Mechanical Engineering

Product Development 2 - Capstone

Product Development 2 - Capstone
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 312 & ME EN 340 & ME EN 362; or MFGEN 340 & MFGEN 401; Me En 475. Senior standing (fewer than 30 hours remaining in the program) in mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering, industrial design, or related disciplines with instructor's consent.
 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 476
Course Outcomes: 

Skills in Product Development Economics and Drawing Review

1. Develop skills in product development economics and engineering drawing review and checking.

Crucial Design Skills

2. Develop and demonstrate a deep understanding in some of the following crucial design skill areas: Planning, Discovering, Creating, Representing, Modeling, Prototyping, Experimenting, Evaluating, Deciding, Conveying.

Team Synergy

3. 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

4. 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.

Project Deliverables

5. Apply the understanding and skills from ME EN/EC EN 475 and the other outcomes from ME EN/EC EN 476 while working with a project sponsor in a team setting to produce desirable and transferable designs, while considering public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.

Ethics and Professionalism

6. Recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed decisions, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.