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MEEG 491 Mechanical Engineering Design Project II

Spring Semester 2018

1 Course Information
Lecture/Lab Meeting Days and Times:
 Section 01 Lecture: Thursday’s 2.00 p.m. – 3.40 p.m.
 Section 51 Lecture: Monday’s 3.00 p.m. – 4.50 p.m.
 Section 01 Laboratory: Wednesday’s 1.30 p.m. – 4.20 p.m.
 Section 51 Laboratory: Tuesday’s 2.00 pm – 4.50 p.m.
Room Number(s):
 Section 01 Lecture: Room B2-2123
 Section 51 Lecture: Room B8-8213
 Sections 01/51 Laboratory: Workshop
URL of Course Website: N/A
Credits and Contact Hours: 3 credits, 1 x 100 minutes lecture, and 1 x 150 minutes laboratory session
per week (2:3:3)
This course is a required course.
Prerequisites: MEEG 490
Co-requisites: None

2 Instructor Details
Name: Dr. Firas Salah Jarrar Office: 4123
Sections 01 Ext: 75018
Section 51 Office: Arzanah-8343
Name: Dr. Afshin Goharzadeh Ext: 675396
Office Hours:
Section 01: TBA
Section 51: TBA
3 Course Catalogue Description
In this follow-on final year capstone design course students refine their embodiment design into a
detailed design, and construct and commission the design prototype. In addition, students communicate
their progress and final achievements through oral presentations and written reports.
4 Course Delivery: Teaching/Learning Approaches
The topics in this course are presented in lectures during class time. Discussions of key points are used to
emphasize fundamental understanding. Real-life sample problems and case studies are discussed in class
to enhance learning and understanding of fundamental concepts. Videos and animations will be used,
from time to time, to also enhance learning. Regular project reviews are conducted with the student
teams do discuss their progress. In preparation for the midterm examination, the student should study the
examples and sample problems provided in the lecture notes.
5 Textbook(s) and other required material
Students are provided with handouts that provide necessary information about the material undertaken in
class, in addition to reading assignments.

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Recommended books:
George C. Dieter, Linda C. Schmidt, Engineering Design, 2012, Fifth Edition, McGaw-Hill.
Rudolph J. Eggert, Engineering Design, 2005, Pearson Prentice Hall.

6 Topics Covered
 Overview of the Systematic Process of  Global, Societal, Sustainability,
Engineering Design Environmental, and Ethical Aspects/Issues
 CAE Analysis Tools  Product Liability, Engineering Ethical
 Design Communication Considerations, Intellectual Property and
 Prototyping and Testing Patents, Entrepreneurship
 Detailed Design  Cost Evaluation and Estimates
 Design Case Studies

Course Learning Outcomes Program Emphasis:

After completing this course, the student will have a(n): SLO H/ M/ L
CLO1: Demonstrate an ability to apply engineering analysis to detail an
S2, C2 H
embodiment design
Performance Indicators to demonstrate achievement of CLO 1 Assessment Venue(s)
1.1 Evidence of technical analysis to support final detailed design solution Final Report
1.2 Ability to make intelligent trades-offs with respect to performance, cost, Final Report
schedule, and manufacturability.
CLO2: Demonstrate an ability to conduct experiments, collect, analyze,
S1 H
and interpret data
Performance Indicators to demonstrate achievement of CLO 2 Assessment Venue(s)
2.1 Ability to formulate an engineering problem in terms of fundamental Final Report
principles that can be evaluated experimentally
2.2 Ability to design an experiment to obtain data in support of an Final Report
engineering problem
2.3 Ability to interpret data and draw reasonable conclusions Final Report
CLO3: Demonstrate an ability to present design solutions in oral
S4, S6, C2 H
presentation and written reports
Performance Indicators to demonstrate achievement of CLO 3 Assessment Venue(s)
3.1 Meets professional expectations in terms of quality, quantity and
Final report
relevance of content, organization, and coherence. An engaging read.
3.2 Comprehensive and sophisticated presentation of all relevant
Final presentation
information. Enjoyable to watch.
3.3 Professional quality poster containing all relevant information. Graphics
and layout enhance overall effectiveness.
CLO4: Demonstrate skills in effective teamwork C1 H
Performance Indicators to demonstrate achievement of CLO 4 Assessment Venue(s)
4.1 Fair and even distribution of work between all team members in project
Final report
management documentation (LRC chart, Gantt chart, etc.)
4.2 Thoughtful assessment from all team members based on peer Student peer evaluations,
evaluations and comments show Mentor evaluations
CLO 5: Demonstrate an ability to utilize computer aided design and
S5 H
analysis tools

