Design II is a three-credit hour course which builds on Design I, with students expected to take a more active role in solving their problem using the Design Process.  Classes of 25 students are divided into teams of 4-6 based upon interest in an external project, led by a professor who also serves as team manager.  In addition to applying the skills learned in EDNS151, students learn how to manage a client relationship, and incorporate more data analysis and predicative modeling (a complete list of Learning Outcomes can be found here).  

There is one variation of Design II, and students are encouraged to discuss with their adviser the one that will work best for their degree program.

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DemoSAT Launch: the goal of this project was to profile the radiation detected as a function of altitude and determine the rejection capabilities of regolith.


Although most Design II sections contain a variety of projects from many areas of engineering, certain sections focus on projects in geographic information systems (GIS).

This section is indicated by a specific title in Trailhead and is described below.


EDNS 261 -GIS (Geographic Information Systems)

This course incorporates semester-long instruction and practice in in ArcGIS, with projects involving the use of geospatial mapping and analysis in design solutions. A typical past project included mapping water sites in communities the Andes region against population, agriculture and industrial use, and topography to identify sites at risk for future pollution pressure.  Students considering Environmental Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, or Mining Engineering might discuss registering for this section with their adviser.

Department Specific Requirements

There are also several degree programs which specify a departmental version of The Practice of Design for their students. Students should consult their academic adviser for guidance on which version of EDNS251 is best for them.