Electrical and Computer Engineering

Capstone Design 2

Capstone Design 2
Second semester of a two-semester design experience from conception to manufacturing planning and prototype. Product development process. Economic and manufacturing considerations. Intellectual property agreement required.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 2.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesEC EN 475; Senior standing (fewer than 30 hours remaining in the program) in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or related disciplines with instructor's consent.
 NoteEC En 475 and 476 must be taken in consecutive fall and winter semesters.
 ProgramsContaining EC EN 476
Course Outcomes: 

Skills in Product Development Economics and Drawing Review

Develop skills in product development economics and engineering drawing review and checking.

Crucial Design Skills

Develop and demonstrate a deep understanding in some of the following crucial design skill areas: Planning, Discovering, Creating, Representing, Modeling, Prototyping, Experimenting, Evaluating, Deciding, Conveying.

Team Synergy

Demonstrate the ability to use effective team processes, communication, and conflict resolution skills to enhance team synergy, provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.

Analysis and Communication

As a part of a team, use a real-world problem solving process to develop, solve, and explore appropriate engineering models for your project, and effectively communicate the results of this analysis.

Project Deliverables

Apply the understanding and skills from ME EN/EC EN 475 and the other outcomes from ME EN/EC EN 476 while working with a project sponsor in a team setting to produce desirable and transferable designs, while considering public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.


Recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed decisions, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.