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Performance Indicators to demonstrate achievement of CLO 5 Assessment Venue(s)
5.1. Demonstrated ability to generate a complete set of working drawings
Final report
according to acceptable standards.
5.2. Demonstrated ability to build computer models of parts and assemblies
Final report
and analyze for mechanical and/or thermal analyses.
CLO 6: Demonstrate an ability to consider global, environmental, societal, K2, K3,
economical and ethical issues in their design S7, C5
Performance Indicators to demonstrate achievement of CLO 6 Assessment Venue(s)
6.1 Thorough identification of relations between design problems and
Final report
contemporary local and/or global issues
6.2 Comprehensive discussion of the ethical issues and conflicts of project
on society and environment that may arise in terms of: Perspectives;
Final report
Assumptions; Influence of context; Assessment of key data; Conclusions;
Implications and Consequences.
CLO 7: Demonstrate an ability to self-learn, research and use information S6,C4, C5 H
Performance Indicators to demonstrate achievement of CLO 7 Assessment Venue(s)
6.1. Demonstrates appropriate skills, ability and interest required to conduct
independent research with particular reference to the identification and Final report
formulation of design problems.

8 Graded Work The purpose of the below assessments is to provide you, the learner, with feedback
regarding your level of knowledge, skills and competencies related to the above Course Learning
Outcomes. Your performance on these items is also used to determine your overall final grade for the

Assessment Component Weight Type Due Date

T Thursday Feb. 1st by 3:00

1. Project Status Update and Term II Plan 10%
2. Midterm Progress Oral Presentation 5% T Week 8
3. Midterm Progress Report 10% T Week 8
4. Midterm Exam 20% I Week 12
5. Final Project Report 30% T Week 15
6. Prototype Demonstration 10% T Week 16
7. End of Term Oral Presentation and Poster 5% T Week 15
8. Project Journal and Review 10% I See schedule
9. Peer evaluations and mentor evaluations Factor I Week 10, Week 15
Total 100 %
T = Team grade; I = Individual grade

Grading Scale: Letter grades will be assigned to the numerical grades according to the schedule below:
A ≥90 A- 87.5-< 90 B+ 82.5- < 87.5 B 80- < 82.5
B- 77.5- < 80 C+ 72.5- < 77.5 C 70- < 72.5 C- 67.5- < 70
D 60- < 67.5 F < 60
Each Team member has to do his upmost to help the project Team achieve its goal and will be graded
according to his/her contribution.

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The course instructor is responsible for the grading of the following assignments:
 Project Statement and Design Problem Analysis
 Minutes of Meeting and Project Journal
 Mid-term Examination
The grading of both the midterm and end of term reports, prototype demonstration, midterm oral and end
of term oral presentations will be undertaken by the project mentor and the course instructor.
If the Faculty Evaluators conclude at the end of term that there are issues with the project that need to be
addressed prior to the assignment of a final course grade, the Team will receive grade ‘I’ (incomplete)
and will be requested to submit documentation addressing the issues identified by the Faculty Evaluators
within a specified timeline. After this document is approved by the Faculty Evaluators, the Team’s
incomplete grades will be revised. If the evaluators concludes that the project should not continue, the
students will be required to repeat MEEG 491.
The Individual Grade will be calculated by the Instructor using the following formulation:
Individual Grade = (Team Score) x (Individual Factor) + (Individual Score)
with the Team Score, Individual Factor and Individual Score defined as follows.
The Team Score is based on teamwork as indicated in the graded work table.
The Individual Factor (Max =1.0) is based on:
Peer Evaluations: Twice during the semester, each student will fill out self-evaluation and teammate
evaluation forms, in which he/she grades his/her teammates on their efforts. This is done individually
and confidentially, unlike the team assessment. Each member will describe his/her contributions to the
project, which evidence can be seen in the deliverables submitted for the class.
Mentor Assessment: Twice during the semester, the mentor will grade his/her Team’s students based on
the following criteria:
Attitude and Effort - Does the student contribute the success of the project?
Technical Maturity - How well does the student understand what he/she doesn’t know and what steps are
necessary to acquire the additional knowledge?
Instructor Assessment: During Week 17, each Team will meet with the Course Instructor. During this
meeting, each Team member will give a 3 minute presentation to explain his/her contribution to the
The Individual Score is based on:
Course Work: Students are responsible for the material covered in the class and contained in the reading
Mid-term examination: All material covered as part of the course lectures will be considered for
Final course grades may only be contested by following PI academic grade appeal procedures as outlined
in PI policy PIP 3100.

