ME 101: Mechanical Engineering Gateway Course Course Outcomes

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ME 101
:

Mechanical Engineering Gateway Course


Course

Outcomes


This course is designed to help students achieve the following
outcomes
.


1)

F
amiliar
ity

with the engineering profession and the mechanical engineering discipline and
an
understand
ing of an en
gineer’s
role in society.

2)

A
ware
ness

of the influence of science and technology on civilizations and
an ability

to explain how
science and technology have been applied to the betterment of humankind

(P)

3)

A
bility

to evaluate ethical issues that may occur in p
rofessional practice

(P)

4)

U
nderstand
ing of

the role of engineering ethics in professional problem solving.

a)

F
amiliar
ity

with the NSPE Code of Ethics and its use
in professional decision making (P)

5)

Ability to use
mathematics, experimentation and computation i
n solving engineering problems.

6)

Fluency

in both English and SI units and
an
ab
i
lit
y

to translate between them
(P)

7)

F
amiliar
ity

with the use of graphical techniques in problem formulation and solution and
an ability

to effectively use graphical methods in co
mmunication.

8)

F
amiliar
ity

with the faculty, staff, and student organizations of the mechanical engineering
department at Ohio University. This would include:

a)

Knowing some undergraduate ME students.

b)

Knowing the Freshman Advisor for the department and the ele
ments of the curriculum.

c)

Being comfortable with department personnel and procedures.


Technical Communication Activities

Experience preparing and making a group presentation that includes a summary and conclusion
about
a

project.


Projects and Hands
-
on Exp
eriences

Experience working in a group on a project that involves design and construction.
ME

2
24
:
Dynamics
-

Course

Outcomes


This course is designed to help students achieve the following
outcomes
.

Successful
achievement of
mastery level outcomes

is r
equired to receive a passing grade in the
course. Where mastery is not achieved, feedback will be given and the work must be redone and
resubmitted.


1)

Ability to a
nalyze kinematics of the three
-
dimensional particle motion in various coordinate
systems:
c
ar
tesian, natural and cylindrical.

2)

U
nderstand
ing of the

concepts of displacement, velocity and acceleration as vectors and how to
determine them.

3)

U
nderstand
ing of the
notion of a force as a vector.

4)

Ability to understand concepts of kinetic, potential and me
chanical energies and the concept of a
conservative force.

5)

U
nderstanding of the concepts of power and mechanical efficiency.

6)

Ability to
analyze particle dynamics

a)

Ability to
make a right decision related to a choice of the system of particles whose motion i
s
to be studied.

b)

Ability to c
orrectly draw the free
-
body diagram (FBD) for
the

system.

c)

Ability to write

and solve Newton equations of motion for
the

system.

d)

Ability to u
se principles derived from Newton’s second law
, including Work & Energy, and
Momentum
.

7)

[Mastery Outcome]
Ability to a
nalyze
the
kinematics of two
-
dimensional (planar) rigid
-
body motion.

(P)

a)

Ability to u
se concepts of angular displacement, angular velocity and angular
acceleration.

b)

Ability to d
raw
a
FBD for
a
system of rigid bodies.

c)

Ability t
o d
etermine mass moment of inertia for some simple body geometries.

d)

Ability to
use principles derived from Newton’s second law, including Work & Energy,
and Momentum,

to derive equations of motion for a general rigid
-
body planar motion.

8)

Ability to u
se bo
th SEI and English system of units in all mechanical quantities (linear and
angular displacement, velocity and acceleration, mass, force, torque, work/energy, power,
momentum, mass moment of inertia).


Technical Communication Activities

None
.


Projects and

Hands
-
on Experiences

None
.
ME 280
:
ME

Colloquium

I



Course Outcomes


This course is designed to help students achieve the following
outcomes
.


Note: Since this course is integrated with

ME
3
80, the learning outcomes
are the same.


