Engineering systems are, in many ways, the backbone of our society. Every product and device you use relies upon engineering systems: the product itself; the transportation, communications and service infrastructure used to manufacture the product, deliver it and sustain it; and the process by which it was designed, produced and supported. Every building, bridge and highway that forms the infrastructure of a community, as well as the energy, water and communications systems that give it life, relies upon skilled application of engineering systems.
As a student in this broad field, you will become adept at computer-aided design (CAD) software, rapid prototyping facilities and equipment such as computer numerical control (CNC) milling and injection-molding machines. Your work in this area may focus on product design and prototype development, or you may be more interested in working on the systems that make manufacturing and construction possible. Regardless of your specific focus, you'll invent, design and bring to life new processes, better systems and innovative products and structures.
Student projects and interests may focus on these topics:
Lehigh research endeavors in this area cut across 12 orders of magnitude—from the design of massive skyscrapers and bridges, to the manufacturing systems for nano-sized devices intended for various medical or communications uses. Students in this area use facilities such as these to advance their understanding of their chosen pursuits:
Engineers in the broad area of Design/Manufacturing invent, design and bring to life new processes, better systems, and innovative products and structures. Prototype development, manufacturing and construction processes, and systems design are important aspects of this field.
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