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Northern Illinois University - 2016

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Student Design Projects Description

Students in electrical engineering, industrial engineering and mechanical engineering must complete a two course sequence in engineering design during their senior year. The first course is basically a proposal preparation course and the second course is an actual design and implementation course. The topics of the design course are related to real life scenarios and students are assigned to teams that are guided by professors. Most projects funded from real corporations and represent real problems in their industry. All projects are judged by faculty and corporate representatives. In addition, our alumni society, Engineering Technology Alumni Society judges all projects and chooses the overall winner. ETAS also provides money for department and overall winners as a prize.
Projects must follow intellectual property components and include strong 21st century skills focused on marketability and sustainability.