Engineering and Design II

Engineering and Design II (2100)

Engineering and Design II is the second course in the undergraduate engineering design sequence. The main goals of the courses are to provide experience and guidance for working in and leading teams, developing communication and presentation skills, and teaching design using 3D modeling techniques. Students in this course will work in teams to reverse engineer a common object such as a lawn mower or sewing machine, and then use skills learned in this project to then conceive, design, build, test, and present a unique solution to a complex design problem.

Design II is a progression in engineering design skills with particular emphasis on computer usage in design, oral communication of solutions and team skills. Computer usage in design will include advanced CAD/CAM/CAE tools; and database management software. An introduction to safety in engineering practice and design, and the concept of sustainable development are covered.

Design II Project

Design & Build - 3D Printed Toy

Student teams from second-year design (ENGG*2100) create a toy following a given theme – previous themes have included 'Biomimicry' and ‘Science Fiction’ - that fits inside a large Kinder Egg container.

The task comes with a set of constraints:

  • All parts must fit inside a 10cm tall Kinder Egg while disassembled
  • 75% of the overall weight must be 3D printed material
  • It must be able to store energy and then incorporate a release mechanism in the form of forward motion, shooting a projectile, or flying.
  • Presentation skills
  • Reverse engineering
  • Teamwork, complex problems
  • Conceptualization
  • Engineering design reports
  • Manufacturing strategies
  • Safety issues relating to design
  • Sustainability and ethics
  • Computer aided design modelling

    Design & Build: 3D Printed Toy

  • Develop
  • Design
  • Build/Construct
  • Test/Present
  • Design II Project Image Gallery