M 1pm - 1:50 pm and 2 pm - 5:50 pm (Laboratory)
MENG 3114 Materials Sciences, MENG 3203 Applied Fluid Power Design, MENG 3212 Introduction to Engineering Design, MENG 3243 Computer Aided Engineering.
In addition, this course requires application of some of the following topics, which are assumed to have been already covered in previous classes:
This course does not include an exam. Performance of the student will be evaluated based on the following:
Weekly Progress Reports
Each group member is responsible for keeping a log book containing a list of all activities performed by the member. These log books will be used by the group to draft a single weekly progress report which is reviewed by the instructor. The weekly progress report must be in the form of a memorandum containing a list of activities planned, activities completed, activities not completed, activities scheduled for the following week, and a 1-2 page narrative of the progress made by the group and any issue it may have encountered during the design process. These weekly progress reports will be reviewed and kept by the instructor to keep track of the efforts made by each member of the group toward the success of the project.
Design Project Proposal Report
Within the first few weeks after the start of the semester, by a date specified by the instructor, each group will submit a proposal report about its assigned design project and give an oral presentation. These will be graded both as a group effort and individually, based on the guidelines listed in the handout.
End-of-Semester Design Progress Report
At the end of the semester, by a date specified by the instructor, each group will submit a final report containing the information specified in the guidelines handout distributed by the instructor. The group will also give an oral presentation to an audience composed of the instructor, the faculty, students, and possibly members from the industry. The oral presentation will also be graded by the faculty. The group as a whole and each member will receive scores for their performance.
These score will be used to compute the final grade for each student.
SolidWorks Design Simulation
While a working prototype of the design is due by the end of the academic year, each group is required to produce and show a computer simulation of alternative solutions of its assigned design problem. This simulation will be graded. Note: while many software tools can be used to develop a computer simulation, the most desirable is SolidWorks, since this tool is available in almost every computer in the department.
At the end of the semester each group member will be asked to grade his/her peer based on his/her performance during the design process. This grade will be used to determine the final grade of each student in the group.
The attitude of each member of the group is going to be assessed throughout the semester by the instructor. This will be based on absenteeism, time on task, willingness to work, presentation, attitude toward instructor and toward other group members, and more.
No late assignment will be accepted.
The student is expected to attend class regularly and to participate in all phases of the project. Absenteeism will negatively affect the score received by the student for the Attitude component of his/her overall grade for the course, as mentioned above.
GENERAL EDUCATION STATEMENT
Students in this course must demonstrate their competency in oral and written communication through written project tasks assignments. They must also demonstrate their ability to use the English language.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY POLICY
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.
DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES
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.