Computer-Aided Mechanical Design

Mechanical Design

Degrees and Certificates

Why Choose This Program

Drawings, whether plotted on paper or in an electronic format, are the universal graphic language in the manufacturing industry. These drawings, in turn, guide the creation of everything from simple components to complex machines and consumer products.

But mechanical designers don’t simply draw; instead, they must factor in the economics, manufacturability, and aesthetics of their designs.

The Mechanical Design program prepares graduates to create drawings that meet industry standards as well as factor in the many business, functional and aesthetic design requirements. Using 2D drawing/design, 3D modeling and computer aided manufacturing software, students create designs and drawings for products and machines.

Mechanical designers assist engineers and designers with the design and development of new products and tools and the modernizing of present equipment.

Design your future in this exciting field. Learn more today.

This program has students create designs for simple components, complex machines and consumer products using state of the art computer hardware and the latest available 2D drawing/design, 3D modeling and computer aided manufacturing software. Many things need to be considered when creating or changing existing products, such as economics, manufacturability, and aesthetics. These are a few of the challenges today's mechanical designer faces. This program immerses students in the product design process, including manufacturing process selection, material selections, design and stress calculations, applying geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, the FEA (finite element analysis) process, cost of product and safety of products to consumers in regard to product design.

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