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Student Design Projects Description

::::::::::::BIOENGINEERING (BIOE)
Design is an important component of our undergraduate and graduate training
programs. Undergraduates must satisfy a design requirement by taking one of
four upper division design courses or through faculty-directed individual
research. One of these, the Bioengineering capstone design course, prepares
students for leadership and innovation in the medical technology field
through team projects partnered with physician clients to solve real-world
bioengineering problems. Many of our undergraduate students participate in
independent laboratory research and design in faculty laboratories. There
are also many opportunities for summer and extracurricular research in
independent programs and teams, such as the successful Berkeley iGEM team,
and several of our courses are project intensive.

Some recent undergraduate projects:
::::::The HandleBar - a ratcheting assist handle that enables independently living elders with limited mobility to ascend and descend stairs in their homes under their own power without falling.

:::::: An unobtrusive LPG stove usage monitor with wireless data collection capabilities, to help spread the adoption of low-pollution LPG stoves in resource-poor areas.

:::::: A microscope-top thermal cycler, a device that can simultaneously raise the temperature of a sample while live imaging in the research lab.

::::::::::::CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (CEE) -- All students participate in at least one of the following capstone design courses in their senior year: CE 105, Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Hydrology ; CE 112, Environmental Engineering Design; CE 122, Design of Steel Structures; CE 123, Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures; CE 153, Transportation Facility Design; CE 177, Foundation Engineering Design; CE 180, Construction, Maintenance, and Design of Engineered Systems, CE 186, Design
of Cyber Physical Systems

:::::: For example, one design course breaks into teams to address design, construction and maintenance of contemporary civil and environmental engineered systems. Teams identify engineering problems aided by experienced engineers and consultants. They construct a physical model of a system or a critical part of the system, and produce a formal report on their project. At end of the semester, the student teams present project results to a panel of judges.

:::::: In addition to the design classes, students are involved in extramural competitions such as the concrete canoe, steel bridge, environmental team, the AGC (American General Contractor) team and the Seismic Design team.

:::: Concrete Canoe: Undergraduate students apply engineering principles to design, analyze, construct and race a concrete canoe. Students enter the regional canoe competition and winners go to a national competition, sponsored by ASCE and Master Builders, Inc. The competition is judged on the engineering design and construction principles used, a technical paper, an oral presentation and a display as well as the performance of the canoe and paddlers in five different race events.

:::: Steel Bridge Design and Construction: Undergraduate students design, analyze and construct a short span bridge, all in steel. Students enter their design in the regional competition where the bridge is loaded to failure and maximum capacity/weight is measured. The activity is organized by the Student Chapter of ASCE and was supported by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC).

:::: The Environmental Team: The competition team is tasked with applying solutions to real world environmental problems such as water filtration in disaster situations using only the resources available at hand. In a state-wide contest, students compete against other university teams.

:::::: The American General Contractor's Team is a construction management competition team. Students are called upon to work in a professional atmosphere and develop solutions to a real-life Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building project.

::::::Seismic: The Seismic Competition Team educates students on earthquake
design of high rise buildings. Students construct a 5' model building made
of balsa wood which is tested over a shake table that replicates historic
earthquakes.


::::::All the competition teams are now offered as student led DeCal classes and students enrolled in these activities receive course credit for their participation.

:::::: Berkeley Engineering students are also able to join Engineers for a Sustainable World, an organization that is interested in engineering issues surrounding appropriate developing technologies.


::::::::::::ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE ENGINEERING (EECS)

EE 192:How to Build a Robot in 5 Easy Steps
Building a basically functioning racing car robot in EECS192 typically takes 5 weeks of the course. Students use the remainder of the course to improve sensors, system integration, and algorithms. Debugging the whole system of course takes time, and the more complicated the system is, the longer the debugging takes. Students work in teams of 2 or 3 students, to divide the work. Experience shows that simple designs take less time to build, and work better!
The design process is broken down into manageable steps through design checkpoints. Each design step is preceded by a lecture covering the main ideas and principles.

