This Winter 2018, Engineering Education will offer "Introductory Industry Design Experience", a course taught by associate professor of practice, Dr. Wm. Michael Butler, who currently teaches the second semester sequence in "Foundations of Engineering" to first-year engineering students.
The course, which is open to all Virginia Tech undergraduate students, will cover various topics on the subject by introducing students to the industrial work environment. Students will receive a short concentrated engineering design experience working with our industrial partners using their industry tools. Our partner companies include Volvo Trucks, one of the largest truck brands in the world and Eastman Chemical Company, a global advanced materials and specialty additives company.
The course culminates into an onsite plan visit and design review with one of our partner companies. This will allow for networking opportunites for enrolled students, which could lead into possible internships, co-ops, or first job experiences.
This 3 credit winter session course will be blended, which is just as it sounds. Classes are a combination of online and in-person elements. The first week of class will be online, while the second and third week will be on campus.
ENGE 2984: Introductory Industry Design Experience will start on December 26, 2017 and end on January 12, 2018. This class may fill up quickly, so remember to register soon. Students may register for up to 6 credits during Winter Session.