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Credits: 4
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ENGR 248, ME 250
Bryony DuPont
216 Rogers Hall

Course Description

Organization, planning, economics, and the use of creativity and optimization in solving mechanical design problems. Case studies and/or industrial design problems.


  • Open-ended, team-based problem solving
  • Design problem appraisal and project planning
  • Concept generation/ evaluation
  • Product Generation/ evaluation
  • Design for manufacture and assembly
  • Sustainable assembly
  • Real world products
  • Development

Learning Outcomes

The student, upon successful completion of this course, will be able to:

  1. Apply Gantt Chart techniques to identify project deliverables and make a 10-week work plan for a small-scale engineering design team project.
  2. State and illustrate the quality function deployment (QFD) method by using QFD to define an open-ended engineering design problem.
  3. Generate and evaluate conceptual design solutions using functional analysis and prototype testing given a design problem definition.
  4. Produce a product that meets functional requirements.
  5. Produce a product with originality, regulatory, and aesthetic considerations.
  6. Perform as part of an engineering design team.