What is the Preliminary Report?
The preliminary report is constructed towards the beginning of the design process to document the problem, possible solutions, and a few refined solutions to the design. The students are required to present the preliminary report in a clear and organized manner.
The following is a specific example of a preliminary report:
Why is the Preliminary Report Important?
The preliminary report is 20% of the project grade. It is also important because it forces the students to begin the design process, work through each step, and learn to document their progress through the design process.
In industry, preliminary reports are useful to document and report progress to management.