(2-term sequence; must be taken consecutively)
OSU catalog link
ME 497: ME 317, ME 383, ME 312, ENGR 322, ME 332, ENGR 390, WR 327
ME 498: ME 497
Bob Paasch (SAE)
414 Rogers Hall
418 Rogers Hall
Course-Specific Learning Outcomes
At the completion of MIME Capstone Design, students will be able to perform the following tasks:
- 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.
- Considering multiple alternative approaches, design and implement a prototype, model, or method to meet those requirements by correctly applying appropriate engineering principles.
- Operate or implement the prototype, model, or method and evaluate the results against the requirements using objective performance measures.
- Plan and manage the project so as to use team resources efficiently and meet project requirements on time and on or under budget.
- Recognize and constructively address ethical dilemmas that may arise and potential adverse environmental, safety, health, and social impacts.
- 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.
- Function effectively on a team, contributing to all major aspects of the design, implementation, and testing of an engineering project.
ABET Program Outcomes
In developing your skills in product design and development, the MIME Capstone Design course sequence directly supports ABET Program Outcome c, "Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability."
In focusing on the communication and teamwork skills needed for producing formal engineering reports and preparing and delivering professional-quality oral presentations, thinking critically about local and global design issues, and working collaboratively on engineering projects, this course sequence also supports ABET Program Outcome d, "Ability to focus on multidisciplinary teams," and g, "Ability to communicate effectively."
Finally, the content of this capstone design course sequence also supports ABET Program Outcome f, "Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility" and i, "Recognition of the need for, and ability to engage in, lifelong learning."
WIC Program Outcomes
In completing this WIC course, students will:
- Develop and articulate content knowledge and critical thinking in the discipline through frequent practice of informal and formal writing.
- Demonstrate knowledge/understanding of audience expectations, genres, and conventions appropriate to communicating in the discipline.
- Demonstrate the ability to compose a document of at least 2000 words through multiple aspects of writing, including brainstorming, drafting, using sources appropriately, and revising comprehensively after receiving feedback on a draft.