This three-credit hour course, offered to engineering students through the Integrated Teaching and Learning Laboratory in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at CU-Boulder, offers interdisciplinary and hands-on engineering project course for entry level engineering students.
The purpose of this course is to provide students an introduction to engineering through a series of small projects done in interdisciplinary teams. Students learn in a hands-on way valuable engineering skills including communication skills, how to function in teams, the basic steps in engineering design process, and a variety of computer tools as appropriate to their projects, such as spreadsheets, dynamic modeling software, or computer-aided design (CAD).
Since 2002, students have been able to sign up for a section that emphasizes appropriate technological systems for the developing world. Sections have been taught by several faculty members: Profs. Bernard Amadei, Gary Pawlas, Larry Carlson, Roop Mahajan, and Lupita Montoya as well as by lecturers Ms. Robyn Sandekian and Dr. Aaron Dodson.