is an introductory course in the engineering curriculum. This guide explains the
scope of the course and the sequence of subjects.
first part of the course deals with three-dimensional graphics. Graphics is the
language of the engineering profession. It is this method that is used along with
written specifications, etc., when designs are carried forward for approval by
the topic of solid modeling is introduced. The operating principles of the parametric
modeling using the ProEngineer software will be covered in detail. A number of
problems will be assigned and completed. The modeling portion of the design package
that the team produces will be completed using the Pro/Engineer program.
next step in the course is to select a simple design problem. At this time students
need to start thinking about working in a team with other students. The solution
to the design problem will be judged as a product of the team and not as an effort
arrived at by individual work. It is the responsibility of the student to work
with the team in every phase of the project, such as data collection, determination
of the available parts, etc.
the fundamental laws of mechanics and energy will be introduced. Understanding
these laws enables engineers to develop structures that can withstand the static
and dynamic loads of the operating environment, or design machines that run both
on the earth and in space.
the use of computer application software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power
Point will be introduced.
the end of the semester, a schedule will be developed for each team to present
their design package to the department representative for evaluation.