All further Lecture Material found on:
3rd Class: Monday, January 14th. 4:15pm-5:30pm
2nd Class: Monday, January 9th. 4:15pm-5:30pm
First Class: Monday, January 7th. 4:15pm-5:30pm
ME317 Design Methods
Call for Projects 2013 Syllabus
2013 Current Students:
- Class Location: 102 Thornton (map here)
- Course Website (log in with your SUNET credentials): Will become available after Monday, Jan. 7th
- Link to SCPD Video (Note: Not available until after the 1st Lecture)
ME317 at Stanford teaches systematic methodologies to define, develop, and produce world-class products, processes and services. The methods cover characterization of stakeholder values and requirements, concept development, business-case development, and other life-cycle values such as robustness, serviceability, and environmental compatibility. ME317 is a project-based course
; on-campus and remote industry-based students apply the structured methods to realistic development challenges. ME317 is also an active-learning-based course
, which means that students are continuously presenting project progress, allowing both peer-review and peer-insight, as well as enabling the faculty and TAs to tune the application of the methods to each project as the course progresses.
ME317 is delivered on-campus at Stanford in 2 quarters beginning in January and ending in June. Here is more detail on the course content
and the course logistics
ME317A: Product Definition
ME317A addresses key issues of system development. In the course project, student teams identify opportunities for development or improvement and apply the structured methodologies to develop a comprehensive product definition.
ME317B: Quality by Design
ME317B focuses on quality implementation of the product definition. In this 2nd quarter, students apply the methods to optimize the design of the system with respect to cost, quality, and features.
M317 is best described as a combination of Design for Six Sigma, user-centered design, and systems engineering. While ME317 has is roots in Design For Manufacturability (design
plant floor), today's graduate engineers need experience and tools for developing solutions to complex problems involving multiple life-cycle domains, business processes, and project phases. ME317 relies on Corporate Partners
in both providing real-world projects for our campus-based students
, and student-employees
for in-house projects. This support provides the key learning vehicle for the ME317 curriculum, as well as ensures continued development of the design methods.