Course Information

Course Description

A project design course that Complements and/or Builds on Core Engineering Knowledge with emphasis on Multi-disciplinary projects.

All Projects will be sponsored, have clearly defined objectives, and must yield a Tangible Result at Completion. Project duration can vary between a minimum of 2 semesters and a maximum of 5 years. This course will afford the students the opportunity to use their creativity to innovate and to master critical skills such as: customer/user discovery and product specifications/requirements; concept development; trade study; systems engineering and design optimization; root cause trouble shooting; and effective team work. The students will also experience first hand the joys and challenges of the professional world. The course will be actively managed and supervised to represent the most effective industry practices with the instruction team, including guest speakers, providing customized lectures, technical support, and guidance. In addition, the students will have frequent interactions with the project sponsor and their technical staff. Now here’s your opportunity to think and act big while still in college!


This exciting course started in Fall 2017. Freshmen and sophomores are encouraged to register for EN.520.250 (1-credit) and juniors and seniors are encouraged to register for EN.520.462 (3-credits). EN.520.462 fulfills the advanced lab requirements for ECE students. For masters and graduate students, you can register in EN.520.662 and that satisfies (project dependent) the requirements for the special project or 2 graduate courses.