EECS 149/249A introduces students to the design and analysis of computational systems that interact with physical processes. Applications of such systems include medical devices and systems, consumer electronics, toys and games, assisted living, traffic control and safety, automotive systems, process control, energy management and conservation, environmental control, aircraft control systems, communications systems, instrumentation, critical infrastructure control (electric power, water resources, and communications systems for example), robotics and distributed robotics (telepresence, telemedicine), defense systems, manufacturing, and smart structures.
Examples of Projects:
Roomba Cal-ligraphy " uses a Roomba to draw the Cal logo, a non-trivial
Robotic Waiter " Roomba takes orders, picks up food from the kitchen and delivers it to the table
Intelligent Braking " allowing a moving object (like a robotic car) with an object on top of it to brake before hitting another object (like a wall) without the object on top falling off.

CS 184/284A " Computer Graphics and Imaging
The goal of the final project is for you to choose a graphics or imaging problem that is of interest to you, research ways to solve it, organize and schedule your work plan, execute a programming project of significant technical challenge that addresses your problem, present your work in front of the class, and create a final report. We are giving you wide latitude on problem selection, computing platform, and what resources and software starting point you wish to use. Have fun, and work on something that you are excited about!
Project teams will be of 1-3 members. The scope and amount of work should scale according to the team size.
Sample Projects
Rendering Volumetric Scattering
In assignment 3, you did surface rendering where it is assumed that light only scatters when it hits a surface. In this case, the rendering equation is an integral over all surfaces in the scene. However, this surface rendering technique could not render some cool volumetric scattering effects like fog.
To model volumetric scattering, you need to compute an integral over all volumes and all surfaces in the scene. You can do this by modifying your path tracer. The main difference is that a ray may get scattered before it hits any surface in volume. You may find the following resources useful for the project.
A chapter of Wojciech Jarosz's thesis introduces some basic concepts about volumetric scattering. A paper by Lafortune and Willems has implementation details. You can skip section 4 of the paper for a simple path tracing implementation. But a bidirectional path tracing implementation will definitely help you reduce noise in volumetric scattering rendering.
Photon Mapping
You may have noticed that the path tracer in assignment 3 is very inefficient on rendering caustics. To improve caustics rendering, you can implement a technique called photon mapping. Photon mapping is more efficient on caustics because it allows path samples to be shared across pixels. The core part of photon mapping is a stucture to lookup photons inside a sphere in the scene. Options for the structure include KD-tree and hash grid.
Point Cloud to Mesh
The goal of this project idea is to convert point cloud input data, which are often obtained by 3D scanners, into a mesh representation. This paper introduces an interesting and easy to understand algorithm that works reasonably well. If you want more of a challenge, you would probably try implementing this paper. To test your implementation, you can find some 3D mesh models from this repository. Then, you can run your mesh reconstruction algorithm on vertices of the input model. Once you have the reconstructed mesh, you can easily compare it with the original mesh from the model.

::::::::::::INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING AND OPERATIONS RESEARCH (IEOR) Students work with nearby companies and Organizations on their Senior Projects, in
teams of 3 to 5 students. Recent projects include:

Josephine Analysis and Metric Development: Analysis of existing data and development of appropriate metrics and data collection tools to assist Josephine's kitchen, a provider of "peer-to-peer" home-cooked meals, in its efforts to more efficiently acquire ingredients and packaging and to determine which of its "members" are the most effective and profitable in order to better target resources.

Formfactor Scheduling: Development of optimization-based methods (including software) to optimize the loading schedule of semiconductor wafers into an automated plating machine in order to increase throughput and efficiency.

Sony Playstation Inventory Management: Development of mathematical models to optimize safety stock levels for the Sony Playstation product based on historical month-to-month demand data.

Xamerin Data Integration: Development of analysis tools to assist Xamerin, a B2B application development service provider, in its efforts to improve efficiency by better understanding which customers are using which resources.

::::::::::::MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (MSE)
:::::: Formula SAE® is a student design competition organized by SAE International (formerly the Society of Automotive Engineers), dating from 1979. Each student team designs, builds and tests a prototype Formula-style race car based on a series of rules. Design components include materials selection, processing, joining (welding), and finishing, and one of the three faculty sponsors at Berkeley is from MSE (Professor Gronsky). The competition includes a number of spin off events, and in the United States there are two locations: California and Michigan. Berkeley’s team information can be found at http://fsae.berkeley.edu and the national website is located at http://students.sae.org/competitions/formulaseries/about.htm .

