TLP - Curriculum

The Technology Leaders Program curriculum is formalized as the Design Integration Minor, which is composed of the following elements.

  • 1. Integrated Sequence of Courses

    Second Year Courses  Disciplinary Grounding

    • Fall: SYS2001  Systems Engineering Concepts
    • Spring: SYS2048  Introduction to Electromechanical Systems

     

    Third Year Courses: Interdisciplinary Integration

    • Fall: MAE4710  Mechatronics
    • Spring: SYS3048  Integrated Systems Design

     

    Fourth Year Courses: Capstone

    • TLP students complete 2-semester interdisciplinary capstone projects.  More details below.

     

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  • 2. Take an ECE Elective

    IF any of the four required TLP courses from the 2nd or 3rd year are already required for your major (which is true for Systems Engineering and Mechanical Engineering), then you also need to take an ECE elecive. The ECE elective is fulfilled by taking either ECE 2630 Fundamentals I or ECE/CD 2330 Digital Logic Design

    For SYS students, the best term for this is likely fall of second year. For ME students, take these whenever works best, but do note that you will have one fewer class to take than your ME peers in spring of your third year (because you will take mechatronics in fall of your third year). 

  • 3. Enroll in the TLP Learning Community

    Students will take SYS 2055 Technology Leaders Colloquium for 5 of the 6 terms that they are in the TLP.

    For the remaining sixth term (can be taken at any point), students will enroll in SYS 2056 Technology Leaders Internship Colloquium. SYS 2056 is the same as SYS 2055 with an additional assignment being to prepare a short report about their TLP internship experience. Students can choose to take SYS 2056 for any one term as long as it is after they had a TLP-related internship.

    More about the Learning Community.

  • 4. Interdisciplinary Capstone

    The entire fourth year is for the capstone project.  While you will be on a single team with other students, each student will need to enroll in a different course number depending on their major.

    Systems Engineering students enroll in:

    • Fall: SYS4053 Systems Design I and SYS4055 Systems Engineering Design Colloquium II 
    • Spring: SYS4054 Systems Design II 

     

    Computer Engineering students enroll in:

    • Fall: SYS 4053 AND meet with Harry Powell to ensure that your technical work meets requirements for a CpE student (with approval from Harry Powell, this course counts for your MDE)
    • Spring: SYS4054 Systems Design II (counts as unrestricted elective unless you meet with Harry Powell and he agrees that your second term of capstone contains enough EE to count as an ECE elective)

     

    Electrical Engineering students enroll in:

    • Fall: SYS 4053 AND meet with Harry Powell to ensure that your technical work meets requirements for a EE student (with approval from Harry Powell, this course counts for your MDE)
    • Spring: SYS4054 Systems Design II (counts as unrestricted elective unless you meet with Harry Powell and he agrees that your second term of capstone contains enough EE to count as an ECE elective)

     

    Mechanical Engineering students enroll in the following two classes

    • Fall: SYS4053 Systems Design I (counts as Design I Elective)
    • Spring: SYS4054 Systems Design II (counts as Design I Elective)

     

    Civil Engineering students enroll in:

    • Fall: CE 4990 - but are placed on a TLP project
    • Spring: SYS4054 Systems Design II (intended to count as a CE elective)
      • Note: Civil TLP students still need to take CE 4991 in Spring of their 4th year