"The purpose of this course is to introduce junior level students to the requirements for the system design phase of the Engineering Projects 1 course and the hardware fabrication and software development phase of the Engineering Projects 2 course. This course is intended to assist students in making the transition from an academic environment to an engineering and business world environment. A primary focus of this course is the ABET Criteria including factors of economic, environmental, sustainability, manufacturability, ethical, health & safety, social, and political & legal considerations. In addition, a strong emphasis of this course is the professional criteria that engineers must consider in their future engineering assignments in industry. It is intended that students by the end of the term will have identified the project they would like to pursue in the Engineering Projects 1 course."