First part of a two-course capstone design experience in mechanical engineering. Covers problem definition, determining design requirements, alternative design concepts, engineering analysis, proof-of-concept prototype, and CAD drawings. Students make several oral design reviews, a final design presentation, and prepare a written report. Prereqs., MCEN 3025, 3032, 3022, and GEEN 1400. Coreq., MCEN 4026. Prerequisites: Requires prerequisite courses of MCEN 3025 & 3032 & 3022 (or CHEN 3210) and GEEN 1400 (or ECEN 1400 or GEEN 3400). Restricted to students with 87-180 credits (Senior) Mechanical Engineering majors or Mechanical Engineering Concurrent Degree majors only.