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.

OR

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

Email: kdennehy@winona.edu

 

 

The proposed course is designed to satisfy the requirements in (select one area only):

Course Requirements

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

 

Course Syllabus

Please see http://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

Topics:

1. Flow of a product through a manufacturing facility

2. Processes used to manufacture composites and composite sandwich products

3. Finishing techniques used in the manufacture of composite products

4. Methods used in the assembly of composite piece parts

Textbook(s) and/or Other Required Materials:

web site: http://course1.winona.edu/kdennehy

Coordinator(s):

Keith T. Dennehy, Professor

Course Objectives:

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.

Topics Covered

recognizing need

reviewing competing products and prices

soliciting customer input

defining design concerns - requirements and goals

developing preliminary designs

performing analysis

the decision process - evaluating performance of preliminary designs with respect to design concerns

describing the final design

design review

developing process specifications

designing and manufacturing tools and fixtures

developing a quality assurance plan

manufacturing readiness review

manufacturing, inspecting, and testing a qualification unit

manufacturing and inspecting a first article unit

 

Contribution of Course to Oral Flag Requirements:

Topic

Outcomes

Course 2/2.

Design Project I

Extemporaneous oral presentation

Speaking in discipline

Speaking to field-specific audiences

Appropriate feedback

Technologies used for research and speaking

Conventions of Evidence, format, and usage

recognizing need

X

X

X

 

X

 

reviewing competing products and prices

 

X

       

soliciting customer input

X

X

X

 

X

 

defining design concerns - requirements and goals

X

X

X

 

X

 

developing preliminary designs

X

X

X

 

X

 

performing analysis

           

the decision process - evaluating performance of preliminary designs with respect to design concerns

X

X

       

describing the final design (engineering drawings)

           

design review

 

X

X

X

X

X

developing process specifications

X

X

X

 

X

 

designing and manufacturing tools and fixtures

X

X

X

 

X

 

developing a quality assurance plan

X

X

X

 

X

 

manufacturing readiness review

 

X

X

X

X

X

manufacturing, inspecting, and testing a qualification unit

           

manufacturing and

inspecting a first article

unit

           

 

 

  1. Requirements and learning activities that promote students’ abilities to earn significant course credit through extemporaneous oral presentations
  2. 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.

     

     

     

     

  3. Requirements and learning activities that promote students’ abilities to understand the features and types of speaking in their disciplines
  4. 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.

  5. Requirements and learning activities that promote students’ abilities to adapt their speaking to field-specific audiences
  6. 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.

  7. Requirements and learning activities that promote students’ abilities to receive appropriate feedback from teachers and peers, including suggestions for improvement
  8. 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.

  9. Requirements and learning activities that promote students’ abilities to make use of the technologies used in research and speaking in the field
  10. 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.

     

  11. Requirements and learning activities that promote students’ abilities to learn the conventions of evidence, format, usage, and documentations in their field

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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