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Spring 2024
May 29, 2024
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ME 19900 - How Stuff Works
Credit Hours: 1.00. An introduction to Mechanical Engineering for First-Year Engineering students interested in exploring a career in ME. The course is student-led and involves a mix of presentations from successful alumni about their chosen careers coupled with fun hands-on experiences related to the invited industries leading to a better understanding of the broad career opportunities available to students with an ME degree. Little or no mechanical experience is required. A variety of common products are dissected to learn the underlying engineering design and fabrication fundamentals. Students are also introduced to the standard engineering terminology used in common products.
0.000 OR 1.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Laboratory Preparation
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Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Learn from successful alumni about their career paths and common products that they have helped to design and market. 2. Become familiar with common products and how they work. 3. Gain hands-on experience and develop your mechanical aptitude by dissecting products, studying the basic engineering and operation of the products and reassembling the products. 4. Become familiar with common engineering terminology used in describing the various parts and assemblies of products.

Must be enrolled in one of the following Programs:     
      Engineering First Year

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