Aug 17, 2022  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23
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ME 4880 - Experimental Design Lab

Learn the use of basic lab equipment while developing and executing experiments. Complete lab experiments using more advanced instrumentation systems, including various transducers, signal conditioning circuits, and data acquisition systems. Instruction provided on error analysis and the creation and editing of formal lab reports. Write multiple lab reports in executive summary style, and one formal lab report.

Requisites: (ENG 1510 or 1610) and ISE 3200 and (Soph or higher)
Credit Hours: 3
OHIO BRICKS Foundations: Advanced Writing
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 1J
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 1.0 lecture, 4.0 laboratory
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will be able to demonstrate safety in testing and laboratory work, including awareness of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and the proper use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • Students will be able to design and conduct experiments on an engineering system using real-world hardware.
  • Students will be able to discuss the fundamental principles of experimentation.
  • Students will be able to select appropriate measurement devices and hardware for an experiment including sensors, actuators, and data acquisition systems.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the context and purpose for writing such that the text has the writer’s intended effect on an audience.
  • Students will be able to use appropriate, relevant, and compelling content to illustrate mastery of the subject, conveying the writer’s understanding, and shaping the whole work.
  • Students will be able to use formal and informal rules for particular kinds of texts and/or media that guide formatting, organization, and stylistic choices appropriate for a specific academic field.
  • Students will be able to use and source texts (written, oral, behavioral, visual, or other) to extend, argue with, develop, define, or shape the writer’s ideas.
  • Students will be able to use syntax and mechanics effectively to communicate ideas.

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