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How To Enroll

Students should talk to their advisors about how EPICS fits into their plan of study, before registering.

EPICS can support your choice of minors, specifically minors in Sustainable Engineering or Global Engineering.  Please see the coordinator for the minor to discuss this option.

First time participants on an EPICS project should enroll for one credit hour of Community Design Projects I.  Freshmen and Sophomores may enroll in GE 283L or IS283L and Juniors and Seniors should enroll in GE483L or IS483L

Students may continue with their participation on EPICS projects by enrolling variable credits in Community Design Projects II at the 200 or 400 level (GE/IS 284L or GE/IS484L).  Community Design Projects II may be taken for multiple semesters to allow students to continue their involvement on a project or begin involvement on a different EPICS team.

Student teams will be multi-disciplinary and combine students from freshman to seniors to allow teams to draw from a wide range of experience and experience when developing solutions with community partners.

Courses       

GE/IS 283L Community Design Projects I Lab is an introductory course for Freshmen and Sophomores interested in real-life design projects with Community partners. The service-learning, team-based design course brings together students from multiple disciplines and multiple grade levels to work together on long-term projects that benefit the community.  The curriculum of Community Design Projects I focuses on developing teaming skills and applying human-centered design principles.  Student involvement over multiple semesters is encouraged. After completing GE/IS 283L, freshman and sophomore students may continue involvement by registering in GE/IS 284L.  Junior and Senior students may continue involvement by registering for GE/IS 484L.

GE/IS 483L Community Design Projects I Lab is an introductory course for Juniors and Seniors interested in real-life design projects with Community partners. The service-learning, team-based design course brings together students from multiple disciplines and multiple grade levels to work together on long-term projects that benefit the community.  The curriculum of Community Design Projects I focuses on developing teaming skills and applying human-centered design principles. Student involvement is encouraged over multiple semesters is encouraged. After completing GE/IS 483L, students may continue involvement by registering for GE/IS 484L.

GE/IS 284L Community Design Projects II Lab is continuation of GE/IS 283L for Freshman and Sophomore students interested in continued participation in real-life design projects with Community partners. The curriculum of Community Design Projects II focuses on developing teaming skills and applying human-centered design principles with additional course modules in topics such as leadership, community partnership and cultural competency. Students who have completed GE/IS 283L and GE/IS 284L that are interested in continuing their involvement on team projects may enroll in GE/IS 484L for one or more semesters.  
Prerequisite: GE/IS 283L   

GE/IS 484L Community Design Projects II Lab is continuation of GE/IS 283L or GE/IS 483L for Junior and Senior students interested continued participation in real-life design projects with Community partners. The curriculum of Community Design Projects II focuses on developing teaming skills and applying human-centered design principles with additional course modules in topics such as leadership, community partnership and cultural competency. Students who have completed GE/IS 283L, GE/IS 284L and/or GE/IS 484L that are interested in continuing their involvement on team projects may enroll in GE/IS 484L for one or more semesters.
Prerequisite: GE/IS 283L or GE/IS 483L 



What Students Gain Through EPICS:

  • Design experience in real-world projects
  • Teamwork & communication skills
  • Project planning & leadership experience
  • Increased customer-service awareness
  • Understanding of ethical, economic and legal issues
  • Community involvement
  • Real-world experience to discuss at job interviews
  • The opportunity to make a real difference!