CCOG for MUC 104 Spring 2024

Course Number:
MUC 104
Course Title:
Enclosures I: Tools & Processes
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Course Description

Introduces industry tools (laser cutters, CNC mills, 3D printers, saws, and drills) and processes for rapid prototyping of enclosures for digital objects. Provides basic exposure to design principles. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Safely, properly, and effectively operate a variety of industry tools, such as drills, saws, laser cutters, CNC mills, and 3D printers.
  2. Produce virtual objects in industry-relevant software for material production.
  3. Enumerate basic design principles.
  4. Design and produce a physical enclosure.

Course Activities and Design

1. Lecture

2. Demonstration

2. Experiential, hands-on, project-based learning

Outcome Assessment Strategies

1. Observation of student operation of tools.

2. Observation of student implementation of principles and processes.

3. Evaluation of student- designed and produced physical enclosures meeting specifications students determine with instructor guidance.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • CNC milling
  • 3D printing
  • laser cutting
  • Design process