Final ProjectThe last two semesters of the IPD studio sequence consist of the IPD Final Project. Students are given the opportunity to work on design problems that follow their passion or to work on a real world problem provided by our partners in academia, industry, or the non-profit world.
An integrated process The Final Project enables students to put the skills that they have developed in engineering, design arts and business into practice, following the process from initial opportunity identification into the development of a working product with a complementary business plan.
Collaborative projects Interdisciplinary group work is encouraged on final projects. Working in teams offers students the opportunity to collaborate across skill sets and learn from teammates from different disciplines. Final Projects provide students with ample opportunity to learn leadership and collaboration skills that are invaluable in today's workplace.
Ongoing feedback In keeping with the nature of this unique major, students aim to have a committee of advisors that includes three different disciplines. In addition, a collaborative network of academics and practitioners regularly critique students work and offer constructive coaching.