Information for Students
View the onboarding documentation guidelines.
Student outcomes in the first semester are below; students will:
- Familiarize themselves with their chosen project and acquire enough background information to present/communicate their knowledge
- Gain basic skills in prototyping and engineering design
- Make some meaningful contributions to the overall project (with guidance from instructors)
Student outcomes in the second semester are below; students will:
- Master the foundations within the discipline and be able to communicate that mastery orally or in writing to the instructor/other students
- Pursue needed knowledge/skills
- Make several meaningful contributions to the overall project
- Assume some technical/leadership responsibilities
Student outcomes in the third semester are below; students will:
- Demonstate mastery of the foundations of the disciplines required for their project, demonstrated by their written work or oral presentations
- Acquire deeper knowledge/skills than they had in previous semesters (i.e. can teach those skills to others)
- Make significant contributions to the overall project
- Assume significant technical/leadership responsibilities
Student outcomes in the fourth semester are below; students will:
- Provide leadership in their technical area
- Manage their teammates and their contributions
- Take responsibility for meeting deadlines and moving the project forward
|Key purposes for VIP notebooks:||
|At its most basic level a notebook should show:||
|Each week students should take time to:||
Students may also use their notebooks to take notes at team and sub-team meetings, record ideas as they arise, make sketches and diagrams, and so on.
Source of the table above.
View a sample notebook.
- Wiki, Github, website, other repositories
- Indesign, labarchives
Team Coordination and Communication Platforms
- miro, Monday, Slack, Teams, Trello, MeWe
- All VIP teams are listed as different sections of
- VIP 381X: students taking it for the first time
- VIP 382X: students taking it for the second time
- VIP 383X: students taking it for the third time
- VIP 384X: students taking it for the fourth time
- VIP 385X: students taking it for the fifth time
- VIP 386X: students taking it for the sixth time
- VIP 481X: students taking graduate level for the first time
- VIP 482X: students taking graduate level for the second time
- VIP 483X: students taking graduate level for the third time
- Each team is designated by a section letter and course code.
- VIP courses are open to all Cooper Students from any school.
- Each course counts as 1 credit.
Students must be pursuing their undergraduate/graduate degree to enroll in VIP for credit. Enrollment is based on a rolling application process with a decision made before the beginning of each semester.
Graduate level: Junior standing, permission of instructor, 2 semester of prior VIP course work, Cap number no more than 3 credits total.