Course Description

Class Google Drive Spring 2021 Hand BookProject DashboardFall 2020 Demo Day

Welcome to ESE Senior Design!
First and foremost, we hope you and your family are well.  We cannot wait to see everyone in person! 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. 

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 2021 Class will use multiple ways to connect.
Class Slack (required) : eseseniordesign2122.slack.com and Invite link
Please use email for any personal information

Documentation:
ESE Senior Design Class dates, deliverable and documentation handbook
For Grading, Assignments and Team Appointments, use Canvas

Class Expectations

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. 

Course Outcomes

Read more about the skills, knowledge, and behavior that students are expected to have attained by the end of the sequence.

Course Units

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 (2021-22)

Jan van der Spiegel <jan_at_seas.upenn.edu> and Sid Deliwala <deliwala_at_seas.upenn.edu>

Senior Design Resources