Worksheet 2: Proposing an exact topic for Project Proposal
This worksheet prepares you to complete Phase 1 of the Project Proposal document.
Your objective is to document one focused engineering problem and three candidate solutions. In terms of the solutions, bear in mind that the purpose of the PP document is to propose an engineering project that will develop the ultimate solution. Therefore, you do not have to be completely certain that the solutions will be solve every aspect of the problem. However, the solutions proposed in your document must be credible, as evidenced by your research. The three solutions must also be technically comparable.
Describe the problem and candidate solutions with at least enough detail for another engineer to gain a general understanding.
Under research notes, describe your efforts to find enough good material that you can understand as well as any areas of uncertainty that require more research. List any relevant sources that you have referenced so far.
Your responses on this worksheet can likely be used in your document. So be as thorough as possible (cite sources, formulate good paragraphs, etc.). This could save you time later.
|Describe the engineering problem in a short, informal paragraph|
|Describe the significance of the problem
(Number of affected people, wasted resources, environmental impacts, performance losses, etc.)
|Describe at least three possible candidate solutions|