Mechanical Engineering 110: Introduction to Product Design
Mechanical Engineering 110: Introduction to Product Design (Spring 2011, UC Berkeley). Taught by Prof. Alice Agogino and Prof. Clark Kellogg, this course provides an introduction to the engineering design process and conceptual design of products. It provides an experience in preliminary project planning of complex and realistic mechanical engineering systems. Design concepts and techniques are introduced; the student's design ability is developed in a design project or feasibility study chosen to emphasize innovation and ingenuity, and provide wide coverage of engineering topics. Design optimization and social, environmental, economic, and political implications are included. There is an emphasis on hands-on creative components, teamwork, and effective communication. There is a special emphasis on the management of innovation processes for the development of sustainable products, from product definition to sustainable manufacturing and financial models.