Tulane University Department of Biomedical Engineering Return to homeCatalog Description:
BMEN 403-404 Team Design Projects I and II2 (fall), 3 (spring) credit hours; Instructor: D. A. Rice, Ph.D., P.E. firstname.lastname@example.org
This course is a "capstone" design course whose purpose is to integrate program coursework and to provide hands-on experience with real problems. The educational objectives for this course include:
Lecture topics include
Definitions: team; design; project
alternatives: identifying, ranking
The engineering design process
Human interface: models, visibility,
errors, mistakes, slips
Americans with Disability Act
Living with disability
Talking to and about people with disability
Critical Path Method
Computer Aided Design
geometric assembly, interferences
stress, strain, deflection analysis
drawing to communicate
machining & methods of manufacture
inclusion, exclusion criteria
format and presentation
ABET Criterion 3, 4, and more Objectives applicable to this course are here. This document summarizes how the course meets ABET criteria.
This course requires effective participation in both classwork and teamwork. Grades are based on performance as a team member, a team leader, class participation, and on individual work.
Grading of this two semester course is IP (in progress) for the fall semester of this year-long course with the final spring grade being applied to both semesters. The distribution approximates 30% individual (assignments + tests) and 70% team grades.
Late assignments will be derated 10% per day, and all assignments must be completed to pass the course.
THE DESIGN OF EVERYDAY THINGS, Donald Norman ISBN 978-0-465-06710-7 or ISBN 0-465-06709-3
Design concepts for Engineers, Horenstein, Mark N. ISBN 0-13-146499-X