Day: March 11, 2022

What needs to be in my senior design abstract for Enterprise?

Go to the Enterprise Student Resources page, Project Template section, and download the Enterprise Project Summary (all other majors). If there are other ChE students on your team who are also using the project for senior design then you should be submitting the same abstract.

There is a nice description of what to include in each section in the template. Use that as your guide. In addition, we will be looking for the following in these sections:

Anticipated Outcomes of the Student Team

You need to include an economic analysis in this section as part of your project deliverables. This analysis should addresses economic factors from both customer and sponsor perspectives where possible. Give a brief description of your intended analysis and indicate the types of economic factors that will be considered.

Special Notes

Include a description of the realistic constraints in this section. At a minimum specifically address each of the following, using the same subheadings:

  • Engineering Codes and Standards. Codes are legally enforceable, such as ASME BPV, OSHA, 1990 Clean Air Act, RCRA, CERCLA (Superfund), etc. Standards are best practices, such as TEMA, ASTM, etc.
  • Economic Factors. Examples are process or product cost, market pricing, market opportunities, target markets, pricing, minimum selling price, availability of raw materials, etc.
  • Physical Limitations. Examples are size, weight, ergonomics, user interface, service life, ability to operate in a hazardous environment, etc.
  • Health and Safety Issues. Examples are laboratory practices, OSHA regulations, operator exposure to toxic chemicals, mechanical guarding, hot surfaces, fire and explosion situations, fail-safe mode, handling spills, etc.
  • Environmental Concerns. Examples are EPA regulations, identifying and handling air emissions and liquid/solid wastes, etc.
  • Additional realistic constraints should also be addressed where applicable. This may include: sustainability, manufacturability, constructability, ethical considerations, social ramification, political factors, legal issues, etc.

Michigan Tech to Provide

In this section include a description of your team make-up including team member names, their major, and their year in school.