Catalog 2016-2017 
    
    May 26, 2018  
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENGR 110 Introduction to Engineering I: Modeling and Analysis

5 credits
A project-based introduction to engineering analysis, problem solving, and mathematical modeling. Working in teams, students will complete a series of hands-on projects designed to emphasize a systematic, analytical problem solving approach and explore the engineering disciplines at a technical level. Topics include: introductory engineering concepts; engineering for sustainability; teamwork skills; the application of mathematics, physics, and chemistry in engineering; unit systems; and an introduction to spreadsheet applications.

Prerequisites: ENGR 100 MATH& 151 , and PHYS& 221  

Corequisites: MATH& 152  and PHYS& 222  

Quarters Offered: Winter

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Use estimation to make order of magnitude calculations in the absence of data
  • Properly apply the rules for handling significant figures in arithmetic
  • Perform dimensional and unit analysis
  • Manipulate formulas to perform sensitivity analysis of systems in one or more variables
  • Prepare and interpret graphs following accepted standards in engineering and science
  • Perform introductory spreadsheet calculations such as cell-reference equations, descriptive statistics, and graphing
  • Demonstrate application of engineering problem solving processes
  • Describe elements of the engineering design process
  • Participate in developing functional project teams
  • Communicate technical information in a clear, concise, and accurate fashion through both written and oral presentation
  • Produce effective visual aids for oral presentations