Welcome to the Colorado School of Mines EPICS Program

Design EPICS I (EPICS 151) and Design EPICS II (EPICS 251 or 252) are one-semester, three-credit design courses that are required for all CSM undergraduates. The centerpiece of both courses is an open-ended design problem that students must solve as part of a team effort. This provides the practice that students need to become more skilled in the process of engineering design as it is practiced in the engineering workplace.

Both EPICS courses aim to build students' confidence in applying fundamental engineering and design concepts in order to solve open-ended problems.


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Introduces a design process that includes open-ended problem solving and teamwork integrated with the use of computer software as a tool to solve engineering problems. The course emphasizes written technical communications and introduces the importance of effective oral presentations.

EPICS 251/252

Builds on the design process, continuing with open-ended problem solving and also integrating teamwork and communications with the use of specific computer software tools to solve engineering problems. This course emphasizes oral presentation skills and builds on basic written communications skills introduced in EPICS 151.


EPICS Workshop

The EPICS Program at Mines also offers a general workshop that is open to students for the purpose of rough prototype creation and collaboration. Students may use the shop during the shop supervision hours posted below, or may request special permission to use the shop during off-hours. Undergraduate students are never permitted to use the shop without a shop supervisor present, however graduate students may use the shop unsupervised under the condition that there are at least two students in the shop at all times.



For the most recent schedule, please visit the Workshop Hours page.


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