The following courses include substantial projects that challenge students to build solutions to problems using makerspace facilities. Several more courses are being created or modified in several departments to include design and build activities. Of course, students work on dozens of courses that are not listed here–competition teams, product development and other hardware engineering activities.

ARE 320K – Introduction to Design

Introduction to design principles, concepts, and problem-solving approaches. Issues addressed by a series of two- and three-dimensional studies.

ASE 361L - Aircraft Design II

Systems Engineering based aircraft preliminary and detail design, build,flight test, and demonstration. The overall approach is applicable to all aircraft but the specific project is a small unmanned air system designed to meet defined mission requirements.

BME 214L - Computational Fundamentals of Biomedical Design

Development of biomedical engineering design concepts, including hands-on learning applications in the lab.

BME 261L - Development and Analysis in Biomedical Design

This course provides students with hands-on experience in biomedical engineering design principles through open-ended, challenging applications.

BME 303L – Introduction to BME Design

Biomedical engineering design concepts with hands-on learning applications.

BME 362E - Medical Device Innovation

This course provides an introduction to the development of medical devices. In addition to design and fabrication, money, markets, and entrepreneurship will be covered.

BME 371 - Biomedical Engineering Capstone Design

Development of team projects in biomedical engineering with emphasis on prototype development and quantitative analysis, and written and oral reporting of the outcome.

BME 377T - Design of Artificial Organs

Students in this course will learn about a variety of technologies that are being applied to assume the functions of human organs. Teams of students will have opportunities to design, build and test small machines during the course. An example machine from a recent course is an assistive blood pump design to work with the heart.

CE 397 – Sustainable Building Design

The class provides an overview of design considerations related to energy, building materials and future maintenance and upgrades.

CHE 102 - Intro to Chemical Engineering

Introduction to chemical engineering, including problem solving and study skills. Opportunities and responsibilities of a career in chemical engineering. One lecture hour and one recitation hour a week for one semester. May not be counted toward any engineering degree. Offered on the pass/fail basis only.

CHE 264 - Chemical Engineering Process and Project Lab

Experimental studies of unit operations. Laboratory safety. Statistical data analysis. Written and oral reports.

EE 107S – Printed Circuit Board Design

Students work through several stages of electronics design culminating in the design and fabrication of an original PCB circuit.

EE 302 - Introduction to Electrical Engineering

The scope and nature of professional activities of electrical engineers, including problem-solving techniques; analysis and design methods; engineering professional ethics; analysis of analog resistive circuits, including Thevenin/Norton equivalents, mesh analysis, and nodal analysis; and operational amplifiers (DC response). Substantial teamwork is required for laboratory work in this course.

EE 319K - Introduction to Embedded Systems

Embedded systems; machine language execution; assembly and C language programming; local variables and subroutines; input/output synchronization; analog to digital conversion and digital to analog conversion; debugging; and interrupts.

EE 445L - Embedded Systems Design Lab

Design of microcontroller-based embedded systems; interfacing from both a hardware and software perspective; and applications, including audio, data acquisition, and communication systems. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester.

EE 445M – Embedded and Real-Time Systems Laboratory

Embedded microcomputer systems; implementation of multitasking, synchronization, protection, and paging; operating systems for embedded microcomputers; design, optimization, evaluation, and simulation of digital and analog interfaces; real-time microcomputer software; and applications, including data acquisition and robotics.

EE 462L – Power Electronics

Analysis, design, and operation of power electronic circuits; power conversion from AC to DC, DC to DC, and DC to AC; rectifiers, inverters,and pulse width modulated motor drives. Laboratory work focuses on the use of energy from renewable sources such as photovoltaics and wind.

EE 464K - Senior Design Project

Design and experimental projects done in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering laboratories; the ethics of design for safety and reliability; emphasis on written and oral reporting of engineering projects.

