GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY
VOLGENAU SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
ECE492 and ECE/RS493
SENIOR ADVANCED DESIGN PROJECT
Instructor: Dr. Peter W. Pachowicz
Office Hours: Wednesdays 1-2:30pm
Engineering Bldg., Rm. 3240
Urgent note to students planning to take ECE492 next semester:
You need to enroll in ECE447 as early as possible. Most senior design projects (including EE projects) require knowledge and practice of microcontrollers. MSP430 is covered by ECE447. If you need Microchip PIC24, you have to learn it on your own (contact me for advice).
Course Catalog Description:
Conception of senior design project and determination of feasibility of proposed project. Work includes developing preliminary design and implementation plan. Students planning to use microcontroller technology in their project should enroll in ECE 447 before taking ECE 493.
Implementation of project for which preliminary work was done in ECE 492. Project includes designing and constructing hardware, writing required software, conducting experiments or studies, and testing complete system. Requires oral and written reports during project and at completion.
Research and Scholarship (RS) Intensive course designation:
ECE493 is designated as RS intensive course, which means that students are given the opportunity to actively participate in the process of scholarship and will make a significant contribution to the creation of a disciplinary-appropriate product.
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Fabrication Guidelines (for in-lab fabrication equipment):