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An essential part of engineering is engineering design. Today we’ll see how design synthesis helps you put together the components of a process and decide what techniques are needed to solve your problem. We’ll explain the need test things on a smaller scale before ramping up to full production, and how to continually incorporate feedback from design flaws to improve your designs.

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Louis Pasteur once said that fortune favours the prepared mind and I think, many engineers would agree!

Tackling big challenges in engineering requires having a good overview over different fields. We've covered many of them throughout this series and each gives you different tools for considering a problem.

But you also need a way to put all that knowledge together to come up with a plan. Engineering Design will help you do just that.

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[crash course theme playing] Pasteurs' work focused on disease prevention and a huge part of that is having clean, drinkable water. Unfortunately, many people around the world still don't have access to save water and the US National Academy of Engineering has made increasing that access one of its grand challenges of the 21st century.