Course Code & Number:
Level of Course:
Pre-requisites & Co-requisites:
- Attendance - 5%
- Homework - 10%
- Quizes - 10%
- Midterm Exam I - 15%
- Midterm Exam II - 15%
- Project Works - 20%
- Final Exam - 25%
Develops students' competence and self-confidence as design engineers. Emphasis on the creative design process bolstered by application of physical laws. Instruction on how to complete projects on schedule and within budget. Robustness and manufacturability are emphasized. Subject relies on active learning via a major design-and-build project. Lecture topics include idea generation, estimation, concept selection, visual thinking, computer-aided design (CAD), mechanism design, machine elements, basic electronics, technical communication, and ethics.
This course is a first subject in engineering design. With your help, this course will be a great learning experience exposing you to interesting material, challenging you to think deeply, and providing skills useful in professional practice.
Upon successful completion of this course, a student will be able to
1. analyze, and refine the design of mechanical devices making use of physics and mathematics;
2. for common machine elements (fasteners, joints, springs, bearings, shafts,..), describe the function of the element, list common uses in mechanical systems, analyze its performance and failure modes;
3. apply experimentation and data analytic principles relevant to mechanical design;
4. communicate a design and its analysis.