CCOG for ENGR 100 Summer 2024

Course Number:
ENGR 100
Course Title:
Exploring Engineering
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Course Description

Focuses on engineering careers and what engineers do day-to-day. Presents various engineering disciplines and associated occupations. Designed to inform students of the attributes of a career in engineering and the academic preparation it requires. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Identify the major engineering disciplines.
  2. Describe the engineering functions associated with each discipline.
  3. Explain the variety of activities that engineers perform.
  4. Describe the role of the various members of an engineering team.
  5. Illustrate the difference between engineering and engineering technology from both an educational and occupational perspective.
  6. Determine if a career in engineering or engineering technology is desirable, and, if so, what discipline to pursue.
  7. Create a plan to achieve engineering educational goals.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Class discussions and assignments are used to assess stated outcomes.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

1. The Engineering Profession

1.1 What is Engineering
1.2 The Engineering Design Process
1.3 Case Study - Human-Powered Helicopter
1.4 Rewards and Opportunities of an Engineering Career
1.5 Engineering Past - Greatest Engineering Achievements of the 20th Century
1.6 Engineering Disciplines
1. 7 Engineering Job Functions
1.8 Employment Opportunities
1.9 Important Fields for the Future
1.10 Engineering as a Profession

2. Understanding the Teaching/Learning Process

2.1 What is Learning
2.2 How Do We Learn?
2.3 Metacognition: Key to Improve Your Learning Process

3. Broadening Your Education

3.1 Participation in Student Organization
3.2 Participation in Engineering Projects
3.3 Pre-Professional Employment
3.4 Giving Something Back

4. Orientation to the Engineering Education System

4.1 Organization of Engineering Education
4.2 The Role of Community Colleges in Engineering Education
4.3 The Engineering Education System
4.4 Academic Advising