This course serves as the culmination of the technology program in which students apply the skills and competencies acquired throughout their studies in the realization of a major, working project. The project may focus on hardware, software, or both, and will typically be related to solving a practical application problem.
Students work in small teams and are introduced early in the course to project management principles and practices which are then applied to guide project planning and execution. Project implementation may involve the use of high-level programming languages, design and construction of discrete-level analog and/or digital circuits, production of Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs), circuit construction and housing/packaging, programming and deployment of microcontroller systems, circuit and/or system simulation, data acquisition and control, device interfacing, motor and AC mains-powered device control, etc. Students apply and refine their skills in researching, parts/device selection and procurement, cost analysis, circuit/system design, testing and trouble-shooting, and time management.
The course concludes with a formal presentation of the completed project and delivery of a written technical report. Students emerge from this challenging process with a new confidence in their abilities and a deeper practical understanding of technology and all that they have learned.
One subject credit in the Computer Engineering Technology program.
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:1. Describe the main elements of project management practice, how they apply over the entire life-cycle of the project and how they help to ensure project success.
2. Apply project management principles directly in the planning, execution, monitoring, control and closing of a communications technology project
3. Critically analyze project goals and make compromises amongst competing constraints of scope, cost, time and quality.
4. Demonstrate a working project which satisfies requirements specified in scope statement.
5. Deliver a professional technical presentation.
6. Prepare a technical project report.
7. Complete all project requirements within the specified timeframe.
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Last Updated: Sep 1, 2010
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