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Sustainable Product Design and Innovation

SPDI110 Electricity and Electronics Fundamentals

An introductory course that examines topics from magnetism and electricity to electronics and microcomputers. A hands-on, experiential learning environment is used to stimulate creativity and understanding of the importance of electronics in today's society. Two-hour lecture, three-hour lab. Fall, Spring.

SPDI121 Design Visualization in Product Design and Engineering

Design Visualization in New Product Design, Development and Engineering is fundamental in bringing new ideas to life. Design Sketching, Engineering Drawing, Pictorial representations, modeling and Computer Aided Design (CAD) are explored using classic and contemporary methods to help develop your design and engineering processes. Lecture/Lab. Fall.

IISPDI151 Product Design Principles

Human-Centered Design: Product Design involves the interdisciplinary integration of human, ergonomic and aesthetic needs with technological and production methods to create manufactured products. Product Design Principles cover the human/object interface, product form, innovation, redesign, and eco-design. Research Product Cases with reflective writing. Sketching and hands-on projects emphasize design methods. Lecture/Lab, Fall, Spring.

SPDI170 Introduction to Woodworking Technology

Focus on woodworking systems in mass production applications and one-of-a-kind manufacturing. Emphasis is on problem-solving and creativity in laboratory activities. Function, maintenance, safety, and use of tools, machinery, and materials, including supportive theory. Two-hour lecture, three-hour lab. Fall.

SPDI180 Metal Processes and Prototyping

Deals with the processes involved with machining, casting, and fabricating metal. Shop safety, proper use of hand and measuring tools, and the use of machine tools are covered. Valuable prototyping skills are covered. Two-hour lecture, three-hour lab. Fall, Spring.

INSPDI183 Ultra-Precision Manufacturing

Explore the fascinating world of Ultra-Precision Manufacturing used to make optical systems and extremely-precise components for Advanced Research, Medical, Automotive, Communication and Aerospace applications. Learn this technology's evolution and role in our economy. Gain hands-on experience in modern diamond-turning, creating and measuring with ultra-precision while obtaining in-demand skills and knowledge. Spring/Fall

SPDI221 Three-Dimensional CAD

Graphic representation of objects intended for manufacture using three-dimensional computer-aided drafting software. Parametric solid modeling of parts and assemblies and creating orthographic view drawings uses SolidWorks software. Previous experience with Windows, Orthographic Drawing, and 2D CAD is expected. SPDI 121 is recommended prior to this course or permission of instructor. Fall, spring.

SPDI290 Special Topics

1-4 credits

Study of a selected topic in the Sustainable Product Design and Innovation program. May be repeated as topics change. Prerequisites vary with topics. Fall, Spring.

SPDI294 Cooperative Education

1-4 credits

Introductory work-learning experience related to career interests, for which compensation may be received. Positions arranged by students with sponsorship, approval, and evaluation by full-time faculty. Elective credit only (normally 60 hours/credit) to maximum of 12 credits per degree program. Prerequisites: 24 total credits earned, 2.0 cumulative GPA, and permission of instructor. Graded Pass/Fail. Fall, Spring.

SPDI298 Independent Study

1-4 credits

An opportunity for a qualified student to explore work in an area of individual interest, selected and pursued in consultation with a faculty member. Consent is required from the instructor who will supervise the independent study. May be repeated for a total of 4 credits.

SPDI302 Properties of Materials

2 credits

Materials used in products are selected to perform under a wide array of conditions. This course provides a study and analysis of the structure, behavior, and properties of materials used in contemporary industry. Topics include: materials’ atomic structures and bonding, mechanical and physical properties and the testing of materials. Prerequisite: MATH 120, MATH 130, or MATH 151, or permission of instructor. Spring.

SPDI304 Materials: A Life-Cycle View

Materials chosen for use in products have important ramifications for the product’s performance and its impacts throughout its life cycle. Emphasis is on the properties and manufacturing processes informing the selection of materials converted to useful products. A material life cycle view provides transparency to human health and environmental effects. SPDI majors - Recommended prior or concurrent registration: SPDI 302.

SPDI321 Advanced 3D CAD

Parametric, solid modeling is used to create complex parts, surfaces and assemblies, in the context of problem-solving and critical thinking to generate effective prototyping strategies. Applications using SolidWorks software include sheet metal parts, virtual stress analysis, design tables and parametric databases, ANSI and ISO standard engineering drawings and GD & T. Prerequisite: SPDI 221. Spring.

SPDI330 Metrology and CMM

This course will focus on Metrology and the acquisition of knowledge and skills necessary to utilize Coordinate Measurement Machines (CMM) for the inspection of mechanical items. Emphasis is on accuracy and efficient programming, calibration, alignment structure, geometry feature disciplines, and CAD model use for the process of qualifying manufactured items. Prerequisites: SPDI 121 or SPDI 221, or permission of instructor. Also for individuals with prior industry experience in blueprint reading and inspection. Spring.

