This series of YouTube videos was assembled by Tim Trapp, our team's lead engineer mentor, and his annotations follow each URL.  Completing this series will give you an excellent overview of Engineering Design and Project Management, skills that will come in handy during the build season, college, career, and life!

 

Engineering Science vs. Engineering Design

This mini-lecture highlights some differences between engineering science courses taken by undergraduate students and engineering design. The material is drawn from the books "Designing Engineers" and "Designerly Ways of Knowing". The lecture supplements course material in the course Design of Engineering Systems at Oklahoma State University

 

The Engineering Design Cycle - Part 1

This video explains a basic version of the engineering design process and why it is important in engineering design. The video was created to support Design of Engineering Systems in the electrical engineering department at Oklahoma State University

 

The Engineering Design Cycle - Part 2

This video explains a basic version of the engineering design process and why it is important in engineering design. The video was created to support Design of Engineering Systems in the electrical engineering department at Oklahoma State University

 

The Importance of Research in Engineering Design - Part I

 This video provides a brief description of where research fits and what it accomplishes as a step in engineering design. This video was designed to support an engineering design course for seniors in the electrical engineering program at Oklahoma State University.

  

The Importance of Research in Engineering Design - Part II

This video provides a brief description of where research fits and what it accomplishes as a step in engineering design. This video was designed to support an engineering design course for seniors in the electrical engineering program at Oklahoma State University.

 

Design - Identifying and Specifying Design Problems - Part I

This short video reviews block diagrams, work breakdown structures, Gantt charts, and the role of project managers and lead engineers. The video was created to support an electrical engineering design course at Oklahoma State University

 

Design- Identifying and Specifying Design Problems - Part II

This short video outlines, in a very global sense, important factors in choosing a design problem, and how to specify the problem once you have chosen it. It covers material from chahpters 2 and 3 of Ford and Coulston's Design for Electrical and Computer Engineers. The video was produced for Design of Engineering Systems class at Oklahoma State University.

 

Block Diagrams

This short video give a brief overview of the importance of block diagrams (also known as functional decomposition) in engineering design. The video was designed to support an electrical engineering design course at Oklahoma State University.

 

Software Functional Decomposition

This video, created by one of the teaching assistants in the capstone engineering design course I teach, discusses how to perform functional decomposition, or break down, software projects. This is a critical skill for electrical engineers as embedded control becomes more ubiquitous in engineered systems. This video was designed to support a senior level course in electrical engineering at Oklahoma State University.

 

Managing an Engineering Design Project - Part I

This short video outlines, in a very global sense, important factors in choosing a design problem, and how to specify the problem once you have chosen t. It covers material from chahpters 2 and 3 of Ford and Coulston's Design for Electrical and Computer Engineers. The video was produced for Design of Engineering Systems class at Oklahoma State University.

 

Managing an Engineering Design Project - Part II

This short video reviews block diagrams, work breakdown structures, Gantt charts, and the role of project managers and lead engineers. The video was created to support an electrical engineering design course at Oklahoma State University