SYLLABUS

Textbook:
Dieter, George E, and Schmidt, Linda C., Engineering Design, McGrew Hill, 2009, ISBN: 0-07-339814-4. Ulrich, Product Design and Development, McGrew Hill, 23009, ISBN: 0-07-340477-2.

Catalog Description:
Dynamics of converting ideas to marketable products; The use of programming skills and numerical tools to support design/redesign of products, in a 3-D solid modeling computer workstation environment. Course covers the concepts from product idea to design and prototype development and production. Course involves numerous design experiments, and requires the team design and rapid production of prototypes.

Goals of the Course:
1. To introduce a set of tools and methods for product design and development.
2. To create the awareness of the role of multiple functions in creating a new product (e.g. marketing, finance, industrial design, engineering, production).
3. Create the awareness of the need to coordinate multiple interdisciplinary tasks in order to achieve a common objective.
4. To reinforcement of specific knowledge from other courses through practice and reflection in an action-oriented setting especially manufacturing, ergonomics, engineering economy, quality control and project management.
5. To introduce the ethical issues related to product design.
6. To reinforce the need for teamwork and ability to finish the design on time using project management tools.

Topics to be Covered:
Topic 1. Introduction
Topic 2. Development Processes and Organizations
Topic 3. Product Planning
Topic 4. Identifying Customer Needs
Topic 5. Product Specifications
Topic 6. Concept Generation
Topic 7. Concept Selection
Topic 8. Concept Testing
Topic 9. Product Architecture
Topic 10. Industrial Design
Topic 11. Design for Manufacturing
Topic 12. Prototyping
Topic 13. Robust Design
Topic 14. Patents and Intellectual Property
Topic 15. Product Development Economics
Topic 16. Managing Projects

Additional Information:
The 480 course will be offered as a true product design course involving products to be designed, manufactured and tested alongside heavy research and hands-on lab work.
1- Students learn how to develop concepts for products on a systematic approach including research, feasibility study and engineering economic analysis.
2- Student will manufacture assigned products based on functional specifications provided by the instructor.
3- Student will design, manufacture, and test a product based on concepts presented by them and approved by the instructor based on problems identified by the instructor.
4. Students will present their work on a professional basis to a group of faculty convincing them of the merits of their design.
5. Students will write and submit abstracts for papers to be presented and published in a conference.

Assessment:
1. Tests, projects, presentation, reports, and abstract for paper
2. Class attendance and participation
3. On time work submission, following format guidelines
4. Volunteerism, helping other class participants, community of learning

Please note that course Web site, Facebook group, and Google group are integral elements of the course and your participation is required.