Engineering Capstone Design 70A/B

This two-term course provides a training platform for systematic open-ended design process and project management. Student groups apply their acquired knowledge and engineering skills to develop and build a design project from concept to working prototype. The lecture component provides advice and information on the design process, project management, reliability, system components, documentation, safety, and program specific aspects. In the laboratory component, once a project topic is assigned, student groups plan, design, source components, build, test/debug, and analyze, under the supervision of a faculty lab coordinator and submit a final design project report.

Labs: ENG 306, ENG 307

Engineering Support: Jim Koch ENG418 ex 556118

General information:

Safety Note: Scope Ground and Power circuits.

  • When measuring the outputs of a power circuit (IGBT module, motor driver circuit, H bridge etc.) on an oscilloscope one should always use a differential scope probe. The ground of the scope is connected to earth ground, which means it is also connected to the ground of the Function Generator's outputs and the serial/USB/printer cable of the PC, and any device that you plug in that has a 3 pin grounded line cord (eg. your laptop), that is connected to your circuit. Placing the ground of a regular scope probe in the circuit any where other than ground causes a short circuit which will damage the test equipment and your circuit. Differential scope probes are available for loan from my office ENG418.

Safety - Biomedical.

Hints and Tips, Circuit Board Info, 3D Printing Info, Work Shop Info

Capstone lists:

Capstone project reports from 2013 and back can be found in the library.
Reports from 2014 and on are in soft copy format and will be available for viewing some time in the future.


The following rules apply to all labs:

Further lab safety information can be found at: