ME-403 / 5 credits

Teacher: Schiffmann Jürg Alexander

Language: English

Withdrawal: It is not allowed to withdraw from this subject after the registration deadline.

Remark: réservé au étudiants GM


Summary

Students will be exposed to hands-on design problems throughout the term. They will acquire methodologies to (1) address open ended engineering problems, (2) cultivate creativity, (3) support decision making and (4) develop problem solving abilities.

Content

Keywords

  • Mechanical design
  • Design methodology
  • Design process
  • Creativity

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Completed Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Analyze design requirements to define and quantify the engineering specifications, CP3
  • List , define, and quantify the functions of an existing or new design based on the engineering specifications, CP4
  • Select appropriately the main design solution based on the required functional components and other quantifiable design parameters (i.e. mechanical performance, manufacturing costs, development time, available technology), CP5
  • Design a system based on engineering specifications utilizing suitable numerical and analytical tools for optimizing the design parameters, CP10
  • Identify the main- and sub-functions of a mechanical system and corresponding main- and sub-systems in a complete mechanical system / machine to classify the required constitutive elements, CP11

Transversal skills

  • Write a scientific or technical report.
  • Plan and carry out activities in a way which makes optimal use of available time and other resources.
  • Identify the different roles that are involved in well-functioning teams and assume different roles, including leadership roles.

Teaching methods

  • Ex-cathedra
  • Projet

Assessment methods

  • Intermediate and final reports
  • Presentations

In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Number of places: 40
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Applied mechanical design
  • Lecture: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Project: 4 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Number of places: 40
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Applied mechanical design
  • Lecture: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Project: 4 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Number of places: 40
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Applied mechanical design
  • Lecture: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Project: 4 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11 AAC137   
11-12 AAC137   
12-13    
13-14    
14-15    
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Tuesday, 10h - 11h: Lecture AAC137

Tuesday, 11h - 15h: Project, other AAC137