MAE 5340

MAE 5340

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2024-2025.

This hands-on/project-based course instructs students on methods to identify product concepts for machine designs with commercial potential. It combines lectures and field/lab activities on the new product development cycle: iterative design based on ethnographic fieldwork, team brainstorming, prototyping, testing/consumer feedback, and limitations set by mass manufacturing. Students –coming from diverse backgrounds and industry experience, and some currently working in different companies -will be teamed together to develop the new products. They will be given a common design challenge, and after observing and engaging with real users, they will identify specific needs; then based on those needs each team will end up with a different problem definition and a different product. Industry advisers from real world companies will provide constant feedback throughout the semester.

When Offered Fall.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: M.E. seniors and other MEng./graduate students.

Outcomes
  • Students will be able to experience the major impact of a human-centered design approach.
  • Students will be able to understand the logic of the product development cycle in the context of both a startup company and an established firm.
  • Students will be able to appreciate the limitations of early-stage prototypes and the importance of staged development into more realistic prototypes.
  • Students will be able to identify product platforms for mechanical design with commercial potential.
  • Students will be able to appreciate Intellectual Property in terms of design and utility.
  • The student will be able to acquire familiarity with basic tools of design and manufacturing, such as CAD and digital manufacturing tools.

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Syllabi:
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: MAE 4341

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6994 MAE 5340   LEC 001

    • MWF Phillips Hall 203
    • Aug 26 - Dec 9, 2024
    • Shepherd, R

      Simoncini, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6995 MAE 5340   LAB 401

    • M Upson Hall 142
    • Aug 26 - Dec 9, 2024
    • Shepherd, R

      Simoncini, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    For enrollment permission, please email Prof. Simoncini at ss2583@cornell.edu.

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7221 MAE 5340   LEC 002

    • TBA Online Meeting
    • Aug 26 - Dec 9, 2024
    • Shepherd, R

      Simoncini, S

  • Instruction Mode: Distance Learning-Asynchronous
    Enrollment limited to: distance learning students.

  •  7222 MAE 5340   LAB 402

    • TBA Online Meeting
    • Aug 26 - Dec 9, 2024
    • Shepherd, R

      Simoncini, S

  • Instruction Mode: Distance Learning-Asynchronous