Catalogue 2018 - 2019

EE 436 Project Research, Innovation and Development


2 cr.


Senior standing.

Course Description

This course is designed to enable students to learn about the product development process and apply it to their senior project. The students will learn about researching the problem being addressed, how to innovate and develop products, both, hardware and software. Students will learn about needs analysis, identifying business opportunities, assessing market potential. In the process, various aspects of entrepreneurship will also be addressed. In addition, students are guided in formulating a proposal for a Senior Design Project in preparation for project work in EE 440. Faculty and representatives from industry present ideas for Senior Design Projects and each student chooses a project, and develops and writes a project proposal with the supervision and guidance of a faculty advisor. The final project proposal will be presented to an expert panel of industry representatives and faculty. The assessment in this course is based on the submission of short papers on some of the issues discussed in presentations the project proposal write-up and presentation.

Two class hours.