Building on UW EE’s strengths in system design and entrepreneurship, the department is excited to announce the launch of a new Senior Capstone Design option that will enable students to work in teams on industry sponsored projects during winter and spring quarters 2016.
The first entrepreneurial system design courses of its kind in the department, the new option is designed to develop students’ skills in innovation, systems engineering, and project management. The UW Department of Electrical Engineering is a leader in entrepreneurship efforts across campus, with more start-ups than any other department, and Thomson Reuters ranked UW #4 in the world for innovation in 2015. The new program offers select companies an opportunity to benefit from the vibrant innovation culture at UW EE.
This new program is an opportunity for our students to understand the entire engineering product development cycle and gain valuable project management experience. Student teams will be responsible for organizing, scheduling, budgeting, designing, constructing, documenting and presenting their results, as well as analyzing the business side of their projects.
Projects will be system design challenges that emphasize depth of analysis and synthesis within the scope of research areas in the department: embedded systems, computing, communication, security, energy systems, sensing, circuits and VLSI, nanotechnology/MEMS/photonics, robotics and control, signal/image/video processing, and electromagnetics. The projects will be supervised by faculty and industry mentors, and are expected to lead to a functional product prototype within six months.
Be on the lookout for this option at the Winter Quarter 2016 Time Schedule. Registration will be selective and via add-code and instructor approval only. Get your resumes ready!