27 May, 28 May, 3 June and 4 June 2023


This course is designed for students to gain detailed topical exposure to design methodologies and principles specific to the practice of engineering design.  Emphasis is on developing efficient and effective design techniques and project-oriented skills from both technical and non-technical considerations.  At the end of this course, students should be able to identify and apply the appropriate methodology in performing design tasks, recognize the fundamental principles of engineering design and practices, and formulate and apply general problem-solving strategies to analyze the situation, problem, and potential problem.  At the end of this course, students should be able to identify and apply industry standards in design communication.

27 May 2023

28 May 2023

Newspaper Vending Machine

A design team was asked to develop a newspaper vending unit that is able to dispense three types of papers and not be easily vandalized. The design team proposed the following functional structure for the unit. The unit input is newspapers, and the output is a sold newspaper. The following are the functions and subfunctions as suggested by the design team.

1. Load the papers
2. Align the papers
3. Hold the papers
4. Payment
a. Accept payment
b. Count payment
c. Payment trigger
5. Release a paper
6. Dispense a paper

Draw a function structure for the system?