Design Expo

The UM-SJTU Joint Institute Design Expo showcases undergraduate projects of JI’s design-based courses, especially the Ve/Vm450 capstone design course. It shows the actual learning outcomes of the students, and provides an opportunity to practice their ability to organize and explain the projects on the spot. The Design Expo, which began in 2010, has become a comprehensive platform to demonstrate the practice and effectiveness of education reform at UM-SJTU Joint Institute.

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Ve450. Major Design Experience & Vm450. Design and Manufacturing III

Gives 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. 

Vg100. Introduction to Engineering

Introduces students to the professional technical and communication skills required of engineers and provides them with an overview of engineering at the beginning of their program. An important component of the course is the real-world engineering projects.

Vm495. Laboratory II

Design, construction, and operation of extended experimental projects related to mechanical systems. Weekly lectures in theoretical and applied experimental methods, and technical communication. Project topics may include controls, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, mechanics, materials, and dynamical systems. Emphasis on research report writing, oral presentations, team-building skills, and the design of experiments.

Vm250. Design and Manufacturing I

Basics of mechanical design: visual thinking, engineering drawing, and machine anatomy. Basics of manufacturing: processes, materials, and thermo-fluid aspects. Use of computers in various phases of design and manufacturing. Exposure to CAD systems and basic machine shop techniques. Design/manufacturing project. Three hours of lecture and two hours laboratory.

Vm350. Design and Manufacturing II

Principles of machine and mechatronic design and manufacturing.  Analysis, synthesis and selection of mechanisms, machine components, mechatronic components, and associate manufacturing processes.  Semester-long, model-based design/build/test project in a team setting.