The Engineering Process at TWI

The engineering process is a series of steps used by engineers to solve problems. This includes identifying the goal and determining the constraints, then designing, building and testing. This is an integral aspect of every project we undertake at TWI. It helps us ensure that our projects meet high-performance and safety standards. This is especially important for New York City project as they must meet stringent specifications.

In this phase, students study the issue to gain a better understanding of the challenge and gather data. It’s a flexible, student-centered approach that shifts the classroom away from the traditional science curriculum.

Students brainstorm ideas for solving the problem. This is done by having discussions and writing on a whiteboard or by using software. It’s okay if certain ideas don’t work. They can try other methods and experiment with them.

After studying the findings of their research and brainstorming, the team decides on a create and build. This can be done on paper or with CAD software via a physical or virtual prototype. This is a great option for students since they can build an actual prototype to let them test their ideas.

This is where the rubber meets the road for engineers, as they must remain within the limits which are imposed on them like cost, time tools, resources, and more. Engineers should also keep in mind their solutions need to be secure and efficient to be effective in real-world situations.

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