Course Overview

This course provides an introduction to design methods used in the development of innovative and realistic customer-driven engineered products, services, and systems. Design methods and tools are introduced and the student’s design ability is developed via a series of short design process modules: design research, analysis and synthesis, concept generation and creativity. Students will be expected to use tools and methods of professional practice to consider the social, economic and environmental implications of their products, services, or systems. There is an emphasis on hands-on innovative thinking and professional practice.