• Design and Innovation Practicum

      Design and Innovation Practicum (DIP) is a required course of undergraduate engineering core program. DIP program offers numerous challenges for both faculty and students because of the wide variety of projects in a given year as well as from year to year. At the end of DIP which will span during all the four years of engineering programs in different phases, students are expected to demonstrate the following attributes:

      • Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
      • Ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
      • Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs
      • Ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
      • Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
      • Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
      • Ability to communicate effectively
      • Broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context
      • Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

      The program ventures far beyond the traditional classroom instruction, graduating students are beneficiary of a life-long learning process. A successful DIP program can facilitate achieving the educational institutions’ goal of producing the most sought-after graduates by the industry.

      Choosing a DIP problem/project

      • Project that emphasizes design, experimental, and hands-on skills
      • Do not choose a project involving only collection of published materials
      • Problem that allows teamwork and offers opportunity for creativity
      • Project should not be on the critical path of a program with stringent deadlines
      • Project goals must be concrete and measurable
      • The criteria to determine success should be defined

      Plan of Design & Innovation Practicum

      Sr. No. Course Name Course Type Objective Team formulation Contact Hours Credits
      1 Reverse Engineering Core Learning from existing products/subsystems/systems Random selection from all disciplines 0L-0T-3P 2
      2 Design Practicum Core Concepts of designing of products Random selection from all disciplines 0L-0T-6P4
      3 Interdisciplinary Socio-Technical Practicum
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      Elective Interaction with society to understand the needs Team of like minded students 0L-0T-6P 4
      4 Major Technical Project (PART A and PART B) Elective In depth work on Technology/Product ( Possibly continuing work done in Sr. No.2 & 3. May have product/patent implications ( not mandatory) Team of like minded students 0L-0T-12P8

      There will be following five courses on Design & Innovation Practicum,
      Note : Courses in Sr. No. 3 & 4 can be chosen by students independently.