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Concepts - Week 4

ENGR 1402 Week 4 Lecture
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Jason Stewart

on 3 September 2013

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Transcript of Concepts - Week 4

Engineering Design Process
Study Skills

ENGR 1402
Concepts of Engineering

Formal Definition on p. 59 of textbook

Systematic process by which solutions to the needs of humankind are obtained.
What Is Engineering
Design?
Alternative Solutions
Analysis
Decision
Specification
Communication
Identification of Need
Problem Definition
Search
Constraints
Criteria
Design Process
Tools – Library, Internet, Computers, Speech, Math, etc.

Iterative -- Let it live to reach optimum solution
Design Process
DESIGN IS BOTH AN ART AND A SCIENCE
What Is Engineering
Design?
6 Levels of Cognitive Thinking (P. 67)
First 4 = Convergent, Last 2 = Divergent
Knowledge
Comprehension
Application
Analysis
Synthesis
Evaluation
Bloom’s Taxonomy
Obvious
Library, Internet, Existing Solutions, Experts
Not-So-Obvious
Trade Journals, Professional Organizations, Vendor Catalogs
Don’t forget – record source with the info!!
Where to Search??
How You’ll Judge Between Alternatives
Usual Suspects
Cost -- Reliability
Weight -- Appearance
Compatibility -- Safety
Noise Levels -- Feasibility
Ease of Operation -- Maintenance Req’d
Effectiveness -- Durability
Design Criteria
Alternate Solutions – checkoff lists, brainstorming

Decision – payoff function, trade-offs, decision matrix
Final Notes on D.P.
Things to help you get it and keep it in your head
In-Class
After Class
Problem Sets
Projects
Maintenance Studying (don’t knock it ‘til you’ve tried it)
Study Skills
Take Good Notes
Listen Actively (Force Yourself to Interact With Material Being Presented)
Date Everything & Keep It Together
Leave Room to Fill In Gaps After Class
Develop Shorthand
Bring Required Materials
Pay Attention, Be Prepared, Ask Questions
Stick To It!!!
In Class
Don’t Procrastinate Assignments
Go Back to Notes and Fill In the Gaps
Organize Handouts Into Notebook
Prep for Next Class Period
After Class
Part of the Deal – Accept It
Less Painful if Done Promptly
Stuck? Get Help!!
Why Do You Have To Do Them?
Reinforce Lecture Material
Develop Understanding & Theory Application
Lots of Info In Chapter 6 to Help
Beats Writing Papers!
Problem Sets
START EARLY!!!!!!!!
Small, Piddly Projects (SPP’s) – 2 weeks or less
Big Term Undertakings (BTU’s)
Group Projects (More On These Next Week – Stay Tuned!)
Presentations – Oral and/or Written
Projects
Voluntary – Nobody’s Gonna Make You Do It
Reduces Stress Levels as Test Times Approach
What Is It?
Reading the Text
Studying (rereading, adding to) Class Notes
Studying Problem Sets
Working Problems That (Dare I Say It??) Weren’t Assigned
Maintenance Studying
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