Design Capstone (BLE 495.6)

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In the first part of the course (Term 1), design is presented as both art and science, where solutions are developed using creative design processes that include analysis, synthesis and iterative decision making. Students explicitly define design problems, goals, objectives and constraints, complete an information search, and propose a plan for the analysis and specification of the design solution. A presentation of the design problem and the proposed approach to the design solution will be presented in a seminar to the department. The second part of the course (Term 2) is self-directed. Students perform the analysis associated with the design problem and are able to specify a design solution at the end of the course including an economic analysis. Students must submit a comprehensive report, describing the design solution. The final design solution is also presented to the faculty and staff of the department in the form of poster and oral presentations.


ABE 395


RCM 300

Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s)

BLE 422 and 6 credit units from BLE 400 - 499.


Students with credit for ABE 395 will not receive credit for this course.

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