Design Engineering - I (2130005)  


Sr. Topics Teaching Hours Module Weightage
Design Engineering 1:

(3 credits in Semester 3, 3 credits in Semester 4)
Introduction to product innovation process (Need-requirement-concept-detail-prototype-services-business)
Modules on: Task clarification and conceptualization: Problem-idea-solution-evaluation

  • Problem identification
  • Ideation
  • Consolidation
  • Evaluation

Project: identifying need to developing proof of concept to demonstrate solution selected
Students can tackle simple design problems with engineering content – posed by the teacher or based on a survey of real life concerns of the public. The second is more effective – the students “own the problem” - but has to be accepted by the teacher. Examples: (a) A device to help carry heavy luggage to the upper floors of a building – a building that has no lifts. (b) Systems to ensure that water does not come out as a jet from the taps in the lower floors of a tall building. One can insist on multiple realistic solutions and all should be part of the submission along with statements of their shortcomings or advantages. Teacher should not entertain fancy solutions – based on fancy ideas - with no engineering or scientific basis.
Short lectures on the topics in the syllabus should parallel the activity.