ENES 100 - Introduction to Engineering Design

3 Credits


Dally, J.W., et al. Introduction to Engineering Design: Engineering Skills and Over Sand Vehicle (OSV) Missions, Book 10 . Knoxville: College House Enterprises, 2014. ebook

Supplemental Materials: Arduino/CuteDuino Uno microcontroller with USB cable


Corequisite: MATH 140


  • Catalog Description: Students work as teams to design and build a product using computer software for word-processing, spreadsheet, CAD, and communication skills.
  • Requirement for all UMD engineering programs.


The student will understand the basic premises of the engineering experience through the planning, investigation, design, manufacturing, assembly and evaluation of a product, within the context of a team setting. The student will also learn basic science and engineering principles and their application to the project-at-hand.


  • Product design and development
  • Prototype fabrication and testing
  • Product design report and presentation
  • Evaluation of self and team performance
  • Teamwork and group dynamics

Learning Outcomes 

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • an ability to communicate effectively
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Class/Laboratory Schedule 

The University of Maryland follows the Maryland Higher Education Commission's policies on "contact hours;" specifically, one semester hour of credit will be awarded for a minimum of 15 hours, of 50 minutes each of actual class time, exclusive of registration, study days, and holidays.

Last Updated By 
Kevin Calabro, June 2017