This course is an engineering laboratory course which introduces the plan fundamentals for students in order to work in teams using knowledge acquired in earlier courses to solve real design, manufacturing and operational problems relevant to industry including a design-and-build project. Oral and written communications with participating companies as well as teamwork are also addressed. Other topics include patents, standards, product liability, safety, ethics and design for manufacturing and testing also will be introduced in the course and used as tools to understand various types of materials. Other topics will include thermal fluid topics and the use of various types of sensors.

Skill Level: Beginner