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MDE

Experience the engineering profession.

Major Design Experience (MDE) provides ECE undergraduate students an “industry-like” experience that includes technical, business, and professional skill development; and a realistic first engineering team experience, at scale and in context, in a safe environment, to learn, grow, and thrive.

Engineering Students

 

REAL-WORLD
PROJECTS

Proposal process, design concept, detailed design, implementation, and test.

 

INDUSTRY-LIKE
EXPERIENCE

Industry-like experience emphasizing technical, project management, and personal development. 

 

PROFESSIONALISM

Important “real-life” skills such as teamwork, project management, communication, ethics, and engineering professionalism.

 

TEAMWORK

Students, working in teams, will complete a sizeable hardware, or hardware related software project.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Fall 2022 MDE Expo:
Wednesday, November 16 
The Inn at Virginia Tech
Spring 2023 MDE Expo:
Wednesday, April 19 
The Inn at Virginia Tech