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UW Youth & Teen Programs

Introduction to Engineering Design & Process

Explore the engineering design process in this project-based course. Through lectures and open-ended design problems, you’ll learn about the design process, teamwork, engineering specialties and tools, creative and analytical thinking, and engineering professionalism. We’ll cover concepts such as basic electrical wiring, digital logic, and sensors and actuators. During the second week, you’ll work on a culminating project in robotics, with the last day reserved for an open house and presentations to family and friends.

What You'll Learn

  • The design process, industry vocabulary, and abstract-thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Additional skills associated with design, including teamwork, communication and computing
  • The roles that math, science and engineering analysis play in design
  • How to use a variety of tools and materials
  • How to create design presentation materials and documents

Who Should Register 

This course is for incoming 10th to 12th graders. You should have a fundamental understanding of basic math concepts and be comfortable with hands-on projects. You should also have familiarity with basic computer operations and programs, as some aspects of the course may involve digital tools or software applications for design and communication purposes.


Wei-Chih Wang

More Information

This in-person course is taught on the UW Seattle campus

See the Policies page for details about registration, refunds, waitlists and more.


Jul 15–Jul 26, 2024

9 a.m.–3 p.m.
UW Seattle
Refund Deadline
Jun 3, 2024