Credits:

Semesters Offered

Learning Objectives

In this course the student will develop and/or refine the following areas of knowledge:

  • Understand the engineering accomplishments of the 20th century and examine the engineering opportunities and challenges of the 21st century
  • Learn the role of an engineer in a publically/privately held organizations and how a technical employee could help accomplish organizational and team goals 
  • Learn how to use tools such as Quality Functional Deployment (QFD), Design of Experiments (DOE), Six Sigma etc. to develop high quality products; learn how quality is measured in manufacturing and in service
  • As a technical employee, learn how to make robust decisions by trading off technical and non-technical requirements against various alternatives;  use cases on decision analysis in product development, in selecting suppliers, and in value based decisions
  • Introduce Life Cycle Costing (LCC) to quantify the cost associated with various engineering and manufacturing activities; Business Case Analysis (BCA) to develop a project proposal
  • Innovation plays an important role in American businesses.  Learn the art of innovation by developing hands-on skill on Innovative techniques such as Lead User Research and TRIZ.

 

Topics Covered

Quality Framework

  • Quailty from organization and team perspective
  • Quality in design and development
  • Quality in manufacturing
  • Quality in service

Decision and Risk Framework

  • Decision in selecting the best design for a product
  • Decision in selecting a supplier
  • Value based decision
  • Risk management

Innovation Framework

  • Innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Processese of innovation

 

Learning Outcomes

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • an ability to communicate effectively
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Additional Course Information

Textbook 

None required. Handouts will be on the Web or distributed in class

Class/Laboratory Schedule 

  • Two 75 min lecture sessions per week
Last Updated By 
Dr. Senthil Arul, September 2017