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Engineering  |  Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS)

Students who have participated in EPICS High or EPICS Community College Programs can transition into FSE 404 at Arizona State University. The processes are outlined below:

From the EPICS-High Program:

For students who have participated in a formal EPICS-High experience to be considered to skip 104 and jump straight into 404:

The project should:

    • Be a real project, not simulated nor a case study
    • Have community-partner interactions with a non-profit, educational or government organization, or other socially-focused business.
    • Should be an engineering or design challenge, not something with a pre-set solution
    • Will likely span longer than 1 semester, though this is not necessarily a requirement as long as the project is of a sufficient difficulty.  

The students will need to provide proof of the following through presentations, documentation, etc.

    • Customer interactions to develop requirements and criteria
    • Human-centered design process was followed
    • Design decisions were considered and made
    • Some level of prototype was made/build

The ASU EPICS team cannot guarantee that EPICS High students will be allowed to skip 104 unless they can provide documentation verifying proof of meeting all learning outcomes and upon recommendation from the EPICS High team. In general, meeting these expectations gives students the opportunity to be considered for our advanced class directly. Students who skip FSE104 will not receive credit for it for their degree program.

From the EPICS-Community College Program

For students with an EPICS community college experience to be considered to skip 104 and jump straight into 404:

The project should:

    • Be a real project, not simulated nor a case study
    • Have community-partner interactions with a non-profit, educational or government organization, or other socially-focused business.
    • Should be an engineering or design challenge, not something with a pre-set solution
    • Will likely span longer than 1 semester, though this is not necessarily a requirement as long as the project is of a sufficient difficulty.

The students will need to provide proof of the following through presentations, documentation, etc.

    • Customer interactions to develop requirements and criteria
    • Human-centered design process was followed
    • Design decisions were considered and made
    • Some level of prototype was made/build

The ASU EPICS team cannot guarantee that community college students will be allowed to skip 104 unless they have taken ECE103EP, but meeting these expectations gives students the opportunity to be considered for our advanced class directly.Students who skip FSE104 will not receive credit for it unless received as part of a transfer articulation agreement approved by the Board of Regents.