The course aims to show the basis for decision making in engineering on the grounds of technical merit, manufacturing aspects and economics. Case studies of successful designs will be analyzed. The course will show some of the interactions between the various courses in mechanical engineering and enables the students to partake in seminars. Topics to be discussed include: Computer applications in mechanical engineering; Value engineering and

selection of manufacturing processes for different classes of components; application of basic principles to varying situations, etc.



Level of Study: 500 Level