Who are the project partners for Multidisciplinary Engineering Design 1 & 2?

Projects may be chosen from industry, internal JHU research and clinical initiatives, and/or community partners. They will be announced after the start of the course.

Example projects:
(These are not actual projects being proposed for the course.)

1. A clinician at Johns Hopkins hospital asks students to develop a way to passively monitor blood glucose levels in patients with type 1 and 2 diabetes.

2. A public health community partner asks students to understand, model, and design a solution to address disease transfer in elementary schools.

3. A sports apparel company asks students to design a way to reduce the core temperature of an athlete during competition.

What will these courses fulfill towards my major?

All three engineering courses (EN.500.307/308/309) have an (E) engineering designator. The courses fulfill the following requirements for each department:

Applied Math and Statistics – elective
Biomedical Engineering – free elective or non-ULE
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering – engineering elective
Civil Engineering – technical elective
Computer Science – general elective
Electrical and Computer Engineering – other engineering course
Environmental Health and Engineering – technical elective
Material Science and Engineering – science/engineering elective
Mechanical Engineering – technical elective

Additionally, Multidisciplinary Engineering Design 1 (EN.500.308) and Multidisciplinary Engineering Design 2 (EN.500.309) fulfill department-specific electives for the following departments:

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering – ChemBE Design Requirement
Computer Science – CS Other Elective
Mechanical Engineering – Mechanical Engineering Elective
Biomedical Engineering – Design Requirement when taken together

Please reach out to the faculty adviser for your department with any questions.

I’m not an engineering major. Can I apply?

As of now, the FYS: Design Thinking & Innovation is our multidisciplinary offering available to KSAS students. Check back for more opportunities in the future!