Mechanical Engineering (Spring 2016)

Students in Mechanical Engineering are required to take ME 4182 or GT 4823 to meet their Capstone Design Course requirements


Schedule (All lectures will be held in IC #103 from 3:05 – 3:55pm)

Week Date Lecture Topic Weekly Deliverables
1 01/12/2016(T) Course Intro and Sponsored Projects Studio Introduction
1 01/14/2016(Th) Student Project and Design Discussion Team Formation
2 01/19/2016(T) User Needs, Design Specifications, etc. and Projects assigned by instructors
2 01/21/2016(Th) Ideation, Concept Generation, Design Process and Team Assessment Student-Faculty Q&A on project/Problem Statement Project Plan [More Details]
3 01/26/2016(T) Market Research/Prior Art Search Stakeholder Analysis, User Needs & Functions, Specifications [More Details]
3 01/28/2016(Th) Industrial Design/Human Factors
4 02/02/2016(T) Risk, Liability, Codes & Standards
4 02/04/2016(Th) Analysis Ideation Report [More Details]
5 02/09/2016(T) No Lecture Market Research Results
5 02/11/2015(Th) No Lecture Report#1, Progress Presentation for Report #1
6 02/16/2016(T) Societal and Environmental Considerations and Reimbursement Info
6 02/18/2016(Th) Mock up, Prototyping and Manufacturing Industrial Design and Human Factors report [Refer lecture notes and section #7 of Report 2 guidelines]
7 02/23/2016(T) Forming a Company + Create-X
7 02/25/2016(Th) Intellectual Property, Link 2 & Filing Patent Claims (Online Feedback Form) Relevant codes, Standards and Risk Analysis [More Details]
8 03/01/2016(T) Collaborative CAD + Team Formation Survey Form Feasibility Analyses and Preliminary CAD [More Details]
9 03/09/2016(W) No Lecture Engineering Feasibility Analyses and CAD Update
10 03/16/2016(W) No Lecture Report #2, Progress Presentation for Report #2
11 03/23/2016(W) No Lecture (Spring Break)
12 03/30/2016(W) No Lecture CAD, Engineering Analyses, and Prototyping Update [More Details]
13 04/06/2016(W) No Lecture Impact of Societal & Environmental Factors on Design [More Details]
14 04/12/2016(T) Provisional Patent Filing CAD, Engineering Analyses, and Prototyping Update [More Details]
15 04/20/2016(W) No Lecture CAD, Engineering Analyses, and Prototyping Update [More Details]
16 04/25/2016(M) No Lecture Final Presentation
16 04/26/2016(T) No Lecture Capstone Design Expo
17 05/04/2016(W) No Lecture Final Report


*Individual section instructors have latitude on deliverables, timing and grading. The preceding information is a set of general guidelines.

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Bert Bras
Lead Faculty

Amit Jariwala
Director of Design and Innovation