Mar 24, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog
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ME 3650 - Systematic Engineering Design

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course presents methods for consistent problem solving in the research and development environment. Creativity is coupled to systematic engineering processes. A project work is included, based on realistic mechanical engineering problems. The fundamental steps in product development are introduced. Specifying a requirements list, applying a methodical search for solutions, developing a concept in a specification booklet, and sketches of complete machine concepts are components of this course.  A final report is required as well as a presentation of the results in front of student audience. (prereq: participation in FHL/MSOE exchange program)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Arrange in a team environment, distributing work even
  • Demonstrate problem-solving methods and their use
  • Implement a basic product development process
  • Define problems and evaluate solution methods
  • Determine requirements and specifications
  • Assess solutions and their variants
  • Produce sketches and drawings
  • Construct a simple physical model of the final concept to show scale and interdependencies
  • Produce a technical document with the necessary information
  • Develop information according to rules, legislation and/or standards
  • Skill in team-work
  • Present project results in front of an audience

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Junior Standing

Course Topics
  • Machine component design process
  • Literature search
  • Drawing and computer drafting
  • Written and oral presentation techniques
  • Intercultural and social competence

John Pakkala

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