Publication Date

Spring 2021

Document Type

Final Report

Embargo Date


Problem Statement

Student groups work on an open-ended mechanical design problem and finish the semester with a physical prototype, a design report, and a presentation delivered to an external review board. Groups are guided through the engineering design process by completing a set of project deliverables. The quality of these deliverables provides a basis for the evaluation of individual and team performance. This course emphasizes the importance of user-centric design, communication and presentation skill, consideration of real-world constraints, sketching and creativity, prototyping, and data-driven decision-making using engineering models and analyses.

Author's School

McKelvey School of Engineering

Author's Department

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Class Name

Mechanical Engineering Design Project (MEMS 411)