1)

E
xposure to some of

the following areas of activity:

a)

Professional practice and career opportunities in mechanical engineering

b)

Contemporary areas of research and development in mechanical engineering

c)

Social and political developments of interest to mechanical engineers

d)

The re
search and scholarly activities of the faculty of the Russ College of Engineering and
Technology

e)

Activities and interests of student organizations at Ohio University, including ASME, SAE,
SWE, and Engineers Without Borders.

2)

Awareness of the connections bet
ween the mechanical engineering program of study and the
practice of engineering

3)

I
mproved understanding of what engineers do and what it takes to be a successful engineer.

4)

A sense of ‘engineering identity’ and of being a part of a larger professional commu
nity

5)

I
ncreased awareness of the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental
and societal context

6)

Awareness of the need to consider safety in all aspects of the engineering profession

(P)

7)

Awareness

of
Environmental Health and Safety

(EHS) regulations and procedures

8)

Awareness of standards, including safety, design, manufacturing, testing and quality

(P)

9)

Appreciation of engineering integration with business, including most of the following: market
awareness, customer satisfaction, qual
ity, continuous improvement, profit, and the concepts of
mission, vision and core values for a company.

(P)

10)

Awareness of the impact of energy systems on the global environment, including topics such as
air pollution, climate change, environmental regulatio
ns, renewable energy, clean coal
technology, or the hydrogen economy.

11)

Awareness of the Sr Design capstone project, in preparation for their own capstone experience
(gained by attending selected senior capstone design presentations)

12)

Registration with caree
r services, awareness of college and university career resources, and best
practices for a job search.



Technical Communication Activities

Observations of professionals making presentations
.


Projects and Hands
-
on Experiences

None.
ME 288
:
Data Analysis

Lab
-

Course Outcomes


The Data Analysis Lab is an introduction to statistical analysis of univariate, bivariate and
multivariate systems as well as to Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing(GD&T) including
limits and fits.


This course is designed to h
elp students achieve the following
outcomes
.

Successful
achievement of
mastery level outcomes

is required to receive a passing grade in the
course. Where mastery is not achieved, feedback will be given and the work must be redone and
resubmitted.


1)

[Mast
ery Outcome]
A
bility to perform statistical data analysis of univariate and bivariate data
sets.

(P)

2)

A
bility to perform curve
-
fitting of multivariate data sets.

3)

A
wareness of
Design of Experiments
techniques.

(P)

4)

A
bility to apply the concepts of geometric d
imensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) for creating and
interpreting manufacturing and assembly drawings

(P)

5)

[Mastery Outcome]

U
nderstanding of Statistics.

(P)

a)

Ability to complete a basic statistical analysis, including producing histograms, identifying
probab
ility distributions, and computing mean values, standard deviations, standard
deviations of the mean, and confidence intervals.

b)

Ability to define regression analysis and correlation coefficients, and an ability to use the
method of least squared error to d
efine a best
-
fit curve.


Technical Communication Activities

Informal Lab writeups
.


Projects and Hands
-
on Experiences

Metrology and other simple lab experiments
.
ME 301
:
Kinematics & Dynamics of Machines



Course Outcomes


The
goal
s of this course are to
cover the kinematics and dynamics of planar single degree
-
of
-
freedom mechanisms. After this course, the student should have general mathematical and computer
skills to enable high
-
fidelity kinematics and dynamics analysis of machine elements including
lin
kages, cams, and gears, within the general machine design context.

A side
-
goal

is to introduce the use of
M
ATLAB

as a powerful software tool in programming
analysis equations.


This course is designed to help students achieve the following
outcomes
.

Successful
achievement of
mastery level outcomes

is required to receive a passing grade in the
course. Where mastery is not achieved, feedback will be given and the work must be redone and
resubmitted.


1)

Familiarity with c
ommon mechanisms used in machines
and everyday life.

2)

Ability to c
alculat
e

mobility (number of degrees
-
of
-
freedom)

and e
numerat
e

rigid links and types
of joints within mechanisms.

3)

Ability to conduct a c
omplete (translational and rotational) mechanism position analysis.

