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Design Experience In A Manufacturing Engineering Program

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Conference

2010 Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Louisville, Kentucky

Publication Date

June 20, 2010

Start Date

June 20, 2010

End Date

June 23, 2010

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Design Education I

Tagged Division

Manufacturing

Page Count

11

Page Numbers

15.352.1 - 15.352.11

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https://peer.asee.org/15961

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33

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Jahangir Ansari Virginia State University

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Jahangir Ansari is an Associate Professor of Manufacturing Engineering in the Department of Engineering and Technology at Virginia State University. He received his M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1979 and Ph. D. degree in Mechanical Design and Production Engineering in 1983 both from Seoul National University. He joined the faculty at VSU in 2002.
He has over 18 years of industrial experience in different areas including shipbuilding and cement plant industries. His research interests include Structural Vibration, FEM, CAD/CAM/CNC, and Computer Integrated Manufacturing.

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Design Experience in a Manufacturing Engineering Program

Abstract: Manufacturing engineering students develop skills for the various elements of the design process throughout the curriculum, culminating in a design implementation course during the senior year. Inspection of our curriculum shows that over 17 credit hours in the manufacturing engineering program involve engineering design components.

The program offers at least six courses in which engineering design is included. These courses are: Engineering Graphics, CAD/CAM, Manufacturing Automation, Simulation, Quality Control, and Manufacturing Design Implementation.

The sequence in product development starts with the geometric modeling utilizing 3-D solid modeling software. In this process, students use their knowledge and skills of solid modeling and assembly gained in the Engineering Graphics course, and product design and prototyping learned at the beginning of the CAD/CAM course to design and visualize their selected ideas. The projects are graded according to creativity, level of challenge, accuracy, quality of final product (prototype model), and peer presentation evaluation.

The Manufacturing Design Implementation is a three credit hours (one semester) capstone design experience taken in senior year where students integrate subject matter from their entire education background. Drawing on knowledge from different courses, students work in teams and are expected to make design decisions based on manufacturing requirements and realistic constraints such as material selection, functionality, cost, safety, and reliability. This paper emphasizes on the technical contents as well as educational outcomes of the design projects. Introduction: The Manufacturing Engineering (MANE) program at Virginia State University developed a curriculum that provides students with balanced coverage of different manufacturing engineering aspects as well as a strong university core requirement. The program focuses on the areas of automation, quality, manufacturing process, engineering analysis and design to prepare students for successful careers in manufacturing engineering and allied professions.

The curriculum consists of 63 credit hours of engineering fundamental and manufacturing core, 33 credit hours of mathematics and science and 31 credit hours of general education courses to prepare students for engineering practice as required by ABET 1 (Criterion 4) and to meet the University’s general educational requirements as well.

The process of fourteen outcomes developed for the MANE program at Virginia State University along with the methodology of assessment was described 2. The program provides students with extensive experience in basic science and mathematics, engineering science, laboratories, computers, design, communication and teamwork, along with humanities and social science. These experiences are carefully mixed through the entire curriculum to help students assimilate

Ansari, J. (2010, June), Design Experience In A Manufacturing Engineering Program Paper presented at 2010 Annual Conference & Exposition, Louisville, Kentucky. https://peer.asee.org/15961

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