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Goss Scholars Curriculum

Track 1

This track introduces students to the engineering profession using physics-based, multidisciplinary, societally relevant content. Students develop engineering approaches to systems, generate and explore creative and innovative ideas, and use of computational methods to support design decisions. Design challenges and projects will explore a wide range of natural phenomena experimentally and computationally (utilizing Matlab and Python) and engage students in innovative thinking across the engineering disciplines at Purdue. Students experience the process of design and analysis in engineering including how to work effectively in teams of 4 all semester long. Students also develop skills in project management, engineering fundamentals, oral and graphical communication, logical thinking, and modern engineering tools. The completion of this track satisfies the first-year engineering sequence as well as the FYE physics requirement. 

ENGR 16100- Honors Introduction to Innovation and the Physical Sciences  of Engineering Design 1 (4 credits - Fall Semester)

ENGR 16200- Honors Introduction to Innovation and the Physical Sciences of Engineering Design 2 (4 credits - Spring Semester)

Track 2

This track introduces students to the engineering profession through a vertical project track under which students work in multidisciplinary teams on long-term engineering-based design projects. This is a hands-on option where students will learn to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems arising from this engineering design experience by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics. Students will create a product that meets the specified needs of this engineering design experience with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors. This track is a good option for students who want to use credit they have earned for AP Physics C or the equivalent. 

ENGR 13300- Transforming Ideas to Innovation (2 credits - Fall Semester)

ENGR 17911- First Year Participation in Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) I (1 credit - Fall Semester)

ENGR 27912- First Year Participation in Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) II (1 credit - Spring Semester)