MAE 195, Course Code 19372
Field of Interest
New product development, innovation
This is a 3 part program that introduces a stepwise process in designing and developing new products. Students will use contemporary industry methods and processes in conceiving, planning, designing, and prototyping a minimum viable product for customers.
Maximum Number of Students
28, 7 per team
Students must have senior standing in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering program in order to enroll in this program. Students must take parts I and II (Fall and Winter quarters) in order to receive credit for MAE 189 and MAE 151 courses. Students who fail to complete both quarters will not receive credit for the aforementioned courses. With the sponsor’s or instructor’s approval, students may enroll in part III (Spring quarter). Completing part III will provide students with another 3 units of MAE 189 which can be used as elective credits.
Designing and developing a new product requires active participation on various levels. You’ll research, brainstorm, speak with potential customers, sketch out concepts, create prototypes, disagree with your teammates, fail, reassess, pivot, be enlightened with the process, see the pieces come together, and achieve a goal. Lectures will be delivered in person as well as through distance communication tools such as Webex or Zoom. They will provide you with the tools as you go through the design journey. Discussions are group activities to be held with all teams. They are designed to evaluate your assignments, monitor your progress, and provide feedback. Hence, lectures and discussions attendance is absolutely required, necessary, and critical to your project’s success.