9 Expectations of Students
Each student is expected to participate professionally in a Team Project, which is the most important
element of the course. Each student Team comprises of minimum of three members and is allocated a
unique project topic, different from those undertaken by other Teams.
The project is supervised by one or several faculty mentor(s), and supported by the course instructor.
The role of the project mentor(s) is to help guide the student Team through the design process, including
the preparation of the project plan which must be approved by the mentor, offer advice when appropriate,
steer the students when necessary, and help the students find information when necessary. The mentor(s)
are neither the student Team’s sole source of technical information nor its primary source. Students

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should maintain records of their meetings with the mentor(s) in the form of signed meeting agendas and
meeting minutes. Upon completion of the project, the student Team is expected to submit a project
report that meets the mentor(s), course instructor’s and design panel member expectations. At the end of
the semester, the students are graded both as a Team, and individually by both their project mentor(s)
and course instructors.
Each Team member has to do his upmost to help the project Team achieve its goal and will be graded
according to his/her contribution.
Class etiquette: The use of mobile phones is not permitted during class time.

10 Course Examinations/Assignments Policies

Examination policies for this course are based on PI policies PIP 3100 and PIP 3125.
Mid- Term Examination:
 The mid-term examination is closed book, closed notes (unless otherwise indicated) and will cover
material from the lectures.
 To protect the integrity of closed book examinations, the use of programmable calculators and
mobile phones are not permitted during such exams. The only permissible calculators are the model
types approved for use in the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Examinations, listed at It is the student's
responsibility to acquire such calculators for exam use. Any possession of a non-authorized
calculator during the midterm examination will be considered as academic dishonesty and dealt with
in accordance with PI policies PIP 3175.

Oral Presentations:
 Each student Team has to present their own work.
 Presentations must be submitted both electronically and as hard copies in a professional manner;
neat, stapled.
 Deadlines for presentation submissions will be strictly adhered to. Late submissions will result in
50% penalty on the presentation score.
 Each student Team must be in attendance by at least 30 minutes prior to their scheduled presentation
slot, so as to permit any last minute schedule change. If a Team (meaning ALL members) is not
present at their scheduled presentation time, the Team scheduled after them will be required to
present. A Team whose presentation is required to be put back due to late arrival of a member(s) will
receive a 50% penalty against their presentation score.
 Presentation marks awarded may be contested by submitting a written explanation of what is being
contested, within one week of mark distribution.
 Appropriate dress code should be followed.
Project Reports:
 Each student Team has to submit their own work.
 Reports must be submitted both electronically and as hard copies in a professional manner; neat,
 Deadlines for report submissions will be strictly adhered to. Late submissions will be awarded zero.
 Report marks awarded may be contested by returning the report with a written explanation of what is
being contested, within one week of their distribution.
Poster Presentations:
 Poster submission is to be made in both electronic and hard copy formats. Hard copy submission
requirement is size A1 (841 x 594 mm). Late poster submissions will not be accepted.
 Each student Team is responsible for ensuring that the poster is printed on time and therefore please

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ensure if printed at PI that FSM has sufficient lead time to do this.
 Poster marks awarded may be contested by submitting a written explanation of what is being
contested, within one week of mark distribution.
Final course grades may only be contested by following PI academic grade appeal procedures as outlined
in PI policy PIP 3100.
The course policies are in accordance with the PI Academic Policies (PIP-3150 - student attendance,
PIP-3125 - Examinations, PIP-3175 – Honor Code). To the extent that information in the syllabus may
conflict with these policies, the PI Academic Policies supersede that information.

