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ENG 491 SD - Interdisciplinary Design Proj

Spring 2021

Official Description

Disciplined, multi-department, team-structured project design experience with an overall (or major phase) end-of-term completion date. Projects involve design specification through a proposal, analyses of cost and other tradeoffs among alternative designs, design review, fabrication and assembly, functional and environmental testing, and demonstrations (as applicable). Reports and presentations at the end of each term. Individual engineering activities as well as team responsibilities. Course Information: 1 to 4 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. Senior standing required. May be repeated. Credit toward the degree is determined by the student's major department. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Section Description

Students will work as an interdisciplinary team to design a net-zero solar smart-home for the DoE Race to Zero design competition, including an innovative architectural design; efficient HVAC system; photovoltaic power generation; high-efficiency water systems; smart lighting, appliances and home automation; and construction and financial planning. Students will work directly with industry partners and participate in DoE green building training.

Related Faculty

Interdisciplinary Design ProjSD47381LEC3 -    Xinlei Wang