The Computer Aided Product Realization multidisciplinary design course, GE 402, has been offered since 2008. The course curriculum includes reverse engineering, upfront analysis, visualization, and collaborative design. The first half of the semester is devoted to familiarize students with various digital prototyping tools, hardware or software, then the rest of the semester is spent on applying these techniques to solve real life engineering design problems in a team composing of students from different disciplines.

Effective collaboration across these discipline areas is essential for the development of the better products, services and experiences on which our future will depend. These courses are part of a broader transformation of engineering education at the University of Illinois through radical curriculum change aimed at better addressing the needs of engineering education going forward.

The course requires students to undertake a design project which is worth 50% of the final grade. Students complete the project typically in a team of 3-5 students.

Past Projects

Fall 2017

Fall 2016

Fall 2015