Individual design projects, with multiple realistic constraints, selected to provide experience in the processes and practice of engineering design. Requires proficiency in electronic circuit construction, mechanical fabrication techniques, or software engineering. Students will develop a solution to an open-ended engineering problem which will be demonstrated at the end of the course.
A first course in the design and construction of mechanical and electromechanical devices. Engineering graphics and sketching; dimensions and tolerances. Introduction to materials selection and structural design. Machine elements and two-dimensional mechanisms; DC motors. Design methodology. Emphasis on laboratory work and design projects using professional solid modeling CAD software and numerically controlled machine tools.
Note: Normally open to candidates accepted for work on a specific topic by a member of the teaching staff of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Normally may not be taken for more than two terms; may be counted for concentration in Engineering Sciences if taken for graded credit. Applicants should file a project sheet before study cards are filed. Project sheets may be obtained from the Student Affairs Office, Pierce Hall 110.