Design, Ethics and Entrepreneurship
ME 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 Mechanical Engineering.
- Available Online: No
- Credit by Exam: No
- Laptop Required: No
Prerequisite: ENGR 19600
Corequisite: COMM-R 110, ENGR 29700, ME 27000, ENG-W 131, ME 25001
The Mechanical Design Process, Ullman, Ingram, 6th or later Edition.
Engineering Ethics: An Industrial Perspective, Baura, Elsevier, 1st or later Edition
- To teach the students the basic steps forming the design process and demonstrating the fact that design problems are open-ended, require creativity and involve iterative solutions.
- To teach the students design methodologies and fundamentals and show their applications in linkages and mechanisms.
- To teach the students position analysis as an integral part in the process of design for motion.
- To teach the students the design of basic mechanisms, which meet, key performance requirements.
- To teach the students the design of mechanisms for different types of output motions.
- To introduce the students state-of-the-art CAD/CAE technology (e.g. Pro/Mechanica and I-DEAS) as powerful computer tools which can aid the problem-solving and design process.
- To provide the students with hands-on experience in mechanism design through lab experiments.
- To help the students develop effective/professional written and oral communication skills through report writing and oral presentation.
After completion of this course, the students should be able to:
1. Implement the design process in engineering design projects
2. Conduct the planning phase of the design process and plan in terms of deliverables
3. Understand the design problem and generate engineering specifications
4. Generate and evaluate design concepts following a functional decomposition
5. Select materials and manufacturing processes for selected design concepts
6. Conduct product generation and evaluation
7. Validate the final design through simulation and/or prototyping
8. Document the design activities and outcomes through product development file, drawings, and personal design notebook.
9. Work as team player and demonstrate participation through a personal design notebook.
10. Give technical presentations in form of project proposal, final design report, and oral presentation.
11. Utilize computer-aided design tools in engineering design problems
12. Conduct Library/Internet search of patents and literature
13. Demonstrate a basic understanding of ethical principles such as moral autonomy, definitions of ethics and morality, ethical dilemmas, and truthfulness
14. Demonstrate an understanding of models of right and wrong (utilitarianism, duty ethics, rights ethics, and virtue ethics) and their use in determining right actions
15. Demonstrate a working knowledge of a process for resolving ethical dilemmas
16. Demonstrate a working knowledge of workplace ethics, including issues such as whistle blowing, confidentiality, conflict of interest, and intellectual property
17. 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
18. Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary issues, particularly issues that present conflicting points of view with an ethical component
19. Demonstrate an understanding of engineering as a profession and engineers as professionals
20. Demonstrate an understanding of how a code of ethics can help an engineer work ethically and to determine right actions
21. Understand and critique business plans, draft their own, and understand the basics of starting up a business
22. 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