Innovation, Design Reasoning, Engineering Education & Methods
MEEN 601 is a project based course focusing on product innovation and design. Topics include idea generation and design-by-analogy techniques, innovative problem solving for both product design and for research problems, Design for X techniques (Design for Manufacturing, Reliability, etc.), functional design, effort-flow analysis, TIPS / TRIZ (Theory of Inventive Problem Solving), and prototyping techniques. Course goals include increasing student's ability to find innovative solutions to problems, and improving design and analysis skills.

Industry sponsorship of MEEN 601 projects provides an excellent experience for both the students and sponsor. Students get experience working on real-world problems and guidelines, while sponsors receive technical solutions to projects they may not be able to evaluate as part of day-to-day operations. For more information about industry sponsorship, download the brochure.

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