ME 470 - Senior Design Project

Fall 2021

TitleRubricSectionCRNTypeHoursTimesDaysLocationInstructor
Senior Design ProjectME470AL136716LEC30800 - 0950 T  0027/1025 Campus Instructional Facility Blake Everett Johnson
Senior Design ProjectME470AY136723LBD00800 - 0950 T R  106B3 Engineering Hall Amir Chavoshi
Senior Design ProjectME470AY236731LBD00800 - 0950 T R  305 Materials Science & Eng Bld Michael Nicholas Moccio
Senior Design ProjectME470AY336740LBD00800 - 0950 T R  162 Noyes Laboratory Ryan Wai Yin Siu
Senior Design ProjectME470OB139319OD00800 - 0950 T R    
Senior Design ProjectME470OB245544OD00800 - 0950 T R    
Senior Design ProjectME470OB364200OD00800 - 0950 T R    
Senior Design ProjectME470OL262488OLC30800 - 0950 T    Blake Everett Johnson

Official Description

Solution of a real-world design problem: development, evaluation, and recommendation of alternative solutions subject to realistic constraints that include most of the following considerations: economics, environment, sustainability, manufacturability, ethics, health and safety, society, and politics. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. Departmental approval required. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in no more than two required ME courses; completion of all required courses.

Detailed Course Description

Solution of a real-world design problem; development, evaluation, and recommendation of alternative solutions subject to realistic constraints that include most of the following considerations: economics, environment, sustainability, manufacturability, ethics, health and safety, society, and politics. Prerequisite: Senior standing in Mechanical Engineering; completion of or concurrent enrollment in all required courses; completion of campus Composition I general education requirement. 3 undergraduate hours.

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TEXTBOOK: No textbook required. Handouts are provided as needed by specific projects, and a literature survey of appropriate materials is typically required as part of the project effort. Logbook is required (10 3/8 x 8 3/8, numbered, lined pages, green tint pages, 150 pages per logbook; approx cost $10.00).

TOPICS:

No new topics are presented. Students are expected, however, to apply as many prerequisite topics as seen relevant to the mechanical engineering problem that has been defined. Project teams work on the project during the length of a semester. Projects may involve evaluation of a manufacturing process, development of a new product or production process, testing of product characteristics, analysis of material behavior, simulation of in-field product performance, or optimization of system performance. The sequence of discussion topics follows the phases of a project life cycle as the project evolves. Project phases include:

1. Project review and selection

2. Problem statement and project objectives

3. Data collection

4. Model building and verification

5. Analysis

6. Recommendations and conclusions

7. Implementation and test

8. Final presentation of design

Each project requires submission of proposal, schedule, status reports, and a final presentation. Written and verbal presentations are required.

ME: Required.

EM: Suitable for senior design elective; ABE 469, others also acceptable.

Last updated

9/25/2018