(P)

4)

Ability to conduc
t a c
omplete (translational and rotational) mechanism velocity analysis.
(P)

5)

Ability to conduct a c
omplete (translational and rotational) mechanism acceleration analysis.
(P)

6)

Ability to conduct a c
omplete (translational and rotational) mechanism inverse dyna
mics
analysis via the matrix method.

(P)

7)

Ability to do c
am mechanism classification

and

cam motion profiles,
and
familiarity with

introductory
cam design

considerations
.

(P)

8)

Ability to do g
ear mechanism classification

and
gear train analysis
,
and familiari
ty with
gear
standardization a
nd specification in design
.

9)

[Mastery Outcome] Ability to complete standard matrix manipulations

(P)

10)

[Mastery Outcome] Ability to use matrices for solving systems of linear equations

(P)



Technical Communication Activities

Thi
s course provides practice in
technical writing

(weekly homework memos and final project
report) and practice in
technical presentation

(final project presented orally to the class).


Projects and Hands
-
on Experiences

The course project
involv
es

the comp
lete kinematics and inverse dynamics analysis of a real
-
world
mechanism. Done by teams of two students, all teams choose a unique mechanism.

ME 303
:
Machine Design Analysis
-

Course

Outcomes


This course is designed to help students achieve the followi
ng
outcomes
.

Successful
achievement of
mastery level outcomes

is required to receive a passing grade in the
course. Where mastery is not achieved, feedback will be given and the work must be redone and
resubmitted.


1)

Understand
ing of

how the static and d
ynamic strength parameters for a material are measured in
standardized tests.

2)

Understand
ing of

the concepts of factor of safety and margin of safety.

(P)

3)

Ability to c
alculate the stress resultants at any point of a three dimensional object subject to arbit
rary
loading.

4)

[Mastery Outcome]
Ability to c
alculate the stress distribution for axial and shear forces,
bending moments and torques in objects with simple shapes using the “strength of materials”
approach.

(P)

a)

Ability to d
raw shear force and bending momen
t diagrams and analyze strength and
deflections of beams.

b)

Ability to r
ecognize the possibility of buckling failure in machine elements and estimate the
critical load.

5)

A
bility to a
ssemble the component stresses into an appropriate stress tensor.

6)

Ability to
c
alculate the state of principal stress at critical points in the object.

7)

Ability to c
alculate the strain tensors and lateral and torsional deflections for objects of simple cross
-
section.

8)

[Mastery Outcome]
Ability to c
onduct a failure analysis for the des
ign/sizing of mechanical
components:

(P)

a)

Calculate the state of stress that will cause failure under static loads in ductile materials
using the Maximum Shear Stress and Maximum Distortion Energy criteria.

b)

Calculate the state of stress that will cause fail
ure under static loads in brittle materials
using the Coulomb
-
Mohr criterion.

c)

Understand the application of stress intensity factors to parts that are statically loaded.

9)

Understand
ing of

the phenomena of fatigue in parts subject to cyclic loads.

(P)

10)

Abilit
y to e
stimate the fatigue strength

11)

Ability to e
stimate the fluctuating loads that will cause failure in real parts using the Soderberg and
Goodman techniques.

12)

Ability

to interpret calculated results in the context of uncertainty (in the data, the models,
the
assumptions, or the analytical methods)

(P)


Technical Communication Activities

?



Projects and Hands
-
on Experiences

?


ME 304
:
Machine Elements
-

Course

Outcomes


This course is designed to help students achieve the following
outcomes
.


1)

Ability
to
select the material, thermo
-
mechanical condition and configuration of a variety of
machine elements under a variety of environmental and service conditions. These would include:

(P)

a)

Shafts

b)

Anti
-
friction bearings

c)

Spur gears

d)

Belt and chain drives

e)

Mechanic
al connectors

2)

F
amiliar
ity

with analytic and numerical methods for estimating the transverse and torsional
deflections of machine elements.

