Industrial Design Engineering (IDE)
IDE 110 Design Foundation-Visual Literacy
Develops visual literacy to communicate industrial design concepts, analyze visual structures of images and objects, and decipher manufacturing techniques used for existing products. A portfolio-based course that explores sketching techniques for industrial design based on formal design concepts and principles and promote an understanding of design used for functional and aesthetic problem solving used in industrial design.
IDE 120 Introduction to CAD
Computer Aided Design (CAD) applications and design processes used in industrial design and manufacturing. A portfolio-based course that requires students to generate industry standard CAD drawings used for manufacturing.
IDE 130 Shop Processes
Methods and tools used for creating production prototypes, breadboards, and mock-ups used for fabrication and manufacturing industries. Focus is on tool and process selection, safety, and mastery of machine operation skills and techniques.
IDE 150 Design Foundations
Digital graphic media for industrial design used to convey complex design and manufacturing criteria. Focuses on design solutions for conceptual and structural problems with an emphasis on drawing techniques, rapid visualization, color theory, and Computer Assisted Design (CAD) techniques required for effective visual communication.
IDE 160 Intermediate CAD
Applications, methods, theories, and industrial design processes used in engineering and industrial design fields. A portfolio-based course that develops skills in sketching, communicating, constructing mock ups and displays, prototyping, and 2D and 3D Computer Assisted Design (CAD) parametric solid modeling.
IDE 170 Introduction to Prototyping
Processes and materials typically employed when creating breadboards, proof of concept models, form studies and production-intent prototypes. Provides hands-on experience with fabrication techniques including related tools and machinery. Emphasis is placed how the design process is influenced by material and manufacturing limitations.
IDE 210 Advanced Media
Digital media used for designing, redesigning, and inventing industrial products. Develops illustration and conceptualization skills using media and technology such as digital project photography, 2D scanners, sketch tablets, and presentation and illustration software. Emphasis is placed on refining and completing a comprehensive portfolio.
IDE 220 Advanced CAD
Complex surface modeling in hybrid surface and solid environments using rapid modeling methods. Integrates manufacturing technologies, materials, and machine design with an emphasis on translating concepts from visualization manufacturing projects generated using computer aided manufacturing (CAM) and rapid prototyping technologies.
IDE 230 Introduction to Mechanical Principles
Mechanical devices, concepts and principles common to manufactured products and manufacturing processes. Analysis, discussion, and problem solving related to mechanical design scenarios and supported by computer aided design (CAD). Exploration of inherent strengths and weaknesses of specific devices and various design approaches. Emphasis on the way mechanical principles affect design strategies.
IDE 250 Product Design and Viability
Product life cycle from design through manufacturing and distribution. Portfolio-based course that includes fabrication of a viable product and incorporates every stage of project management including research, graphic presentation, parts sourcing, material choices and fabrication of prototype.
IDE 270 Manufacturing Processes and Materials
Relationships between common manufacturing processes and associated materials including advantages, limitations, and their impact on the design process. Reverse engineering and computer aided design (CAD) model construction assists with understanding common design approaches and real-world manufacturing problems and solutions.