Integrating the Product Realization Process into the Design Curriculum

Philip E. Doepker
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Dayton
200 College Park Drive, Dayton OH 45469-4922, USA

Industry-sponsored team projects have been implemented in design-related project courses. Although many of these courses are capstone-type courses, some may be laboratory project courses linked with more traditional design courses. This paper outlines the implementation of the Product Realization Process (PRP) in team design projects. The major elements addressed are formation of teams, defining specifications, developing conceptual and final designs, written and oral communication, grading of projects and assessment.


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