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Design Project Management: Introduction to scheduling, costing, marketing, standards, patents, quality, safety, (electronic) manufacturing methods, engineering innovation, Report Writing and Oral Presentations. Design Methodology: Systematic design procedures, design documentation. Designing for quality, manufacture, maintenance, minimum life cycle cost. Aspects of Electronic Design: Component selection, tolerances, passive component characteristics. Also EMC, earthing and PCB layout principles. Engineering Drawing and Graphical Communications: Projections, dimensioning and drawing interpretation. Group Project: Students are required to design and build a photonic engineering project. This process will include producing specifications, detailed design, prototype production and testing. The Design will be presented in a seminar and documented in two formal technical reports that also consider scheduling, marketing and business plans.
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