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MAE 151 - Mechanical Engineering Design - Winter 2020: Home

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Librarian

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Sara Heimann
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Course Welcome

This course integrates real work practice as a mechanical engineer with designing new products and resources to support the profession.  Building on research thrusts across all areas of engineering but emphasizing Communications and Information Technology, Energy and Sustainability, Human Health, and Advanced Manufacturing and Materials, at UCI we have a combined Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department that covers all forms of biomechanical engineering, energy generation and deployment, dynamics, systems & controls, robotics, design & manufacturing, fluid mechanics & aerodynamics, microsystems & nanomaterials, power & propulsion and mechanics of solids, structures & materials for all mechanical devices and aerospace equipment.

Your projects will require familiarity with the following:

  • engineering best practices & theory
  • basic science and mechanical background of what problems & functionality you are proposing to solve and fix
  • appropriate materials
  • patent literature
  • Engineering & business standards
  • market demands & competitive intelligence
  • safety precautions, risk analysis
  • business skills
  • presentation skills

You will have the opportunity to develop this understanding and familiarity as you pursue your projects.

You will use the science, engineering, patent and standards literature, gain exposure to the business literature and learn about government data such as the technical report literature, census, GIS and how to incorporate that if needed.

Hints for Senior Design

Your final version of your poster should include a few citations to the literature - the main articles that inspired your work and are the most parallel to your findings, outcomes, conclusions.  You don't need a long bibliography for several references should be cited.

Citing & Managing Resources

Be consistent in the style manual you use so that all your references have the same formatting. 

  • ASME (per the Univ of Missouri)
  • IEEE
  • APA
  • MLA

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Liaison Librarian

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Julia Gelfand
Office: Science Library 228

Phone: 949-824-4971