Before you get to class, it would behoove you to read The Robot Company Work Breakdown Schedule. There really is no other course in the curriculum like 400D. Just as the subtitle says, it is “The Robot Company”–not a course on how to build a robot. Though everyone should know how to do that by the end of the semester. This is the only course that I know of that even comes close to preparing engineers for actual workplace politics and responsibilities. Be warned, and be excited.