List of all ESE courses

4 Credits
Available Fall
Crosslisted IE / ME / ESE 497

OSU catalog link

All prerequisites listed below


Robin Feuerbacher
105A Cascades Hall
OSU-Cascades, Bend, OR

Course Description

Product design; selection and replacement of major tools, processes, and equipment; paperwork controls; subsystem revision; system or plant revision; selection and training of personnel; long-run policies and strategy. **Please note, crosslisted as IE 497 and ME 497. (Writing Intensive Course) 


  • IE 355 and IE 356 and IE 366 and IE 367 and IE 368 and WR 327; or
  • ENGR 322 and (ENGR 391 or ENGR 391H) and ME 250 and (ME 312 or ME 312H) and (ME 317 or ME 317H) and (ME 332* or ME 332H*) and ME 383 and WR 327;
  • and (ST 314 or ST 314H)(ENGR 390 or BA 360) and IE 425 and (ME 331* or ME 331H*) and ESE 355 and ESE 360



  • Engineering methods
  • Background research and job documents
  • Oral Progress Reports
  • Background Report
  • Project Status Meetings with instructor
  • Working in teams
  • Effective and proper technical report writing
  • Project Status Meetings with instructor
  • Preliminary Proposal
  • Independent project work
  • Final Proposal
  • Final Presentation
  • Engineering Ethics and Social & Environmental Impacts
  • Prototype Evaluations
  • Final Presentation
  • Final Report

Learning Outcomes

  1. Starting from a sponsor’s statements of need, work with the sponsor, perform appropriate research and analyses, and apply relevant engineering standards to develop formal requirements for a mechanical system, an industrial system, or the solution to a mechanical or industrial problem.
  2. Considering multiple alternative approaches, design and implement a prototype, model, or method to meet those requirements by correctly applying appropriate engineering principles.
  3. Operate or implement the prototype, model, or method and evaluate the results against the requirements using objective performance measures.
  4. Plan and manage the project so as to use team resources efficiently and meet project requirements on time and on or under budget.
  5. Recognize and constructively address ethical dilemmas that may arise and potential adverse environmental, safety, health, and social impacts.
  6. Collaboratively produce written and oral reports that effectively communicate project information to target audiences—i.e., that are at the appropriate technical level for these audiences and follow disciplinary conventions of usage, vocabulary, format, and citation.
  7. Function effectively on a team, contributing to all major aspects of the design, implementation, and testing of an engineering project.