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2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
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ME 1601 - Introduction to Engineering Design

2 lecture hours 2 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course is intended to introduce the student to Computer Aided Design (CAD) and the formal engineering design process. Topics focus on the engineering design process, solid modeling tools, and the application of solid modeling in mechanical engineering design. The course includes a team design project. (prereq: None) 
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Understand a formal design process as used in mechanical engineering
  • Generate 2-D engineering drawings
  • Generate solid models of parts and assemblies

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Course Topics
  • Sketching (2 classes)
  • Part Modeling (6 classes)
  • 2D Engineering Drawings (2 classes)
  • Parametric Modeling Techniques (2 classes)
  • Assembly Models (1 class)
  • Assembly Drawings (1 class)
  • Surface Part Models (1 class)
  • The Design Process (4 classes)
  • Testing and Review (1 class)

Laboratory Topics
  • Solid Modeling of Parts (Extrusions/Revolves)
  • Generation of Engineering Drawings
  • Solid Modeling of Parts (Loft/Shell/Sweep)
  • Solid Modeling of Assemblies
  • Engineering Design Project

Joseph Musto

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