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4 Credits
Available Winter
Crosslisted IE / ME / ESE 498

OSU catalog link

IE 497 or ME 497
or ESE 497


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: This course is crosslisted as IE 498 and ME 498 and ESE 498.


  • 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.