Students will design, manufacture, and test a vehicle for a regulated international competition. They will learn aboutautomotive engineering,systems design and product development through the designing, manufacture,and testing of functional prototypes. Emphasis will be given in the course to the following design methodologies: design for manufacturability, reliability, and service

Students will integrate knowledge from their core and concentration courses, to gain insight into the meanings of professionalism and professional practice, and to reflect on the norms of the Mechanical Engineering profession. 

Students will explore the user-centered design methodology in the context of a project-based course in which the projects will address global or local basic human needs.  Emphasis will be given in the course to the following design methodologies: user research, idea generation, prototype assessment, and Lean LaunchPad.   

Analysis and design of specific machine components including screws, nuts,

springs, gears, bearing, shafts, brakes, clutches, and couplings. 

Students will learn about product development through the designing and building functional prototypes. Emphasis will be given in the course to the following design methodologies: design for manufacturability, aesthetics, reliability, and service.