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Fall 2023
Jun 16, 2024
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EPCS 11100 - First Year Participation In EPICS I
Credit Hours: 1.00. Together, Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) courses create a vertical project track under which students work in multidisciplinary teams on long-term engineering-based design projects. Projects of at least one-year in duration are intended to solve real problems that are defined in consultation with "customers" from not-for-profit community and education organizations. EPCS courses are open to students from all disciplines; each student contributes expertise in his/her academic discipline. Each team consists of a mix of first-year, sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Students are encouraged to participate in an EPICS project team for two or more semesters. First-year students participating in EPCS gain insight into the specific project, and more generally, into the design and development process. They attend planning and reporting meetings with the customer and are expected to attend all team meetings. Under mentorship from upper-level students and instructors, they perform and report upon design tasks consistent with their level of discipline expertise.
0.000 OR 1.000 Credit hours

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Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture
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Offered By: College of Engineering
Department: Engr Prog In Community Service

Course Attributes:
Lower Division, GTC-Science, Tech & Society, UC-Science, Tech & Society

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. An ability to apply material from their discipline to the design of community-based projects. 2. An understanding of design as a start-to-finish process. 3. An ability to identify and acquire new knowledge as a part of the problem-solving/design process. 4. An awareness of the customer. 5. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams and an appreciation for the contributions from individuals from multiple disciplines. 6. An ability to communicate effectively with audiences with widely-varying backgrounds. 7. An awareness of professional ethics and responsibility. 8. An appreciation of the role that their discipline can play in social contexts.

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