Credit Hours: 3
Course Fee: $0
Instructor(s): Tharp, Stephanie
Schedule: Wed 6:00p-9:00p
Description: Integrated Product Development is a cross-disciplinary experiential product design and development course in which cross-functional teams of art & design, business, engineering, and information students design and manufacture a consumer product; design and cost out its manufacturing process; place it in the context of a larger business proposal; and compete with their product against other student teams in an economic market competition. Permission of the instructor is required in order to take this course. On the first day of class the instructors specify the product market in which all teams will compete, and the constraints and guidelines that each team must adhere to. Instruction is via a combination of lectures and laboratory (hands-on) exercises. This is a 6‑credit course and requires a commensurate level of effort.
Frequency: This course is typically offered in both the fall and winter terms of every academic year, though scheduling may vary according to future term circumstances.