Course Abstract Details

ENGR-100, Introduction to Engineering

Credits: 3

Course Description

ENGR-100, Introduction to Engineering: Professional, Social and Ethical Dimensions, is an introduction to the engineering profession. Students explore the process and collaborative nature of engineering, the theories and practice associated with creativity, critical thinking, and constructive interpersonal working relationships, the engineer's role in society, and the impact of technology on society. The engineering design process, from recognition of a specific need to final production of a product, is introduced. Emphasis is placed on foundational theories for productively working in a team and for effective communication with technical and non-technical audiences. Students work in project teams to realize solutions to specific needs, providing opportunities for development of these personal skills and for learning how to create the technical documentation necessary to represent and communicate their solutions. Prerequisite: exemption/completion with a C grade or better in READ 099 and in either MATH 130 or MATH 129. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. DIVERSITY/WORLD VIEW. GENERAL EDUCATION. Offered Fall term only.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

MAJOR COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

1. Explain the engineering design process and the elements which comprise it, including recognition of a need, problem specification, conceptualization and design, modeling/simulation, test, redesign, and production. (PG-3)(GE-2)

2. Explain and apply foundational theories that contribute to effective work with other individuals and as a member of a project team. (PG-3,4)(GE-1,2,7)

3. Explain the role of the engineer in society and the professional and ethical obligations of the engineer. (PG-5)(GE-7)

4. Draw on diverse viewpoints to make informed choices about potential impacts on society (locally and globally) resulting from the development and use of engineering technology. (PG-4,5) (GE-2,6,7)

5. Successfully complete a design project applying engineering design concepts and effective interpersonal skills. (PG-3,4)(GE-2,4,5,7)

6. Utilize basic computer-aided engineering tools in the design process to document and communicate the technical aspects of product development. (PG-3,4) (GE-4)

7. Utilize both oral and written means of communication to effectively present critical analyses based on research. (PG-4)(GE-1)

Dally, J. W. Introduction to Engineering Design Book 6: Projects and Success Skills. College House Enterprises, 2001. [ISBN-10: 0-9700675-2-6]
Any course material needed in addition to the required text will be provided.

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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