Interdisciplinary Project Experiences Description and Depth of Study

Courses in the Interdisciplinary Project Experience portion of the IDE program allow students to
practice real world application of technical and business-related skills gained in the classroom
through four courses. IDE students are required to take the following three project courses, plus a
fourth one, for a total of 12 credits. The fourth project course can be any course within the College of Engineering and Computing that includes a project component:

Name and Course Number Credit Hours Pre-requisites 
EGN 3910: Human-Centered Design with
Systems and Society  *required*
3EGS 2053: Foundations of
Interdisciplinary Engineering (preferred,
but not required)
EGN 4943: IDE Capstone Design I  *required*3EGN 3910: Human-Centered Design with
Systems and Society (course can also be a co-requisite, but preferred as a pre-requisite)
EGN 4944: IDE Capstone Design II *required*3EGN 4943: IDE Capstone Design I

College of Engineering and Computing Project Courses

Name and Course Number Credit Hours Pre-requisitesDescription
EML 4804: Introduction to Mechatronics3EEL 3110C: Circuit Analysis and LabThis course
includes hands-on project assignments in mechatronic systems, and 20% of the overall grade
comes from project(s) in the course.
*EGS 2053: Foundations of
Interdisciplinary Engineering
3This project-based course introduces students to interdisciplinary engineering work and human-centered design.
EGS 3945:
Cooperative Education in Engineering
3This course requires students to have already identified
an internship or cooperative experience in the field of engineering or computing, including a
research internship on campus with a laboratory, and requires students to complete a series of
assignments related to their internship/cooperative education experience.
EML 4706:  Design of Thermal/Fluid Systems3EML 4140: Heat Transfer 
 This course requires students to do a project that will take up 40% of the grade.

*Note that this course can serve as a project course only for students who transfer from other engineering/computing majors and who have taken another pre-approved introductory engineering course e.g.  EGS 1006: Intro to Engineering , EGS 1002: Engineering Enrichment Lab. For students whose first introductory engineering course is EGS 2053, please note that EGS 2053 will not count as a project course but rather as a required introductory engineering course.

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