Study of current design and engineering topics by means of guest speakers, video teleconferences, field trips, Internet exchanges, and other multi-media methods. Emphasis on intellectual property (IP) rights, including patent, trademark and copyright law as it relates to the field of product design. Participation in local student chapters of professional societies will be encouraged. External associate/professional-level CAD software certification will be encouraged. Course work includes developing presentations, journals, and technical reports on topics covered in the course. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): DSG421. (Writing Enriched) Spring Only.