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University of Tennessee, Chattanooga - 2016

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Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

The introduction to design begins at the freshman level with students being exposed to the design concept, and computer-aided-design. Design and analysis are interlinked in a design project in the materials course at the sophomore level. Here, more sophisticated analysis is introduced and students are exposed to design codes and standards and to failure analysis. Safety is a critical ingredient to the analysis. In the junior year, all students take an interdisciplinary design course in which management concepts, statistics, reliability, aesthetics, ethics, social impact, safety, codes and standards, and analysis are integrated. Again, a group project is undertaken which is oftentimes a complex, real-world problem. The project is always interdisciplinary. Finally, in the senior year, all engineering seniors (for a given year) experience the same project. The first semester requires a completed design. The second semester requires a functional prototype.