Interdisciplinary Design: Challenges and Rewards


A new capstone design course has been created for seniors in Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Detroit Mercy. Architecture and Civil Engineering students work together on interdisciplinary projects. The most recent project was a redevelopment plan for an urban Detroit neighborhood and a land bridge design. The projects are initiated by local community groups who need feasibility studies of proposed projects. The community groups assume the roll of the client in the engineering design.