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SDP Procedure

 

 

The Senior Design Project (SDP) course also gives students an opportunity to take on a large challenging project similar to the ones they will have once they are employed. SDP represents an independent study under the supervision of a Mentor.

 

Every student will, with a help and guidance from his (her) mentor, do a research on exploring and defining a potential study area suitable for a SDP. They will then identify a specific problem from the selected study area in electrical and electronics engineering. Results from this study are documented and presented in the form of a project proposal. If the proposal is accepted, the student then moves on the design and implementation of the project. The student will experience the process of conceiving, designing, and implementing a hardware project or hardware-related design project proposed. At the end, presentation of the results in both oral and written forms is required. The following are more detailed steps for the implementation of SDP:

  1. Submission of Project Proposals by the Faculty and Announcement of the Proposed Projects
  2. Application for a Proposed Project, or Proposing Student’s Own Project
  3. Announcement of the Projects Assignments to the Students
  4. Description of Project Requirements (in-class meeting with Mentor)
  5. Doing Research
  6. Submission of Project Progress Reports to the Mentor - 1 copy
  7. Implementation of the project.
  8. Submission of Project Progress Reports to the Mentor - 1 copy
  9. Implementation of the project
  10. Submission of Project Reports to the Mentor - 1 copy (spiral binding, black-and-white)
  11. Submission of Final Project Reports to the SDP Coordinator - 3 copies

 

Students earn a total of 5 ECTS of academic credit for completing the course “EEE 392 Senior Design Project” which is registered before the beginning of the 6th semester. In order to be eligible to register this course (and the whole semester), a student must show his academic advisor two filled forms: Supervisor Appointment Form and Undergraduate Final Work Proposal Form. These two forms ensure that the student’s project proposal has been accepted under the mentorship of at least one professor from the department (Steps 1 - 3).

 

The student must then spend around six hours per week during the semester implementing the project (Steps 4 - 9). The time spent with the mentor (attendance) and consistency in implementing the project are highly monitored and evaluated. Therefore, the attendance and the quality of submitted Project Progress Reports are responsible for half the grade. This type of grading policy will ensure that the final results are obtained before the end of the semester, and not during the summer break with the lack of mentorship and possibility for the project to be implemented by a third party. The final results must be documented in written form by preparing a Project Report containing no less than 35 pages (Step 10). This report can be submitted until the last day of classes (or before the Make-up exams). Afterwards, three copies of the Revised Project Report (called Final Project Report) are submitted to the SDP coordinator (Step 11) in seven days from completing Step 10. The Final exam is in the form of presenting the final results in front of the Committee Members at the last day of Final (Make-up) Exams. 

 

Senior Design Project Writing Guidelines can be found HERE.