IDEAS

Integrated Design, Engineering, and Applied Sciences

The broad and deep challenges of society demand nimble minds that incorporate skills from design, engineering, and applied science. The Integrated Design, Engineering, & Applied Science (IDEAS) program prepares students to succeed at the intersection of design, the arts, and engineering. Students develop foundational knowledge in design and engineering by working in collaborative groups on project-based studies.  The core courses of the IDEAS minor provide a basis in both the technical and aesthetic aspects of design.  These courses serve as the basis for more focused studies in a broad array of elective modules that span design and engineering disciplines

The IDEAS program is hosted and administerered by the College of Integrative Sciences.

Department News

New IDEAS Lab Offers State-of-the-Art Digital Fabrication Tools

New IDEAS Lab Offers State-of-the-Art Digital Fabrication Tools

Equipped with 3-D printers, water-jet and laser cutters, computer-operated milling machines, and high-tech drills, saws, and workstations, Wesleyan’s new IDEAS Lab is on the “cutting edge” of digital fabrication. This fall, the College of Integrative Sciences opened the adjoined classroom and makerspace in Room 40 of Exley Science Center. While it is currently used by…
The Next New Things: Presenting Final Projects in IDEAS 170

The Next New Things: Presenting Final Projects in IDEAS 170

In December, the students of IDEAS 170: Introduction to Design and Engineering presented inventions of their own design. These final group projects are possibly the next new life hacks everyone will crave: a projector that doesn’t rely on electricity (great for watching movies when the power is out), a chair that folds flat (packs easily…
Students “Hop” into Midterms with Design and Engineering Project Presentations

Students “Hop” into Midterms with Design and Engineering Project Presentations

Students who are enrolled in the fall semester Introduction to Design and Engineering course presented their midterm projects on Oct. 17 and 18. At the beginning of the semester, the students were given a box of materials and tasked with creating a “hopper”—an object that would spring into the air but only after a delay of…
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College of Integrative Sciences (CIS)

Digital Design Studio

Engineering Combined Degree Programs


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