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MAE (Mechanical & Aerospace Engr)
200
014141
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Design
Intro ME Design
College of Engineering
Mechanical & Aerospace Engr (14MAE)
Term Offering
Fall and Spring
Offered Every Year
Fall 2016
Previously taught as Special Topics?
Yes
1
 
Course Prefix/NumberSemester/Term OfferedEnrollment
MAE495Fall 20145
MAE495Fall 201510
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Letter Grade Only
1
5
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3
Course Attribute(s)


If your course includes any of the following competencies, check all that apply.
University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Jeffrey W Eischen
Associate Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture14020YesFall semester
Lecture6020YesSpring semester
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Restriction: Sophomore standing in Mechanical Engineering
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
14MEBSMechanical engineeringRequired
Introduction to mechanical engineering and its application in professional practice. Includes mechanical engineering vocabulary, measurement concepts, safety training, demonstration of basic machine components and systems, dissection of mechanical engineering devices, simple drawing and sketching, 3d printing, technical communication, design, creation of Online Portfolio. (5-week course)

Mechanical engineering students entering are program as sophomores are very interested in learning the hands-on and practical aspects of the field. It is imperative that opportunities for this early in curriculum to take advantage of generating excitement and interest for our program and build a foundation for all subsequent classes. This new course is aimed at newly matriculated students in mechanical engineering.


The class will be taught in a student shop space and will allow students to interact with tools and machinery. The class will be based heavily on demonstrations and hands-on experiments. 


No

Is this a GEP Course?
No
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The objective of this course is to introduce entering students to mechanical engineering including the terminology measurement concepts, safety training, demonstration of basic machine components and systems, dissection of mechanical engineering devices, 3d printing, technical communication, design, creation of Online Portfolio (1 hr. lecture with projects)


Student Learning Outcomes

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



  1. Identify basic machine components and systems

  2. Safely and properly use measuring tools

  3. Safely and properly operate simple machine tools

  4. Make simple drawing and sketches of machine components

  5. Dissect and reassemble simple systems using hand tools

  6. Understand concept of design ideation and prototyping

  7. Document work in Online Portfolio


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Project75Analysis of reporting on projects conducted during class meeting time
Project25Team based design competition project
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
What is Engineering? Mechanical Engineering? Machines ME's Know Well. Design. Sample Design Calculations . Introduction to Online Portfolios2 75min lecturesIntroduction to Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Design. Automobile top speed calculation. Tire inflation experiment.
Engineering Design Calculations. ME machines. Basic Machine Component Identification and Uses. Simple Tool Identification and Uses. Measuring Physical Dimensions. Dissection. 2 75min lectureTire and airtank pressure drop theory. Air compressor dissection. Water pump demonstration and dissection. Examples of ME machine components- such as bolts, springs, bearings, belts, chain.

Tool box- hand tool identification. Measurement tools- machinist rule, dial calipers, gage blocks, telescoping hole gages. Machine component dissection and documentation
Dissection, Documentation, and Reassembly. Operation of Shop Tools. Engineering Materials and Joining Processes. 2 75 min lectureMeasure selected dissected component. Reassemble dissected machine. Training on shop machine tools

Cut and drill exercise. Demonstration of engineering materials- carbon steel, stainless steel, nonferrous metals, plastics, composites, wood. Welding demonstration. Bolting torque wrench demo. Riveting demonstration.
Engineering Drawings- Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing Concepts. Waterjet Cutting and 3D printing demonstration2 75 min lecture Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing. Demonstrate close fitting rod in bored hole. Create 2D drawing ofdissected machine component using CAD software

Waterjet cut and 3D print demonstration.
Human Aspects of Design Process. Design competition2 75 min lectureMyers Briggs, Right/Left Brain and Learning Styles. Creativity and Inventivness. Introduce design competition system- theory, objectives, and constraints.

Design competition and wrapup

cmfreem2 (Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:54:11 GMT): Rollback: Rollback to edit further for resubmission.
cmfreem2 (Wed, 06 May 2015 19:38:23 GMT): Removed the reference to 1 hr with projects from catalog description and included course offering as a 5 week course.
dwparish (Thu, 07 May 2015 12:56:23 GMT): passed
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