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Course number and title: EE184D Independent Group Project Design
Credits: 4
Instructor(s)-in-charge: M. Briggs (briggs@ee.ucla.edu)
Course type: Design
Required or Elective: Elective
Course Schedule:
Dicussion: 2 hrs/week
Lab: 10 hrs/week
Outside Study: 4 hrs/week
Office Hours: 2 hrs/week
 
Course Assessment:
Labs: several labs
Project Reports: 1 project report
Design: 1 design
 
Grading Policy: Typically, 20% homework, 30% midterm, 50% design
Course Prerequisites: EEM16, EE110, EE110L
Catalog Description: Course centered on group project that runs year long to give students intensive experience on hardware design, microcontroller programming, and project coordination. Several projects based on autonomous robots that traverse small mazes and courses are offered yearly and target regional competitions. Students may submit proposals that are evaluated and approved by faculty members. Topics include sensing circuits and amplifier-based design, microcontroller programming, feedback control, actuation, and motor control.  
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Topics covered in the course and level of coverage:
Hardware design 8 hrs.
Microcontroller programming 8 hrs.
Autonomous robots 8 hrs.
Sensing circuits and amplifier-based design 8 hrs.
Feedback control, actuation, and motor control 8 hrs.
Course objectives and their relation to the Program Educational Objectives:  
Contribution of the course to the Professional Component:
Engineering Topics: 0 %
General Education: 0 %
Mathematics & Basic Sciences: 0 %
Expected level of proficiency from students entering the course:
Mathematics: Strong
Physics: Average
Chemistry: Not Applicable
Technical writing: Strong
Computer Programming: Strong
Material available to students and department at end of course:
  Available to
students
Available to
department
Available to
instructor
Available to
TA(s)
Course Objectives and Outcomes Form: X X X X
Lecture notes, homework assignments, and solutions: X X X X
Samples of lab reports from 2 students: X X X X
Samples of exam solutions from 2 students: X X X X
Course performance form from student surveys: X X X X
Will this course involve computer assignments? NO Will this course have TA(s) when it is offered? NO

  Level of contribution of course to Program Outcomes
(b) Strong  
(c) Strong  
(d) Strong  
(e) Strong  
(g) Strong  
(k) Strong  
Strong: (b) (c) (d) (e) (g) (k)

:: Upon completion of this course, students will have had an opportunity to learn about the following ::
  Specific Course Outcomes Program Outcomes
1. Hardware design b c d e k
2. Microcontroller programming b c d e k
3. Autonomous robots b c d e k
4. Sensing circuits and amplifier-based design b c d e k
5. Feedback control, actuation, and motor control b c d e k
6. Project presentation and submission of a written report d g k

  Program outcomes and how they are covered by the specific course outcomes
(b)   Hardware design  
  Microcontroller programming  
  Autonomous robots  
  Sensing circuits and amplifier-based design  
  Feedback control, actuation, and motor control  
(c)   Hardware design  
  Microcontroller programming  
  Autonomous robots  
  Sensing circuits and amplifier-based design  
  Feedback control, actuation, and motor control  
(d)   Hardware design  
  Microcontroller programming  
  Autonomous robots  
  Sensing circuits and amplifier-based design  
  Feedback control, actuation, and motor control  
  Project presentation and submission of a written report  
(e)   Hardware design  
  Microcontroller programming  
  Autonomous robots  
  Sensing circuits and amplifier-based design  
  Feedback control, actuation, and motor control  
(g)   Project presentation and submission of a written report  
(k)   Hardware design  
  Microcontroller programming  
  Autonomous robots  
  Sensing circuits and amplifier-based design  
  Feedback control, actuation, and motor control  
  Project presentation and submission of a written report  

:: Last modified: September 2011 by C. Chiuco ::

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