Welcome to the webpage for Senior Design in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University. Senior Design is a two-part, two-semester required course (EE/CprE/SE 491/492) designed to help students in their professional formation by providing a team-based design, implementation, and review experience.

During the first semester (EE/CprE/SE 491), students work in project teams to create a design solution to an industry, faculty, or student proposed engineering problem, and use their technical writing skills to produce a project plan and design report. 491 also includes several learning modules on professionalism. During the second semester (EE/CprE/SE 492), students create a design prototype and deliver a final report, a project poster, and an oral presentation.

Use the links on the left to navigate to the various sub-pages. While much of the course material will be found here, we will also be using Canvas to facilitate online discussion, to handle assignment submission, and for grading.

The Coordinating Team

The two Senior Design courses are managed by two instructors, a Senior Design Committee, and an Industry Review Panel (IRP). The Committee meets on a weekly basis and deals with administrative issues. It is also the responsibility of the Committee to evaluate the project plans and the design reports at the end of EE/CprE/SE 491. The Industry Review Panel meets at the end of EE/CprE/SE 492, to evaluate the final prototypes, as well as the design process, and to provide constructive criticism to the Senior Design Committee.


  Prof. Joseph Zambreno
    Room: 327 Durham
    Phone: (515) 294-3312
    Email: zambreno AT iastate DOT edu
    Office Hours: by appointment in 327 Durham (and on Slack)

  Prof. Goce Trajcevski
    Room: 349 Durham
    Phone: TBD
    Email: gocet25 AT iastate DOT edu
    Office Hours: TBD

Other Course Details

  • TAs: Ashraf Radaideh, Roberto Alva, Timothy Lindquist
  • Lecture (all sections of 491): T 2:10-4:00 in 1210 Lebaron Hall (map) (floorplan)
  • Lecture (all sections of 492): Th 2:10-3:00 in 0117 MacKay Hall (map) (floorplan)