Industrial Engineering Enhanced Design Programs

 

Program for Enhanced Design Experience (PEDE)

The Program for Enhanced Design Experience (PEDE) is a two-semester design sequence that is closely tied to actual industrial design projects.  All PEDE projects have an industrial sponsor and are guided by a lead engineer from industry and a faculty adviser from the home department, usually with the assistance of a dedicated teaching assistant. The admission process for PEDE takes place during the Spring semester.  Students apply on ICON by clicking on Mechanical and Industrial Senior Design Sign-up under Ongoing semester (you will need to click on the "semester" drop-down list and change the current selection, "Spring 2013 to Ongoing"). To sign up, go to the Dropbox and upload your resume to "Request for Resume" and then go to Surveys to complete the survey form. PEDE is required by the Mechanical Engineering Design EFA.

Virtual International Project Team (VIPT)

Over the past decade, engineering has become a more global profession.  The College of Engineering at the University of Iowa (UI) is partnering with the Universite of Provence (UP) in Marseille, France to provide an international project experience for undergraduate engineering students called Virtual International Project Teams (VIPT).

The VIPT program involves substantial interaction between students from the two universities on a collaborative project that lasts for two semesters (typically in the senior year).  Students who are selected for the VIPT program cannot participate in the PEDE program. 

The admission process for PEDE and VIPT takes place during the Spring semester.  Students apply on ICON by clicking on 2014-2015 Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Sr Design Application Portal under Ongoing semester (you will need to click on the "semester" drop-down list and change the current selection, "Spring 2014 to Ongoing").

To apply:
go to the Dropbox and upload your resume to "Request for Resume"
and then go to Surveys to complete the survey form.