This essential book takes students and instructors through steps undertaken in a start-to-finish engineering project as conceived and presented in the engineering capstone course. The learning experience follows an industry model to prepare students to recognize a need for a product or service, create and work in a team; identify competition, patent overlap, and necessary resources, generate a project proposal that accounts for business issues, prepare a design, develop and fabricate the product or service, develop a test plan to evaluate the product or service, and prepare and deliver a final report and presentation. Throughout the book, students are asked to examine the business viability aspects of the project. The Engineering Capstone Course: Fundamentals for Students and Instructors emphasizes that a design must meet a set of realistic technical specifications and constraints including examination of attendant economics, environmental needs, sustainability, manufacturability, health and safety, governmental regulations, industry standards, and social and political constraints. The book is ideal for instructors teaching, or students working through, the capstone course.
Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 369 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 201
From the book reviews:
"The author brings his experience to bear in this book to formulate his `recipe' for a very good engineering capstone course. ... this short book provides a useful thoughtful outline about how to proceed in designing a capstone course as well as insights into how to teach and evaluate the students. Summing Up: Recommended. Engineering faculty and professionals." (A. M. Strauss, Choice, Vol. 52 (6), February, 2015)