This course emphasizes project design, planning, and manufacturing issues. Topics include planning and budgeting; design for manufacturability; safety in the design; fabrication techniques; testing for safety and reliability; and quality control. The student gets a small electrical/electromechanical design on which to apply the lecture material then selects and begins planning a major team-oriented project with major software and electrical components that's completed in ELT 4702.
1 hour of lecture, 3 hours of lab per week
[Course fee: $250]