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Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering | Resources for Online Students

The Engineering Projects in Community Service program, known as EPICS, is a national award-winning social entrepreneurship program. Teams design, build and deploy systems to solve engineering-based problems for charities, schools and other not-for-profit organizations. Our students aren’t waiting to graduate to make a difference — they are tackling real-world problems today. Now online students can be a part of this amazing program!

EPICS Online: Objective

In order to provide ASU Online students within the Fulton Schools an opportunity to learn outside of traditional coursework in a multidisciplinary setting, the EPICS program is offering an online offering that will allow for 10 students to participate in two semesters of EPICS online. Online students will be able to work with their team, faculty and industry mentors virtually throughout the semester to build, design and deploy their engineering solutions for a local community partner.

How will it work?

Online EPICS will consist of 2 semesters of FSE 494. In the first course (Fall 2018), two teams of up to five students would work with a community partner local to the Tempe, Arizona, area to assess their needs, research the scope of the problem and propose engineering solutions. Weekly instructional material through video lectures would cover the basics of human-centered design and teams will work to complete assignments that require documentation for each phase of the design process. The second semester (Spring 2019) will focus on detailed design and delivery. It is expected that participants will work as a team to ultimately deliver a solution to the local community partner.

Learn more about the EPICS Online program.

Apply for the Fall 2018–Spring 2019 EPICS Online program.

Questions? Email EPICS Coordinator, Brittany Martin, at