Industrial Design for Production

Course Number: INDUSTDY 5950
Course Name: Industrial Design for Production (Online)
Course Description:    Study of design principles, production methods, and simultaneous manufacturing techniques.  Emphasis is on understanding and application of the design process. Course activities focus on the design and production of a product.
Prerequisites:    INDUSTDY 1030 and INDUSTDY 1230 and Math placement level 15 or MATH 15 and ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230
Level: Graduate
Credits: 3
Format: Online
Program: Master of Science in Integrated Supply Chain Management

Registration Instructions

NOTE: The information below is representative of the course and is subject to change.  The specific details of the course will be available in the Desire2Learn course instance for the course in which a student registers.

Additional Information

Learning Outcomes
The goal of this course is to give students the tools to develop an efficient design process regardless of the product being developed. Upon completion of this course, you should be able to

  • Explain the industrial design process.
  • Describe the procedures required to implement a design.
  • Explain the many factors which influence the design process.
  • Evaluate a product using the design process.
  • Define property and invention protection.
  • Apply course material to real examples to improve thinking, problem solving, and decisions.
  • Work effectively with others as a member of a team.
  • Demonstrate increased creative capacities and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrate increased skill in expressing oneself orally or in writing.
  • Find and use resources and the research processes associated with product design, testing, and consumer research.
  • Analyze and critically evaluate ideas, arguments, and points of view.

Unit Descriptions

Unit 1: Mechanical Design Process
Unit 1 covers the first part of the Mechanical Design Process.  Lesson 1 will discuss the importance and involvement of teams in the design process.  Lesson 2 will explain why a process should be followed when designing a product.  Lesson 3 explains the design process, and Lesson 4 explains how projects for design are discovered. At the end of this unit, you will be broken up into groups (design teams) to work through the design process throughout the rest of the course.

Unit 2: Engineering Specifications
Unit 2 explains the process of understanding the problem and how engineering specifications are developed. It is this part of the process that is most important, because this is where customers wants are translated into the engineering characteristics of a product. Each lesson in this unit will get you closer to being able to develop your product concept.

Unit 3: Final Steps of the Design Process
Unit 3 takes us through the remainder of the design process. It is within these steps that final products are designed and approved. From the generation of concepts to the final design, this unit will provide the needed insight to evaluate and select concepts, and finalize a concept to be manufactured.

Quizzes: 5
Assignments: 4
Group Assignments: 6

Grading Scale
Final grades will be based on a percentage achieved of the total possible points granted. Undergraduate students have 870 total possible points for the course and Graduate students have 1098 total possible points.

A 93% - 100%
A- 90% - 92%
B+ 87% - 89%
B 83% - 86%
B- 80% - 82%
C+ 77% - 79%
C 73% - 76%
C- 70% - 72%
D+ 67% - 69%
D 60% - 66%
F 0% - 59%

Grading is based on the following:

Quizzes 10%
Assignments 60%
Discussions 30%


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