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A Sophomore level Introduction to Engineering Design Course

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  2018 ASABE Annual International Meeting  1801005.(doi:10.13031/aim.201801005)
Authors:   Norman E. Muzzy, Michelle L. Soupir, Steven J. Hoff
Keywords:   Curriculum, engineering design process, internships, introduction to engineering design, project management, sophomore, undergraduate.


Iowa State University has a sophomore level course that is known as ABE 218. The objectives of this course include learning a structured approach to engineering design, preparing the students for internships, learning the basics of project management, and connecting the theoretical engineering paper designs to physical reality. This informal paper discusses how the course is structured, identifies the lab projects that are part of the course, and discusses some of the results and challenges associated with ABE 218.

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