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EECE 380 - Design Studio III

EECE 391 - Electrical Engineering Design Studio II

Summer 2017 - Section 941

  1. Description:

From the UBC Calendar:

"Introduction to project management. Problem definition. Design principles and practices. Implementation techniques including circuit design, software design, solid modeling, PCBs, assembling, and packaging. Testing and evaluation. Effective presentations. [2-0-6] Credits: 6."

Pre-requisites: One of CPEN 291, ELEC 291, ELEC 292, EECE 281 and two of EECE 352, ELEC 315, EECE 356, ELEC 301, EECE 359, EECE 360, ELEC 341, EECE 364, ELEC 311, EECE 373, ELEC 342.


        In Summer 2017, the ELEC 391 class will be divided into six teams of four or five students.

        Students will complete:

        - three basic lab assignments on spectrum analyzers and filters, analog modulation, and phase-locked loops

        - two intermediate lab assignments on inductors and capacitors, and sensitivity, selectivity and distortion

        - one major design project

        - workshops on LabVIEW, Amateur Radio certification and Soft Skills.

        ELEC 391 alumni will be both confident and capable of pursuing Electrical Engineering design projects of moderate complexity and length in their fourth year and beyond.

Design and the Professional Engineer

- Where public safety or legal liability are issues, it is generally necessary to have a Professional Engineer assume responsibility for the correctness of a design or results by signing or sealing a design document or report.

- Professional engineers are often required to seal the results of tests and measurements conducted on communications and control systems, especially where deficiencies in such systems could affect public safety. 

- Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (formerly Industry Canada) currently requires Professional Engineers to sign or seal most licence applications concerning broadcasting or microwave systems that operate in licenced bands.

- Many clients now require that their consultants carry errors and omissions insurance.  This is very difficult to obtain if one isn't registered as a Professional Engineer.

- RFP's (Requests for Proposal) and RFQ's (Requests for Quotations) for consulting services often stipulate that bidders be registered as Professional Engineers to be eligible for consideration.  This is especially common for work done on behalf of a provincial government or another consulting firm.

- Because the Professional Engineer designation is awarded to those with documented experience in designing engineering solutions based upon established and accepted principles, many consultants feel that it gives them instant credibility with prospective clients. 

- If you aren't certain whether you need to register, your manager or director will not hesitate to advise you!

- For more information, please contact the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC


  3. Course Staff

David G Michelson, PhD, PEng
MCLD 441

Engineering Staff:  Tiho Tunchev tihomirt@ece.ubc.ca MCLD 314

Hamed Valipour

Md. Ali Saket

  4. USEFUL Links

ELEC 391 Course Mailing List: 

ELEC 391 Student Services Listing: 

  5. Course SCHEDULE


  6. Handouts


Lab Report Template


Lab Assignment 1
Spectrum Analyzers and Filters
Briefing Notes
Briefing Notes - 2
Review Questions
Lab Assignment

Lab Assignment 2
Amplitude Modulation
Briefing Notes
Review Questions
Lab Assignment

Lab Assignment 3
Phase-Locked Loops
Briefing Notes
Review Questions
Lab Assignment
4046 Data Sheet
Lab Assignment 4

Briefing Notes
Lab Assignment
Ferrite Data

Lab Assignment 5

Briefing Notes
Lab Assignment

Major Project
Briefing Notes
Review Questions
Lab Assignment

  7. Grading

35% - five lab assignment group reports (LAB)

% - in class quiz (QUZ)

20% - one project demonstration and presentation (DEM)

10% - one group project report (RPT)
  5% - peer evaluations (PEV)

100% - final course mark

Penalties will be applied at the discretion of the instructor
for late submission or completion of course requirements.


  Last updated:  23 Jul 2017
  Comments?  Suggestions?
  Please contact Prof. Dave Michelson, davem@ece.ubc.ca