, etc.)
Estimate the amount needed for supplies, prototype materials
Sources of funding
Any special equipment that may be required
Signature area for advisor, student
Week 1: Meet your instructor to discuss the project.
Week 2 & 3: Study the feasibility of the project and turn in a project proposal.
Week 4 - 13: Design and build the project.
Meet the instructor at least once a week to discuss the progress.
Week 14: Complete and present the project.
Submit the final report.