GSE 6501

From Science to Engineering: Pre-Engineering Design

Introduces teachers of grades 6-12 to the principles of engineering design and to the foundations of engineering on applied sciences and mathematics. The design process is outlined, input factors are examined, and implementation takes place with case studies. Stresses the importance of solid scientific foundations as well as creativity, optimization, safety, ethics, aesthetics, reliability, durability, serviceability, cost, and market acceptability. The engineering design steps include the development and use of design methodologies, formulation of design problem statements and specifications, consideration of alternative solutions, feasibility considerations, and detailed system descriptions. This is a hands-on course, aligned with the Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Framework. Prior enrollment in MTH 6527, or equivalent, is recommended.

Time & Dates:     Time & Dates: Apr 9 & 16  | May 1, 8, 15, 21 & 28 | June 5, 12, 19  (4:00 pm – 8 pm)

                                        Saturdays, May 24 & June 14 (8:00 am – 3:30 pm)

Instructors:          DrKathryn Schulte (NEU) & Ryan Keser (PSB)

Location:              Northeastern University


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