Engineering 339: This is the first course in the senior design project sequence. Emphasis is placed on design team formation, project identification, and production of a feasibility study. Students focus on the development of task specifications in light of the norms for design and preliminary validation of the design by means of basic analysis and appropriate prototyping. Lectures focus on integration of the design process with a reformed Christian worldview, team building, and state-of-the-art technical aspects of design. Interdisciplinary projects are encouraged. Prerequisites: Admission to an engineering concentration, concurrent registration in the seventh semester of the model program for a particular concentration or permission of the instructors.
Descriptions of Engineering
Engineers are people who solve problems and focus on making things work more efficiently and effectively. Engineers apply the theories and principles of science and mathematics to research and develop economical solutions to technical problems. Their work is the link between perceived social needs and commercial applications.
My goal is to impress upon you that you need to exercise a similar dedication to analysis, planning, and design in the search for relevant information as you do creating systems that satisfy social needs.
Though the library purchases many excellent research tools, sometimes you need a little personal assistance to find and use them. Hekman has a team of Research Librarians ready to help you get the most out of your courses and research. My contact information is in the column to the right.