SPDI351 Product Design II

A continuation of Product Design I, emphasis is on rational methods for developing designs in team settings. Basic engineering methods of analysis are introduced to evaluate design structures and mechanisms. Alternative design options are evaluated using analytical techniques. Project planning fundamentals of time and budget emulate industrial development practices. Prerequisite: IISPDI 151 AND SPDI 121 or SPDI 221 AND SPDI 170 or SPDI 180, or permission of instructor. Fall.

SPDI352 Product Design III

This course is the third in the product design series. Specific design projects are undertaken, which require an advanced knowledge of computer-aided design/manufacturing. Topics include initial product design, product specifications, prototype fabrication, and evaluation. Two-hour lecture, three-hour lab. May be repeated once with the permission of instructor. Prerequisites: SPDI 221 and SPDI 351. Spring.

IISPDI360 Sustainability by Design

An interdisciplinary approach grounded in a comprehensive definition of sustainability to assist students exploring potential multidisciplinary or transdisciplinary solutions to complex, multi-layered problems - including but not limited to climate change, desertification, militarism, consumerism, wealth inequality and affordable housing, education and health care. Open to all majors. Prerequisites: Take 24 credits of ISP, including ITW 101 and a QL course. Fall, Spring.

SPDI380 CAD/CAM Using MasterCAM

Parts will be designed, programmed, and created using CAD and MasterCAM software and CNC mills. CNC machine set up and interface are covered. The class will consist of several projects over the semester including the creation of new programming. Two-hour lecture, three-hour lab. Prerequisite: SPDI 180 and SPDI 121 or SPDI 221, or permission of instructor. Fall.

INSPDI385 Bio-Fabrication

Bio-printing uses 3D-printing to reproduce a 3D functional living tissue scaffold through the deposition of biomaterials along with high precision positioning of cells. You will learn about 3D bio-printing principles, biomaterials, and complex geometric modeling of body parts. Discover the current challenges, possible solutions and potentials of bio-fabrication. Previous CAD experience, Math and Chemistry are helpful. Prerequisites: Take 24 credits in ISP including ITW 101 AND QL. Spring.

SPDI400 Manufacturing Enterprise

Organization and implementation of a student-managed industrial enterprise, including a general overview of economic systems and corporate structure. Emphasizes laboratory covering design, production and distribution of marketable consumer products. Two-hour lecture, three-hour lab. Prerequisite: Junior standing or above. Fall.

SPDI410 Mechatronics and Automation

Modern manufacturing technologies integrate mechanical and electrical components with computer controls in flexible, automated systems. This lab-based course includes methods for developing multi-station manufacturing and assembly systems using sensors, actuators, conveyors, robotics, vision systems, microprocessors, and other automation equipment used in manufacturing. Prerequisite: SPDI 110 or PHYS 260. Fall.

SPDI446 Competitive Manufacturing Mangement

Processes utilized in today's agile and lean manufacturing organizations create tangible products optimizing value to the end consumer. Emphasis is focused in design, implementation, and control of manufacturing processes that are efficient, safe, and environmentally sustainable in the new era of fierce global competition and increasingly scarce natural resources. Prerequsites: MGT 101 and MGT 140. Cross-listed with MGT 446.

SPDI450 Product Design for Manufacturing and Assembly

Your product design project focuses on exploring, in an open-forum setting, the detail design processes to optimize manufacturability while considering associated cost drivers. Topics include material and process selection, part stress identification, and detailed part and tooling design to create production documents to explore a simplified pricing model. SolidWorks proficiency is expected. Prerequisites: SPDI 221 or SPDI 321, or industry experience and permission of instructor. Fall.

SPDI456 Portfolio Design

2 credits

Develop a visual portfolio of your SPDI projects, other KSC experiences and your work and internship experiences to illustrate your knowledge and skills in preparation for career opportunities and/or graduate school applications. All graduating SPDI majors are expected to participate in the Spring Portfolio Review. Spring

SPDI490 Advanced Special Topics

1-4 credits

Study of a selected topic in the Sustainable Product Design and Innovation program at an advanced level. May be repeated as topics change. Prerequisites vary with topics. Fall, Spring.

SPDI494 Advanced Cooperative Education

1-4 credits

Sequential work-learning experience for which compensation may be received. Positions arranged by students with sponsorship, approval, and evaluation by full-time faculty. Elective credit only (normally 60/hours credit) to maximum of 12 credits per program. Prerequisites: SPDI 294, 2.0 cumulative GPA, declaration of major, and permission of instructor. May be repeated for credit. Graded Pass/Fail. Fall, Spring.

SPDI495 Seminar

1-4 credits

Small group discussion of problems and issues in Sustainable Product Design and Innovation. May be repeated as topics change. Fall, Spring.

SPDI498 Independent Study

1-4 credits

Advanced independent study of various fields of Sustainable Product Design and Innovation through independent reading, writing, laboratory work, or field investigation. Requires a written report. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. May be repeated for a total of 4 credits. Fall, Spring.