Engineering design and communication: jump-starting the engineering curriculum

P. Hirsch*, B. Shwom, J. Anderson, G. Olson, D. Kelso, J. E. Colgate

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A new course for Northwestern University's engineering freshmen - Engineering Design and Communication or EDC - is noteworthy for its emphasis on the user-centered nature of design and its thorough integration of design and communication. Team-taught by faculty from two schools, EDC creates a new model for integrating core courses in engineering and liberal arts, combining content and pedagogy from two different fields, and building a new program and culture of design at the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10
Number of pages1
JournalASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - Dec 1 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 Annual ASEE Conference - Seattle, WA, USA
Duration: Jun 28 1998Jul 1 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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