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ME 470 - Senior Design Project

Spring 2021

Official Description

Solution of a real-world design problem: development, evaluation, and recommendation of alternative solutions subject to realistic constraints that include most of the following considerations: economics, environment, sustainability, manufacturability, ethics, health and safety, society, and politics. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. Departmental approval required. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in no more than two required ME courses; completion of all required courses.

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Detailed Course Description

Solution of a real-world design problem; development, evaluation, and recommendation of alternative solutions subject to realistic constraints that include most of the following considerations: economics, environment, sustainability, manufacturability, ethics, health and safety, society, and politics. Prerequisite: Senior standing in Mechanical Engineering; completion of or concurrent enrollment in all required courses; completion of campus Composition I general education requirement. 3 undergraduate hours.

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TEXTBOOK: No textbook required. Handouts are provided as needed by specific projects, and a literature survey of appropriate materials is typically required as part of the project effort. Logbook is required (10 3/8 x 8 3/8, numbered, lined pages, green tint pages, 150 pages per logbook; approx cost $10.00).

TOPICS:

No new topics are presented. Students are expected, however, to apply as many prerequisite topics as seen relevant to the mechanical engineering problem that has been defined. Project teams work on the project during the length of a semester. Projects may involve evaluation of a manufacturing process, development of a new product or production process, testing of product characteristics, analysis of material behavior, simulation of in-field product performance, or optimization of system performance. The sequence of discussion topics follows the phases of a project life cycle as the project evolves. Project phases include:

1. Project review and selection

2. Problem statement and project objectives

3. Data collection

4. Model building and verification

5. Analysis

6. Recommendations and conclusions

7. Implementation and test

8. Final presentation of design

Each project requires submission of proposal, schedule, status reports, and a final presentation. Written and verbal presentations are required.

ME: Required.

EM: Suitable for senior design elective; ABE 469, others also acceptable.

TitleSectionCRNTypeHoursTimesDaysLocationInstructor
Senior Design ProjectAL137401LEC30800 - 0950 T  1404 Siebel Center for Comp Sci Blake Everett Johnson
Senior Design ProjectAY137393LBD00800 - 0950 T R  122 Optical Physics Engineering Bldg 
Senior Design ProjectAY237395LBD00800 - 0950 T R  130 Optical Physics Engineering Bldg 
Senior Design ProjectAY337397LBD00800 - 0950 T R  130A Optical Physics Engineering Bldg 
Senior Design ProjectAY437398LBD00800 - 0950 T R  130B Optical Physics Engineering Bldg 
Senior Design ProjectOB137400OD00800 - 0950 T R    
Senior Design ProjectOB238942OD00800 - 0950 T R    
Senior Design ProjectOB338943OD00800 - 0950 T R    
Senior Design ProjectOB441473OD00800 - 0950 T R    
Senior Design ProjectOL164257OLC30800 - 0950 T    Blake Everett Johnson
Senior Design ProjectSAE57444LEC31600 - 1750 M  2310 Everitt Lab Michael L Philpott