Senior Design

Course Details

Course Number: MENG 4143  Section Number: 12A

Fall 2010

Location: McCoy Engineering Hall

Classroom Number: MY 133/116

Days & Times:


2:00-5:50 pm

Course Attachments


MSU Faculty Member
Dr. M. Salim Azzouz   
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Course Objectives

Write formal and informal engineering reports
Work as a part of a team

Course Expectations

MENG 3114 Materials Sciences, MENG 3203 Applied Fluid Power Design, MENG 3212 Introduction to Engineering Design, MENG 3243 Computer Aided Engineering.

Basic computer skills, MATLAB, MS Excel, hand calculator.

Submission Format Policy

Project Tasks
Project tasks will be assigned and turned in each week, unless specified by the instructor.  Each student is responsible for submitting his own individual personal project tasks copy written in his own words. No dual or group project tasks copy is accepted unless specified by the instructor.

Final Project Reports
A final comprehensive report is required at the end of the semester and the student must dedicate time including lab time to built their respective tools or machines. A major PowerPoint presentation is required at the end of the semester. This presentation must be performed by all group members.
Project reports are based on theories studied in previous classes, or presented during class sessions. All project reports must be presented with at least three full mandatory paragraphs, theory, results, and discussion. Parts and assembly drawings have to be included in the project report. A special attention will be dedicated to the project presentation and drawings.

Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Late Paper Policy

Project Tasks

Project tasks must be turned in on the due date, at the beginning of class. Once class starts, project tasks will be still accepted for a grace period of 48 hours and graded over 80%. Once the grace period is over, no project tasks will be accepted.

Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

Lab Sessions Attendance
Students are expected to attend lab sessions on regular basis and are responsible for notes, and missed labs while being absent.

Other Policies

Scholastic dishonesty will not be tolerated and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent. You are expected to have read and understood the current issue of the student handbook regarding student responsibilities & rights, and the intellectual property policy information about procedures and what constitutes acceptable on-campus behavior. Any form of plagiarism will not be accepted, and will be heavily reprimanded.

Students registered with Disability Support Services should have a letter verifying their disability and the appropriate accommodations.

Information contained in this syllabus, other than grading, late assignments, and attendance policies, may be subject to change with advance notice, as deemed appropriate by the instructor.

Writing Proficiency Requirement All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at, or call 397-4131.