3)

Understanding of

the uncertainties inherent in material properties and engineering analysis as a
real
-
world engineeri
ng application of statistical analysis

(P)

4)

Understand
ing of

wear and fracture mechanics and how they influence engineering design

(P)

5)

Ability

to describe the advantages and disadvantages of adhesives and mechanical fastening
methods

(P)



Technical Communi
cation Activities

?



Projects and Hands
-
on Experiences

Reverse engineering project..
.

ME

314
:

Introduction to Manufacturing Processes
-

Course Outcomes


This course is designed to help students achieve the following
outcomes
.


1)

An ability to identify

basic manufacturing processes and to ascertain the types of products that
are cost effectively produced with each process.

(P)

2)

The application of statistical analysis to manufacturing, including the computation of process
capability and the understanding
of statistical process control.

(P)

3)

The ability to list

major metal alloy systems and
their physical characteristics.

(P)

4)

The ability to explain heat treating principles; quenching and tempering, solution
izing and aging,
and annealing.

5)

An ability to calcul
ate material deformation energy.

(P)

6)

An ability to explain and calculate non
-
elastic (plastic) material behavior.

(P)

7)

An ability to calculate forging loads using slab model

8)

An ability to analyze plane rolling, extrusion and wire drawing

9)

An ability to analy
ze sheet metal forming processes

10)

An ability to calculate cutting force in orthogonal machining using Merchant’s theory




Technical Communication Activities

?


Projects and Hands
-
on Experiences

?





ME321: In
troduction to Thermodynamics
-

Course Outcom
es


This course is designed to help students achieve the following
outcomes
.

Successful
achievement of
mastery level outcomes

is required to receive a passing grade in the
course. Where mastery is not achieved, feedback will be given and the work must

be redone and
resubmitted.


1)

[Mastery

Outcome
]
Ability to solve common engineering problems, including problems in
the thermal sciences field, involving application of the first law of thermodynamics to the
analysis of energy components and systems includi
n
g at least one of the following: (P)

a)

Ideal Stirling and air standard power cycles

b)

Steam power plant components and systems

c)

Refrigeration and heat pump components and systems

2)

A
bility to apply
the first and second laws of thermodynamics to the analysis o
f energy
components and systems, including
:

(P)

a)

Ideal Stirling and air standard power cycles

b)

Steam power plant components and systems

c)

Refrigeration and heat pump components and systems

d)

Air standard gas turbine power plant components and systems

3)

Awaren
ess of the effects of energy systems on the global environment, including topics such as
geothermal heat pumps, gl
obal warming, and solar energy.



Technical Communication Activities

?


Projects and Hands
-
on Experiences

?


ME328: Ap
plied Thermodynamics
-

Course Outcomes


This course is designed to help students achieve the following
outcomes
.


1)

A
bility to solve common engineering problems in the thermal sciences field, including problems
involving application of the first and second laws of thermodyna
mics in the an
alysis of energy
(availability)

(P)

2)

A
bility to a
ppl
y

the first and second laws of thermodynamics to the design process
(P)

3)

A
bility to a
ppl
y

the first and second laws of thermodynamics to the analysis of energy
co
mponents and systems, includin
g: (P)

a)

Regenerative steam power plant components and systems

b)

Refrigeration and heat pump components and systems using natural refrigerants (such as
carbon dioxide, ammonia, propane etc)

c)

Psychrometrics, including air conditioning and cooling tower applica
tions

d)

Basic combustion processes.

4)

A
wareness of the effects of energy systems on the global environment, including topics such as
air pollution, climate change, environmental regulations, renewable energy, clean coal
technology, and th
e hydrogen economy.

(P)

5)

An ability to model, analyze and design thermal systems
(P)



Technical Communication Activities

?


Projects and Hands
-
on Experiences

?



ME 351: Computer
-
Aided Design I
-

Course Outcomes


This course is designed to help students achieve the followi
ng
outcomes
.

Successful
achievement of
mastery level outcomes

is required to receive a passing grade in the
course. Where mastery is not achieved, feedback will be given and the work must be redone and
resubmitted.


