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ELEC95012 (EE2-PRJ) EEE2 Electronics Design Project


Lecturer(s): Dr Giordano Scarciotti

Aims

The Electronics Design Project provides students with an opportunity to explore subject areas beyond those covered in lectures. Students will explore the use of engineering and technology to solve a socioeconomic or environmental problem, either at a local or global scale.
The focus of the projects are defined by proposals submitted by the students, who will work in groups of between 6 and 8 members in order to provide solutions to the proposed problem. Projects are intended to be broad in nature and generally they should involve social, economic and political considerations in addition to technical aspects.
The deliverables for the project are the Proposals, an Interim Report, a Presentation / demonstration, a website and a Final Report.

Learning Outcomes

1. To develop an appreciation of the social, environmental, ethical, economic and commercial considerations affecting the exercise of engineering in practice.
2. To make connections between the different disciplines and modules covered in the 1st and 2nd Years of their degree.
3. To analyse complex problems, breaking them down into their constituent parts, distinguishing fact from hypothesis, cause from effect.
4. To identify and be able to understand different sources of information such as books, scientific journals, research papers and websites
5. To synthesise ideas and information gathered by different team members, and from a variety of sources, into a coherent and informative report or presentation.
6. To work effectively as part of a team

Syllabus

A call for outline proposals is launched at the start of autumn term. All students are expected to submit an outline proposal with a strong technical aspect that tackles a global or local socio-economic problem. Multi-author proposals are acceptable with a maximum of 3 authors.
A quality control procedure is in place to select the best proposals.
Groups are requested to acquire an academic supervisor.
Teams are encouraged, but not obliged, to work towards a demonstrator to show during their final presentation.
Presentations are friendly competitions for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize that will be offered by the department.
The winners will also have their work displayed on the EEE TV screen on level 2.
Can your team become the next “Equinox” or “Aurora” team?!
Assessment
Exam Duration: N/A
Coursework contribution: 100%

Term: Spring

Closed or Open Book (end of year exam): N/A

Coursework Requirement:
         Coursework only module

Oral Exam Required (as final assessment): N/A

Prerequisite module(s): None required

Course Homepage: bb.imperial.ac.uk

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