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Course Descriptions

The mechanical engineering curriculum is designed to prepare students for productive careers in industry, government, education and private consulting as well as for graduate study. Thus, it is based on the fundamental principles of science and engineering. These provide a strong foundation that enables students to apply what they have learned to the complex technological problems of today and to teach themselves the new technologies of tomorrow.

ME 470 - Capstone Design I

  • Credit Hours: 2R-3L-4C
  • Term Available: F,S
  • Graduate Studies Eligible: No
  • Prerequisites: ES 205 and EM 204 and ME 301 and ME 480 (or concurrent registration), and Junior standing.
  • Corequisites: None

Students work in teams with three to five members on design projects furnished from clients. The emphasis is on creating design solutions, with appropriate analyses, to meet stakeholders' needs. In addition to regular meetings with their faculty advisors, the teams are expected to maintain close and continuous communications with their clients during the quarter. The ten week projects culminate in interim reports which are submitted to the clients.

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