1)

[Mastery Outcome] Ability to create f
ully constrained solid models that can be quickly
modified using standard software tools.

(P)

2)

Ability to use,
identify and explain standard features in solid modeling including protrusions,
revolutions, cutouts, and patterns

(P)

3)

[Mastery Outcome]
Ability t
o u
se standard software tools to create engineering drawings,
or other documents, to fully describe the geometries and dimensions of parts, as well as to
document assemblies according to standard practice

(P)

4)

Ability to u
se standard software tools to creat
e part assemblies
and

check for clearances.

(P)

5)

Ability to u
se finite element analysis software to mesh a solid model, apply meaningful loads and
boundary conditions, complete a linear static stress analysis, and interpret the results

(P)



Technical Commu
nication Activities

?


Projects and Hands
-
on Experiences

?


ME 380
: ME Colloquium II
-


Course Outcomes


This course is designed to help students achieve the following
outcomes
.


Note: Since this course is integrated with

ME
2
80, the learning outcomes

are the same.



1)

E
xposure to some of the following areas of activity:

f)

Professional practice and career opportunities in mechanical engineering

g)

Contemporary areas of research and development in mechanical engineering

h)

Social and political developments of int
erest to mechanical engineers

i)

The research and scholarly activities of the faculty of the Russ College of Engineering and
Technology

j)

Activities and interests of student organizations at Ohio University, including ASME, SAE,
SWE, and Engineers Without Borde
rs.

2)

Awareness of the connections between the mechanical engineering program of study and the
practice of engineering

3)

I
mproved understanding of what engineers do and what it takes to be a successful engineer.

4)

A sense of ‘engineering identity’ and of being a

part of a larger professional community

5)

I
ncreased awareness of the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental
and societal context

6)

Awareness of the need to consider safety in all aspects of the engineering profession

(P)

7)

Awarenes
s

of
Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) regulations and procedures

8)

Awareness of standards, including safety, design, manufacturing, testing and quality

(P)

9)

Appreciation of engineering integration with business, including most of the following: market
aw
areness, customer satisfaction, quality, continuous improvement, profit, and the concepts of
mission, vision and core values for a company.

(P)

10)

A
ware
ness

of the impact of energy systems on the global environment, including topics

such as

air pollution, cli
mate change, environmental regulations, renewable energy, clean coal
technology,
or
the hydrogen economy.

11)

Awareness of the

Sr Design capstone project, in preparation for their own capstone experience

(gained

by attending selected senior capstone design pr
esentations
)

12)

Registration

with career services
, awareness of college and university career resources,

and
best
practices for a job search.



Technical Communication Activities

Observations of professionals making presentations
.


Projects and Hands
-
on Expe
riences

?



ME 388
: Applied Instrumentation Lab
-

Course Outcomes


This course is designed to help students achieve the following
outcomes
.

Successful
achievement of
mastery level outcomes

is required to receive a passing grade in the
course. Where m
astery is not achieved, feedback will be given and the work must be redone and
resubmitted.


1)

[Mastery Outcome]
Ability to perform curve
-
fitting of multivariate data sets

(P)

2)

[Mastery Outcome]
Ability to calculate the error and uncertainty propagation for
c
alculations that include multiple terms with uncertainties

(P)

3)

Ability to use common measurement equipment

(P)

4)

Ability to apply previously
-
learned engineering concepts to compare theoretical predictions with
actual experimental results in diverse, practica
l mechanical engineering experiments

(P)

5)

Ability to program and use CNC machines to manufacture simple parts

(P)

6)

A
bility to interpret tensile test data

(P)

7)

Awareness of Design of Experiments statistical techniques

(P)






Technical Communication Activitie
s

[Mastery Outcome]

Writing and editing clear and effective laboratory reports, including the
creation of “professional quality” graphics for figures, tables, plots and charts

(P)


Projects and Hands
-
on Experiences

Use of CNC lathe to manufacture a small
part.