:::::: Super Mileage Vehicle: This is another design project associated with the national Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), with the self-evident goal of high gasoline mileage. Materials selection and design are also critical in this effort, and MSE majors frequently participate in the team. The URL describing Berkeley's effort is http://smv.berkeley.edu/. For more information about the national program, visit http://www.sae.org/students/supermw.htm;

:::::: Human Powered Vehicle: In this project, a bicycle with a lightweight aerodynamic shroud is the vehicle on which design and execution is focused, although it involves quite a bit of athletic prowess, too. The URL describing Berkeley's program is http://calhpv.berkeley.edu/;

:::::: Solar Powered Car (CalSol): Originating at Berkeley in 1990, this project was initially led by an MSE student with interest in photovoltaics. It has since grown to involve many students from all disciplines in the college. The URL describing Berkeley's project is http://www.me.berkeley.edu/calsol/.

::::::::::::MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (ME)
::::: ME - ASAE encourages students to compete internationally by designing and implementing aerospace vehicles, following the SAE regulations, and provides students at Berkeley with hands-on training and involvement with the process of manufacturing and research in the perspective of engineering.

More information is available at: http://students.berkeley.edu/osl/studentgroups/public/index.asp?todo=getgroupinfo&SGID=15828

::::: ME - American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Cal (AIAA-Cal)
The AIAA at Cal offers students unique opportunities to pursue projects in aeronautics and astronautics. Although UC Berkeley does not have an aerospace engineering major, many students are still interested in such fields and come to our club to explore them. We also host technical talks and infosessions with NASA and aerospace companies as well as internship panels and workshops.

More information is available at: http://aiaa.berkeley.edu/

::::: ME - Cal Human Powered Vehicle (CalHPV): A student group that works to conceptualize and manufacture innovative forms of human powered transportation technology, culminating in participation in ASME’s Human Powered Vehicle Competition. During this process, members gain valuable experience in the engineering design process, business management skills, and hands-on building experience.

More information is available at: http://hpv.berkeley.edu/

::::: ME - Formula SAE at Berkeley: The Formula SAE Series competitions challenge teams of university undergraduate and graduate students to conceive, design, fabricate and compete with small, formula style, autocross racing cars. To give teams the maximum design flexibility and the freedom to express their creativity and imaginations there are very few restrictions on the overall vehicle design. Teams typically spend eight to twelve months designing, building, testing and preparing their vehicles before a competition. The competitions themselves give teams the chance to demonstrate and prove both their creation and their engineering skills in comparison to teams from other universities around the world. The team has been working hard on the design of the 2009 car. The biggest change for this upcoming year is that they will be moving to a carbon-fiber monocoque for the front half of the car, while keeping a steel tube frame for the rear half. The Team is continuing with their single-cylinder, 450cc engine (Honda CRF450x) from last year, but they are also doing far more testing and analysis on the associated engine systems in order to maximize our horsepower. General goals for this year include further reducing overall weight, gaining power, improving ergonomics, and increasing the breadth and depth of analysis in the design phases. The team has already begun construction on the rear subframe, as well as several of the suspension components. The engine is on schedule to go on the dyno within the next few weeks, with several test mufflers ready to go and test intakes being finalized.

The team is open to Cal students of any year and any major.
List of sponsors: KLA Tencor, Infineon Raceway, USF Surface Prepartion, Hexcel, SolidWorks, Supra Alloys Inc., Microsemi, Jenvey, William C. Mitchell Software, Airtech, Vic Hubbard Speed and Machine, Space Systems/Loral, Active Performance Cooling, Brembo, SPAL, Performance Friction Brakes, YKs Unlimted, terminal Supply, Centerline Precision, TAP Plastics, T&N Enterprises, , UCB AAVP, UCB ASUC, UCB College of Engineering, UCB Materials Science, UCB Mechanical Engineering, UCB Student Machine Shop, SAE NorCal section,. More information is available on the Formula SAE web site http://fsae.berkeley.edu/about.html.

::::: ME - Pioneers in Engineering: Pioneers in Engineering is a STEM outreach group that seeks to create engaging STEM experiences for East Bay students that provide them with the tools, resources, guidance and inspiration to build their own future. PiE provides mentorship to students and also hosts an exciting robotics competition every spring.

