Course Description

Engineering Design is the senior-level capstone design course of the ME curriculum. Students work in teams to engineer practical solutions to problems.

Starting from a problem statement, the students investigate the reasons for the problem, and what others have done to solve it. They create and analyze new and better solutions to the problem (from concept level to detailed level). They build and test a prototype of their solution.

Student groups are formed under the leadership of a primary instructor, who is responsible for oversight of the group work, and assigning grades. Some groups seek technical advice from other advisors, such as other faculty members, professional staff members, or experts outside of the campus community. Some groups also have outside sponsors that may be from industry or from within the campus community.

This guided experience brings closure to the undergraduate ME curriculum by integrating previous course competencies with team and communication skills in this problem-solving course.

Course Contact Information

Dr. C. Greg Jensen - Senior Design Director

ME 2195

Mike Sherwood - PEARL Lab Manager

ME 1180
PEARL Lab Introduction Presentation

Spring 2020 Course Lecture: Monday & Wednesday 12:30-1:30pm EE129

Spring 2020 Lab Sections & Instructors

Lab Day/Time Lab Rm. Instructor Email Office
WF 9:30a - 11:20a ME1185 Todd Nelson ME2201
WF 9:30a - 11:20a ME1203 Professor Chen ME2145
WF 1:30p - 3:20p ME1185 Todd Nelson ME2201
WF 3:30a - 5:20p ME1185 Professor Xu ME2155
WF 3:30p - 5:20p ME1203 Professor Warsinger ME2191
TTH 9:30a - 11:20a ME1185 Professor Panchal ME2192
TTH 9:30a - 11:20a HLAB1017 Professor Ziviani ME
TTH 11:30a - 1:20p ME1185 Professor Ruan ME2153
TTH 1:30p - 3:20p ME1185 Professor Cappelleri ME2189
TTH 1:30p - 3:20p ME1203 Professor Jensen ME2195
TTH 3:30p - 5:20p ME1185 Professor Boregowda ME1072A
TTH 3:30p - 5:20p ME1203 Professor Paniagua MEG089