EPICS is a service-learning design program in which teams of students partner with NGOs, local and global community organizations and design, build, and deploy real systems to solve engineering-based problems for local community service and education organizations. SREC is offering EPICS as an open elective since 2013. The institution has Memorandum of Understanding with IUCEE and Purdue University for EPICS programme.

EPICS is an activity course in which teams of students from across campus work together on long-term projects that benefit the community. Project work centers on the engineering, technology, and computing needs of a community partner, and interdisciplinary team interaction is an integral element for project success. Teams are composed of first year students through seniors from any disciplines.

EPICS is divided into 5 modules:

Problem identification:

Specification development:

Conceptual design:

Detailed design:

Product delivery:

Discipline Knowledge: ability to apply material from their discipline to the design of community-based projects

Design Process: an understanding of design as a start-to-finish process

Customer Awareness: an awareness of the customer

Teamwork: an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams and an appreciation for the contributions from individuals from multiple disciplines

Communication: an ability to communicate effectively both orally and written with widely-varying backgrounds

Social Context: an appreciation of the role that their discipline can play in social contexts

MD. Mujahid Irfan

Coordinator, EPICS Programme

mujahid.irfan1@gmail.com