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Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 [Archived Catalog]

Design, Innovation, and Society Curriculum (Interdisciplinary, Engineering)

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First Year

Fall - Credits: 17

  • STSS 1962 - Design, Innovation, and Society Credit Hours: 4

Spring - Credits: 17

Second Year

Third Year

Summer Arch* - Credits: 18

*For students who have applied for and been granted an exception, the Summer Arch courses would be taken during the fall semester. For listing of the exception process go to:

Fall OR Spring - Credits: 16

  • ENGR 4960 - Design Studio VI Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 2 below)
  • STSH 4XXX - STS Advanced Option
    (See footnote 3 below)

Fourth Year

Fall - Credits: 14

  • STSS 4XXX - STS Advanced Option Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 3 below)


  1. These courses may be taken in any order.
  2. PDI Studio II and VI and General Manufacturing Processes satisfy the ME requirements for concentration electives.
  3. Candidate courses include STSS 4350, STSS 4250, STSS 4310, STSS 4560, STSS 4650, and STSS 4960.
  4. The STS Senior Project can be combined with the PDI Capstone Design Studio VII to make a seven-credit capstone project. Coordination should be done with the DIS adviser.

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