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EEC196 – Issues In Engineering Design

1 unit – Fall quarter

Seminar: 1 hour

Prerequisite: Senior standing in Electrical or Computer Engineering


Catalog Description:

The course covers various electrical and computer engineering standards and realistic design constraints including economic, manufacturability, sustainability, ethical, health and safety, environmental, social, and political.

Expanded Course Description:

This course will discuss impacts of electrical and computer engineering design, including the following considerations:

  1. Economic Issues
  2. Ethical Issues
  3. Sustainability
  4. Health and Safety
  5. Manufacturability
  6. Environmental Issues
  7. Societal Impacts
  8. Political Examples of the impact and interaction of electrical and computer engineering design with these various issues will be presented.


  1. Various handouts provided by the instructor

Relationship to Outcomes:
Students who have successfully completed this course should have achieved:

Course Outcomes ABET Outcomes
An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility F
An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems H
A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning I
A knowledge of contemporary issues J