1) You must have approval from your supervisor. Ideally the need for a PCB should be flagged up early on in your feasibility study since this has resource implications for the department.
2) Transfer you prototype design using PROTEL, TINA or Altium available in Laboratories C460 and D410. Help files, tutorials and examples are available. You can also use these packages to simulate your design, create PLDs and generate a schematic for inclusion in your report.
3) Do not generate multi-layer designs as this obviously costs much more.
4) Take your design to John WIlmot (room C460) who will check your design for obvious mistakes.
If you are using surface mount for your design then it is recommended that you do not go any smaller than 08-05 or 12-06.
This University does not have PCB production facilities. We collate files from students and send them to a company for production when we have sufficient numbers hence you should plan this time lag into your schedule.
Note: You should make every effort to ensure your PCB design is correct first time.Design errors are usually only tolerated once. The company we use is PCB - POOL You can check on the files supported and get an idea of cost from their web site. It will be cheaper if several smaller boards are made on one larger board as there is a minimum board area. Check with your colleagues. If not then you could have several boards made at the same time.