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Propose A DTC Project

First-year engineering students work on projects submitted by individuals, companies, and community organizations while enrolled Design Thinking and Communication (DTC), a required introductory course.

DTC project proposals are collected on a rolling basis. Projects are periodically reviewed for suitability and typically offered within the next available academic term.

Complete the online form below to submit a DTC project proposal. 

DTC Project Examples

During fall and winter quarters, first-year students enrolled in DTC work on projects that make a positive social impact, with a special focus on projects for people with disabilities.

In the spring quarter, first-year students enrolled in DTC work with businesses, non-profits, and individual entrepreneurs to explore engineering solutions to everyday challenges.

Previous DTC Projects

Browse past DTC projects

DTC Project Consideration

We will consider any proposal that is user-centered, solution-independent, and feasible for first-year engineering students to complete within two months. Not all proposals are suitable for first-year students, including those that:

Project proposals for DTC will be reviewed for suitability and offered within the next available academic term.

DTC Proposal Information

When you submit the DTC project proposal form (below), be sure to identify:

If your proposal is accepted, you will given a hard copy of the student and client understandings form (PDF)  to sign and return. Please review this document prior to submitting a project proposal so that you have a clear understanding of what is expected.

DTC Project Proposal Form

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