Joint USA-RSA Workshop on the
Teaching of
Mechanical Engineering Design
JULY 8 - JULY 10, 1998

Wednesday July 8, 1998
09:00 - 09:45

09:45- 10:45

1.     Undergraduate Design Syllabi



2.     Measuring the Effectiveness of Design Curricula

3.     Industry Requirements for Design Engineering Graduates

12:30- 13:45


13:45 - 15:15

 4.     Design and Production Teaching Interfaces

            4.1   Integrating, Design for Manufacture and System                                                Anton Basson
            Design into Undergraduate Design Courses
            4.2   Bringing Virtual and Physical Prototyping into the                                            Susan Finger

5.     Undergraduate Design Projects

            5.1   ELASTOTRUCK- An Elementary Design Challenge                                        Peter Allan

15:15 - 15:30


15:30 - 17:00

6.     Postgraduate Mechanical Engineering Design

            6.1   A Java-based Tool for Teaching Design Optimization                                    Brian Fabien

            6.2   Technology Deployment in Product-based Design                                           Ade Mabogunje
            Classes: A Research Perspective

            6.3   Quality Engineering Curriculum Development with                                         Way Kuo
            an Illustration on Industrial Engineering

Thursday July 9, 1998

9:00 - 10:45

7.     Use of Computers in Design Engineering
            7.1   A computer Aided Life-Cycle Engineering Approach                                     Patricia Mead
            To the Design of Electronic Products and Systems
            7.2   Use of Working Model and Matlab in Mechanical                                          Shih-Liang Wang

11:05 - 12:30

8.     Interdisciplinary Design Engineering
            8.1   A Perspective on Multi-disciplinary Integration of                                         Sunil Agrawal
            Design and Control

12:30 - 14:00

14:00 - 15:15

15:30 - 17:00

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Sunil K. Agrawal University of Delaware 
Brian C. Fabien University of Washington 
Susan Finger Carnegie Mellon University 
Sue Kemnitzer National Science Foundation
Way Kuo Texas A& M University
Ade Mabogunje Stanford University 
Patricia Mead University of Maryland 
Robert Smith University of Washington
Shih-Liang Wang North Carolina A& T State University
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Peter Allan Technikon Natal 
Nilesh Bhana University of the Witwatersrand 
Anton Basson University of Stellenbosch
Rob Bodger University of Natal
Gerhard Coetzee Rand Afrikaans University 
Andrew Dickson University of the Witwatersrand
Eugene Erfort Peninsula Technikon 
Eugene Fourie University of Pretoria
Danie Hattingh Port Elizabeth Technikon 
Hennie Le Roux Reumech Ermetek 
Andrew Mkoko East Cape Technikon
Muissa Mangaya University of the Witwatersrand
Costa Rallis University of the Witwatersrand
Chris Redlinghuys University of Cape Town
Fox Reinhardt University of Durban-Westville 
James Terblanche Vaal Triange Technikon 
Bekker van Niekerk The Hamilton Airship Company
Kobus van Wyk University of Pretoria
Arno Wolhuter Potchefstroom University for CHE