This course contains the background material and preparation necessary for Senior Design Project (ELET 306) and consists of three integrated learning objectives which are studied concurrently. Objective one will be to document, design and build a team project that will use a typical industry project management process to complete a project assigned by the instructor. Product design documents will be created to guide this objective. Objective two covers the mechanics of designing and fabricating printed circuit boards. This includes the use of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools. The tools used include, but are not limited to, schematic capture and printed circuit board layout. Printed circuit boards will be fabricated that encompass both traditional “through-hole” components and modern “surface-mount” technologies. An overview of current industry standards of workmanship and safety shall be included. In objective three, the student selects a Senior Project to be completed in ELET 306C, obtains approval for that project and develops a detailed project definition. Much latitude is given in selecting a project. Projects may be undertaken individually or as teams. They may be internal or collaborative with industry. The project may involve developing a specific circuit or a more general exposure in an appropriate industrial environment. Ultimately, the project must meet the requirements outlined in ELET 306C Senior Design Project and receive final approval from the instructor. Having received final approval, the definition will serve as a guideline for the next phase of the senior project. (Prerequisites: ELET 102C, ELET 110C, ELET 115C, and ENGL 125C or ENGL 120C; corequisite: ELET144C, and ELET 210C; or permission of the Department Chair of Electronic Engineering Technology)