Engineering Design and Development is an engineering research course in which students work in teams to research, design, test, and construct a solution to an open-ended engineering problem with local industry partners. The product development life cycle and a design process are used to guide the team to reach a solution to the problem. The team/ and or individuals communicate their solution to a panel of stakeholders at the conclusion of the course. As the capstone course in the Engineering Pathway, EDD engages students in critical thinking, problem-solving, time management, and teamwork skills.
The Engineering program allows students to earn two credits in Engineering Design and Development. If you enjoy the journey of seeking a well-justified original solution to a real-world problem, this course may be for you. If you also enjoy applying math, science, and standard engineering practices to both residential and commercial projects, while documenting your work using 3D architectural design software, then you should consider this course.