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Missouri University of Science and Technology - 2016

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Student Design Projects Description

UNIVERSITY STUDENT DESIGN AND EXPERIMENTAL LEARNING CENTER: Established to promote excellence in multidisciplinary student design projects. Combining talents from all across Missouri S&T's rich curricula, students work together in order to compete on an international level against other top engineering schools. Beyond engineering, students learn management and leadership skills that will distinguish them upon graduation. Focusing on a specific multidisciplinary design gives the student a meaningful example of how to apply design principles. Our goal is that the experience of working on a student design team will prove intellectually stimulating, teach self-motivation, forge a sense of team pride, reveal the principles and worth of team-based leadership, and instill in each participant the makings of a professional identity. Eight (8) design teams include: Advanced Aero Vehicle Group, Concrete Canoe Team, Formula SAE Racing Team, Human Powered Vehicle Team, Robotics Competition Team, Solar Car Team, Solar House Team, and Steel Bridge Team.
AEROSPACE ENGINEERING: The students are first introduced to aerospace systems design in AE2780 (Introduction to Aerospace Design) in their sophomore year, wherein they design, simulate, construct and test two small aircraft models. The senior design project activity is conducted in two consecutive courses, AE4780: Aerospace Systems Design I, and AE4781: Aerospace Systems Design II, wherein student teams respond to requests for proposal for design of remotely piloted aircraft to perform specific missions, and design, build and fly them. They emphasize design, hands-on laboratory experiences, team building, and communications. These students, and others participating in the Missouri S&T Advanced Aero-Vehicle Group (AAVG), actively compete nationally and internationally in the SAE/AIAA design competition. Students have the option to take AE4790: Spacecraft Design I, and AE4791: Spacecraft Design II, where detailed spacecraft design is performed, leading to procurement of components, spacecraft fabrication and testing.
CERAMIC ENGINEERING: Students form teams to design and fabricate various ceramic components, drawing on processing techniques and materials science and engineering principles learned in earlier courses. Reports and presentations are prepared for other students and faculty, and superior designs are entered into national competitions.
CHEMICAL & BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING: ChE4079 Design: Students use the most modern simulation and design tools to design a chemical plant. Flow sheets, material and energy balances, equipment selection, cost estimates, and profit analysis are all considered. The students sometimes use the AIChE Contest Design problem made and graded by industry. They must write reports and make oral presentations. Students also volunteer to participate in the AIChE Chem-E-CAR Competition which is judged nationally.
CIVIL, ARCHITECTURAL & ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING: Students can participate in several nationally competitive interdisciplinary teams: Solar House, Concrete Canoe and Steel Bridge. (Variable) Design projects, open-ended in nature, which involve one or more areas of civil, architectural, and environmental engineering. Senior Design (CE/ArchE/EnvE 4097) includes planning design projects; philosophy of design, application of the principles of civil, architectural, and environmental engineering to multidisciplinary design problems. Prerequisite: To be taken in final semester.
COMPUTER ENGINEERING: Students are exposed to a major design experience through 1-year capstone design class. Students work in teams to solve real-world problems in electrical and computer engineering. They develop design ideas, a design specification, a proposal including a preliminary design, a budget, a timeline, a management plan, and a working prototype of their working design and present their results to the peers, faculty, and customers in oral and written form. ECE students are actively involved in competition design teams across campus including the robotics team. the solar car team, the SAE racecar team, the satellite team, the solar house team, and more. Classes with a significant design component include: CpE 3150 Digital Systems Design; CpE 5210 Introduction to VLSI Design; CpE 4151 Digital Systems Design Lab; CpE5110 Microprocessor Systems Design; CpE 4096/4097 - a year long senior capstone design sequence.
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING: Students are exposed to a major design experience through the 1-year capstone design class. Students work in teams to solve real-world problems in electrical and computer engineering. They develop design ideas, a design specification, a proposal including a preliminary design, a budget, a timeline, a management plan, and a working prototype of their working design and present their results to the peers, faculty, and customers in oral and written form. ECE students are actively involved in competition design teams across campus including the robotics team. the solar car team, the SAE racecar team, the satellite team, the solar house team, and more. Classes with a significant design component include: EE3500 and EE3540-Design projects related to electrical; power devices and electrical power systems, respectively. EE3340-Manufacturing control design projects, EE5340-Class-wide manufacturing control project, EE3120-Electronics design EE4096-4097- A year long senior capstone design sequence.
ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT & SYSTEMS ENGINEERING: EMgt4110, General Management-Design and Integration: Integrates marketing, operations, finance and engineering policies and strategies for the benefit of an enterprise. Analysis, forecasting, and design methods use case studies.
GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING: Site investigation and design of groundwater recirculation well system. Use of wind turbine as alternative energy source for groundwater remediation. Evaluation and interpretation of a hazardous waste site, and development of a workplan for additional investigation. GEOLOGY & GEOPHYSICS: Required is six credits of two geology summer field courses, Geol 2096 and Geol 4097, normally held in Oklahoma, New Mexico and Utah. Students make geologic maps, cross sections and write reports on structural and stratigraphic analyses of various geologic field projects.
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING: The students are actively involved with the following nationally competitive design teams: Formula SAE Car; ASME Human-Powered Vehicle; Missouri S&T Solar Car; Missouri S&T Solar House; and FIRST Robotics. Courses with a significant design project component are as follows. ME2761: Introduction to Design, a sophomore level course, introduces the process of design, design creativity and visualization through the use of a team-oriented project. ME4761: Analysis and Synthesis in Engineering Design is the capstone design course, wherein students work in teams on largely industry-sponsored projects, and work through the stages of problem definition, conceptualization, synthesis, optimization, validation through prototyping when feasible, and written and oral presentations. Several other core and elective courses include design content and/or projects.
METALLURGICAL ENGINEERING: Students form teams to design and fabricate various metallic components or metallurgical processes, drawing on processing techniques and materials science and engineering principles learned in earlier courses. Reports and presentations are prepared for other students and faculty, and superior designs are entered into national competitions. MINING ENGINEERING: The program will prepare you for a career in the mining industry by giving you the skills you need to evaluate the earth's resources, understand environmental implications, and plan, design and develop safe, efficient and economic mining operations. You will learn how to design surface and underground aggregate, metal and coal mines, and industrial mineral operations, select production and support equipment, design tailings and waste dumps, economic processes and surface facilities, and manage human resources in an environmentally sustainable manner. The senior design project begins with a set of basic geologic (origin, stratigraphic, structural, hydrology, hydrogeology and geotechnical), resource, environmental and market data, from which the student must perform a comprehensive mine design and analysis to determine if a commercial reserve exists. They do this by integrating accumulated knowledge of mining methods; mine layout, design and modeling; rock mechanics; explosive applications; mine ventilation; equipment selection; manning levels; mine development methodology; cost estimating; mineral engineering economics; and mine scheduling as applied to the principles of mine exploitation. NUCLEAR ENGINEERING: Students are divided in small groups and each group is responsible for a sub task of the main engineering project. Weekly reports and oral presentations are required. Final report is followed by oral presentation to instructor and other faculty. Design of a very high temperature reactor for hydrogen production.
PETROLEUM ENGINEERING: Drilling, reservoir & production engineering skills acquired in the core curriculum. Field data is provided by industry and students are expected to map a reservoir, determine in-situ reserves, project field recovery, determine if well simulation or artificial lift is needed, and determine the value of the asset for sale.