Carnegie Mellon University

Electrical and Computer Engineering

College of Engineering

Course Information

18-500: ECE Design Experience




The ECE Design Experience is a capstone design course that serves to introduce students to broad- based, practical engineering design and applications through an open-ended design problem. Students will work with a team on a project of their choosing (subject to instructor approval) throughout the semester culminating with a final project presentation, report, and public demonstration. The projects will need to encompass a minimum of two ECE areas. Throughout the semester, teams will need to give both written and oral project proposals and periodic performance updates. Team-building experiences designed to educate students on group dynamics, resource management, deadline planning, Big-picture implications of engineering applications: societal, human, ethical, and long-term impact will be explored

Prerequisites: Any two 18-xxx ECE Area courses and all four ECE sophomore core courses, 18-213, 18-220, 18-240 and 18-290.

Last Modified: 2020-12-01 11:01AM

Current session:

This course is currently being offered.

Semesters offered:

  • Spring 2021
  • Fall 2020
  • Spring 2020
  • Fall 2019
  • Spring 2019
  • Fall 2018
  • Spring 2018
  • Fall 2017