Course Description

Time:    Tues. and Thurs. 
2:00pm - 3:20pm

Room:  WLH 2207



Teams of students work to design, build, demonstrate, and document engineering projects.

All students give weekly progress reports of their tasks and contribute a section to the final project report. 

Two hours of discussion, eight hours of laboratory.

Prerequisites:  Completion of all of the breadth courses and one depth course.


Dr. Pamela Cosman    

Office: Jacobs Hall 7114 & 6607      

Phone:  858-822-0157

Administrative Assistant: 

Julie Moritz       Office: Jacobs Hall 6400     Phone: 858-822-6939

Teaching Assistant:

Yan-Tsung Peng


Laboratory -            EBU I   Room   4511

Rigoberto Marin             Office: WHL 2217B               Phone: 858-534-3814

ECE Makerspace -  EBU I   Room B538 (in the basement) 

Please click here to check Lab Hours

Grading Policy:

Each team will be assigned a team grade for the overall accomplishments, effort and creativity of the design and implementation of the project, as judged through the weekly presentations, design review, and final report.

This grade may be adjusted up or down one notch (for example, a B+ going up one notch to an A-) based on the quality of the final report (comprehensiveness, English correctness) and based on the team aspects of public speaking (correct slide design, organization).

Additionally, each student's grade can be adjusted individually up or down one notch (or in extreme cases, two notches) from the team grade based on a combination of the mentor's individual evaluation, peer evaluation, completion of the ethics module, the individual aspects of public speaking (clarity, pacing, eye contact, facing audience, etc.), and attendance.


  • Each student is expected to spend at least 8 hours per week for the project

  • Contact the mentor on 9/22 or 9/23

  • Establish the Statement of Work by 9/28 and present it on 9/29

  • Give a team presentation every other week using PowerPoint and send a copy of the presentation to the TA, who will post it on the web

  • 11/1 and 11/3 - Design Review (30-minute review for each team)

  • 11/29 and 12/1 - Rehearsal for final presentation 

  • 12/8 by 10am - Turn in ALL software deliverables to sponsor (cc TA)

  • 12/8 3~6pm - Final presentations and turn over hardware deliverables to sponsor

  • 12/9 by 10am - Turn in final report (to instructor and sponser) and peer evaluation form (to instructor and TA)

The web site for ECE 191 is  for general purpose information


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