Design and Innovation in Engineering, Minor
The design and innovation in engineering minor is designed for nonengineering undergraduate students who wish to explore and develop working solutions as an engineer to the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges of the 21st century. The course requirements for the minor are designed to expose the student to the engineering elements necessary to solve the important problems facing society today and include value-sensitive design as well as the ethical and professional obligations of an engineer. The elective options offer a high degree of flexibility and exposure to the engineering design process, CAD, programming, micro-controllers-based projects, and mathematical computation. The aforementioned skills will be used for making interactive open-ended projects that address one of the NAE Grand Challenges. This provides more depth within the student’s discipline and improves future career opportunities. Students have an opportunity to model and analyze designs, applying many techniques engineers utilize to create and test designs toward implementation. The student, upon successful completion of the minor, will be able to apply value-sensitive design principles to determine a societal need and propose and build or develop a solution. Students apply teamwork, project management, CAD, and algorithmic thinking to the conception of a particular solution and deliver effective team presentations on engineering projects and topics.
Note: This minor is for nonengineering majors.
Note: For students who were previously in the College of Engineering, Cornerstone of Engineering 1 (GE 1501) and Cornerstone of Engineering 2 (GE 1502) may be substituted for Engineering Design (GE 1110) and Engineering Problem Solving and Computation (GE 1111).
|GE 1110||Engineering Design||4|
|GE 1111||Engineering Problem Solving and Computation||4|
|GE 2500||Design Analysis and Innovation||4|
|Complete one of the following:||4|
|Design Process Context and Systems|
|Experience Design 1|
|Embedded Design: Enabling Robotics|
|Alternative Energy Technologies Abroad|
|Introduction to Customer-Driven Technical Innovation: Silicon Valley|
|Introduction to Product Prototyping: Silicon Valley|
|Engineering Structure and Function: Principles of Design in Nature|
|Mathematical Methods for Engineers|
|Energy Systems: Science, Technology, and Sustainability|
|Engineering Probability and Statistics|
|Introduction to Industrial Engineering|
|Simulation Modeling and Analysis|
Minimum 2.000 GPA required in the minor
16 hours required