More information is available at https://pioneers.berkeley.edu/home/

::::: ME - Supermileage Vehicle Project: The Supermileage Competition provides students with a challenging design project that involves the development and construction of a single-person, fuel-efficient vehicle. Vehicles are powered by a small four-cycle engine. Students have the opportunity to set a world fuel economy record and increase public awareness of fuel economy. The design consists of five major parts: the chassis, power train, controls, fairing, and electrical systems. The functionality and integration of each of these parts is essential in the production of a competitive vehicle. List of sponsors: AG Right Enterprises, Airtech, The Associated Students of the University of California, Berkeley, Bearing Works, Briggs & Stratton, Chevron, Berkeley Engineering, Digalog, Ford, Hexcel, Industrial Tube & Steel Corporation, Lockheed Martin, Loctite, Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of California, Berkeley, Millennium Technologies, Phil Wood & Co., SAE International, TAP, and VILNOVUS. More information is available on the SMV web site: http://smv.berkeley.edu/.

::::: ME - Cal Sol: CalSol is a recognized competition vehicle team representing UC Berkeley. Completely student-led and open to all Cal students, CalSol designs and builds one-seater solar vehicles for solar competitions.

This is a student-run organization that designs, builds, tests, and races solar vehicles capable of traveling at highway speeds. It is a home to dozens of engineers and scientists from a wide variety of disciplines, ranging from materials science, electrical, and mechanical engineering to computer science and physics. Students have specialties ranging from logistics and procurement to aerodynamically optimized advanced composites to signal and computer control of complex electrical power systems and data transmission. Hands-on experiences provide students with the opportunity to create complex systems that come together in the production of road-legal solar cars while also gaining exposure to project management and real-world engineering. Through participation in solar races and alternative energy as well as community outreach events, the team also aims to raise awareness of solar energy while focusing on the engineering challenges inherent in solar vehicle technology.


More information is available on the CalSol web site: http://www.me.berkeley.edu/calsol/about.ph
::::: E 15, Design and Methodology: Introduction to design methodology, problem definition, and the search for creative solutions. Social, political, legal, and ethical aspects of design solutions. Topics and discussions include the structure of engineering organizations, the product development cycle, mechanical dissection, reverse engineering, patents, failure case studies, product liability, and engineering ethics.
Students will be introduced to the engineering design process, its scope, and its limitations. To have students understand the responsibilities of an engineer for designs that are created.
Upon completion of the course, students will have the ability to use methodical techniques to identify engineering problems and develop practical solutions and work effectively in a team environment.
::::: E 25, Visualization for Design: Development of 3-dimensional visualization skills for engineering design: Sketching as a tool for design communication. Presentation of 3-dimensional geometry with 2-dimensional engineering drawings. This course will introduce students to the use of 2-dimensional CAD on computer workstations as a major graphical analysis and design tool. A group design project is required. Teamwork and effective communication are emphasized.
Improve 3-dimensional visualization skills; enable a student to create and understand engineering drawings; introduce 2-dimensional computer-aided geometry modeling as a visualization, design, and analysis tool; enhance critical thinking and design skills; emphasize communication skills, both written and oral; develop teamwork skills; offer experience in hands-on engineering projects; develop early abilities in identifying, formulating, and solving engineering problems; introduce students to the societal context of engineering practice.
Upon completion of the course, students shall be able to communicate 3-dimensional geometry effectively using sketches; operate 2-dimensional CAD software with a high degree of skill and confidence; understand and create engineering drawings; visualize 3-dimensional geometry from a series of 2-dimensional drawings.
::::: E 26, Three Dimensional Modeling for Design: This course will emphasize the use of CAD on computer workstations as a major graphical analysis and design tool. Students develop design skills, and practice applying these skills. A group design project is required. Hands-on creativity, teamwork, and effective communication are emphasized.
Introduce computer-based solid, parametric, and assembly modeling as a tool for engineering design; enhance critical thinking and design skills; emphasize communication skills, both written and oral; develop teamwork skills; offer experience in hands-on, creative engineering projects; reinforce the societal context of engineering practice; develop early abilities in identifying, formulating, and solving engineering problems.
Upon completion of the course, students shall be able to operate 3-dimensional solid modeling software tools with a high degree of skill and confidence; specify dimensions for parts and assemblies such that they can be fabricated, and fit such that they function with the desired result; produce rapid-prototype models of parts and assemblies to demonstrate their desired functionality; understand the design of systems, components, and processes to meet desired needs within realistic constraints.
::::: E 27, Introduction to Manufacturing and Tolerancing: Students are introduced to geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T), tolerance analysis for fabrication, fundamentals of manufacturing processes (metal cutting, welding, joining, casting, molding, and layered manufacturing).
This course enables a student to create and understand tolerances in engineering drawings; enhance critical thinking and design skills; emphasize communication skills, both written and oral; offer hands-on experience in manufacturing; develop abilities in identifying, formulating, and solving engineering problems; introduce students to the context of engineering practice.
Upon completion of the course, students shall be able to fabricate basic parts in the machine shop; understand and communicate tolerance requirements in engineering drawings using industry standard GD&T; use metrology tools to evaluate if physical parts are within specified tolerances; demonstrate familiarity with manufacturing processes; and design parts that can be fabricated realistically and economically using these processes.



