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Introduction to Engineering and Design

Introduction to Engineering and Design

Get a first-hand introduction to basic concepts and practices common to engineering while developing a solid foundation for future study.

Program Focus

  • Hands-on projects and demonstrations
  • Communication skills, computer applications and the ethics of the engineering professions
  • Two credit hours of transfer credit for the course ENGR 100
  • Credit may be applied to the Illinois Tech engineering curriculum as a technical or general elective

Course completion does not guarantee admission to Illinois Tech. Credits may or may not transfer to other colleges and universities.

July 12–August 4, 2017, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m.–noon


$1,000 per student (a limited number of need-based scholarships are available)


Completion of one year of high school Physics and Algebra II.


Illinois Institute of Technology
Mies (Main) Campus Idea Shop
3440 South Dearborn Street, Chicago

The Idea Shop is a beautiful 13,000 sq. ft. learning center, with a state-of-the-art rapid-prototyping lab, collaborative teaming areas, formal classroom space, and more—located in University Technology Park, an incubator for growing high-tech companies doing innovative research and development.

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Why Take This Course?

For high school students considering careers in engineering, Introduction to Engineering and Design is the perfect way to test drive the rigors of studying engineering and explore professional career opportunities available after college graduation.

The short summer program also lets you experience what it's like to study and play on Mies (Main) Campus at Illinois Institute of Technology.

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More About Engineering and Design for High School Students

Introduction to Engineering and Design teaches students to apply scientific and engineering knowledge to real-life situations.

Students will:

  • Research a problem
  • Design a solution incorporating both scientific and engineering understanding
  • Construct a related project.

Problem solving sills, scientific inquiry, and the engineering design process are emphasized throughout the course. Students will be encouraged to explore multiple solutions to a single problem.

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