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Course Description

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Computer Aided Design - CAD 280

CAD Capstone Project

3 Credit Hours
1 Lecture Hours
3 Laboratory Hours

Course Description

This course utilizes a multidiscipline capstone project to integrate the concepts of design, manufacturing and material science. Working as a team, a design problem will be presented requiring solutions which involve the management of the design process using the systematic engineering design process. The steps include project planning, research, modeling, analysis, prototype building, process mapping and material selection. The results of the project will be reported in written and oral format and presented to a panel for evaluation. Faculty directed study will be provided.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Incorporate research techniques based on scientific principles.
  • Create project management chart(s) to map out the process.
  • Research prior design solutions to similar problems.
  • Analyze existing designs for feasibility.
  • Formulate multiple solutions to the design problem.
  • Generate criteria for the evaluation of proposals.
  • Evaluate solutions based on criteria.
  • Select a single best solution using logic and criteria.
  • Create a model/assembly of the proposed solution.
  • Analyze the proposed solution for conformance with strength and performance criteria.
  • Select optimal material for the design based on performance criteria redesign proposed solution based on results of analysis.
  • Generate a manufacturing process sequence for the construction of the product.
  • Create a report which documents the steps and conclusions for the project using the Systematic Engineering Design Process and the Scientific Method of Discovery.
  • Orally present findings to a panel of experts for evaluation.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Winter; 2022; COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/10/2022

 280514262CAD CapstoneMEC3Rochon S24/24/0Open$198.00M  05:30 PM-09:24 PM MEC120

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday