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ME4500J – Design and Manufacturing III

Instructor: Mian Li

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Credits: 4 credits

Pre-requisites: Vm 350, Vm 360 and Vm 395


The educational goal of VM450 is to give each student a deep understanding of how to approach open-ended challenges by process, and to learn how to innovate and apply the seemingly fragmented engineering knowledge acquired at JI to the design and manufacturing of real mechanical, mechatronic or electrical/computer systems.

Course Topics:

  1. Course Overview
  2. Capstone Design Project Description
  3. The Design Process and IDEO Video
  4. Developing Engineering Specifications and QFD
  5. QFD/Overview of Design Review #1 and Dress Code
  6. Design Review #1: Team Presentation and Report Capstone Judge Panel
  7. Concept Generation and Selection
  8. Material & Manufacturing Process Selection
  9. Design Review #2: Team Presentation and Report Capstone Judge Panel
  10. Financial & Reimbursement Seminar
  11. Control and Mechatronics
  12. Design Review #3: Final Design and EngineeringAnalysis
  13. Invited Talk or Town‐Hall Meeting
  14. Design Review #4: Alpha Prototype Review                                                      Final Oral Defense & Design Expo Capstone Judge

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