EE 464S – Start-Up Senior Design Project

Completion of a practical engineering product design; validation of the design through prototype construction and testing, modeling and simulation, and manufacturability analysis. Development of a completed company prospectus, seeking venture funding for the project.

ES 119 – First Year Design Experience

Overview of design based on solving a problem that requires the design and fabrication of some kind of physical device. This course is designed to be the start of design experiences, that provide students to operate like engineers, throughout the undergraduate curriculum.

IDT 110 – Introduction to Prototyping

This one-credit, 5-week course puts students in the role of a product designer. During the final day teams present their product prototypes to a panel of industry experts. The course begins with an overview of the design process and each week guest mentors arrive to talk about their experience and help the teams with their projects.

IDT 350 – Longhorn Startup Lab

Focuses on skill development and mentoring in startup formation, technology development, market validation, marketing, sales, operations, human resources, program management, and finance. Emphasis on written and oral presentation of startup activities.

ME 210 - Engineering Design Graphics

Graphics and modeling fundamentals for engineering design: freehand sketching, computer modeling of solid geometry, and generation of engineering drawings. Introduction to reverse engineering, computer-aided design, rapid prototyping, and manufacturing. Applicationof the design process to problem solving. Individual and team design projects.

ME 266K – Mechanical Engineering Design Project

Creative design, analysis, selection, development, and fabrication of engineering components and systems. Development of team project with faculty adviser and sponsoring engineer.

ME 277K - Projects in Mechanical Engineering

Independent project carried out under the supervision of a faculty member in mechanical engineering. Student prepares a project proposal and a final report, each of which is evaluated by the faculty committee on individual projects.

ME 302 - Introduction to Engineering Design and Graphics

Introduction to mechanical engineering education and practice through lectures and laboratory experiences. Graphics and modeling fundamentals for engineering design: freehand sketching, computer modeling of solid geometry, and generation of engineering drawings. Introduction to reverse engineering, computer-aided design, rapid prototyping, and manufacturing. Application of the design process and problem solving through individual and team projects.

ME 338 - Machine Elements

Analysis for the design and manufacture of basic mechanical elements, and their role in the design of machines; application of finite element modeling.

ME 366J - Mechanical Engineering Design Methodology

An examination of structured methodologies for designing mechanical systems; reverse engineering/redesign projects and conceptual design projects.

ME 380R - Robot Mechanism Design

This course allows students to explore the analysis and synthesis of mechanisms in order to design robotic systems. Motion properties of mechanisms including degrees of freedom, velocity, and acceleration will be studied. Discusses design ideas and motion analysis for robotic systems for a wide range of applications including spatial, industrial and medical robotics. Simulates and analyzes motions of multi-link mechanisms in the MATLAB programming environment. Design and build robots with interesting mechanisms and mechatronics elements as part of group projects. Studies machining, assembly, mechatronics and programming through the projects.

ME 395 – The Enterprise of Technology

Studies the basis for assessing emerging technologies. Describes the process of technology commercialization, including identifying marketable technologies, defining products, and matching products to markets. Also studies intellectual property protection and strategy, and the steps and processes necessary to the successful design and manufacture of a product or service.

OM 337 - Product Development

Integration of supply chain management into the product design and development process. Focuses on skills and knowledge involving product development and incorporating supply chain considerations. Emphasis on designing products that optimize the supply chain while maintaining the product vision from concept to customer.

PGE 301 - Engineering, Energy, and the Environment

Overview of energy supply and demand. Studies subsurface engineering and engineering problem-solving methods, with an emphasis on fossil energy exploitation and geologic CO2 storage. Includes aspects of basic petroleum geology.

UGS 303 – How Things Work

Large-group lecture and discussion class focusing on a contemporary issue. Designed to introduce undergraduates to scholarly analysis from an interdisciplinary perspective. Includes an introduction to University resources, such as research facilities, museums, and attendance at University lectures or performances as assigned. Multiple sections may be offered in the fall and spring with various topics and instructors.