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About MDE

Course Objective: Provide students an “industry-like” experience that includes technical, business, and professional skill development.

About the Major Design Experience

Learning Objectives

 
  1. Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. Apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. Communicate effectively with a range of audiences. Review and revise written and oral communication with peer and instructor critique.
  4. Recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. Function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. Acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
Fall 2022 MDE Expo:
Wednesday, November 16 
The Inn at Virginia Tech
Spring 2023 MDE Expo:
Wednesday, April 19 
The Inn at Virginia Tech
Ready to sponsor a team?
Fill out the MDE Project Request Form.
Check out the MDE Handbook.