EDSGN 100 Introduction to Engineering Design

SPRING 2017 (Janurary 9 - April 28)


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Xinli Wu, Ph.D., P.E. at University Park

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Course professor:

Xinli Wu, Ph.D., P.E.



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Office hours & location:

11:15 AM - 12:05 PM, Tuesday, 
and/or by appointments, 213-S Hammond Building

Course Number & Class Time:

EDSGN 100 Section 006:  10:10 – 12:05, MWF

EDSGN 100 Section 007:  1:25 – 3:20,     MWF

EDSGN 100 Section 008:  3:35 – 5:30,     MWF

 Teaching Assistants:   EDSGN 100 Section 006:  Luke Cirullo, Michael Gillett, Matt Milanek


                                       EDSGN 100 Section 007:  Paul Perreault Jr,  Chris Trianosky


                                       EDSGN 100 Section 008:  Jerod Barone, Matt Milanek  

Course overview and objectives:

This is a design-driven course with emphasis placed on skills such as: team-working, communication skills (graphical, oral, and written), and computer-aided design and analysis tools. The course will introduce students to the engineering approach to problem solving with strong references to basic science and math skills, as well as testing and evaluating design ideas by building prototypes. The design projects are the total of at least 30 hours of in-class work (one third of the course). Two design projects will be assigned during the semester. The design projects will require the students to work in a team. The course grade for the students will reflect their abilities to function effectively as team players.

Skills acquired by students during the course:


Solid Modeling/CAD, EXCEL (spreadsheet), PowerPoint (multimedia presentation)

Internet Skills:

Designing and publishing a basic webpage


Sketching, orthographic projections, multiview drawings, scales, dimensioning, isometric pictorial, oblique pictorial, sections, working drawings

Lab Skills:

experimental methods, data acquisition & analysis, prototype building & testing

Design Methods:

customer needs assessment, concept generation, design selection matrices, design for assembly- disassembly, safety, cost effectiveness, teamwork, and other constraints as need by the project

Course inquiries: Xinli Wu, Ph.D., P.E.,
Last revised in January 5, 2017