::::: E 128, Advanced Engineering Design Graphics: Advanced, 3-dimensional graphics tools for engineering design. Wire frame, surface and solids modeling: boundary representation, constructive solids, sweeping, rotation, Boolean operations. Computer rendering, viewing, and presentation of solids. Presentation using computer animation and multimedia techniques. Design using parametric CAD.

::::: ME 101, High Mix/Low Volume Manufacturing: This course is to enable students analyze manufacturing line in order to understand production process and improve production efficiency covering complete manufacturing process from production planning to quality control. This course will provide practical knowledge and skills which can be used in real manufacturing industry. Students are given a chance to practice and implement what they learn during lectures by conducting projects with manufacturing companies nearby.

::::: ME 101, Introduction to Mechanical Systems for Mechatronics: The objectives of this course are to introduce students to modern experimental techniques for mechanical engineering, and to improve students' written and oral communication skills. Students will be provided exposure to, and experience with, a variety of sensors used in mechatronic systems including sensors to measure temperature, displacement, velocity, acceleration and strain. The role of error and uncertainty in measurements and analysis will be examined. Students will also be provided exposure to, and experience with, using commercial software for data acquisition and analysis. The role and limitations of spectral analysis of digital data will be discussed.
Students are introduced to modern experimental techniques for mechanical engineering; provide exposure to and experience with a variety of sensors used in mechatronic systems, including sensors to measure temperature, displacement, velocity, acceleration and strain; examine the role of error and uncertainty in measurements and analysis; exposure to and experience in using commercial software for data acquisition and analysis; discuss the role and limitations of spectral analysis of digital data; provide experience in working in a team in all aspects of the laboratory exercises, including set-up, data collection, analysis and report writing.
By the end of this course, students should: Know how to use, what can be measured with, and what the limitations are of the basic instruments found in the laboratory: oscilloscope, multimeter, counter/timer, analog-to-digital converter; know how to write a summary laboratory report; understand the relevance of uncertainty in measurements, and the propagation of uncertainty in calculations involving measurements; understand the physics behind the instruments and systems used in the laboratory; know how to program effectively using LabVIEW for data acquisition and analysis; understand the use of spectral analysis for characterizing the dynamic response of an instrument or of a system.
::::: ME 102B, Mechatronics Design: This course exposes students to key design elements of the profession through a series of laboratory assignments, and a substantial term project. This course introduces the students to design and design techniques of mechatronics systems; provide guidelines to and experience with design of variety of sensors and actuators; design experience in programming microcomputers and various IO devices; exposure to and design experience in synthesis of mechanical power transfer components; understanding the role of dynamics and kinematics of robotic devices in design of mechatronics systems; exposure to and design experience in synthesis of feedback systems; provide experience in working in a team to design a prototype mechatronics device.

::::: ME 107, Mechanical Engineering Laboratory: Through a series of three experiments from a number of experiments students design, perform, analyze, and report on complex prototypical engineering systems as a group.
The students will have experienced the many stages in designing a process, planning and carrying out experiment s, and eventually reporting the results both orally and written in a team environment. They will have also have seen the importance of fundamental science and complex engineering skills that are needed in engineering. Equally important, they will work in a team environment where the success of the team depends on the success of every team member.

