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Drexel University - 2016

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Student Design Projects Description

The goal of the the Introduction to Engineering Technology (ET) course ( EET 102) is to introduce incoming students to engineering technology through a combination of lecture discussion and laboratory/project exercises.  The course introduces the basic concepts and the fundamentals of Engineering Technology. Students learn about the four tracks (electrical, mechanical, industrial, and biomedical) in ET and work on the selected topics designed to enhance the problem solving techniques.
In EET 102, students are introduced to important general engineering topics including professional ethics, mechanics, systems engineering, and computers, and to enhance students’ problem solving techniques and communications skills as relating to these areas.

The Senior Design three-course sequence is intended to simulate a professional engineering work environment, to provide experience working in a group on an open-ended engineering problem to execute a project from initial conceptual design to the final design completion, how to conduct design reviews, and how to document and present the findings, design concepts, and conclusions, in both oral and written formats. It aims to train the students in identifying projects of relevance to the society, in planning and scheduling a solution, and in entrepreneurial activities that may result from the project. The course is intended to cover an industrial project starting from the proposal writing and conceptual design to final working prototype. Substantial interaction between students, faculty and partner organizations is encouraged. During the fall, the students form their teams, select an area of interest, then extract and explicitly state their design problems and methods of solution in formal proposals to the Design Faculty.In the winter, the class aims to train the students in maintaining the progress of a project on schedule, prepare oral, and submit written progress reports and start building their prototype. In the spring, the culmination of the class is a formal report and a final presentation of the results and a working prototype of their final design concept.

In addition, the program culminates in an industry-sponsored inter-departmental design competition.