Approved by Faculty Senate.
University Studies Course Approval
Department or Program: Engineering
Course Number: ENGR 475
Course Title: Design Project I
Number of Credits: 3
Catalog Description: (3 S.H.) Develop product from requirements definition through prototype fabrication. Including: definition of product requirements, development of product and tooling design, analysis, definition of fabrication process, development of quality assurance plan, fabrication of prototype, inspection and testing. Work is performed in student teams. Design Project I is one of two engineering courses that collectively satisfy 3 credits of the Oral Flag requirement in the University Studies Program.
This is an existing course that has previously been approved by A2C2. Yes.
This is a new course proposal No. (If this is a new course proposal, the WSU Curriculum Approval Form must also be completed as in the process prescribed by WSU Regulation 3-4.)
Department Contact Person for this course: Keith T. Dennehy
The proposed course is designed to satisfy the requirements in (select one area only):
A. Basic Skills: B. Arts & Sciences Core:
______ 1. College Reading and Writing ______ 1. Humanities
______ 2. Oral Communication ______ 2. Natural Science
______ 3. Mathematics ______ 3. Social Science
______ 4. Physical Development and Wellness ______ 4. Fine & Performing Arts
C. Unity and Diversity: D. Flagged Courses:
1. Critical Analysis ______ 1. Writing
______ 2. Science and Social Policy ___X__ 2. Oral
______ 3. a. Global Perspectives ______ 3. a. Mathematics/ Statistics
______ b. Multicultural Perspectives ______ b. Critical Analysis
______ 4. a. Contemporary Citizenship
______ b. Democratic Institutions
Please seehttp://course1.winona.edu/kdennehy and select the ENGR 475 Design Project I link.
Prerequisites by Course(s) and Topic(s):
Admission to the CME Major (completion of CMST 191 with a grade of C or higher is required for admission into the CME Major), ENGR 390 Composites Manufacturing
Textbook(s) and/or Other Required Materials:
web site: http://course1.winona.edu/kdennehy
The objective of the two course series, Design Project I and II, is to develop the skills necessary to produce an effective design in response to an open-ended engineering problem. Design includes: recognition of the need, definition of design requirements and goals, development of design concepts, application of a decision process in the evaluation of the design concepts, and the integration of design with the other phases in the development of a product (i.e. tooling, manufacturing, quality assurance, etc.). The courses have the ancillary objectives of developing skills in technical writing, in technical presentations and in effectively functioning within a team.
Contribution of Course to Oral Flag Requirements:
Students work in teams as they march through the design and development of a product/process. Students need to orally communicate with customers in order to determine the need, the design requirements and goals, and an appropriate weighting to place on each of the design goals. Students must also express their views orally within the team structure in order to contribute to the definition of the final design, the manufacturing process, and the qualification testing. At the end of the course, the contributions of each team member are evaluated by the other members of the team.
Students are required to research companies and products that compete in the same potential market they are hoping to reach with their design. Through this research students become familiar with the features and types of terminology unique to this product market application and engineering in general.
Students must use field-specific style and terminology to orally communicating with customers, classmates, and suppliers of the materials and purchased parts that will go into their final design.
The Design Review and Manufacturing Readiness Review are both formal team presentations in front of faculty, classmates, and customers. There is a question and answer period following the presentation that will let the students know how clearly they covered the topic. The students also receive an evaluation form from the instructor and informal feedback from their peers and any customers present.
Students regularly use technologies commonly found in the engineering profession for communicating information to customers/audiences including computer-generated presentations, CAD models, and subscale models.
The Design Review and the Manufacturing Readiness Review are formal team presentations where it is expected the students will present to the customers/audience the reasoning that was followed in arriving at the final design. In the Manufacturing Readiness Review each team demonstrates to the customers/audience that they are prepared to proceed to the fabrication and testing of their product. There is a format for both these presentations that the students are expected to follow.
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