ME 6101: Engineering Design

Offered Every Fall


Credit Hours:3-0-3
Prerequisites:Graduate standing in engineering or related discipline
Catalog Description:Design concepts, processes, and methodologies including quality and robustness. Group project.
Textbooks:G. Pahl, Wolfgang Beitz, Ken Wallace, L. Blessing, and F. Bauert, Engineering Design, Second Edition, Springer-Verlag, 1996.
Instructors:Jonathan Colton; Farrokh Mistree
References:S. Pugh, Total Design: Integrated Methods for Successful Product Engineering, Addison-Wesley, 1991.
Course Requirements:
  • Group project
  • Individual homework
Topics:
  • Product Definition:
    • Market Identification and Analysis
    • User Needs
    • Quality Function Deployment, House of Quality (including computer tools)
    • Product Design Specification
  • Team and Project Management:
    • 7 Management and Planning Tools (including computer tools)
    • Team leadership and membership (organizations)
    • Project management (sequential, concurrent)
  • Design Phases (and their principles) within Pahl and Beitz:
    • Conceptual Design
    • Embodiment Design
    • Detail Design
  • Other Design Tools and Methods:
    • Idea generation and search techniques
    • Decision making (concept evaluation and selection)
    • Axiomatic Design
    • Design for Manufacture
    • Safety/ Machine Guarding
  • TQM techniques:
    • Design of Experiments
    • Taguchi Methods
  • Legal and Ethical Issues:
    • Ethics
    • Liability
    • Patents
    • Standards and codes OSHA
    • ANSI, ASTM, ASME
Delivery mode (%):

Lecture

Other (specify)

  • Group Meetings

80

 

20

Grading Scheme (%):

Homework

Group Projects

Other (specify)

  • Attendance at group meetings
  • Class participation

20

65

 

5

10