McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University

Engineering First ® Program

The Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

The Engineering First® program is an innovative first-year curriculum for McCormick undergraduates. The program gives Northwestern engineering students the fundamentals of a successful engineering education, and lets them experience more real engineering early in their undergraduate careers.

The program is composed of two integrated sequences: Engineering Analysis and Design Thinking and Communication (formerly Engineering Design and Communication).

We invite you to learn more about Engineering First: Get to know its history, read an overview of the coursework students undertake, learn more about how the MATLAB environment is put to use in the program, and see what students experience in Design Thinking and Communication, a foundational element of the program.


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