How to Formulate a Successful Project:
Choose an invigorating problem that you or your company really want solved. Real-world projects are more significant and meaningful for both you and your student team.
Propose a project that is open-ended enough to allow your design team to use their creative talents.
Please do not choose a project involving only the accumulation of published information and/or test data. (A “task-type” project may not provide the latitude for the “fresh approach” thinking which your team can bring to the project).
Projects should be designed to draw from across many of the engineering disciplines that participate in the ENGR 498 Interdisciplinary Engineering Design program.
Avoid projects that involve extensive amounts of classified materials.
Plan for a project that can be completed within the academic year (roughly 1,500-1,800 hours of labor).
Seek a project which will stand on its own and which is not on the critical path of a program that has a stringent deadline.
Establish concrete, measurable goals and define how success will be determined.