Approved by Faculty Senate.
University Studies Course Approval
Department or Program: Engineering
Course Number: ENGR 480
Course Title: Design Project II
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 II is one of three engineering courses that collectively satisfy 3 credits of the Science and Social Policy 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
___X_ 2. Science and Social Policy ______ 2. Oral
______ 3. a. Global Perspectives ______ 3. a. Mathematics/ Statistics
______ b. Multicultural Perspectives ______ b. Critical Analysis
______ 4. a. Contemporary Citizenship
______ b. Democratic Institutions
Please see http://course1.winona.edu/kdennehy and select the ENGR 480 Design Project II link.
Prerequisites by Course(s) and Topic(s):
Admission to 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. Design Project II uses an industry-sponsored design project as the foundation of the course.
Contribution of Course to Meeting the Science and Social Policy Requirements:
This course is structured so that the students have the opportunity to directly engage in the engineering design/development process. An industry-sponsor presents a team of students with a design problem and the students, working through each of the stages of the design/development process, end up producing a working prototype to present to the industry-sponsor. All of the topics included in the course when taken together represent the design/development process. It is through these highly hands-on activities that the students come to understand the engineering design/development process.
The students work closely with the industry-sponsor to gain insight into the problem. The students are expected to talk directly to the sponsoring industrys engineers, manufacturing personnel, management, etc. to learn the history of the design problem presented. The students also review competing products to learn how those products have been received in the marketplace. Students contact end customers to determine their views on the important design requirements and goals (needs and wants).
There are seven design concern categories that the students need to evaluate when determining the requirements and goals of their proposed designs. In one of these categories, "life cycle," students are asked to consider such issues as the ability to recycle the materials used in the design, minimizing the use of hazardous materials, and ease of servicing a product to promote extended life. In a second category, "human engineering," students consider issues such as ergonomics and product safety.
Students have to develop a process specification and fabricate the design they propose. Students have to work directly with the materials proposed in their designs. They have to review the Material Safety Data Sheets and wear the recommended personnel protective equipment (i.e. breathing apparatus) and properly dispose of any waste materials. This experience sensitizes the students to the social implications of proposing the use of materials that require special handling and disposal.
The composites industry is constantly undergoing new and revised environmental and safety regulations. Students see firsthand the implications of this regulation as they chose the materials and manufacturing process(es) that will be used in their designs.
The proposed designs also undergo testing. If a proposed design fails in some manner, then the students are faced with the dilemma of revising the design, most likely increasing the cost, or leaving the design as is and hoping the customer does not experience the same type of failure when using the product.
Students work in teams throughout the course. The student teams are confronted with many choices as they work toward producing a prototype. Students must first reach consensus within their teams on the decisions leading up to the final design and the choice of process(es) used to manufacture the prototype. Then they have to articulate the reasons for their decisions to the industry-sponsor through formal presentations referred to as the Design Review and the Manufacturing Readiness Review.
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