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  • Restricted to graduate students. Focus is on the role of the product manager in industry. Topics include product management skills, leadership and team management, getting a product management job, corporate and project finance for engineers, sales and marketing for engineers and business strategy. Seminar with in-class exercises and guest speakers from industry. Limited to 50....

  • Capstone course. Mechanical engineering design is experienced by students as they work on team projects. Prerequisites: 80, 101, 112, 131 a,b, 203. Enrollment limited to ME majors.

  • Students enroll concurrently in ME 316. Over the course of the year, students create and present two master's theses involving the synthesis of aesthetics and technological concerns in the service of human need and possibility.

  • This seminar is for students to learn how to assess the impact of historical importance through the lens of the automobile. Students will participate in discussions about measuring and judging historical importance from a number of perspectives - engineering, aesthetic, historical, etc. They will then decide on criteria and use these to be a part of a judging team at the Pebble Beach Concours...

  • Sensors are widely used in scientific research and as an integral part of commercial products and automated systems. The basic principles for sensing displacement, force, pressure, acceleration, temperature, optical radiation, nuclear radiation, and other physical parameters. Performance, cost, and operating requirements of available sensors. Elementary electronic circuits which are typically...

  • Review of root-locus and frequency response techniques for control system analysis and synthesis. State-space techniques for modeling, full-state feedback regulator design, pole placement, and observer design. Combined observer and regulator design. Lab experiments on computers connected to mechanical systems. Prerequisites: 105, MATH 103, 113. Recommended: Matlab.

  • Internal combustion engines including conventional and turbocharged spark ignition, and diesel engines. Lectures: basic engine cycles, engine components, methods of analysis of engine performance, pollutant emissions, and methods of engine testing. Lab involves hands-on experience with engines and test hardware. Limited enrollment. Prerequisites: 140.

  • Research seminar. Evaluation of the technologies and business model innovations that are transforming our transportation system. Study of existing examples like Tesla, Uber, Lyft, Rideshare, ZipCar, the Google self-driving car, Urban Engines. Identification of additional technologies, business model changes, and economic productivity opportunities to reduce fuel/energy use, increase asset...

  • Humanize My Ride is vehicle design for the extreme user. We will explore the relationship between specialized vehicles and their user¿s needs to inform a deep dive into designing and prototyping a unique purpose modified ride for a new type of user. Utilizing the designing thinking approach and emerging technology such as Google GLASS, student teams will interview drivers and users of...

  • This course will introduce the main concepts of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions measurement and management, and it will explore the main mitigation options for reducing emissions or sequestering carbon dioxide. It will address technical aspects of GHG mitigation via energy efficiency and demand-side management, energy in high-technology industry, distributed power and co-generation, the role...

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