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Integrating Engineering Design into Graphics Courses

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2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


New Orleans, Louisiana

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June 26, 2016

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June 26, 2016

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August 28, 2016





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Innovations in Curriculum and Course Development

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Arif Sirinterlikci Robert Morris University Orcid 16x16

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Arif Sirinterlikci is a University Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering and the Department Head of Engineering at Robert Morris University. He holds BS and MS degrees, both in Mechanical Engineering from Istanbul Technical University in Turkey and his Ph.D. is in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the Ohio State University. He has been actively involved in ASEE and SME organizations and conducted research in Rapid Prototyping and Reverse Engineering, Biomedical Device Design and Manufacturing, Automation and Robotics, and CAE in Manufacturing Processes fields.

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This paper focuses on integrating engineering design into graphics courses in engineering and manufacturing engineering programs. In the past, small deviations like graphical problem solving or simple design knowledge were utilized in engineering graphics courses. However, addition of strong but controlled design content will allow students to get exposed to the design process and its medium (graphics) simultaneously, enforcing better understanding of the purpose of engineering graphics while enhancing the learning process.

In addition to the CAD (Computer-Aided Design) tools, design analysis through CAE (Computer-Aided Engineering) and CAM (Computer-Aided Manufacturing) programming are included within this graphics course. The integrated design approach of parts, tooling, and processing are coupled to introduce consumer product design. Motion studies, thermal and structural analysis are also utilized for representation of mechanical design concepts and their graphics environment.

Adding design components to this graphics course improved student excitement, performance and consequent retention, compared to the other graphics courses taught in a traditional way in the same institution during the same time frame. Examples of each activity employed as well as possible future activities will be included in this paper. The paper will conclude with the assessment process.

Sirinterlikci, A. (2016, June), Integrating Engineering Design into Graphics Courses Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.25802

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