::::: ME 110, New Product Development: ME 110 aims to develop the interdisciplinary skills required for successful product development in today's competitive marketplace. Students form small product development teams and step through the new product development process in detail, learning about the available tools and techniques to execute each process step along the way. Each student brings his or her own skills to the team effort, and must learn to synthesize that perspective with those of the other students in the group to develop a sound, marketable product. Students can expect to depart the semester understanding new product development processes as well as obtaining useful tools, techniques and organizational structures that support new product development practice.

::::: ME C117, Structural Aspects of Biomaterials: This course covers the mechanical and structural aspects of biological tissues and their replacements. Tissue structure and mechanical function are addressed. Natural and synthetic load-bearing biomaterials for clinical and medical applications are reviewed. Biocompatibility of biomaterials and host response to structural implants are examined. Quantitative treatment of biomechanical issues and constitutive relationships of tissues and biomaterials are covered. Material selection for load-bearing applications including reconstructive surgery, orthopedics, dentistry, and cardiology. Mechanical design for longevity including topics of fatigue, wear, and fracture. Use of bioresorbable implants and hybrid materials. Directions in tissue engineering. Students work in teams on a semester long design project. Students are required to complete a technical write-up and give a presentation at the end of the semester.

::::: ME 119, Introduction to MEMS (Microelectromechanical Systems): This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of microelectromechanical systems including design, fabrication of microstructures; surface-micromachining, bulk-micromachining, LIGA, and other micro machining processes; fabrication principles of integrated circuit device and their applications for making MEMS devices; high-aspect-ratio microstructures; scaling issues in the micro scale (heat transfer, fluid mechanics and solid mechanics); device design, analysis, and mask layout. Midway through the semester the student submits an individual project proposal and at the end of the semester they will give an oral project presentation.

::::: ME 130, Design of Planar Machinery: As an introduction course to mechanisms design and analysis, the students learn to take the projects from the drawing board to a working model. The students complete a team term project which involves the design, fabrication and prototype demonstration of a mechanical device.

::::: ME 135, Design of Microprocessor-Based Mechanical Systems: This course covers software design and implementation methodologies suited to the control of complex mechanical systems. The design methodology allows for the operational description of mechanical systems in a way that can be presented to semi-technical personnel as well as serve as a basis for software development. Implementation is based on the object-oriented computing language Java. Implementation methodology is presented with software portability a primary emphasis. Students work in teams to design and implement solutions to problems of increasing complexity using prototype lab equipment, including a design project for which they must formulate objectives.

::::: ME 146, Conversion Principles: This course covers the fundamental principles of energy conservation processes, followed by development of theoretical and computational tools that can be used to analyze energy conversion processes. The course also introduces the use of modern computational methods to model energy conversion performance characteristics of devices and systems. Performance features, sources of inefficiencies, and optimal design strategies are explored for a variety of applications, which may include conventional combustion based and Rankine power systems, energy systems for space applications, solar, wind, wave, thermoelectric, and geothermal energy systems.

::::: ME 165, Ocean-Environment Mechanics: The student learns physical properties and characteristics of the oceans, global conservation laws, surface-waves generation, gravity-wave mechanics, kinematics, and dynamics, design consideration of ocean vehicles and systems, model-testing techniques, prediction of resistance and response in waves--physical modeling and computer models.

::::: ME C217, Biomimetic Engineering " Engineering from Biology: Study of nature's solutions to specific problems with the aim of determining appropriate engineering analogs. Morphology, scaling, and design in organisms applied to engineering structures. Mechanical principles in nature and their application to engineering devices. Mechanical behavior of biological materials as governed by underlying microstructure, with the potential for synthesis into engineered materials. Trade-offs between redundancy and efficiency. Students will work in teams on projects where they will take examples of designs, concepts, and models from biology and determine their potential in specific engineering applications.
::::: ME C218, Introduction to MEMS Design: The student learns to rigorously formulate MEMS design problems analytically and then determine the correct dimensions of MEMS structures so that the specified function is achieved. The formulation allows the student to trade off various performance requirements and thereby develops a rational design compromise solution when including flexure systems, accelerometers and rate sensors. A variety of design and optimization methods are used to numerically and analytically determine the design. The students are required to prepare 5 projects; Parametric Design of MEMS Flexures for X- and Y-Stiffness, Parametric Design of MEMS Accelerometer, Optimal Design of MEMS Angular Accelerometer via Monotonicity Analysis and Grid Study, Optimal Design of Linear MEMS Suspension visa Penalty Function Method, Parametric Design of MEMS TBA.

