The ECE 4600 Group Design Project is normally taken in the final year of the program. The project work constitutes a significant design experience based on the knowledge and skills acquired throughout their undergraduate program and gives students an exposure to the concepts of engineering design in a team environment. Students are required to demonstrate, within a fixed time period, the ability to organize, conduct and report on an original study of an electrical/computer-engineering project.
|September 11, 2020||First Class Meeting|
|September 25, 2020||Groups to be finalized|
|October 2, 2020||Project Proposal: Oral presentations|
|October 9, 2020||Written Project Proposal Submission|
|November 20, 2020||Design Review #2 presentations/submission|
|January 22, 2021||Design Review #3 presentations/submission|
|February 12, 2021||Design Review #4 presentations/submission|
|March 19, 2021||Project Report and Summary submission|
|April 9, 2021||Group Design Project Presentation Day|
Each ECE 4600 Project must have:
1. A group of 4-6 students
2. A project that has been agreed up on by the group and their advisor
3. An academic advisor who is a faculty member from within ECE
- The minimum group size is mandated by the Faculty of Engineering. All students in the group must have completed the pre-requisite courses for registration in ECE 4600.
- Some projects will have, in addition, an "end user" or "client" whose involvement/encouragement will complement the academic role of the advisor. For example, projects to be generated through academic collaborations with other departments/disciplines and/or student groups such as UMSATS and SAE might lend themselves to this.
- Projects proposed for 2020/2021 will be listed on UM Learn once registration has been completed. This list is not exhaustive, in past years many projects have been developed through the initiative of students both as individuals and groups. Such ideas are welcome but must be discussed thoroughly with a potential advisor and/or the course instructors to ensure that they are suitable for ECE 4600. The goal is to offer the opportunity and flexibility at the project generation stage, mindful of the need to define a reasonable scope.
Watch for a notification indicating that you can submit your group/project for approval (within UM Learn at the beginning of Fall term). All projects must be verified as having sufficient Electrical/Computer engineering technical content before they will be approved for commencement in Fall 2020.
Co-ordinator: Dr. Derek Oliver
Engineer-in-Residence: James Dietrich
Technical Communication Specialist: Aidan Topping
Office Hours: by appointment
Course notices and all current information can be found in the UM Learn course page.
Do not include your student number in any report (proposal, progress report, final report, and poster) that you submit electronically.