In all three Multidisciplinary Design courses, teams of students with disparate engineering backgrounds will come together to tackle exciting design challenges. While practicing a user-centered design thinking process, teams will understand the essential need behind a problem, prototype solutions, test their prototypes, and present a final solution. Students will also learn to collaborate among different working styles, and they will introduce their peers to new skill sets from their engineering discipline.
EN.500.307 Foundations of Multidisciplinary Design, 3 credits
In the Foundations class, students across all academic years will collaborate on design challenges in multidisciplinary teams. The project topics may come from the course instructors, a JHU project partner, or an external project partner. Applications are now open for Spring 2021.
EN.500.308 Multidisciplinary Design, 3 credits
In this course, 2nd through 4th year students work on diverse teams, each with its own project partner from industry, medicine, research, or the social sector. By the end of the semester, teams present their partner with research, insights into their target user, innovative solutions, and a prototype that shows promise towards their final solution. This course will be offered again in Fall 2021.
EN.500.309 Advanced Multidisciplinary Design, 3 credits
Students who wish to pursue their Multidisciplinary Design project further or join an existing team may do so in the advanced course. Teams develop and test their prototypes with the intent of handing off an implementable solution to their project partner by the end of the semester. Applications are now open for Spring 2021.