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To address design responsibilities necessary for engineering graduates, the engineering design minor develops design skills in students through a series of core project-based design courses supplemented by general electives in their discipline or related field. Through team-based projects, students apply engineering design processes to address design opportunities, from exploration of the problem space through exploration of the solution space. By focusing on different elements of a design process (e.g., defining and exploring the problem vs. identifying, prototyping, and evaluating design solutions), but covering in totality, the minor’s courses complement each other and provide students with a deeper understanding of engineering design. Specific areas of emphasis in this minor include problem framing, stakeholder engagement, human-centered design, rapid prototyping, prototyping to validate assumptions, systems-level design and professional communication. The tools and techniques developed in this minor should be broadly applicable to various engineering disciplines.
Entrance to Minor
For admission into the minor, students must have completed EDSGN 100 and EDSGN 367.
|Requirements for the Minor||18|
Requirements for the Minor
A minimum of 18 credits is required for completion of the minor with no fewer than 9 credits at the 400-level or above.
A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10. In addition, at least six credits of the minor must be unique from the prescribed courses required by a student's major(s).
|Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better|
|EDSGN 100||Cornerstone Engineering Design||3|
|EDSGN 367||Design Thinking and Making||3|
|EDSGN 467||Prototyping to Launch||3|
|EDSGN 485||Engineering Design Portfolio||1|
|Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better|
|Select 6-8 credits from the following courses:||6-8|
|Summers by Design: An International Engineering Design Experience|
|Projects in Humanitarian Engineering|
|Design for Developing Communities|
|Introduction to Design for Additive Manufacturing|
|Engineering Design and Analysis with CAD|
|Project Management for Professionals|
|Leadership in Organizations|
|Leadership of International Virtual Engineering Teams|
|Supporting Courses and Related Areas|
|Supporting Courses and Related Areas: Require a grade of C or better|
|None specified. In consultation with the minor director, students may receive up to 2 course credits for an approved course in support of their engineering design minor.||0-2|