Engineering Projects in Community Service

What is EPICS?

EPICS is an interdisciplinary, inquiry-based course in which engineering students will apply their engineering skills towards solving problems in our community, benefiting the people around us.

In this course, students will use the basic engineering principles and process to deliver a design for a real-world project of value to the Community Partner.

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EPICS Course Offerings

ENGR 270 / 470 Engineering Projects In Community Service (1-3 credit hours)

  • ENGR 270 is appropriate for freshman and sophomore engineering students who are encouraged to register for one (1) credit hour. Students interested to register for 2 or 3 credit hours should discuss this with the course instructor.
  • ENGR 470 is appropriate for junior and senior students. Students taking this course for the first time are encouraged to sign for one (1) credit hour or receive instructor approval. Returning students can register for two (2) or three (3) credit hours.             

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EPICS is offered each semester and students are encouraged to participate for multiple semesters. Students should discuss with their academic advisors how course credit for EPICS can be used towards their degree.


Past Projects


EPICS was established at Purdue University

For more information on EPICS, please contact Magda Lagoudas at