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HUMAN-CENTERED RESEARCH AND DESIGN AND ENGINEERING SERVICE LEARNING COURSES ARE OPEN TO ALL MAJORS!

The Engineering Service Learning program offers courses (ENGR 096/097/197) that prepare students with exciting real-world experience and opportunities for professional growth. Students develop skills in design while gaining insight into the ethical, economic, and legal issues surrounding design challenges. Other skills students will master with our class include teamwork, communication, leadership, and project planning. 

ENGR 096: Human-Centered Research and Design (2-Units)

Human-Centered Research and Design students gain insights into the process of design and project management through exposure to real-world examples and small group projects. Students learn about the economic, social, and technological impacts of real-world projects focusing on end-users and the broader community.  This lecture course prepares students to work on real-world projects in Engineering Service Learning.

Human-Centered Design students use discipline-specific qualitative analysis to test assumptions and design alternatives in real-world scenarios.

ENGR 097: Engineering Service Learning 1 (2-Units)

Students gain insights into the design process as they plan and attend planning and reporting meetings with their “customers” from the not-for-profit community and educational sectors. Students from all disciplines are expected to contribute their expertise to the design process. Students learn about the impact and social context of their project and their future roles as citizens and professionals in the community. Experimental data is used to inform design decisions and deliver a real-world project to a real-world client. Students are supervised by technical and faculty advisers to ensure accuracy within their projects.

General Education:

  • Approaches to Knowledge: Engineering Science

  • Badge: Ethics

  • Badge: Leadership, Community, and Engaging the World

  • Badge: Practical and Applied Knowledge

  • Lower Division: Quantitative Reasoning

 

ENGR 197: Engineering Service Learning 2 (3-units)

By building on Engineering Service Learning 1, students take on leadership roles within the multidisciplinary design teams.  They gain insights into the design process as they plan and attend planning and reporting meetings with their “customers” from the not-for-profit community and educational sectors. Students from all disciplines are expected to contribute their expertise to the design process. Students learn about the impact and social context of their project and their future roles as citizens and professionals in the community.  Experimental data is used to inform design decisions and deliver a real-world project to a real-world client.  Students are supervised by technical and faculty advisers to ensure accuracy within their projects.

General Education

  • Badge: Ethics

  • Badge: Leadership, Community, and Engaging the World

  • Badge: Practical and Applied Knowledge

  • Upper Division: Writing in the Discipline

  • Upper Division: Crossroads

Prerequisites

Human-Centered Research and Design (ENGR 096) must be taken before or concurrently with Engineering Service Learning 1 (ENGR 097).

Why Join?

Engineering Service Learning offers (ENGR 097/197) develop technical and professional skills while gaining insight into the ethical, economic, and legal issues surrounding real-world challenges.  Other skills students will master with our class include teamwork, communication, leadership, and project planning.  ADD THIS TO YOUR RESUME!

Students gain exciting real-world experiences and opportunities for professional growth.  STORIES TO TELL DURING INTERVIEWS!