ME 401
:

System Analysis & Control



C
ourse Outcomes


The
goal
s of this course are to introduce the student to the modeling, simulation, and classical
control of single
-
input
-
single
-
output linear time
-
invariant systems. Ordinary differentia
l equation
derivation and solution will be accomplished using both time domain and frequency domain
techniques. Theoretical controller design will be presented for first
-
, second
-
, and higher
-
order
systems. In
-
class discussions and demonstrations will co
nnect the course lecture to real
-
world
applications. A side
-
goal

is to use
M
ATLAB

as a powerful software tool in controller design and
linear system analysis.


This course is designed to help students achieve the following
outcomes
.

Successful
achieve
ment of
mastery level outcomes

is required to receive a passing grade in the
course. Where mastery is not achieved, feedback will be given and the work must be redone and
resubmitted.


1)

Familiarity with h
istor
ical and current

examples of control systems.

2)

[
Mastery Outcome]
Ability to conduct l
inear system modeling. (P)

3)

Review of IVP ODE solutions

and
Laplace transform
s
.

4)

Familiarity with t
ransfer functions and block diagrams.

5)

[Mastery Outcome]
Ability to conduct l
inear system simulation

of
engineering systems
,
including
appl
ication of

numerical techniques (of differentiation and integration)
.

(P)

6)

Understanding of s
tability, disturbances, transient and steady
-
state response,
and
dynamic
shaping of response.

7)

Ability to do

c
ontroller design and simulation for var
ious controller architectures via parameter
matching and pre
-
filter
ing
.
Ability to use r
oot
-
locus method.

(P)


Technical Communication Activities

This course provides practice in technical writing (weekly homework memos and final project
report) and pract
ice in technical presentation (final project presented orally to the class).


Projects and Hands
-
on Experiences

The course project is intended to have each student team apply the class principles to real
-
world
control systems via simulation.
The project
is a
complete linear system modeling, simulation, and
controller design for a real
-
world control system. Done by teams of two students, all teams choose a
unique control system.




ME 412
:

Heat Transfer



Course Outcomes


This course is designed to he
lp students achieve the following
outcomes
.


1)

Ability to d
efine, describe, and apply heat transfer terminology, modes and equations of energy
transport

(P)
:


a)

conduction

[Fourier’s Law, Thermal resistance; Heat Equation; Biot number],

b)

convection

[Newton’s
Law of Cooling; Forced & Free; Internal and External flow; Boundary
layer thickness; Reynolds number; Prandtl, Nusselt, and Rayleigh number, Heat Exchangers],

c)

radiation

[Wavelength; View Factor; Diffuse, Gray, Exchange in an enclosure],

2)

A
bility to a
pply l
aws of conservation

of

mass & energy (a.k.a. the First Law of
Thermodynamics) to thermal systems and in
solving
heat transfer problem
s
.

3)

A
bility to a
pply problem solving fundamentals (units, dimensional homogeneity, graphing, and
magnitudes of key heat tran
sfer parameters).

4)

Ability to d
etermine and explain heat transfer problem sub
-
types and analyze real thermal
systems

(P)
: [1D: cartesian, radial, spherical; lumped systems; boundary and initial conditions;
steady state, transient; with and without heat gen
eration; apply energy balance and/or heat
equation; and identify energy and mass storage, transport and energy conversion in real thermal
systems.]

5)

A
ware
ness

of the ways that heat transfer applies to thermal design

(P)




Technical Communication Activities

?


Projects and Hands
-
on Experiences

?


ME 451
: Computer
-
Aided Design II
-

C
ourse outcomes


This course is designed to help students achieve the following
outcomes
.


1)

D
emonstrate standards of part and assembly creation allowing an adaptable design of
a medium
size projec
t

2)

A
bility to identify linear from nonlinear finite element analyses

3)

Ability to s
et up and run a nonlinear analysis

4)

Ability to u
se appropriate 2D and 3D elements for a given problem

5)

Ability to p
lan a
n

FE analysis for a given problem





Technical Communication Activities

?


