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Design for Electrical and Computer Engineers

© 2008
by Ralph Ford Chris Coulston

1st Edition 336 Pages Paperback / softback
9780073380353 0073380350

This book is written for students and teachers engaged in electrical and computer engineering (ECE) design projects, primarily in the senior year. It guides students and faculty through the steps necessary for the successful execution of design projects. The objective of the text is to provide a treatment of the design process in ECE with a sound academic basis that is integrated with practical application. It has a strong guiding vision -- that a solid understanding of the Design Process, Design Tools, and the right mix of Professional Skills are critical for project and career success. This text is unique in providing a comprehensive design treatment for ECE.

Part I – The Engineering Design Process

Chapter 1: The Engineering Design Process

Chapter 2: Project Selection and Needs Identification

Chapter 3: The Requirements Specification

Chapter 4: Concept Generation and Evaluation

Part II – Design Tools

Chapter 5: System Design I: Functional Decomposition

Chapter 6: System Design II: Behavior Models

Chapter 7: Testing

Chapter 8: System Reliability

Part III – Professional Skills

Chapter 9: Teams and Teamwork

Chapter 10: Project Management

Chapter 11: Ethical and Legal Issues

Chapter 12: Oral Presentations



Appendix A Glossary

Appendix B Decision Making with Analytical Hierarchy Process

Appendix C Component Failure Rate Data

Appendix D Manufacturer Datasheets


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