MREN 203 Mechatronics Design II
This course introduces students to the engineering design process, while integrating knowledge of mechatronic and robotic equipment from MREN 103. The first part of the course will be a paper-based design project, with focus on mechatronics and robotics, that will introduce a formal engineering design process, incorporating elements of problem and scope definition, creativity and idea generation and decision making incorporating economic, societal, and environmental factors. The second part of the course will be prototype-based design project, which includes both hardware and software development, that will provide experience with the design-build-test-fail cycle in engineering design. Students will develop and apply intermediate engineering writing and speaking skills with the emphasis on professional correspondence, engineering reports, oral briefings, and formal oral presentations. Elements of professional practice such as engineering codes, standards and ethics are addressed. The connection between the environment and human activity is explored from a systems perspective.
(Lec: 2, Lab: 2, Tut: 0)