::::: ME C219, Parametric and Optimal Design of Microelectromechanical Systems: The student will learn to rigorously formulate MEMS design problems analytically and then determine the correct dimensions of MEMS structures so that the specified function is achieved. The formulation will allow the student to trade off various performance requirements and thereby develop a rational design compromise solution when faced with conflicting design requirements. A variety of MEMS structures will be treated in this class, including flexure systems, accelerometers and rate sensors. A variety of design and optimization methods will be used to numerically and analytically determine the design. This course presumes the student is already familiar with a variety of basic MEMS fabrication processes. Parametric design and optimal design will be applied to MEMS, with an emphasis on design and not on fabrication. The format of the course is oriented toward design projects.

::::: ME 221, High-Tech Product Design and Rapid Manufacturing: Students learn about the creative design of new consumer products and the prototyping of such products in our new Ford Design Studio Economic and social drivers, organizational structure, product life-cycle and future trends, CAD/CAM, rapid-prototyping, metal-products, semiconductors, electronic packaging, biotechnology, and robotics technologies are all addressed in this course and laboratory. This studio and course also delivers a "hands-on" laboratory using CAD and manufacturing techniques.


:::: ME 229, Design of Basic Electro-Mechanical Devices: Fundamental principles of magnetics, electro-magnetics, and magnetic materials as applied to design and operation of electro-mechanical devices. Type of device to be used in a particular application and dimensions of parts for the overall design will be discussed. Typical applications covered will be linear and rotary actuators, stepper motors, AC motors, and DC brush and brushless motors.

::::: ME 230, Engineering Application of Mini and Micro Computers: The course covers software design and implementation methodologies suited to the control of complex mechanical systems. The design methodology allows for the operational description of mechanical systems in a way that can be presented to semi-technical personnel as well as serve as a basis for software development. Implementation is based on object-oriented computing languages such as C++ and Java. Implementation methodology is presented with software portability a primary emphasis. Students work in teams to design and implement solutions to problems of increasing complexity using prototype lab equipment, including a design project for which they must formulate objectives.

::::: ME 235, Switching Control and Computer Interfacing: Students design and analyze the control systems utilizing switching elements. The focus is on using CAD tools, less on hand-solving logic minimization problems. The lab introduces building simple circuits and the use of laboratory equipment. Students build a closed loop position control system where they handle encoder monitoring, PWM generation, bus interface, and real time software.

::::: ME 239, Advanced Design and Automation: This course will provide students with a solid understanding of smart products and the use of embedded microcomputers in products and machines. The course has two components: 1.) Formal lectures. Students receive a set of formal lectures on the design of smart machines and products that use embedded microcomputers. The materials cover machine components, actuators, sensors, basic electronic devices, embedded microprocessor systems and control, power transfer components, and mechanism design. 2.) Projects. Students will design and construct prototype products that use embedded microcomputers.

::::: ME 290H, Green Product Development: Design for Sustainability. The focus of the course is management of innovation processes for sustainable products, from product definition to sustainable manufacturing and financial models. Using a project in which students will be asked to design and develop a product or service focused on sustainability, we will teach processes for collecting customer and user needs data, prioritizing that data, developing a product specification, sketching and building product prototypes, and interacting with the customer/community during product development. The course is intended as a very hands-on experience in the "green" product development process. The course will be a Management of Technology course offered jointly by the College of Engineering and the Haas School of Business. In addition, it will also receive credit towards the new Engineering and Business Sustainability Certificate (currently under review by the Academic Senate). We aim to have half MBA students and half Engineering students (with a few other students, such as from the I-School) in the class. The instructors will facilitate students to form mixed disciplinary teams for the development of their "green" products. Students from the California College of the Arts (CCA) will also participate on the teams through a course taught separately at CCA. Students can expect to depart the semester understanding "green" product development processes as well as useful tools, techniques and organizational structures that support sustainable design and environmental management practice.

