Course Description

Course Name

Creativity in Machine Design: A Capstone Design

Session: VSOS3221

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


This course is a prerequisite to Integrated Design (MECH451)

Recommended prerequisite: 3D Modelling/2D CAD

Textbook: Fundamentals of Machine Component Design, Juvinal, Robert C., Kurt M. John, Wiley and Sons, Inc.

Individual: Midterm design note; Final design note
Team: meeting reports; sketch drawing; digital mockup; manufacturing reports

Study contents:

Week 1: Introduction
Week 2: Expectations
Week 3: Teamwork & Meetings (Teamwork challenge; Brainstorming) & Concept Design
Week 4: Design note & Sketch drawing and Modeling
Week 5: Sketch drawing
Week 6: Chassis design review; Machine elements; teamwork challenge statistics
Week 7: Trigger Mechanism; Sketch drawing review
Week 8: Mid-term
Week 9: Machine shop
Week 10: Detail design; Digital mockup modeling
Week 11: Mechanical drawing; detailed design & case study
Week 12: Consulting digital mockup
Week 13: Technical consulting: KIT building
Week 14: Technical consulting: KIT building
Week 15: Technical consulting: KIT building
Week 16: Kit performance evaluation

*Course content subject to change