EPOM 409 is the second course in a two semester
sequence that provides an opportunity for intensive study and
experience with critical engineering processes. In this course,
students will integrate these topics to solve a simulated business
problem while working in a team environment.
The students in this class will be divided into
teams. Each team plays the role of a development group in an electronics
company that has been assembled to respond to a new business opportunity.
The company's executive staff has decided that to achieve their
growth targets, the company must expand their product line into
a new strategic area. The new product line envisioned by senior
management encompasses electrical, mechanical, and software disciplines
coupled with effective execution of business and engineering processes.
During this course, your team will be responding
to this business initiative by addressing the technical and business
issues associated with getting a new product defined and successfully
launched. This effort will culminate with a major feasibility
study with associated background material to convince senior management
that his venture will indeed be successful and worth the investment
of scarce development dollars to bring this product to market.
This development effort will incorporate realistic engineering
process issues. Various guest speakers recognized as experts in
their field will present some of the more critical issues.