Projects and Hands
-
on Experiences

?


ME 470/471/
472
:
Mechanical Engineering Design
I/II/III


Course Outcomes


This
capstone experience

is designed to help students achieve the following
outcomes
.

Successful
achi
evement of
mastery level outcomes

is required to receive a passing grade in the
course. Where mastery is not achieved, feedback will be given and the work must be redone and
resubmitted.


1)

A
bility to model, analyze, design, and realize a mechanical system
that meets a particular need

(P)

2)

Demonstrate
Professional Skills, including

a)

A
wareness of the expectations of the engineering profession concerning the behaviors or
characteristics of a ‘good engineer’

b)

A
ppreciation for the importance of continual lifelong
learning and an awareness that
continuous improvement is part of an engineer’s personal responsibility

(P)

c)

A
bility for self evaluation, leading to improvement

(P)

d)

A
bility to find, evaluate and use resources to learn independently

(P)

e)

A
ppreciation for the i
mportance of diversity of learning styles, abilities, perspectives, and
roles within a team or organization.

f)

A
bility to apply project management tools such as Gantt charts, Pareto charts, critical path
analysis, and action items for planning, prioritizing,

and scheduling tasks in a design project

(P)

g)

A
bility to work effectively on project teams in both member and leader roles, with team
members who may have different backgrounds and technical skill levels. This may include
the ability to: work cooperativel
y with others, analyze ideas objectively, encourage active
participation of others, build consensus, deal productively with conflict, take leadership roles
as the need arises to accomplish the group’s objective

(P)

h)

[Mastery Outcome]
A
ppreciation for and an

ability to promote safety and health in all
aspects of the engineering profession, including safety during manufacturing and
assembly, and product safety through Design For Safety or similar approaches

(P)

i)

Ability to evaluate ethical issues that may occur

in professional practice

j)

Ability to interact in a professional manner with professionals from industry, including
members of the Mechanical Engineering Industrial Advisory Board

3)

Demonstrate
Technical Skills, including:

a)

A
bility to start with an open ended
need statement or problem statement and through
research, interviews and observations capture the ‘voice of the customer’ and translate the
needs into requirements and design specifications

(P)

b)

A
bility to generate numerous creative and feasible alternative

solutions to a design problem,
using precedent, brainstorming, and other metho
ds for creativity and synthesis (P)

c)

A

working knowledge of estimation techniques and engineering heuristics (rules of thumb)

(P)

d)

A
bility to evaluate the importance of an enginee
ring decision, select an appropriate decision
making process, and implement that process to make a
defensible engineering decision (P)

e)

Ability to apply failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) to organize and prioritize
analysis and testing and to improve

the safety and reliability of a design

(P)

f)

A
bility to apply useful tools for design refinement such as value engineering and design for
manufacturing and assembly (DFMA)

(P)

g)

Awareness of the influence of engineering standards and constraints in engineerin
g design,
such as: manufacturability, sustainability, health and safety, environmental, ethical, social,
political, and economic

(P)

h)

A
bility to work with vendors / part suppliers to select and purchase machine elements (such
as bearings, gears, or fastener
s) to satisfy specific functional requirements
(P)

i)

A
bility to use basic manufacturing skills to build and assemble prototypes of a product
design

(P)

j)

A
bility to select appropriate materials for a design, considering manufacturability,
availability, cost, p
erformance, suitability for the conditions, potential failure modes,
environmental impact, and other co
nsiderations (P)

k)

A
bility to evaluate and use mock up and prototype test results for design improvement and
validation

(P)

l)

Awareness of the importance of
patents and intellectual property rights

(P)


Technical Communication Activities



[Mastery Outcome]
An ability to participate effectively in writing and editing a team
design report that uses visuals and figures effectively, that makes clear claims
supporte
d with evidence, and that includes proper citations.

