Mar 27, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GE 3650 - Engineering Systems Design

4 lecture hours 0 lab hours 4 credits
Course Description
This course is an introduction to the methods and practices of engineering design. Topics include: the design process, describing and developing design objectives, managing the design process, engineering specifications, engineering problem-solving, presentation of design solutions, and the concepts of DFX. A team design project will be undertaken. (prereq: ME 207  or ME 2004 , ME 1601  or GE 3601, and junior standing)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Perform an assessment of problem need and develop design specifications in engineering design
  • Be familiar with techniques used to develop multiple solutions
  • Apply a systematic approach to select optimal design solution
  • Be familiar with the role of engineering ethics and societal concerns in design process

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Course Topics
  • Course introduction, team assignment and collaboration techniques
  • Define engineering design process 
  • Problem definition
  • Design goals and specifications 
  • Design solution idea generation techniques 
  • Ethics and liability in engineering design 
  • Hazard analysis and failure analysis 
  • Design analysis
  • Design process project and presentation

Dr. William Farrow

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