The Engineering Process at TWI

The engineering process is a set of steps engineers follow to solve any issue. This process includes identifying the goal and determining the constraints, then designing and building, as well as testing. This is a critical part of every project at TWI. It allows us to ensure that our projects comply with high performance and safety requirements. This the engineering design process is particularly important for New York City projects as they must meet strict requirements.

In this phase, students research the issue to gain a better understanding of the issue and gather data. It’s an open-ended, centered on the student approach that shifts the classroom away from traditional science instruction.

Students brainstorm ideas for solving the problem. This can be accomplished using software, whiteboard writing, or discussions. Some ideas might not work, but that’s ok because it allows them to test different ideas and discover an alternative.

After reviewing the results of their research and brainstorming, the team chooses a solution to develop and build. This could be printed on paper, using CAD software, or even through a prototype that could be physical or virtual. This is a fantastic step for students, as they can create an actual prototype to let them test their solutions.

This is where engineers have to be aware because they are bound by constraints like time cost, tools and resources. Engineers also have to be aware that their solutions must be secure and efficient so that they can be utilized in the real world.