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Multidisciplinary Senior Design I (MSD I)
Total Credits = 4
Weeks 1-4 Workshops: Friday 9am-5:00pm Locations TBD
Topical Seminars: Time and locations TBD
(Please refer to Course Calendar for schedule details)
5th year standing in the KGCOE.
MSD I is the first half of a two-quarter sequence design course oriented to the solution of real-world engineering problems. The mission is to enhance engineering education through a capstone design experience that integrates Engineering theory, principles and processes within a collaborative environment. Working in multidisciplinary teams and following the product development process, students will develop customer needs and engineering specifications, evaluate concepts, resolve major technical hurdles, and employ rigorous engineering principles to design an alpha prototype which is fully tested and documented.
Required TextProduct Design and Development by Karl T. Ulrich and Steven D. Eppinger, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill / Irwin Publishers, ISBN 0 07 247146 8
Course Learning ObjectivesA student who successfully fulfills the course requirements will have demonstrated the following:
1. Ability to explain the product development process in the context of the product life cycle.
2. Ability to perform a critical analysis of requirements, engineering specifications, and the relationship between them.
3. Ability to integrate theory from a broad range of courses, laboratory exercises and co-op experiences to the solution of an engineering design problem.
4. Ability to employ a rigorous design process that includes ideation, analysis, synthesis, prototype implementation, and test against engineering specifications.
5. Ability to accurately document product development activities.
6. Ability to effectively communicate technical, discipline specific information through oral and written means.
7. Ability to work effectively in a diverse team environment.
8. Ability to communicate and make tradeoffs, within and across disciplines, to meet project requirements.
9. Ability to explain the impact of project schedule, critical paths and budgetary constraints on the effective execution of an engineering design.
|1||Workshop: orientation; know the customer and your team||1-2, 4, 16|
|2||Workshop: translating needs to specifications; MSD 1 schedule||5|
|3||Workshop: functional decomposition and concept generation; needs and specifications||6-8|
|4||Workshop: concept selection, customer feedback|
|5||Concept selected, system-level architecture defined, sub-systems and interfaces defined, some engineering analysis; identify greatest technical risks; concept/systems design review (partial)||9, 12|
|6||Proof of concept design and analysis; high-risk assessment; topical seminars||12|
|7||Proof of concept completed and analyzed; high-risk assessment (technology, cost, schedule); concept/systems design review (completed)||12|
|8||Detailed design of full system; long lead items identified; topical seminars; detail design review (started, if possible)||12|
|9||Detailed design of full system; long lead items identified; remaining engineering analysis; risk assessment; detail design review (completed)||12|
|10||Test plan developed; design documentation in-proces; MSD I project review||-|
|11||Test plan (completed) , design documentation complete (uploaded onto EDGE)||-|
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