In the EGR102: Design 2 Deliver (D2D) course, students work on an interdisciplinary team to apply the engineering design process to complete an open-ended, client-based problem drawn from a community partner. D2D extends the project life beyond the first semester of FYD’s EGR101 course. Students have the option to continue to work on their previous project to completion or to jump onto a different project for a new experience.
STUDENTS COLLABORATE ON TEAMS AND LEARN, PRACTICE, AND IMPLEMENT:
Project plans form the basis for developing and executing work in the class. Teams list specific goals – e.g. research, meetings with clients/potential users/technical experts, scoping and ordering project materials, learning new prototyping methods, etc. – and define deadlines in 4-5-week spans. Team members allocate a point value to each goal within the project plan and define an assessment method to evaluate their success rate. This process is repeated three times during the semester.
As a half-credit, satisfactory/unsatisfactory course, D2D is less of a restricted time commitment compared to the EGR101 course. Students are expected to be attentive and active while working around 5 hours per week. 2D serves as a boost to any academic resume with unique design experience, professional networking opportunities, and tangible materials/documentation that can be used to apply for grants and patents.
ENROLLMENT PROCESS AND DEADLINES: