Design classes

There are five design classes, Computer-Aided Design (ME 170), Design for Manufacturability (ME 270), Mechanical Design 1 (ME 370), Mechanical Design 2 (ME 371), and Senior Design (ME 470). The description of each design class is below.

1. Computer-Aided Design (ME 170)

  • Parametric CAD solid modeling
  • Engineering Drawings
  • Tolerances – Std. Limits & Fit
  • Project Based Learning

Ideation

  • Design Process – MechSE standard
  • Brainstorming
  • Sketching (by Art & Design faculty)
  • Concept Selection
  • Product Design Specification (PDS)
  • Report Writing –MechSE template
  • Team Working Skills (CATME)

Modeling & Drawing

  • Part and Assembly CAD Modeling
  • Creo 3.0 Parametric
  • Exploded and Cross-section Assemblies
  • ASME Y14.5 Drawing Standards
  • Dimensioning and Tolerancing
  • 3D Animation & Mechanism Analysis
  • CAD file formats – IGES, DXF, STL, STEP

Mechanical Design

  • Intro to DFM
  • 3D printing
  • aPriori Cost Analysis
  • Principles of Interchangeability
  • ANSI/ISO standard Limits and Fits
  • Worst-case tolerance buildup analysis
  • Intro to GD&T

2. Design for Manufacturability  (ME 270)

  • Overview of modern manufacturing processes
  • Hands-on manufacturing Labs
  • Projects: create a new product!

3. Mechanical Design 1 (ME 370)

  • Mechanisms design & analysis
  • Labs: Design and analyze walking mechanisms
  • Project: build a walking animal

4. Mechanical Design 2 (ME 371)

  • Rotary power transmission
  • Operation, mechanics and modes of failure
  • Acceptable product lifetime premature failure

5. Senior Design (ME 470)

  • Students projects are done for industry donors with real-world objectives and constraints
  • Teams of students design and build a prototype for their corporate sponsor
  • Perform necessary background research to develop a new technology
  • Consult with faculty throughout entire college
  • Use state-of-the art college facilities and building methods
  • Develop writing and presentation skills
  • Learn about engineering ethics, including protection of intellectual property rights