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Mechanical Engineering (M E)

M E 340 Mechanical Engineering Design Methodology (3) The design process; problem definition, conceptual design, system design, detail design, evaluation and test, implementation, documentation and communication.

M E 340 Mechanical Engineering Design Methodology (3)

This course is intended to provide mechanical engineering students with the fundamental tools to produce an effective design solution in a realistic professional environment with conflicting customer needs and technical capabilities. The students will identify the system design targets through interaction with the "customer", develop multiple conceptual designs, select the best design solution and produce a functional prototype. The course is project driven with significant input from the students in defining the work objectives and goals. Initially several mini-projects will be assigned with specific objectives such as identifying customer needs, quantifying technical design specifications and decision making. The course culminates with a student team based design competition. The competition provides an opportunity to apply the design process to an open-ended mechanical engineering problem.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: EDSGN 100 ; Prerequisite or concurrent:M E 320 orBME 409;M E 360

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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