PRINCE GEORGE'S COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Welcome to Introductory Engineering!
EGR 101 – Introductory Engineering
INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Scott D. Johnson, Associate Professor, Physical Sciences and Engineering
301-322-0420 (Engineering Department)
EMAIL ADDRESS: email@example.com
To facilitate e-mail communication with me, please include the following code: NM231 along with the course designation (EGR 101) in either the Subject or the First Line of any e-mails to me during the fall 2005 semester.
WEB PAGE: http://academic.pgcc.edu/~sjohnson
OFFICE HRS: MW 7-8pm, TTh 1:15-4:00pm, by appointment all other times
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. 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.
MAT 241 Complete or concurrent
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon successful completion of the course a student will be able to
Describe and apply the engineering design process to a simple design problem.
Demonstrate the ability to contribute to a team based design activity, including presentation of design review briefings, developing a simple project budget, measuring progress against the budget, and presenting design project results.
Use a CAD software (Keycreator, AutoCad, MicroStation, or similar product) to construct either a plane layout drawing or a three dimensional wire frame model of a physical object.
Sketch a system design of a laboratory showing sufficient details for presentation.
Read and interpret orthographic views of a three dimensional object.
Engineering Your Future: An Introduction to Engineering 4th Edition. Oakes, William, Leone, Les, and Gunn, Craig. Great Lakes Press (2004).
OTHER REQUIRED COURSE MATERIALS:
Handouts on material not covered in the required textbook to be distributed in class throughout the semester.
OUTSIDE CLASS REQUIREMENTS:
As with any class an amount of time at least equivalent to two times the credit hours is expected to be performed for homework and labs. Please allot sufficient time for homework.
Evaluation of student performance is to be based on:
A comprehensive final exam is to count between 1/5 and 1/3 of the semester grade.
The evaluation material for the remainder of the grade is at the instructor's discretion and may consist of quizzes, full period exams, take home exams, special projects, graded homework, etc.
HOW ASSIGNMENTS ARE TO BE SUBMITTED
Homework is due at the start of class (or before).
Laboratory work is to be submitted in appropriate binders follow any standard laboratory format (this will be reviewed in class).
Make-up homework, quizzes, and/or tests are up to the discretion of the teacher (excused absences only). No makeup will be possible for laboratory work, sufficient time should be available to recover if an absence is necessary.
New topics are to be covered each week and include but are not limited to the following subjects. This outline is subject to change.
Week 2 Historical case studies in Engineering
Week 3 Expectations in a laboratory setting
Week 4 Case study in engineering: What it takes to build a laboratory
Week 5 Case study in engineering: What it takes to build a laboratory
Week 6 Case study in engineering: What it takes to build a laboratory
Fundamentals of Engineering
Week 7 Units and a mathematics review
Week 8 Statics, dynamics, and optics
Week 9 Thermodynamics and materials
Week 10 Electrical circuits and computer science
Week 11 Introduction to MATLAB
Week 12 Project: Discussion and lab
Week 13 Project: Discussion and lab
Week 14 Project: Discussion and lab
Week 15 Project: Discussion and lab (Final Laboratory DUE)
Reading.assignments are as follows: every day read either the handouts or a chapter in the book.
Quizzes will all be unannounced so be prepared.
Tests will be announced a week before and will depend on our progress in the classroom.
The Blackboard Login Procedure Has Changed For ALL Students
HOW TO LOG IN TO BLACKBOARD (note these class does not use blackboard)
Blackboard is a web-based program that serves as the college’s online classroom. You will use Blackboard to communicate with your instructor, to see your course materials, to submit assignments and to discuss course ideas with your classmates.
To login to your Blackboard course, please follow these steps:
Go to the Prince George's Community College Blackboard web site which is located at http://pgcconline.blackboard.com. NOTE: There is no “www” in the Blackboard address.
ALL STUDENTS must use their myPGCC username and password to login to Blackboard. The Blackboard account login information has changed for students. You will not be able to login using your “old” Blackboard username and password
If you do not have a myPGCC account, you will need to create one:
Go to http://my.pgcc.edu to create a myPGCC account. You will use your myPGCC username and password to login to Blackboard.
If you already have a myPGCC account, reset your password, if necessary:
The first time you access Blackboard using your myPGCC account, you must change your myPGCC password to access Blackboard. When you change your myPGCC password, the Blackboard system is updated with the myPGCC account information.
Go to http://my.pgcc.edu to reset your myPGCC password. Blackboard will be updated 1-2 minutes after you reset your password.
Once you have your myPGCC account information, type it in the Blackboard login box at the http://pgcconline.blackboard.com. (Write down your account information so you can refer to it if you forget.)
If your login is successful, you will see the Blackboard “Welcome” screen. In the box labeled “My Courses”, you will see the course or a list of courses in which you are enrolled. Click on the course name to enter your Blackboard course.
Food and drink in limited quantities (snacks, not meals) are permitted in restricted areas (not near electronics) and will be revoked if proper cleanliness is found wanting.
Cell phones must be in vibrate mode and are only to be answered for emergencies (step outside please).
Common courtesy is to apply at all times.
Labor Day – College closed Saturday, September 3 - Monday, September 5
Last day to apply for fall graduation Thursday, September 15
Last day to change from "audit" to
"credit" or "credit" to "audit" Friday, September 30
College Enrichment Day - No classes Tuesday, October 25
Last day to withdraw from full-semester classes Tuesday, November 22
Thanksgiving break – No classes Wednesday, November 23 – Sunday, November 27
Final exam period/last week of classes Monday, December 12 – Sunday, December 18
DELAYED COLLEGE OPENINGS
When the college announces a delayed opening, all classes with at least 45 minutes of class time remaining at the time of the opening will be held. For example, in the event of a 10 a.m. opening, a 9:30-10:45 a.m. class will be held. This procedure applies to all credit classes.
Lab is in class CH-307 during class and after class during open hour lab periods
COLLEGE RESOURCES and SERVICES
Student Assessment Services Center (Testing Center)
Bladen Hall, Room 100 301-322-0090
Check the web site for hours and policies and procedures.
Mathematics Learning Center (π Shop)
Marlboro Hall, Room 3104
Walk-in unscheduled tutoring for Mathematics and mathematical software such as MATLAB.
Tutoring and Writing Centers (www.pgcc.edu/students/tutoring_writing_grammar)
Bladen Hall, Room 107 Stop by or call 301-322-0748 to make an appointment.
The Tutoring Center can help you in many courses with free one-on-one or group tutoring.
The Writing Center offers one-on-one tutoring for all students who are working on a writing assignment in any course.
Student Development Services 301-322-0886
Student Development Services has various programs that provide students with mentoring, advising and individual counseling. Call or check the website for more information.
Accokeek Hall General information: 301-322-0105
Circulation services: 301-322-0475
Reference services: 301-322-0476
The Library provides a range of library and media services.
Refer to the web site for hours and more information about the services.
Campus Bookstore (www.pgcc.edu/pgweb/pgdocs/bookstore.html)
Largo Student Center, Room 116 301-322-0912