Introduction to Engineering

Parsons School of Design: Design Strategies

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Design Meets Engineering

Fall 2019

Taught By: Rebecca Radparvar

Section: A

CRN: 7674

Credits: 3

How do designers and engineers collaborate to solve complex problems? This course introduces design students to the fields of Biomedical, Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering through hands-on engagement with design projects. Students may experiment with basic circuit building, explore the interior workings of small machines, prototype wearable prosthetics, discover how urban centers are supplied with water, among other exploratory activities. We will consider how the designer’s process can be informed by engineering research and techniques. Students will apply their acquired skills to design, construct, and test prototypes that address engineering problems. These iterations may be CAD based or physical builds. Guest lecturers from various engineering fields will elaborate on how they have collaborated with designers on real world projects. Students are not required to have previous engineering experience.

Open to: All university undergraduate students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Design Strategies (PSDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2019 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2019 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 8:31pm 11/22/2019 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1206

Date Range: 8/30/2019 - 12/13/2019