(P)



[Mastery]
An ability to synthesize a large design report in an informative abstract or
executive summary

(P)



[Mastery]
An ability to prepare and present clear and effective design presentations
that
include “professional quality” visual aids

(P)



The ability to participate in technical discussions

(P)



An ability to document project work properly in a design notebook

(P)



Completion of a Users Manual that is delivered along with the prototype.



Completion

of an entire drawing package and manufacturing plan that describes the
production of the designed product prototype.


Projects and Hands
-
on Experiences

Major team
-
based year
-
long capstone project that starts from interactions with a customer to
understan
d the need and proceeds through the entire design process, including production and
testing of a prototype, and product support for the prototype with the customer.


ME488
:

Experimental

De
sign Laboratory
-
Course Outcomes


This course is designed to help
students achieve the following
outcomes
.


1)

Demonstrate the ability to design and conduct experiments on a realistic design project using
real
-
world hardware

(P)

2)

Learn fundamental principles of experimentation to test and validate project design.

3)

Understan
d measurement devices and hardware for the project implementation including
sensors, actuators, and data ac
qui
s
i
tion system.

4)

Understand the operation and performance ch
aracteristics of electric motor (P)

5)

Demonstrate s
afety in testing and laboratory work, i
ncluding awareness of Material Safety Data
Sheets (MSDS) and the proper use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

(P)



Technical Communication Activities

Improve appropriate written and graphical communication skills including documenting
experimental da
ta properly in a lab notebook or on lab da
ta sheets and laboratory report (P)


Projects and Hands
-
on Experiences

?


ME 491
: Mechanical Vibrations I



Course

Outcomes


This course is designed to help students achieve the following
outcomes
.

Successful
achievement of
mastery level outcomes

is required to receive a passing grade in the
course. Where mastery is not achieved, feedback will be given and the work must be redone and
resubmitted.


1)

[Mastery Outcome]
Ability

to construct a Free Body Diagram and
write the equations of
motion for arbitrary linear s
ingle
-
degree
-
of
-
freedom systems (P)

2)

[Mastery Outcome]
Ability

to analytically solve the equations of motion for free vibrations
and analyz
e the resulting harmonic motion (P)

3)

Ability

to analytically solve
the equations of motion for harmonic, general periodic and aperiodic
forces.

4)

Understand
ing of

the concepts of resonance, self excited vibrations and motion and force
transmission in SDOF systems.

5)

Ability to s
olve numerically for the motion of a SDOF system

under arbitrary loading using
MATLAB.

6)

Understand
ing of

the basic principles of vibration isolation and absorption and
ability to
apply
them to the design of mechanical systems such as automotive suspensions.

7)

A
wareness of modeling and analysis methods for

linear systems with more than 1 DOF

(P)

8)

Ability

to construct Free Body Diagrams and write the equations of motion for two degree of
freedom systems.

9)

Ability

to describe eigenvalues and eigenvectors and how they a
re used in engineering analysis
(P)



Techn
ical Communication Activities

?


Projects and Hands
-
on Experiences

?


ET181: Computer Methods in Engineering
-

Proposed Course Outcomes


This course is designed to help students achieve the following
outcomes
.


1)

Ability to apply knowledge of Engineeri
ng Sciences including fundamental skills in computer
methods

2)

A
bility to write program code in a basic procedural/object
-
oriented language including

a)

Storage of floating point and integer variables, limits of storage, magnitude, precision

b)

Structured progr
amming methods including library and user defined functions

c)

Control statements including if, if else, and while and for loops

d)

Use of arrays, strings, reading from and writing to external data files

e)

Two dimensional plotting
o
f data.

3)

An ability to write
procedural/object
-
oriented computer programs to solve basic engineering
problems, including

a)

classes and objects to define engineering systems (methods, private and public variables).

b)

functions to perform engineering calculations.

c)

functions to simulate t
he performance of engineering systems.

d)

functions to apply basic numerical methods such as root finding or numerical integration.



Technical Communication Activities

?


Projects and Hands
-
on Experiences

?