151-0321-00L  Engineering Design and Material Selection

SemesterAutumn Semester 2022
LecturersK. Shea
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish

AbstractThis course provides an introduction to engineering design. Through hands-on, practice-oriented exercises, students experience the fundamentals of design concept generation and selecting materials. They create 3D models in CAD for their own customized design and fabricate them using 3D printing. Three case studies in healthcare, mobility and sustainable materials will be explored.
ObjectiveThe lecture and exercises teach the fundamentals of engineering design, drawing and CAD as well as additive manufacturing and material selection. After taking the course, students will be able to tackle simple design tasks, generate and evaluate concepts, accurately create technical drawings of parts and assemblies as well as read them. Students will also be able to create models of parts and assemblies in a 3D, feature-based CAD system. They will understand the links between engineering design and material selection, with a particular focus on sustainable materials, as well as additive manufacturing.
ContentIntroduction to Engineering Design
• design requirements
• concept generation and selection
• prototyping

Design Representations
• Sketching in Engineering Design

• Technical Drawing:
o projections, views and cuts
o dimensioning
o assemblies

• CAD:
o CAD modeling operations
o parametric design and feature-based modeling
o assemblies
o creating 2D drawings from 3D part models

Fabrication and Additive manufacturing

Material Selection
• materials and their properties, with special emphasis on sustainable materials
• basic mechanics
• material selection processes
• testing material properties

Three case studies in healthcare, mobility and sustainable materials
Lecture notesLecture slides and exercise handouts are available on the course Moodle website: Link
LiteratureAll literature will be given on the Moodle website: Link
Prerequisites / NoticeThis course is given as a lecture (1h /week) and an exercise (3h/week). Students are split into working groups for the exercises with a maximum of 20 students per group.

Semester Fee
A fee is charged for printed copies of the course handouts and 3D printing.
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Media and Digital Technologiesassessed
Social CompetenciesCommunicationassessed
Cooperation and Teamworkassessed
Leadership and Responsibilityassessed
Self-presentation and Social Influence assessed
Sensitivity to Diversityassessed
Personal CompetenciesAdaptability and Flexibilityassessed
Creative Thinkingassessed
Critical Thinkingassessed
Integrity and Work Ethicsassessed
Self-awareness and Self-reflection assessed
Self-direction and Self-management assessed