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2017-2018 Course Catalog 
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ECAD 2080 - Design Project

Credits: 2
Hours/Week: Lecture 1Lab 2
Course Description: This course introduces students to various design methodologies such as Concurrent Engineering, Design for Manufacture (DFM), Design for Assembly (DFA), Green Design, and others. Students apply these methodologies to a design project of their own by creating a CAD model and prototype of the design.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): ECAD 1025  or ECAD 1060 , ECAD 2040  or ENGR 1020 , MATH 1015  or higher, PHYS 1041  or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: Concurrent enrollment in ECAD 2070 .

Major Content
  1. Design methodologie
  2. Design process
  3. Design teams
  4. Documentation
  5. Presentations
  6. Prototyping

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. describe the traditional design process
  2. explain DFM principles
  3. describe Concurrent Engineering process
  4. describe DFA principles
  5. compare design methodologies
  6. investigate other design methodologies
  7. analyze project specifications
  8. compare prototype to original design specifications
  9. create CAD model of design
  10. create a prototype of the design
  11. create a time table for project completion
  12. describe design guidelines
  13. give a presentation of project to the class
  14. participate in a design team
  15. produce sketches of needed parts

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