This course will introduce the Mechanical and Aerospace engineering students to the process of product development using Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools and prepare them for an entry level career in any engineering discipline.

Students will utilize state-of-the-art computer software programs ProEngineer wildfire 3.0, as well as others productivity tools (SolidWorks' eDrawing Publisher, PTC's Product View Express, Google SketchUp, etc) to solve real-life mechanical engineering problems. These problems involve a high degree of creative independent thinking, research, analysis and problem solving technique . Using projects and tutorials, students are taught to develop and implement these skills throughout the semester.

In addition, the problems are relevant to current engineering and design concerns as they sample today's challenges in the various engineering fields. This course will also prepare students for more advanced senior and graduate level courses in computer aided design and manufacturing.

Vince Morana,
Jan 21, 2009, 6:17 AM