This course introduces the student to the theory and practice of engineering.
The course has four main parts. Each part will cover important aspects
of engineering giving the student a full picture of the career they
are about to embark upon. The first part will help the student understand
what an engineer is and what type of work they would be expected to perform
in society. Included in this will be discussions of ethics
and group dynamics. The second part will deal with higher level engineering concepts. This will
be developed in an application area such as a research laboratory giving
students exposure to professional practices common in all engineering
disciplines. A number of professional papers will be reviewed leading
to a creation of a hypothetical laboratory emphasizing the interaction
common to all engineering disciplines.
The third part will cover fundamental aspects of engineering including
drawing, modeling, problem solving, design, and laboratory experimentation.
Basic computer skills will be developed using MATLAB,
Fortran, C, or similar high level computer language.
Finally a team project will constitute the fourth part. The
teams will be expected to develop a product using a number of
engineering and software skills.
Team work along with communication skills (oral, written, and graphical) are exercised throughout the course.
Corequisite: EGR 1140 completed or concurrent, MAT 2410 completed or concurrent, EGL 1010 completed or concurrent
Credits: 2 class/3 lab hrs. (3 credits)