BME 60C Engineering Analysis/Design: Computer-Aided Design (2016-2017)

BME 60C Engineering Analysis/Design: Computer-Aided Design

(Required for BME.)
Catalog Data:

BME 60C Engineering Analysis/Design: Computer-Aided Design (Credit Units: 4) Introduction to SolidWorks and Computer-Aided Design software; design; analysis; rapid prototyping; visualization and presentation; planning and manufacturing. Prerequisite: BME60B. Biomedical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering: Premedical majors have first consideration for enrollment. (Design units: 2)

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Bernard Choi
Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:

1. Read a mechanical engineering part or assembly drawing.

2. Translate proposed design concepts into 3D CAD models and generate engineering drawings for manufacture

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Computer programming basics, engineering design basics
Lecture Topics:
  • SolidWorks environment
  • Elegant part modeling
  • Assembly modeling
  • Engineering drawings
  • Design concepts
  • Fits and functions
  • Special topics in BME
Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:

SolidWorks 2010 or newer. Draftsight.

Laboratory Projects:

In-class drawing.

Professional Component

Contributes towards the Biomedical Engineering major requirements for Engineering Topics courses.

Design Content Description

Students use phases of design to define problem, product concept and process concept (phase I) and execution (phase II) with SolidWorks to design a basic biomedical device.

Lectures: 50%
Laboratory Portion: 50%
Grading Criteria:
  • Homework: 25%
  • Midterm Design Report: 20%
  • Final Design Report: 20%
  • Design Project Presentation: 10%
  • Final Exam: 25%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 4.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 4.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 2.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 2.0 credit units

July 12, 2016
Senate Approved:
April 1, 2013
Approved Effective:
2013 Fall Qtr