The First-Year Experience
EGR 103, introduction to Innovation and Design, emphasizes social responsibility, environmental issues and product-realization.
EGR 433, part of design sequence, emphasizes innovation and entrepreneurship. Learn about project management, time value of money, cost estimating, business plans and intellectual property. School of Law faculty and practicing patent attorneys share information on intellectual property, litigation and the development of provisional and full patents.
MEE 431L/ECE 431L - Multidisciplinary Design Lab, required for electrical, computer and mechanical engineering majors. One credit hour, emphasizes conceptual design and requires extensive research, brainstorming, ideation, decision analysis, and a final embodiment design. By developing conceptual design, student teams are better prepared for MEE 432L/ECE 432L, which involves design, build, test and a business plan.
IET 323 - Project Management, required for all disciplines within Engineering Technology. Defines critical characteristics of effective project management: meeting effectiveness, project proposal development, project planning, work breakdown structure, decision making techniques, styles of management, communications, teaming skills, strategies and valuable oral and written presentation skills.
ET 490 - Capstone Design Project, involves all engineering technology programs as well as departments outside the School of Engineering, including management, marketing and entrepreneurship.
ECE/EGR/MEE 499 - Innovative Design and Entrepreneurship, interdisciplinary teams design and develop a component or a system like a new toy, a medical device, an assistive device for physically challenged individuals or an educational tool. One objective is to design a device that can be built using rapid prototyping. An objective is for teams from this class to enter the University of Dayton Business Plan Competition.