Engineering Design

Engineering design process includes series of steps that engineers follow to come up with a solution to a problem.  The solution may involve, designing a product (like a machine, computer code, or prototype) that meets certain criteria and/or accomplishes a certain task.  Engineering design project involves designing, building and testing a prototypes (models). It includes a problem statement, instead of a hypothesis (common for experiments).  

In an engineering design project student(s) will: 
  • Define the problem
  • Do background research
  • Specify requirements when applicable
  • Plan and select a solution
  • Build a prototype
  • Test the prototype
  • Redesign and test the prototype when applicable
  • Compile report and create presentation for peer review