New Engineering Course Explores Appropriate Technology for Developing Countries

Posted: April 13, 2015

ENGR 4193 Appropriate Technology for Developing Countries

This course is designed to provide applied knowledge of appropriate technology product development for people in developing countries. Commercializing products helps to ensure long-term sustainability, and this course will focus on such market driven solutions for community development. Students may enroll in this course for either 2 or 3 credit hours.

This course is being offered for the first time in Fall 2015 and enrollment is restricted to undergraduate students who have taken ENGR 1182 or ENGR 1282.  Students lacking these prerequisustes may also enroll with the permission of the instructor.  This exciting new course is also open to any graduate student interested in the subject matter.

The instructor for this course is Dr. Greg Bixler.  If you wish to learn more about this course, he can be contacted by e-mail or at his office located in the Engineering Education and Innovation Center (EEIC), Room 203, Hitchcock Hall.

ENGR 4193 (148740) will meet in 3011 Smith Lab on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 am until 10:20 am.  Students interested in this course should be advised that since this is a new course, it is not yet in the Course Catalog.  Undergraduate students are also advised to consult with their home Department to determine if this course will be accepted as a technical elective, an independent study, or as the first course in a capstone design course sequence. Graduate curricula are generally flexible, and this course number is high enough, so that this course will most certainly count toward your graduate degree.