ECE 298 AB - Solar Car

Spring 2022

Solar CarECE298AB69477LEC11500 - 1550 F  2017 Electrical & Computer Eng Bldg Arijit Banerjee
Avinash Subramaniam

Official Description

Lectures and discussions relating to new areas of interest. Course Information: May be repeated in the same or separate terms for unlimited hours if topics vary. See class schedule for topics and prerequisites.

Section Description

The course objective is to show students early in their curriculum that a multidisciplinary understanding is essential to create a complex system. UIUC's own Solar Car "Argo" will be the example. The course will cover high-level aspects of the design, construction, analysis, and economics of solar-powered electric vehicles. Understanding the business and operations side of running a solar car team will embolden students as they start putting the hat of an entrepreneur. Topics will bridge a variety of engineering disciplines integrated together with business to present a cohesive overview highlighting complexities of solar-powered vehicles. Students are expected to gain hands-on experience working with the Solar Car Team to build the next solar car. In-class presentations will provide a platform to individuals to convey ideas and contributions to a broad set of multidisciplinary audience.