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Introduction to Mechanical Design and Engineering

IDEA 170
Spring 2025
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: PHYS 170, CIS 170
Course Cluster and Certificates: Integrated Design, Engineering & Applied Science Minor

This course will provide a hands-on introduction to design and engineering. Students will engage in individual and team projects in a studio environment where we seek to develop a shared practice and understanding of the engineering design process. We will study biological organisms to find inspiration for design of hoppers, swimmers, and climbers. Students will build skills using computer-aided design (CAD) software and using tools for fabrication and prototyping including laser cutting and 3D printing. We will also hone skills in identifying which scientific and engineering principles need to be understood to achieve design goals.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM CIS
Course Format: StudioGrading Mode: Credit/Unsatisfactory
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (IDEA-MN)(IDEA)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

Last Updated on JUL-18-2024
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