Basic Warp Design was a required engineering course at Starfleet Academy by the 24th century.

The course included such details as the construction of an intermix chamber. In 2063, Zefram Cochrane was surprised to hear from Geordi La Forge that Basic Warp Design would be a required course at the Academy by the 24th century, and that his name was also the title of the first chapter. (Star Trek: First Contact)