Mechanical Engineering - Design (15 credits)

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Offered by: Mechanical Engineering     Degree: Bachelor of Engineering

Program Requirements

Students in this concentration take five courses in the area of design, including the completion of an interdisciplinary project.

Students should complete a Course Authorization Form, available from the Student Affairs Office (Engineering Student Centre, Frank Dawson Adams Building, Room 22) or from the Undergraduate Program Coordinator, indicating their intention to take the concentration.

Total concentration credit weight: 15-16 credits

Required Courses

6 credits

Complementary Courses

Revision, July 2012. Start of revision.

9-10 credits from the following:

  • ARCH 515 Sustainable Design (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : This course will address sustainable design theory and applications in the built environment with students from a variety of fields (architecture, urban planning, engineering, sociology, environmental studies, economics, international studies). Architecture will provide the focus for environmental, socio-cultural and economic issues.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Morgan Carter (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)

    • Prerequisite: ARCH 377 or permission of instructor.

  • CHEE 453 Process Design (4 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Analysis of design alternatives. Structure of process design systems, degrees of freedom, information flow. Computer-aided process and plant design programs, physical properties, specifications, recycle convergence, optimization, applications, economics. Safety, environmental control in plant design.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Philippe Salama, Norman Peters (Fall)

  • MECH 497 Value Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Value Engineering is an in-depth analysis of an industrial product or process with a view to improving its design and/or performance to increase its worth. This is a workshop type of course. Projects will be supplied by industrial firms and students will work in teams with industrial personnel.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Paul Joseph Zsombor-Murray (Fall)

    • (0-8-1)

    • Prerequisites: MECH 393 and completion of 45 credits

  • MECH 526 Manufacturing and the Environment (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Course topics include: clean manufacturing, product and process design for minimizing materials and energy use, the product life cycle, impact of technology on the environment, environmental impact assessment, regulatory process, and managing the "political" process.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): Permission of the instructor

  • MECH 528 Product Design (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : A study of the design issues present in product life cycle demands. Computer-aided systems. Rapid prototyping. Design for manufacturability. Integration of mechanics, electronics and software in products. Effect on design of product cost, maintainability, recycling, marketability.

    Terms: Summer 2013

    Instructors: Angelo Segall (Summer)

    • (3-0-6)

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): Permission of the instructor

  • MECH 530 Mechanics of Composite Materials (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Fiber-reinforced composites. Stress, strain, and strength of composite laminates and honeycomb structures. Failure modes and failure criteria. Environmental effects. Manufacturing processes. Design of composite structures. Computer modelling of composites. Computer techniques are utilized throughout the course.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Larry Lessard (Fall)

    • (3-0-6)

    • Corequisite: MECH 321 or equivalent/instructor's permission.

  • MECH 541 Kinematic Synthesis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : The role of kinematic synthesis within the design process. Degree of freedom. Kinematic pairs and bonds. Groups and subgroups of displacements. Applications to the qualitative synthesis of parallel-kinematics machines with three and four degrees of freedom. Function, motion and path generation problems in planar, spherical and spatial four-bar linkages. Extensions to six-bar linkages. Cam mechanisms.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • MECH 543 Design with Composite Materials (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Material systems/selection process. Cost vs. performance. Laminate layup procedures. Theory and application of filament winding of composite cylinders. Regular oven and autoclave oven curing, analysis of resulting material performance. Practical design considerations and tooling. Analysis of environmental considerations. Joining techniques. Analysis of test methods. Theory of repair techniques.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Larry Lessard (Winter)

  • MECH 557 Mechatronic Design (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Team project course on the design, modelling, model validation, and control of complete mechatronic systems, constructed with modern sensors, actuators, real-time operating systems, embedded controllers, and intelligent control.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • MECH 565 Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer Equipment (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Pipes and piping systems, pumps, and valves. Fans and building air distribution systems. Basic thermal design methods for fins and heat exchangers. Thermal design of shell-and-tube and compact heat exchangers.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Bantwal Baliga (Winter)

  • MECH 576 Geometry in Mechanics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Homogeneous vectors related to projective geometry and to linear, vector, matrix and symbolic algebra. Applications in mechanics. Pluecker and dual quaternions in statics and robot kinematics. Reducing systems of polynomials. Camera aided metrology. Case studies of solved and unsolved problems.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • MECH 577 Optimum Design (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : The role of optimization within the design process: Design methodology and philosophy. Constrained optimization: The Kuhn-Tucker conditions. Techniques of linear and non-linear programming. The simplex and the complex methods. Sensitivity of the design to manufacturing errors. Robustness of the design to manufacturing and operation errors.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Jorge Angeles (Winter)

  • MECH 579 Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : A comprehensive introduction to important algorithms in sensitivity analysis and multidisciplinary design optimization of large systems. Topics include: unconstrained and constrained optimization, sensitivity analysis, gradient-free optimization, multi-objective optimization, and various multidisciplinary algorithms and approaches for design optimization.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • MECH 593 Design Theory and Methodology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : The overall design process is scrutinized within a discipline-independent framework. The nature of design as a creative engineering activity. The polarity of design. The role of knowledge in design. Design representation. History of design and design schools. Design trends in the 21st century. Design engineering schools. Design models.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

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