Oct 19, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog 
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ENGR& 104 - Introduction to Engineering and Design

5 credits

ENGL 095  and MATH 097  with a grade of “C” or better.

This course is an introduction to the engineering profession and design process. Topics include: disciplines and opportunities in engineering, engineering fundamentals (e. g. basic dimensional analysis), creativity in problem solving, building group skills, investigation of professionalism, ethical issues, and the historical impact of engineering on human societies. Course activities include writing assignments, individual and team design projects, oral presentations, and a portfolio project.

Theory Hours
5 theory hours.

AA Specified Elective
Satisfies the requirement for the AS-Track 2 degree or specified elective for the AA degree.

Course Outcomes
Students completing the course will have been instructed in how to do the following and will earn a course grade based on an evaluation of their ability to do the following:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of how advances in engineering design have shaped human societies
  • Give examples of how fundamentals of science and math are involved with design and creative problem solving
  • Solve problems involving basic dimensional analysis
  • Apply the engineering design process
  • Identify and modify strategies to improve teamwork and group performance
  • Develop interpersonal communication skills within a team setting
  • Understand how individual differences contribute to produce dynamic and creative solutions
  • Recognize and implement techniques to develop creativity in problem solving
  • Demonstrate appropriate forms of written, oral, and graphical communication
  • Understand professionalism and how that applies to responsibilities within the engineering profession
  • Use techniques to define problems, gather information, analyze data, design and implement solutions, and communicate the results
  • Prepare and update a professional portfolio demonstrating a working knowledge of the above outcomes

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