The pyrotechnic and avionics power system capstone projects are are complex, system-level, technology-driven embedded systems design project without much rigorous formal requirements. This makes it a very hard to grade based on the absolute progress of the systems. Thus, our aim is to grade an individual by 1) their effort and work on their sections, and 2) their contribution to the entire project.
Proposed Criteria for 'A' (Excellent work)
All of 'C' and 'B', plus:
- 'Excellent', instead of 'Good' progress. If the actual progress on the design isn't 'excellent', then an excellent discussion and documentation on why progressing was difficult.
- 'Excellent', insead of 'good', documentation. This includes documentation aimed at the next group of engineers who will use or extend this project.
- System-level design work, as opposed to just section-level design work.
- Some contribution to the project as whole, by working on multiple systems, or system integration, etc.
- Outstanding contribution to team/capstone logistics.
Proposed Criteria for 'B' (Good work)
All of 'C', plus:
- 'Good', instead of 'adequate', progress. If the actual progress on the design isn't 'good', then good discussion and documentation on why progress was difficult.
- 'Good', insead of 'adequate', documentation.
- Some attempt to do system-level design on your section (as opposed to section level design only).
- Some contribution to team/capstone logistics.
Proposed Criteria for 'C' (passing work)
To get a passing grade at the end of this quarter, you must have:
- Spent an average of ~ 10 hours per week on project (as dictated by credit load).
- Attended most capstone team meetings.
- Demonstrated that you made adequate progress on your section, which means:
- You did an adequate amount of design research (there is a research discussion).
- You did an adequate amount of design work (there are schematics, block diagrams, component selection criteria, etc).
- You adequately documented your work on the wiki.