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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - 2016

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Student Design Projects Description

Introduction to Engineering Design is a required sophomore course that requires student teams to design-build-and-test a design prototype. In addition, each department has a required senior capstone design experience built into the curriculum. The School also offers the following: an 11,000 square-foot O.T. Swanson Multidisciplinary Design Laboratory consisting of state-of-the-art design space, rapid prototyping and fabrication space, and a system integration space for both mechanical and electrical as well as electromechanical products. Here, students work in cross-disciplinary teams on a variety of industry and service organization-sponsored and entrepreneurial projects, all with practical and real-life applications The School also offers practical design projects: Formula SAE car and the RPI Sailplane project.