This course is an introduction to requirements development in engineering design. In this project-based design course, students will work in small teams to identify and clarify unmet needs, then develop design concepts to address them. The semester will begin with a short design ‘sprint’ to ensure all students have relevant practical experience in engineering design. Following this, we will provide a series of learning experiences covering requirements development methods used in Systems Engineering and human-centered design as they relate to (1) stakeholder requirements, (2) system abstraction and modeling, and (3) system requirements. The semester will end with a second design ‘sprint’ in which newly gained knowledge, skills, and abilities may be applied and assessed. Students enrolled in this course will have the opportunity to participate in a research study, which seeks to develop new instructional methods to better prepare students for a career in engineering design.
Credit: 3 hours | Thursdays, 3-5:50PM | Meets 01/18/22 - 05/04/22 | Location: Siebel Center for Design Classroom 1002 | Instructor: Alex Pagano