Mechanical Engineering

Integrated Product and Process Design 1

Integrated Product and Process Design 1
Comprehensive two-semester design experience from conception to manufacturing planning and prototype. Product development process. Economic and manufacturing considerations. Intellectual property agreement required.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 2.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesME EN 330 & ME EN 372 & ME EN 382; or MFGEN 331 & MFGEN 355; Senior standing (fewer than 30 hours remaining in the program) in mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering, industrial design, or related disciplines with instructor's consent. For ME EN majors: ME EN 335; ME EN 312 or concurrent enrollment; ME EN 362 or concurrent enrollment
 NoteME EN 475 and 476 must be taken in consecutive fall and winter semesters. Before you can register for ME EN 475/6 you will need to complete pre-registration information. Please see for instructions.
 ProgramsContaining ME EN 475
Course Outcomes: 

Six Stages of Product Development

1. Understand the six stages of development through which designs evolve.

Design Evolution

2. Understand how the requirements, tests, and design evolve through each stage of development.

Network of Design Activities

3. Understand how a design network is used to cause the product information to evolve, and how the map can be customized for specific development projects.

Design Desirability and Transferability

4. Understand how artifact checks, performance testing, and validation testing are used to ensure the desirability and transferability of the design at each stage of development.

Skills in Product Development, Reporting and Presentation

5. Develop skills in project planning, idea generation, prototyping, developing engineering models, and conveying information both in writing and orally.

Organizational Policies

6. Understand how to work within organizational policies to accomplish important goals.

Project Teamwork

7. Demonstrate the ability to use effective team processes, communication, and conflict resolution skills to enhance team synergy, provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.

Analysis and Communication

8. As a part of a team, use a real-world problem solving process to develop, solve, and explore appropriate engineering models for your project, and effectively communicate the results of this analysis.

Engineering Design

9. Apply the understanding and skills from other outcomes while working with a project sponsor in a team setting to produce desirable and transferable product information through design, building, and testing, while considering public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.