ENGR 1000 - Introduction to Engineering
Credit Hours: 3.00
An introduction to the engineering professions through lectures and guest speakers. This course emphasizes engineering research, covers work place expectations, academic preparation, computers in engineering and problem solving through teamwork.
Billable Contact Hours: 3
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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of this course, students will be aware of the various disciplines of engineering.
- You will describe work involved in several engineering disciplines.
- You will identify approximate pay in several engineering disciplines.
- You will examine the evolving global marketplace and how it influences the demand for engineers worldwide.
- You will describe career opportunities for engineers.
Upon completion of this course, students will identify the nature of engineering as a profession.
- You will identify the National Society of Professional Engineers’ Fundamental Cannons of Ethics.
- You will explain the National Society of Professional Engineers’ requirements for registration.
- You will collaborate with a team/group to identify typical engineering ethical dilemmas and provide a solution.
- You will illustrate how the profession of engineering has had positive influence on society throughout history.
- You will examine the more prominent challenges currently affecting the engineering profession.
Upon completion of this course, students will be aware of employer and workplace expectations in engineering.
- You will examine how the engineer utilizes the design process to support the completion of projects.
- You will explain how the engineer interacts with computer-based tools and software.
- You will categorize strategies and techniques that could be used to develop the skills necessary to meet employer expectations of newly graduated engineering students.
Upon completion of this course, students will be aware of the academic preparation needed in the various engineering disciplines.
- You will analyze and differentiate the engineering programs available at three universities.
- You will examine the availability to transfer courses from Macomb Community College to one of these universities.
- You will describe the semester by semester course requirements until completion of an engineering degree for one of the universities.
- You will describe strategies and techniques that could be employed to support the academic preparation required for successful completion of various engineering degrees.
- You will examine the benefit of internships, research activities and cooperative work experience as they relate to engineering as a field of study and a career.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to search out problems in a product and explore viable solutions.
- Given an existing household product, you will identify the operation and use of the product through methods of reverse engineering and brainstorming in a group setting.
- Given an existing household product, you will research similar products available on the market.
- Given an existing household product, you will collaborate with a team/group to identify and examine numerous possible product improvements.
- Given an existing household product, you will collaborate with a team/group to select a single feasible product improvement and present it to the instructor or class room for verification as a valid improvement.
COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Critical Thinking: YES
Information Literacy: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
- Introduction to and History of Engineering
- Engineering Majors
- Engineering Profession
- Global and International Engineering
- Future Challenges
- Succeeding in the Classroom
- Engineering Work Experience
- Problem Solving
- Graphics and Orthographic Projection
- Computer Tools
- Project Management
- Engineering Design
- Technical Communications
- Ethics and Engineering
- Strategies for Achieving Goals/Semester Wrap Up
Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088
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