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Course development: integrated design, manufacturing and testing


Adair, D and Jaeger, M, Course development: integrated design, manufacturing and testing, International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education, 42, (1) pp. 61-72. ISSN 0306-4190 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.7227/IJMEE.42.1.6


This paper discusses a course developed to give first-year mechanical students insight into a typical process found in professional modern design offices, where requirements (specifications) are evolved into a prototype model whose capabilities are then tested. The intent is to provide the participating students with a hands-on, integrative, multifaceted experience in the important field of mechanical engineering design. Topics addressed include Integrated Product Design, Rapid Prototyping and Product Testing, and here, the careful design and development of the course is discussed, as is the assessment process. The experiences and views of the students taking the course are reflected using questionnaire-style surveys.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:mechanical engineering design, integrative, multifaceted, impeller
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Information systems
Research Field:Information systems development methodologies and practice
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Adair, D (Dr Desmond Adair)
UTAS Author:Jaeger, M (Dr Martin Jaeger)
ID Code:98731
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2015-02-27
Last Modified:2018-01-02

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