Capstone Project I (MFGE401) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Capstone Project I MFGE401 3 1 0 3 9
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Please see the ECTS information sheet of the course.
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Team/Group, Project Design/Management.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Merih Şengönül
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The major goal of the two-semester Capstone course sequence (MFGE 401-MFGE 402) is to allow the students to apply their manufacturing engineering knowledge for learning and practicing engineering design, as well as experiencing an engineering design process starting from the conceptual recognition up to the physical manufacturing and testing.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To provide the students with an opportunity to gain practical experience in product and process design
  • To give students an opportunity to use the engineering tools/techniques to solve a real design problem
  • To provide the students with an opportunity to develop and use engineering design methodology
  • To help students understand needs analysis, objectives, constraints and design criteria.
  • To allow students to be experienced in oral and written communication and to work in teams; which will also cultivate students’ understanding appropriate ethics and professional behavior.
Course Content Review of engineering design concepts; phases of engineering design, feasibility study, preliminary design, and detail design; design for X; presentation tools for engineering design; types of engineering design; modeling of engineering design; case studies.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Group study Chapter 1
2 Group study Chapter 2
3 Group study Chapter 3
4 Group study Chapter 4
5 Group study Chapter 5
6 Group study Chapter 6
7 Group study Chapter 7
8 Group study Chapter 8
9 Group study Chapter 9
10 Group study Chapter 10
11 Group study Chapter 11
12 Group study Chapter 12
13 Group study Chapter 13
14 Group study Chapter 14
15 Final exam period All chapters
16 Final exam period All chapters


Other Sources 1. Pahl, G. and Beitz, W., Engineering Design-A Systematic Approach, The Design Council, London, 1988
2. Cross, N., Engineering Design Methods - Strategies for Product Design, John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2000.
3. Ulrich, K. T. and Eppinger, S. D., Product Design and Development, McGraw-Hill, 1995.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application 1 15
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation 2 35
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 50
Final Exam/Final Jury - -
Toplam 5 100
Percentage of Semester Work 65
Percentage of Final Work 35
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 An ability to apply knowledge in mathematics and basic sciences and computational skills to solve manufacturing engineering problems X
2 An ability to define and analyze issues related with manufacturing technologies X
3 An ability to develop a solution based approach and a model for an engineering problem and design and manage an experiment X
4 An ability to design a comprehensive manufacturing system based on creative utilization of fundamental engineering principles while fulfilling sustainability in environment and manufacturability and economic constraints X
5 An ability to chose and use modern technologies and engineering tools for manufacturing engineering applications X
6 An ability to utilize information technologies efficiently to acquire datum and analyze critically, articulate the outcome and make decision accordingly X
7 An ability to attain self-confidence and necessary organizational work skills to participate in multi-diciplinary and interdiciplinary teams as well as act individually X
8 An ability to attain efficient communication skills in Turkish and English both verbally and orally X
9 An ability to reach knowledge and to attain life-long learning and self-improvement skills, to follow recent advances in science and technology X
10 An awareness and responsibility about professional, legal, ethical and social issues in manufacturing engineering X
11 An awareness about solution focused project and risk management, enterpreneurship, innovative and sustainable development X
12 An understanding on the effects of engineering applications on health, social and legal aspects at universal and local level during decision making process X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 1 16
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 15 14 210
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 1 6 6
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 1 1
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 1 1
Total Workload 234