NAME OF COURSE/MODULE: ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING DESIGN PROJECT
COURSE CODE: KEE3623
NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF: Prof Ir. Dr Ahmad Faizal Mohd Zain
RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME: Students are trained as professionals by solving real technical and engineering problems from the industry. This forms the basis for students to apply their understanding and knowledge in a creative way in real-world problem solving. They are expected to work in a small team to emulate real life situation.
SEMESTER AND YEAR OFFERED: SEM 6 / YEAR 3
TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT) FACE TO FACE TOTAL GUIDED AND INDEPENDENT LEARNING
L = Lecture

T = Tutorial

P = Practical

O= Others

L

14

T

 

0

P

 

35

O

21

Guided: 70 hours

Independent Learning: 50 hours

Total: 120 hours

CREDIT VALUE: 3
PREREQUISITE (IF ANY): NONE
OBJECTIVES: 1. To provide a platform for students to solve real-world engineering and technical problems in related industries.

2.  To train students to work in teams, enhance writing, communication, and people skills, and practice project management techniques

3. Students would be able to appreciate and understand the impact of professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts and demonstrate knowledge of and need for sustainable development

LEARNING OUTCOMES (LO): Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

CLO1:  Design and develop solutions to electronic engineering problems (C5)

CLO2:  Display the ability to solve the problems related to electronic engineering design project  (P4)

CLO3: Organize problem solving engineering team (A4 – PO7, PO10, PO11, PO12)

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS: Students should be able to develop problem-solving skills through a process of team working and technical discussions with industries. Teaching-learning strategy:
TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY:

 

Teaching-learning strategy:

–          The course will be completed through a combination of a formal lecture, completion of a defined project in a team, and formal and informal activities.

Assessment strategy:

–          Technical writing skill by writing a technical report

–          Communication skill through formal presentation

SYNOPSIS:

 

This course will expose students to the processes involved in solving real-world engineering problems. It will enhance students’ skills and capabilities in problem analysis and solving, system design, project implementation and management. They will be expected to be able to identify the constraints when developing the solution and to be able to propose ways of overcoming/compromising them.

Students shall be grouped in project teams and be assigned a project title. Suitable project titles for undergraduate engineering courses shall be provided. The project involves problem solving using engineering theories and techniques. The project teams are expected to design possible solutions to problems, taking into account various aspects such as professionalism, economy, financial, and engineering viability.

Each project shall be carefully structured and scheduled with weekly milestones. Students are required to carry out the projects in laboratory. The team must submit a report, give a presentation and provide an engineering solution at the end of the project.

MODE OF DELIVERY: Lectures / Group Project
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND TYPES:
A. Continuous Assessment (100%)
Category Percentage
Group project

·    Preliminary design review

·    Mid-term Critical design review

·    Final Technical report

·    Presentation

 

20%

20%

40%

20%

 

 

B. Final Examination (0%)
MAIN REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE
  1. Madhavan, G., Think Like an Engineer, Oneworld Publications, 2015.
  2. Petroski, H., The Essential Engineer, Vintage Books, 2010.
ADDITIONAL REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE
  1. Kamm, L. J., Real-world Engineering, IEEE Press, 1991.
  2. Petroski, H., Invention by Design, Harvard University Press, 1996.