11 Academic Support
The Student Success Department provides additional support for students such as tutorials and
workshops. The Writing Center is available for all students. The PI library resources should be used as
appropriate to source information for project application

12 Attendance Policy (See also PIP 3150)

Class Attendance
Attendance policies for this course follow corresponding PI policy PIP 3150. To derive maximum
benefit from the course lectures, and to progress normally, class attendance is necessary.
 A student may be absent for no more than one lecture and laboratory session (i.e., 7% of total course
contact time) from this course with no penalty, providing that the student’s absence does not result in
him/her missing any items of assessment (Oral Presentations, report submission, etc.)
 For a number of unexcused absences of three to eight missed classes (i.e., greater than 7% and less
than 25% of class contact time), a penalty of 0.83% per missed class, up to a maximum of 5% of the
student’s final term grade will be applied.
 If the limit of eight missed classes (i.e., 25% of class contact time) is reached on or before the last
day to withdraw from class, CAMS will automatically assign a WA (Withdrawn Academically) letter
grade. If the limit of eight missed classes is reached after that date, a WF (Withdrawn After
Deadline) letter grade will be assigned.
 Approved absence(s) from the Student Support Department must be submitted to the course
instructor. For business or travel related excuse absences, the approved excuse must be submitted
prior to the missed class(es) in question. Approved medical excuses must be submitted within one
week of the last day of the period of absence to the Instructor.
 Any student who comes to class up to five (5) minutes after it commences will be considered late.
Two lates are counted as one absent.
Laboratory Session
On the day prior to the laboratory session each Team is required to email the course instructor their work
plan by 5.00 pm. The work plan must advise on the planned tasks for each team member and the location
where these activities will be undertaken. All tasked must be undertaken on the PI campus. The formal
mentor weekly meeting is not permitted to be during the laboratory session. On completion of the
laboratory session the Team is required to email a summary of what was achieved and team member
contribution to the course instructor by 6.00 pm. Failure to adhere to these requirements will result in the
team members being marked as absent for the laboratory session.

13 Emergency Evacuation
In case of an emergency or a fire alarm during a class, all students must follow the directions of the
class/laboratory instructor and evacuate the room in an orderly manner to the assembly area. Failure to

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do so is a violation of PI’s HSE Policy on emergency evacuation and will be subject to disciplinary

14 Academic Integrity Policy

All work that you submit, whether individual, pair, or group work, must be original. It is vital that the
Academic Integrity Policy be fully understood by the entire academic community. The Policy represents a
Code of Honor that will be upheld by the Petroleum Institute. The full text of this Policy can be found on
the PI website When it appears that the Policy
has been violated, the measures outlined in the policy will be strictly followed.

At the end of each assignment the following statement should be added and signed:
“I pledge that I have neither given nor received any unauthorized assistance on this academic assignment, exercise, or
Signed: _____________________________ ID: __________ Section: ______ Date: _______

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Assignments/assessments are due in class on the day indicated. Assigned readings are to be read before class. The material will be discussed in class. End of
Term Exam may cover material from the readings that was not presented in class.
Topics/Activities Assignments/Assessments
Week Dates Assigned Readings
[CLO(s) addressed shown in brackets] [Due Date shown in Brackets]
Week 1 14/1 Course Introduction [CLO1 to CLO7] --- ---
Week 2 21/1 Engineering Drawings Lecture notes
Project review 1 / Journal
Week 3 28/1 Dimensioning and tolerancing Lecture notes
Project update and plan report [Feb 1st]
Week 4 4/2 CAE Analysis Tools [CLO5] Lecture notes --
Week 5 11/2 CAE Analysis Tools [CLO5] Lecture notes Project review 2 / Journal
Week 6 18/2 Prototype building and testing Lecture notes --
Week 7 25/2 Detailed Design [CLO1, CLO5, CLO6] --- Project review 3 / Journal
Submission of midterm Report and
Week 8 4/3 Midterm Oral Presentations + Midterm Report [CLO 1 to CLO7] --- Oral Presentations, [March 8th by 3.00
Week 9 11/3 Design impacts [CLO1, CLO2, CLO5, CLO6] Lecture notes --
Week 10 18/3 Cost Evaluation and Estimates [CLO 6] Lecture notes Project review 4 / Journal
Week 11 25/3 Spring Break
Week 12 1/4 Midterm exam --- ---
Week 13 8/4 Design project – Fabrication and testing [CLO1 to CLO7] --- Prototype testing
Week 14 15/4 Design project – Fabrication and testing [CLO1 to CLO7] --- Prototype testing / Journal
Submission of Final Report, End of
Week 15 22/4 End of term Oral/Poster Presentations [CLO1 to CLO7] --- term Oral/Poster Presentations
Thursday [April 26 by 3.00 p.m.]
Week 16 29/4 Project Prototype Demonstration [CLO2] ---
FINAL EXAM WEEK (Starting 6/5)
The above schedule is subject to change based on the availability of guest speakers, company availability, and changes in holidays.

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