ENGS 90: Engineering Design Methodology and Project Completion

This course is the second unit in the two-course team engineering design sequence ENGS 89/90. The objective of the course is to develop the students' professional abilities by providing a realistic project experience in engineering analysis, design, and development. Students continue with the design teams formed in ENGS 89 to complete their projects. Design teams are responsible for all aspects of their respective projects: science, innovation, analysis, experimentation, economic decisions and business operations, planning of projects, patents, and relationships with clients. Mid-term and final oral presentations and written reports are required. A faculty member is assigned to each design team to serve as consultant to the team's efforts.

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Eye Opener
Students Create Eye-Socket Implant
Reduced Gravity
Sterilizing Medical Equipment
Student Presentation
La Jolla Shores Storm Water Control
Design and Construction of Flight Data Recorder
Polar Robot Wheels
Infinite Rotation Bevel and Robotic Torch Head
Rwanda Pico-Hydro Generator
Electrawatch—Mechanical Coating Health Monitor Enclosure Redesign
Groundwater Arsenic Removal
Three-Wheeled Motorcycle
Solar Greenhouse


Arsenic Removal System: Students devised an inexpensive drinking water arsenic removal system for rural Nepal.

Fusing Medicine with Engineering: Alex Knapp '10, Jeff Spielberg '10, and Adam Strom '10 worked together on a full-featured blood pressure and atrial fibrillation detection system that is compatible with a telemedical health care setting for their final project. The device was conceptualized by Dr. Dan Carlin, founder of WorldClinic, who submitted a proposal to Thayer School's Bachelor of Engineering program. Dartmouth's President Kim was the first "patient" to test the device with the students.