ME 263 - Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Design, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship

Credit Hours: 3.00. The product design process. Development of product design specifications using customer inputs, benchmarking, product/market research and patent review. Concept generation and evaluation using brainstorming, functional decomposition, modeling and decision matrices. Detailed product design including assembly, economic analysis, CAD, and bill of materials. Oral and written design reviews. Key skills developed include teamwork, communication, project planning, innovation, design, and entrepreneurship. Typically offered: Fall Spring.

ME 463 - Engineering Design

Credit Hours: 3.00. Application of the design process to the design of various engineering components and systems. Mathematical modeling in design is emphasized. Design problems from all areas of mechanical engineering are considered. Typically offered: Fall Spring Summer.

ME 497 - Design & Entrepreneurship

Credit Hours: 3.00. Independent course for students from ME 263 or others to take promising ideas to market. Typically offered: Special permission of the instructor.

ME 597 - Design Sprints for Complex Engineering Problems and Sociotechnical Systems

Credit Hours: 3.00. Traditional design methods of product design often require significant investments of time and resources often months to years with millions of dollars invested. They often work best on con-sumer products or services. With systems becoming more complex with potential impacts on various stakeholders, the need to quickly think through and identify problems and potential solu-tions is becoming an imperative. A design sprint is typically a focused, time-constrained process that uses design thinking and other methods to answer critical questions and address challenging problems. These sprints allow decision makers to prioritize the problems and solutions worthy of additional time and resource investment. In this course, engineering graduate students will learn about and get experience conducting several design sprints to address a set of pre-selected problems and also organize and conduct design sprints with problems of their own. Real-world examples will be included. In this highly interactive course, students will be exposed to design process methods that have been modified or adapted for use in the design of complex engineer-ing problems. Typically offered: Spring.

ME 697 - Topics in Engineering Design Science (TEDS)

Credit Hours: 1.00. The aim of the course is to acquaint graduate students with the diverse set of research activities within engineering design and the scholarship of design science. The course will meet bi-weekly to discuss relevant topics and emerging themes within the field. Meetings will consist of a mix of speakers and panels from within and external to the university followed in-depth discussions and other activities. The course will provide an opportunity for students to identify appropriate dissertation topics, and build a community. Typically offered: Spring Co-taught with Jitesh Panchal.