Not too easy. Not too difficult.
This is a course I had to work for the most to get my A. But I wouldnt seriously consider anyone as a real mechanical engineer unless they have taken this course. It gave the the biggest insight into the design process in mechanical engineering and how to design with respect to manufacturing.
Understanding how to design with respect to manufacturing is immensely important. Anyone can jump behind a computer and create a solidworks design of something cool but being able to manufacture that efficiently while satisfying constraints such as time and cost is very important and you learn that best with the group project that you participate in throughout the semester.
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Advice for students:
Understand that this course can be hard if you do not put in your own time, and can get harder if you combine it with courses that are more challenging or have more homework.