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. Please note that the prerequisite list of "Any 2 18-xxx ECE Area Courses" is too long to be put into the registration system. As a result ALL students will be waitlisted for 18-500. Students will be registered once it has been confirmed they have completed the prerequisites, after final grades for the current semester.

Last Modified: 2023-04-06 1:03PM

Semesters offered:

  • Fall 2023
  • Spring 2023
  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2022
  • Fall 2021
  • Spring 2021
  • Fall 2020
  • Spring 2020
  • Fall 2019
  • Spring 2019
  • Fall 2018
  • Spring 2018
  • Fall 2017