EDSGN 100 Introduction to Engineering Design

FALL 2017 (August 21 - December 08)

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Course professor:

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

 

 

Phone number:

(814)863-1537

Fax number:

(814)863-7229

 

 

E-mail address:

Xinli@psu.edu

Office hours & location:

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

Course Number, Section, Class Time, and Place:               

 

                             EDSGN 100 Section 07: 1:25 – 3:20  PM, MWF

                             EDSGN 100 Section 08: 3:35 – 5:30  PM, MWF

                             Place: Monday: 316 Hammond; Wednesday: 306 Hammond; Friday: 315 Hammond

 

Office hours & location:      11:00 AM – 11:50 AM Tuesday, and/or by appointments, 213-S Hammond Building

 

Teaching Assistants:          Section 007:      Ben Schlegel,  Josh Campbell 

                                                 Section 008:     Jerod Barone, Chris Trianosky

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:

Computing:

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

Internet Skills:

Designing and publishing a basic webpage

Graphics:

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 August 21, 2017