::::: ME 290I, Sustainable Design, Manufacturing and Management as exercised by the enterprise is a poorly understood idea and one that is not intuitively connected to business value or engineering practice. This is especially true for the manufacturing aspects of most enterprises (tools, processes and systems). This course will provide the basis for understanding: (1) what comprises sustainable practices in for-profit enterprises, (2) how to practice and measure continuous improvement using sustainability thinking, techniques and tools for product and manufacturing process design, and (3) the techniques for and value of effective communication of sustainability performance to internal and external audiences. Material in the course will be supplemented by speakers with diverse backgrounds in corporate sustainability, environmental consulting, non-governmental organizations and academia. Discussions of papers in the reader including case studies will be used to illustrate topics. A series of small projects is used throughout the semester and a final class project will be required, with students working individually or in small groups. Cross functional groups including students from different disciplines or backgrounds are encouraged. Class projects will apply the analysis techniques covered in this course to design and develop environmentally mindful products or processes or analyze policies that lead to environmental improvements. Interaction with industry and collection of real-world data will be encouraged.

Students can expect to acquire a broad understanding of sustainable manufacturing, "green" product and process development as well as more detailed understanding of analytical tools, techniques and organizational structures that support sustainable manufacturing and environmental management practice.

::::: ME 290P, New Product Development: Design Theory and Methods. This course is one of five core courses of the Management of Technology program at the University of California, Berkeley. It is considered an operationally focused course, as it aims to develop the interdisciplinary skills required for successful product development in today's competitive marketplace. Engineering and Business students join forces on small product development teams to step through the new product development process in detail, learning about the available tools and techniques to execute each process step along the way. Each student brings his or her own disciplinary perspective to the team effort, and must learn to synthesize that perspective with those of the other students in the group to develop a sound, marketable product. Students can expect to depart the semester understanding new product development processes as well as useful tools, techniques and organizational structures that support new product development practice. Students form teams of MBA students, engineering or iSchool students and industrial design students. Each team is provided a "coach" from industry to advise them on the new product development process.

::::::::::::NUCLEAR ENGINEERING (NE)
Design is an important component of the Nuclear Engineering undergraduate and graduate
programs. All undergraduates must satisfy a design requirement by taking a capstone design course.


Many graduate classes include a design project deliverable.
NUC ENG 170A Nuclear Design: Design in Nuclear Power Technology and Instrumentation
Capstone design class for undergrads. Every year multiple projects covering the various disciplines within nuclear engineering and radiation applications are proposed. A team of 3 to 5 students addresses the multi-disciplinary aspects of each project. In addition to technology, the design should address issues relating to economics, the environment, and risk assessment. Recent projects include designing and build a hand-and-foot detector, design of a fast spectrum molten salt reactor, design and deployment of radiation detectors network.

NUC ENG 265 Design Analysis of Nuclear Reactors
Nuclear reactors design class for graduate students. Among the topics covered in the design project are principles and techniques of economic analysis to determine capital and operating costs; fuel management and fuel cycle optimization; thermal limits on reactor performance, thermal converters, and fast breeders; control and transient problems; reactor safety and licensing; release of radioactivity from reactors and fuel processing plants.

NUC ENG 167/267 Risk-Informed Design for Advanced Nuclear Systems
Project-based class for design and licensing of nuclear facilities, including advanced reactors. Elements of a project proposal. Regulatory framework and use of deterministic and probabilistic licensing criteria. Siting criteria. External and internal events. Identification and analysis of design basis and beyond design basis events. Communication with regulators and stakeholders. Ability to work in and contribute to a design team.

Nuclear Engineering Design Collaborative (NEDC)
The Nuclear Engineering Design Collaborative (NEDC) is a student lead group interested in all kinds of nuclear science, technology, and research. Anyone interested in design, research, or fabrication is welcome to join. NEDC main goal is to make a physical, final deliverable with real world applications in the nuclear industry. Recent projects include a diagnostic tool for the National Ignition Facility, the Berkeley Lab Cosmic Ray Detector, building a beta-voltaic battery, and a plasma generator.