Mathematical formulation of an optimum design problem, introduction to optimum design concepts and multidisciplinary design optimization. Use of mathematical programming methods for unconstrained and constrained minimization for engineering design optimization.
More and more stringent performance requirements and/or pressure to reduce cost and resource utilization are factors that necessitate the design engineer to use optimization methods in design of products and parts. Historically, due to high computational cost of repeated engineering analyses, methods of mathematical optimization have not been popular in industrial applicaiton. Advances in computational power and the robustness and accuracy of optimization algorithms are now enabling factors in using optimzation tools in design. The course is designed to enable students to efficiently and confidently use these tools to perform engineering design studies.
Zafer, There are some minor changes you have to make before this can go forward. The course can be taken once. The syllabus must follow the format. I will send you an example syllabus.
There are three revisions that are needed:1) Please include a statement a regarding accessibility of course material in the Provisions for Course Content Interactions section of the proposal. 2)Please add a statement regarding technology and minimal technology skills required in the syllabus. 3)Please add a statement in the syllabus for students with disabilities. Here are examples you can modify and use:
Accessibility Statement Example 1 (add to Provisions for Course Content Interactions section of the proposal)The professor will meet with an instructional designer at the Center for Teaching Excellence (or department/college ID staff) to ensure that the course materials posted on Blackboard incorporate basic accessibility features. The course syllabus includes an accessibility statement that encourages students with disabilities to register with the Office of Student Disability services; should a student with a registered disability enroll in the course, the professor will work with the Office to make any additional accommodations appropriate to that student’s needs.
Accessibility Statement Example 2 (add to Provisions for Course Content Interactions section of proposal)All documents including syllabus and description of assignments will be provided in both accessible Word and PDF formats. For instance, documents will have proper headings, alternative text, and properly labeled links where necessary. Likewise, PowerPoint slides will be made accessible by providing alternative text where necessary, ordering textboxes and other recommended ways of making PPTs accessible. Recorded lectures (if a part of the course) will be accompanied with transcripts in accessible Word and PDF formats.
Technology and minimal technology skills required statement Example (add to syllabus)Students are expected to have basic computer skills including using the Internet, specifically, the Web. They are expected to log into the course site at least once a day. Students should be able to interact with the course site and resources in Blackboard (posting to Blackboard discussion board, submitting assignments, etc). Students will be expected to use create wikis in Blackboard and prepare reports using a word processor.The minimal technical skills required include the ability to:• organize and save electronic files• find and use web resources (e.g. external resources for the wikis)• use email and attach files, • check email and Blackboard daily, and • download and upload documents via email and Blackboard.• Create a recorded presentation in MS PowerPoint
Statement for students with disabilities (add to syllabus)Reasonable accommodations are available for students with a documented disability. If you have a disability and may need accommodations to fully participate in this class, contact the Office of Student Disability Services: 777-6142, TDD 777-6744, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by LeConte College Room 112A. All accommodations must be approved through the Office of Student Disability Services. Call me at 777-0460 or email me at email@example.com if you have questions. Steve Adams, Ph.D.DirectorDistributed Learning Support Services
Thank you for submitting your proposal to the Committee on Curricula & Courses. We are moving your proposal forward to the Faculty Senate. There is no need to attend the Curricula and Courses meeting, but it is recommended someone from the department attend the next Faculty Senate meeting in case there are questions from the floor regarding your proposal.
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Faculty Senate Committee on Curricula and Courses
effective term - Spring 2018
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