|(3 cr.) This course introduces mechanical engineering
design as an iterative decision-making process. It
also introduces engineering economics and ethics.
One engineering design problem reinforces the
design process instruction and culminates in a
student competition. Students begin an integrative
capstone design experience that applies the
mechanical engineering design process to a
real-world engineering problem addressing social,
political, economic and technical issues. Students
begin capstone assignments early in the course and
continue their projects with MER 498.
Prerequisite: MER 250, MER 340; Every Year, Fall|