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City College of the City University of New York - 2016

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Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

Projects vary by program.

Biomedical Engineering - A 2-course sequence in which a year-long group project will be undertaken to design and construct a biomedical engineering device or system. Course topics include project planning and management as well as the regulatory, ethical, and legal aspects of medical device systems. Elective courses offer additional opportunities for individualized independent study, special projects and medical device design.

Chemical Engineering - a required 1-semester design course covering Cost estimation and profitability analysis; Douglas’ hierarchical decision approach to conceptual design; Economic evaluation of process alternatives; Flowsheet simulation using ASPEN; Process operability analysis of the impact of control strategy, hazard and safety considerations, environmental constraints, and startup and operations on plant design. This is followed by a required 1-semester capstone design project involving the design of a chemical plant, from conceptual studies through operability analysis.

Civil Engineering - 3 required 1-semester design courses plus 2 elective 1-semester design courses such as structural design, highway engineering, and unit operation, etc.

Computer Engineering - 1 term of software design and a 2-term capstone project in either the electrical engineering or computer science department.

Computer Science - 1 term each of software design and software engineering, and a 2-term capstone projects, on topics such as Assistive Technology for Blind and Visually Impaired People, Data Fusion with Applications to Remote Sensing, Computer Graphics and Image Processing.

Electrical Engineering - students participate in one 1-semester design course, involving their own projects or a project assigned by the instructor and featuring advanced simulation systems; typical projects include: simulation & measurement of ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode) protocol for high-speed multimedia networks; comparison of various protocols involved in achieving connectivity for mobile terminals; comparison of a variety of LAN topologies; etc.

Earth Sys. Sci. & Env. Engineering - A 2-course sequence in which the student is required to design and implement a solution that addresses a specific Earth system/environmental engineering problem or question. A detailed design proposal is completed during the first semester. The second semester is devoted to intensive design implementation. For the second semester, students are required to write an in depth engineering final
report. They must also make an oral final presentation and demonstration to the faculty. Elective courses offer additional opportunities for individualized independent study, special projects, e.g., a team project in remote sensing data analysis and interpretation.

Mechanical Engineering - Senior Design Projects I and II, covering (I) analysis and concept development of design; (II) fabrication & testing of a prototype. Majority of the projects are sponsored by industry. Some recent projects are: (1) Device for alignment of the flat aluminum slabs, (ALCOA); (2) Circuit Breaker Mobility, CON-EDISON; (3) Fuze Projectile Recovery Device, US Army; (4) A device for burying undersea cables, General Dynamics; (5) A device for measuring the cable tension for undersea cables, General Dynamics; (6) Microcell Lifting and Positioning System for single-person installation, LUCENT Tech./BELL LAB, ATT; (7) "Formula" SAE RACING CAR.