Developing and implementing good solutions to real problems facing human society requires a broad understanding of the relationships between technology innovation, science, manufacturing, design thinking, environment, sustainability, culture, aesthetics, business, public policy, and government. Various frameworks for understanding these complex relationships within the context of real-world problems will be explored and discussed. Coursework will be based on assigned readings, case studies, research assignments, exercises, and class discussions.
GSD PRO 7231 and 7232 and ES 236a and ES 236b are equivalent courses. They are part of a two-course sequence. This course is for students enrolled in the Master in Design Engineering (MDE) graduate program. A small number of other students may be allowed to enroll by permission of instructor.