TE 301: Creativity and Systematic Innovation Methods | Summer 2012 - 2017 (3 credits)
Creativity methods, anthropological research, painstorming, bisociation, the Kano model, the trimming technique, parameter analysis, decomposition, nonlinear design, DeBono's Six Hats technique, biomimicry, lateral benchmarking, Blue Ocean Strategy, the art of tinkering, and other innovation methods. Hands-on labs, individual and team projects.
TE 303: Methods in Prototyping, Modeling and Testing | Summer 2012 - 2014 (3 credits)
Generation of mock-ups and looks-like prototypes, electro-mechanical-optical bread-boards design, fabricate, build and test multiple generations of prototypes, computer modeling methods, shop methods, testing, sensors and data collection.
ENTP / TE 250: Introduction to Systematic Creativity Techniques | Spring 2014 - 2017 (3 credits) Systematic creativity methods including anthropological research, painstorming, bisociation, the Kano model, trimming technique, DeBono’s Six Hats technique, biomimicry, lateral benchmarking, Blue Ocean Strategy, and the art of tinkering, along with other innovation methods. This course includes hands-on labs, individual and team projects, and the creation of a creativity portfolio.
ME 402 Advanced Manufacturing Science | Spring 2016 (3 credits) The course focuses on the fundamental science-based underlying manufacturing processes and applying that science base to develop knowledge and tools suitable for industrial utilization. Selected manufacturing processes representing the general classes of material removal, material deformation, material phase change, material flow, and material joining are addressed. Students create computer-based process simulation tools independently as well as utilize leading commercial process simulation packages. Laboratory experiences are included throughout the course.