Praxis is the first year design course for Engineering Science, aiming to challenge students to design a solution to a problem using proper engineering design tools and mindsets. The course includes a device teardown, which involves taking apart a household appliance to analyze the engineering design decisions that went into it, a team design project in response to an opportunity chosen and refined by the team, as well as several smaller assignments including a design portfolio.
Problem Solving, Group Work, Writing, Presentations.
Focus on getting the most out of the course you can, and not on the grades.
Make good team dynamics a priority - it makes the experience so much more pleasant.
Take advantage of studio time to get feedback from the TAs.
Start every assignment early, you will thank yourself later.