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MES (Mechanical Engineering Systems)
401
031629
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
MES Capstone Design I
MES Capstone Design I
College of Engineering
College of Engineering (14EH)
Term Offering
Fall Only
Offered Every Year
Spring 2016
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Remote Location/Site Based
Havelock, NC
Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3.0
Course Attribute(s)
Capstone

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Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
William Fortney
Eastern NC Regional Director of Engr / Teaching Assistant Professor in MAE

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Delivery FormatPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
LEC1515Nona
Prerequisite: MES 300 and MAE 316; Corequisite: MAE 310 and MAE 415
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
This course is first of a two-semester engineering design and manufacturing experience which is the culmination of the MES student's undergraduate education experience. In teams, students design, cost, and build a working prototype to solve a real-world engineering problem supplied by an industry partner. Students follow a systems engineering approach to manage their project through a requirements definition review, a preliminary design review, and the completion of detailed design. Students develop communication skills through reports and presentations and gain insight into engineering design through guest lectures. Students must provide any transportation needed for this class. MES students only.

Updating course description to match current course practices and syllabus description. 


No

Is this a GEP Course?
No
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Requisites and Scheduling
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 

 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 

 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 

 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 

Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 

 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 

No change. Local MES faculty teach this course.

Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students should be able to:



  1. Investigate an open-ended “real-world” engineering problem and define goals and objectives for its solution.

  2. Create and maintain an engineering journal.

  3. Demonstrate independent learning skills by devising and investigating feasible ideas.

  4. Demonstrate the ability to work effectively in engineering teams to resolve conflict and meet quantitative engineering objectives established during the project.

  5. Effectively communicate technical information through engineering drawings, written reports, and oral presentations (formal & informal). 

  6. Understand and utilize mechanical engineering design and analysis techniques.

  7. Demonstrate proficiency in creating and understanding design drawings.

  8. Demonstrate proficiency in using state of the art software and other electronic tools.

  9. Create and execute a Systems Engineering Management Plan complete with information such as a project management plan, project budget and life-cycle cost analysis.

  10. Clearly request and exchange quantitative information.

  11. Analyze and optimize a design in relation to life-cycle parameters such as performance, cost, safety, manufacturability, reliability, and maintainability.  


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Project85Based on the initial project plan negotiated with the sponsor, students will complete a sub-set of the design tasks in MES 401 and the remaining tasks in MES 402. The team grade each semester is based on performance of the assigned steps for each semester. Each student’s grade can be modified based on peer reviews conducted throughout the semester.
Participation15Individual grade will be based on lab journal, performance during System Engineering Status Reviews, performance during the Machining Training, and instructor evaluation.

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