This course expands on students’ understanding of engineering design as applied to larger, more self-directed projects. Students will complete one major project through several milestone stages with associated technical reporting (including a final paper in both oral and written form). This course includes an introduction to the concept of sustainability and its impact on engineering design, and an exposure to engineering ethics.
Hours: 60 (Lecture: 30, Tutorials/Seminar: 15, Laboratory: 15)
• Describe/identify tools within each engineering design process step
• Identify and engage stakeholders
• Identify project scope (function/constraints)
• Integrate design considerations (e.g. environment, safety)
• Identify and consider risks and hazards
• Use brainstorming and creative tools
• Build/test prototypes
• Understand the three pillars of sustainability
• Compare traditional vs. sustainable design criteria
• Apply life cycle assessment to a product
• Describe the impact of human activity on health, safety, and environmental systems
Professionalism/Ethics, Social/Professional, Responsibility
• Describe the CEAB core competencies
• Apply continuous improvement
• Describe the engineering code of ethics
• Apply ethical conflict resolution
• Understand group dynamics theory
• Describe models for building successful teams
• Apply conflict resolution techniques to give/receive feedback effectively
• Students, working in teams, follow a structured process to design a
sophisticated system comprising multi-disciplinary subsystems characteristics
• Demonstrate progress at several milestone stages with associated technical reporting
• Client-based scope and constraint delivery
• Consider regulatory constraints, the business case, stakeholder interests and environmental considerations as part of an iterative project design
• Apply the engineering design process to open‐ended engineering design problems
• Participate equitably as a member of a team, demonstrating initiative, professionalism, and effective intra‐team
• Prepare and deliver effective technical poster presentations, oral presentations, and technical reports
• Understand the principles of sustainability and apply these principles to engineering design and decision making
• Define the phrases “cradle-to-grave” and “cradle-to-gate” and understand the concept of a product life cycle.
• Describe the process by which the impact of a product over its lifetime is assessed in terms inputs and outputs of
both energy and matter
• Apply engineering tools, including hand tools, prototyping tools, and software tools
to create, test, and analyze physical embodiments of an engineering design.
• Demonstrate ethical behaviour and describe the importance of engineering codes of ethics, both at the student
and professional level.
• Recognize the expectation of life‐long learning and continuing professional development
• Describe the contributions that an engineer can make to society as well as the impact (both positive and
negative) that an engineering project can have on society.
Grading System: Letter Grades
Passing Grade: D or 50% (Students Must Pass Final)
Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.