EMD705 - Effective Product Design

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Subject Title
Effective Product Design

Subject Description
This course is intended to give students an appreciation of how everyday products are designed; why they last a long time or break far too soon.  A practical approach to learning with extensive hands-on experience by examining design, methods of manufacturing, and mechanisms of failure. The real world works on solid solutions and tight timelines, not theory and equations. Taught in layman's terms, this course also includes relevant industry terms and processes, with design and analysis exercises that give students a real edge when they step into the work force.

Credit Status
One subject credit in the Computer Engineering Technology  program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Ability to use the principles taught to design actual real world products of any level of complexity, either physical or virtual.
  2. Diagnose and explain failure and develop solid solutions immediately
  3. Using basic mathematics, perform tolerance analysis in various disciplines
  4. Define and determine failure modes in accordance using a priority based risk assessment tool.

Essential Employability Skills
Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.