EEE3074W: Embedded Systems

Project Concepts



The Project

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Scope: This page showcases project concepts that students worked on during the course.

Conceptualization Part of The Project

Conceptualization is the first part of The Project. For this part, the students are tasked with the requirement to come up with embedded system product ideas. They do this by undergoing a conceptualization process in which they settle on a particular concept, refine that concept, and develop a concept poster and presentation to express the concept for the intention of attracting sponsorship and acceptance of that concept (by the lecturer and/or project sponsors). This approach is similar to the way in which new projects are started in industry. Although I probably need not mention the point, the "big picture" part of the project is really intended to encourage an entrepreneurial and/or creative spirit, which I hope will benefit the student, the university, and the country.

1. Learning Objectives

The aim of this project is to produce slides for a concept presentation (as described in the lectures on this topic) and a digital concept poster. The learning objectives for this part of the project are to:

  1. Gain insights into the conceptualization process for embedded system development.

  2. Experience the collaboration and compromise aspect involved in the initial stages of the development of nontrivial systems.

  3. Draw on the knowledge learned in your past/concurrent courses, or from other related experiences, in order to refine a concept for the team.

  4. Ability to divide knowledge work fairly (by no means a trivial undertaking).

  5. Demonstrate that your team can work together to provide a clear and professional explanation of a nontrivial embedded system product concept.

For more detail on The Project and what it involves, please see The Project.


Select a year to see concept posters and slide presentations developed by student groups during that year.
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