Feb 01, 2023  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EB 4910 - BioMolecular Engineering Design I

3 lecture hours 3 lab hours 4 credits
Course Description
This course is the first in a series of three courses in the biomolecular senior design sequence. Emphasis is placed on forming design teams, defining a project to meet customer needs, conducting marketing research, learning project management techniques, researching relevant literature, learning about institutional review board (IRB) processes (if applicable to the project), and maintaining an engineering logbook. Each student design team defines and plans a project, understands system life-cycles, marketing analysis, IRB procedures, intellectual property (IP) issues, and introduction of codes and standards. Project management techniques including defining the house of quality, block diagrams, the systems approach to design, incorporation of safety considerations into the design process, and completion of codes and standards are emphasized. (prereq: senior standing in BioMolecular Engineering-completion of all core courses through junior year or an approved plan of study that shows that graduation will be achieved within four quarters of starting EB 4910)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Formulate, analyze, and evaluate design solutions to determine the most feasible solution(s)
  • Build, test and demonstrate a sub-system (product or process)
  • Maintain an engineering design log
  • Present a formal first design review

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None 

Course Topics
  • Team building
  • Conceptual thinking and problem definition
  • Feasibility study
  • Composing technical specifications
  • Design aids and research techniques
  • Industry standards
  • Prototype development and testing
  • Verbal and written communications
  • Each student is required to keep a design log in a bound engineering logbook
  • Substantial, continuous individual and team progress is expected
  • Lab and process safety and hazards
  • Creative problem solving

Laboratory Topics
  • Vary by the project

Dr. Faisal Shaikh

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