ME 491 COURSE PROFILE
DEGREE PROGRAM: Mechanical Engineering

COURSE NUMBER: ME 491 COURSE TITLE: Independent Study
REQUIRED COURSE OR ELECTIVE COURSE: Elective TERMS OFFERED: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer.
TEXTBOOK / REQUIRED MATERIAL: None. PRE / CO-REQUISITES: MECHENG 490, permission of instructor; mandatory pass/fail. I, II, IIIa, IIIb (1-3 credits)
COGNIZANT FACULTY: C. Borgnakke
COURSE TOPICS:
  1. To be determined by a proposal written by the student under the direction of the faculty member and approved by the Undergraduate Program Director.
BULLETIN DESCRIPTION: Individual or group experimental or theoretical research in the area of mechanical engineering. A topic in mechanical engineering under the direction of a member of the department. The student will submit a final report. Two four-hour laboratories per week. For undergraduates only.
COURSE STRUCTURE/SCHEDULE: Per Instructor

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
for each course objective, links to the Program Outcomes are identified in brackets.

  1. To be specified in the proposal. May include, but not be limited to: To teach student how to conduct research [2,5]; To teach student how to apply the knowledge gained in other classes to solve mechanical engineering problems [1,5]; To teach student the use of modern engineering tools [11]; To teach students the need for and ability to engage in life-long learning [9]
COURSE OUTCOMES:
for each course outcome, links to the Course Objectives are identified in brackets.
  1. To be specified in the proposal.
ASSESSMENT TOOLS:
for each assessment tool, links to the course outcomes are identified
  1. Written report.
  2. Other tools agreed to in proposal.

PREPARED BY: C. Borgnakke
LAST UPDATED: 05/23/2011