CSE 480 - Senior Design Project
EE 491 - Senior Design
SYS 491 - Senior Design

ME 492 - Senior Mechanical Engineering Design Project
Fall 2005

October 10, 2005

Guest Speakers:
9-27-2005Mark Simon
"Entrepreneurship: Start Smart with Your Start-up." Devising a successful business plan, especially avoiding the common planning errors entrepreneurs often make.
10-4-2005Richard Haskell
ZigBee wireless device and CodeWarrior software demo
10-18-2005Joseph P. Cool
Cool & Associates
"Global Engineering: YOUR Future in the Making"

Fall 2005 Design Project Description:

In order to illustrate the entrepreneurial aspects of engineering, student groups will design a new product that will compete in the global marketplace and satisfy the following criteria:

Senior Design Project Criteria

  1. The project shows significant innovation, creativity and inventiveness.
  2. The project must be multidisciplinary, that is, contain significant electrical, mechanical, and computer components.
  3. The theory and design practices learned in previous courses are used appropriately.
  4. The product meets a significant social need.
  5. The product has commercial potential in a competitive market.
  6. The product includes one or more modern sensors as well as an interface to the Internet.

Possible Inspiration: 2004 Freescale Wireless Design Challenge Winners


On Tuesday December 6, 2005 a competition will be held for all of the design groups from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm. Experts in the fields of entrepreneurial enterprise, marketing, product development, engineering design and other related fields will be invited to Oakland University to attend presentations and demonstration of the products. The products will be judged on the how well they achieve the criteria above and how successful the products could be in a global marketplace.

Discussion for the final written reports:

For your final written reports, in addition to your technical discussions, you are to discuss applications of the technologies that you are exploring and developing in this project. For your final report, discuss various applications of the technologies, with specific emphasis on: