Team Design Project

Team Design Project
Culminating design experience based on skills learned in advanced technical courses. Students work in teams to plan, design, test, and demonstrate a major project.
 Hours4.0 Credit, 2.0 Lecture, 6.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesEC EN 340 & EC EN 380; selected 400-level EC En courses, depending on project.
 ProgramsContaining EC EN 490
Course Outcomes

Collaborative Thinking

Ability to define, understand, and participate in team decision making processes.

Record Keeping

Ability to produce and maintain the necessary control documents on a design team.

Team behavior

Ability to establish and follow ground rules governing team behavior.

Presentation Skills

Ability to give an oral presentation describing a technical design.


Ability to understand the expectations from other members on a team.


Ability to assign and accept leadership responsibilities on a team.

Team Dynamics

Ability to understand the different skill sets each team member brings to a team.


Ability to understand the expectations (regarding participation) of each team member.

Project Completion

Ability to complete a significant culminating design that draws upon the knowledge gained in prerequisite courses.

Public Speaking

Ability to give an oral presentation describing team progress during a design review.

Leadership Concepts

An understanding of the principles of leadership and project management.

Written Communication

Ability to produce a written report describing a technical design.

Problem Solving

Ability to take high level, customer requirements, identify from them the specifications a solution must meet, and formulate those specifications as an engineering problem.


Ability to maintain a team portfolio documenting the design process.

Design Standards

Ability to read, interpret, and use published design standards as a part of the design process.