This course is an engineering laboratory course where 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 and the real properties of various types of materials (focus more on construction materials). In focus on construction materials, such as: soils; rocks; concrete; mortar; cement; clay brick; concrete block, some mechanical testing experiments will be introduce also in this course.

Skill Level: Beginner