Integrated Design, Engineering & Art (IDEA)

“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”
– Steve Jobs (Co-Founder of Apple, Inc.)

Design affects everything, from products to services to operations. So how do designers and engineers develop strong, effective design? By exploring, brainstorming, prototyping, and testing—and by revising their concepts based on feedback. Integrated Design, Engineering and Art (IDEA) is creating the next generation of designers and thought-leaders who will create solutions to the complex challenges facing industry, society and the planet.

In an interactive setting, IDEA emphasizes four cornerstones:

  • – Technical proficiency
  • – Ability to demonstrate ideas three dimensionally
  • – Comprehension of the design process
  • – Ability to present ideas and final designs to group

The program focuses on conceiving and designing products for the benefit of society using creativity, imagination and technical knowledge.

Freshman Year - Create 3D computer models using state-of-the-art drawing tablets.

Sophomore Year - Design and build a model car while learning advanced imaging software.

Junior Year - Construct and fly your own programmable unmanned aerial vehicle

Senior Year - Design and create an architectural model and presentation drawings for competition.