Syllabus for ME 495 — Directed Study, Research Project
- Course description
- General information
- Correlation of course & program outcomes
This course is research-based course that engages students in a faculty research project. The research project on which the students will be working is an information architecture and computing project. Students will learn the structural and computational aspects of the project.
- Rico Picone, PhD
- Instructor Email
- rpicone (at) stmartin (dot) edu
- Office Hours
- MWF 10 am–11 am, Cebula 103C
- Office Hours
- MW 1 pm–2 pm, Cebula 103C
- Harned 110
- ME 495 Website
Class resources will be posted Resources here throughout the semester.
Total grades in the course will be determined by the instructor based on the quality of student work.
Academic integrity policy
Cheating or plagiarism of any kind is not tolerated and will result in a failing grade (“F”) in the course. I take this very seriously. Engineering is an academic and professional discipline that requires integrity. I expect students to consider their integrity of conduct to be their highest consideration with regard to the course material.
Correlation of course & program outcomes
In keeping with the standards of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, each course is evaluated in terms of its desired outcomes and how these support the desired program outcomes. The following sections document the evaluation of this course.
Upon completion of the course, the following course outcomes are desired: Desired course outcomes
- students will be engaged in engineering research;
- students will be motivated to continuing engineering research;
- students will have an expanded perspective of the engineering field; and
- students will have developed skills in engineering design and research;
The desired program outcomes are that mechanical engineering graduates have: Desired program outcomes
- an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
- an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
- an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs;
- an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams;
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
- an ability to communicate effectively;
- the broad education necessary to understanding the impact of engineering solutions in a global and social context;
- a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning;
- a knowledge of contemporary issues; and
- an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
The following table correlates the desired course outcomes with the desired program outcomes they support. Correlation of outcomes
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