Idea: Implementing design throughout the curriculum at northwestern

Ed Colgate*, Ann Mckenna, Bruce E Ankenman

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This paper introduces IDEA - the Institute for Design Engineering and Applications. IDEA brings together a number of Northwestern University's existing undergraduate and graduate programs in engineering design and introduces two new programs: 1) a Certificate in Engineering Design that may be earned by any engineering undergraduate; and 2) a Bachelor's in Manufacturing and Design Engineering. We review a number of our guiding philosophies and give an overview of the two new programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)405-411
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Engineering Education
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 12 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Engineering(all)

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