Course Description

Time:    Mon. Wed. and Fri. 11
:00am - 11:50am

Room:  WLH 2205



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 6607      

Phone:  858-822-0157

Administrative Assistant: 

Valeria Rendon   Office: EBU I 2906

Teaching Assistant:

Ziyu Ye

Kanke Wu


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

Please check Lab Hours here

Training materials can be found here

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 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 in week 1 (starting on 1/8 Mon), ASAP after your group project is assigned.

  • Establish the Statement of Work and present it in week 2 (starting on 1/15)

  • 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

  • Design Review in week 6 (30-minute review for each team)

  • Rehearsal for final presentation in week  9 & 10 (on 3/9, 3/12, 3/14)

  • Final presentation will be held on Wednesday 3/21, 5pm to about 7:45pm

  • Turn in the final presentation slides and the peer evaluation form (electronic to TA) on the final presentation day by 3pm; Turn in software deliverables to sponsor (cc TA) by 5pm, along with the final report (electronic to instructor, sponsor, TA). During presentation, hand in hardcopies of the final report to the instructor and the sponsor.

  • Turn over hardware deliverables to sponsor on the final presentation day.

The web site for ECE 191 is  for general purpose information

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