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Introduction to Engineering and Design

Eight Sections Available to Choose From:

Course DatesWeeksMeeting TimesStatusInstructor(s)CRNRegistration
June 18, 2018 - June 22, 20181M-F 8:30A-11:20AOpenHarry Cramer
June 25, 2018 - June 29, 20181M-F 8:30A-11:20AOpenHarry Cramer
July 09, 2018 - July 13, 20181M-F 3:30P-6:20POpenSoheil Hashemi
July 09, 2018 - July 13, 20181M-F 8:30A-11:20AOpenSoheil Hashemi
July 16, 2018 - July 20, 20181M-F 8:30A-11:20AOpenRachel Odessey
July 16, 2018 - July 20, 20181M-F 3:30P-6:20POpenShuai Xie
July 23, 2018 - July 27, 20181M-F 12:15P-3:05POpenKaren Haberstroh
July 30, 2018 - August 03, 20181M-F 8:30A-11:20AOpenDaren Liu

Course Description

Are you considering a career in engineering? Are you fascinated by what engineers do? In this course, students will gain an understanding of the fundamentals of the engineering design process, an appreciation of the far reaching impacts of engineering, a grasp of the various fields of engineering, and a better understanding of the profile of an engineer, including the typical training of an engineer and valuable soft skills.

A major focus of this class will be on the engineering design process, including defining the problem, identifying criteria for success, discussing potential ethical issues, brainstorming conceptual designs, and formulating the detailed (final) design. Students will work in teams on a design problem, and in the process will experience the engineering design approach, as well as learn the importance of managing the design process and communicating design outcomes. Finally, students will be able to make engineering choices for their own futures based on guest speakers, panel discussions, and lab tours in various engineering fields.

By the end of this class, students will:

  1. Understand how to apply the engineering design process;
  2. Have constructed a prototype to solve an engineering problem;
  3. Have explored multiple fields of engineering; and
  4. Have formulated a plan for starting a college career in engineering.

Prerequisites: There are no pre-requisites to this class, although math through algebra would be very helpful.