P14361: Engineering Applications Lab Modules

Systems Design

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400 and 500 Level Class Knowledge Required
Advanced Lab Skills
Depth of Analysis required for module
MSD Team finds module challenging
Must be able to made before the end of MSDII


Complies with safety regulations
Can Incorporate warnings and precautions on module
Robust parts- will not fall apart when used


A variety of topics are incorporated within the module
Module interesting to MSD Team
Exposure to an unfamiliar idea or topic not completely covered in core ME classes


Cost to make module must be resonable/ Within Budget Constraints
Contains Reusable Parts
Quality of components- well made
Time Module can be completed with 3-5 weeks
Variables Changes made must be meaningful

Functional Decomposition

Functional Decomposition Take 1

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Functional Decomposition Take 2

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For example, basic engineering analysis or simulation, mockups, benchmarking results

Risk Assessment

ID Risk Item Cause Effect Likelihood Severity Importance Action of Management Owner
1 Complexity of Modules To hard/To Simple Student fail to learn 2 2 4 Refer to customer expertise to ensure proper complexity Team P14361
2 Late Parts Failure to Check lead Times Missing Deadlines 2 2 4 Establish order deadline Team P14361
3 Injury to Student Human Error Death, sever injury, emotional trauma or dismemberment 1 3 3 In-depth Risk assessment/analysis once modules are chosen Project Leader
4 Damage to the property Misuse of modules Damage to the Property 1 2 2 In-depth Risk assessment/analysis once modules are chosen Mechanical Engineers
5 Budgeting Over/Under spending Run out or lose funds 1 1 1 Budget accordingly Team P14361

Systems Design Review

Presentation, notes, actions

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