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Mechanical & Materials Engineering

MECH460

MECH460 : Team Project - Conceive and Design

Personnel

Instructor

Prof. J. SneepRoom 323A, McLaughlin Hallsneepj@queensu.ca(613) 533-6000 ext. 75975
Prof. J.T. BryantRoom 200, McLaughlin Hallbryant@me.queensu.ca(613) 533 2564

Course Description

Students working in teams will be required to "conceive and design" a product, system or process using the knowledge and skills acquired in earlier courses. Elements of the design will include: specification of function, analysis, selection of materials and/or components, preparation of working drawings, cost analysis and tenders, and preparation of preliminary design report. A research project may be accepted as an engineering design project provided it can be clearly shown that the elements of "conceive and design" are fulfilled in the completion of the project. Lectures and Guest Speakers will focus on related professional skills and topics including engineering ethics, professional organizations and legislation, intellectual property and information systems in support of the project. (0/0/0/0/48)

PREREQUISITE: Completion of 3rd Year or permission of the course instructor or course co-ordinator

COREQUISTE: MECH464

MECH460 is one of two possible capstone project courses for Mechanical and Materials Engineering students. The course aims to prepare graduating students for the engineering workforce by working on real-world team design problems as proposed by industry based clients. The three main requirements are:

  • Complete a significant engineering design project460
  • Work in a professional manner within the constraints of limited time and budgets
  • Participate effectively as part of an engineering design team

MECH464 is given in parallel with MECH460 with lectures focusing on engineering communications and project management.

Course operations and further details are provided to students through Queen's Moodle course management system.

Elements of the design will include: specification of function, engineering analysis, selection of materials and/or components, preparation of working drawings, cost and marketing analysis, and preparation of a final design report. The engineering analysis component can take the form of finite element modelling; computational fluid mechanics modelling; dynamics or kinematics simulation; control system simulation; or analysis by experiment. A research project may be accepted as an engineering design project provided it can be clearly shown that the elements of design are fulfilled in the completion of the project.

Students can meet the capstone requirement for their program with either MECH460 or APSC480 Multi-disciplinary Design Project. MECH460 is open to all MME students while enrolment in APSC480 is limited and APSC480 has APSC381 Fundamentals of Design Engineering as a prerequisite. Contact the instructor directly if you wish to enroll: APSC480 instructor: David Strong

Operation of MECH460 and MECH464 are coordinated together on OnQ under MECH460 for all registered students. Questions about the course should be directed to the Course Instructor, Jan Sneep, or Course Coodinator, Tim Bryant.

Information for Industry Clients | Budget, Safety, and Travel | Sample Reports | MECH462

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