Welcome to ESE Senior Design!
First and foremost, we hope you and your family are well. As instructors of senior design, we truly look forward to knowing you well over the “course” of the year and participate with you in every possible way to enhance your experience.
2020-21 ESE SENIOR DESIGN IS PLANNING TO BRING EXTENSIVE CHANGES TO THE COURSE OFFERING, LOGISTICS AND DELIVERABLES AS WE PLAN A HYBRID OFFERING OF THIS CLASS DURING 2020-21. THE CLASS IS GOING TO BE TAUGHT ASYNCHRONOUSLY AND ALL LECTURES AND SESSIONS CAN BE VIEWED REMOTELY. SINCE YOU WILL BE WORKING WITH PARTS, YOU MUST REVIEW SAFETY TIPS FOR SOLDERING AT HOME , VIEW OUR SOLDERING TUTORIAL, AND SIGN AN AGREEMENT OF SAFETY . FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS OF THIS HYBRID CLASS PLEASE VISIT THE SPRING or FALL SENIOR DESIGN HANDBOOK.
We welcome any questions you may have – and we love team zoom meetings! Some of you have already been in touch and soon we hope to hear from all teams. As you know, the ESE senior design course is a two term sequence in electrical and systems engineering design. During the first semester of ESE Senior Design (1.0 cu) work will focus on building a lean prototype, planning alternative strategies, including engineering standards (links to an external site) as part of design, and determination (experimental or by simulation) of quantities necessary for a detailed design in the following semester.
Fall 2020 Class will use multiple ways to connect.
For general messaging, Slack : eseseniordesign20-21.slack.com and Invite link
Please use email for any personal information
ESE Senior Design Class dates, deliverable and documentation handbook
For Grading, Assignments and Team Appointments:
Canvas : https://canvas.upenn.edu/courses/1529227/pages/home-page
By the end of Fall semester (ESE450), an initial prototype of the hardware or the software system will be demonstrated in virtual demo day in December. This demo will include drawings, circuit diagrams, budget, and time schedule for project completion in spring semester (ESE451). During the second semester (1.0 cu), work will be directed to improvise and build on the lean version of the prototype. A final presentation and report will be made of the project. Both semesters include periodic project reviews and brief presentations. We strongly recommend that every team find a project and advisor/mentor as soon as possible. August is a great time to lock in your project. Potential Senior Design Projects are listed here (links to an external site) as well as projects from last year. Occasionally we will ask for team meetings if we have not heard from you. Expect 1 team meeting every other week.
Read more about the skills, knowledge, and behavior that students are expected to have attained by the end of the sequence.
ESE Senior Design, ESE450 Fall (1.0 cu) & ESE Senior Design, ESE451.
Assignments/Lectures (Please see Canvas site)
We strongly encourage you to participate in our (TBD Piazza or Slack) page for class discussion. The link to Piazza/slack will be available from our Canvas site ( single Pennkey login).
Instructor Team (2020-21)
Jan van der Spiegel <jan_at_seas.upenn.edu> and Sid Deliwala <deliwala_at_seas.upenn.edu>
Senior Design Resources
- Potential Senior Design Projects
- Pennvention and Weiss Tech House
- Weiss Tech House – invaluable resource for mentoring and startups
- President’s Innovation Prize – Unique at both Penn and across higher education, the Prize underscores the University’s considerable commitment to encouraging students to put their knowledge to work for the betterment of humankind.
- President’s Engagement Prize – The competition is open to traditional undergraduates in good academic standing in the College, Engineering, Nursing, Wharton, or LPS who have completed at least three-quarters of the credits needed for their baccalaureate degree.