Design, Ethics and Entrepreneurship
EEN 26201/ 2 Cr.
Basic concepts of the design process. Innovative engineering design of real life applications. Engineering ethics topics. Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship. Design projects focus on open-ended problems. Design modeling, simulation, documentation and communication. Implementation and use of modern computer tools in solving design problems and completing team design projects in the area of Energy Engineering.
- Available Online: No
- Credit by Exam: No
- Laptop Required: No
Pre-requisite: ENGR 19600.
Co-requisites: COMM-R 110, ENGR 29700, EEN 24000, EEN 25001
The Mechancial Design Process, Ullman, Ingram, 6th or latest Edition.
Engineering Ethics: An Industrial Perspective, Baura, Elsevier, 1st or latest Edition.
- Implement the design process in engineering design projects
- Conduct the planning phase of the design process and plan in terms of deliverables
- Understand the design problem and generate engineering specifications
- Generate and evaluate design concepts following a functional decomposition
- Select materials and manufacturing processes for selected design concepts
- Conduct product generation and evaluation
- Validate the final design through simulation and/or prototyping
- Document the design activities and outcomes through product development file, drawings, and personal design notebook.
- Work as team player and demonstrate participation through a personal design notebook.
- Give technical presentations in form of project proposal, final design report, and oral presentation.
- Utilize computer-aided design tools in engineering design problems
- Conduct Library/Internet search of patents and literature
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of ethical principles such as moral autonomy, definitions of ethics and morality, ethical dilemmas, and truthfulness
- Demonstrate an understanding of models of right and wrong (utilitarianism, duty ethics, rights ethics, and virtue ethics) and their use in determining right actions
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of a process for resolving ethical dilemmas
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of workplace ethics, including issues such as whistle blowing, confidentiality, conflict of interest, and intellectual property
- Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of engineering decisions on the global environment, including such issues as cultural differences, safety, environmental protection, technology transfer, and infrastructure
- Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary issues, particularly issues that present conflicting points of view with an ethical component
- Demonstrate an understanding of engineering as a profession and engineers as professionals
- Demonstrate an understanding of how a code of ethics can help an engineer work ethically and to determine right actions
- Understand and critique business plans, draft their own, and understand the basics of starting up a business
- Write organized project reports to communicate accurately and effectively with equations, drawings and narratives
- The design process:
- Introduction to the Design process
- Defining the problem
- Project planning
- Engineering specifications
- House of quality
- Functional decomposition
- Concept generation
- Concept evaluation
- Materials and manufacturing processes selection
- Design for Ergonomics, environment, manufacturing, assembly, etc.
- Building and testing prototypes
- Detail design and product evaluation
- Engineering economics and cost evaluation
- Ethical issues in design
- Basic Ethics Principles and Theory
- Engineering professionalism
- General Engineering Operation
- Ethics case study presentations
- Seminar on “Religion and Ethics”
- Entrepreneurship (and Business for engineers)
- The entrepreneur and the environment
- Business plan
- All about finances