As a replacement for the Senior Design Project (EE 123 A&B), an electrical engineering student may undertake an individual program of study (EE 195, Senior Thesis, 5 units for two quarters) under the direction of a faculty member of the Electrical Engineering Department.
The student must obtain the prior approval of the Electrical Engineering Department for the substitution and the proposed project must be at a level that mimics the requirements for CMPE/EE 123A/B, Senior Design Project, as described in the General Catalog:
… apply knowledge and skills gained in elective track to complete a major design project. Complete research, specification, planning, and procurement for a substantial project. Includes technical discussions, design reviews, and formal presentations as well as engineering design cycles … and professional practices.
Steps required to prepare for a Senior Thesis:
Fill it out with the sponsoring faculty member, detailing the work to be completed and what will be submitted to the instructor for grading. The form is signed by you the faculty member, Department Chair, and Undergraduate Director. Write "FOR USE AS A SENIOR DESIGN PROJECT" on the top of the form.