MW 100 - 150 pm
An introduction to engineering as a career. The major fields of engineering and the typical responsibilities of an engineer are introduced through the use of guest speakers and field trips. Development of skills in teamwork, problem solving, and basic computer applications as related to engineering.
Knowing the Mesopotamian, the Egyptian, the Greeks, and the Roman civilization be able to cite three of their major contributions to engineering (Hw, Exam)
Given the environmental and health concerns related to today human activities. be able to name three future major engineering challenges (Hw, Exam)
Given the engineer and scientist profiles be able to define their major differences (Hw, Exam)
Given the engineering fields of specialization be able to name the engineering areas related to mechanical engineering and materials science (Hw, Exam)
Be able to name the career paths for engineers (Hw, Exam)
Given the codes of ethics for engineers, be able to name the fundamental canon rules for engineers. Be able to name also the rules of practice and the professional obligations of an engineer (Hw, Exam)
Be able to state how the professional organizations serve their members. Be able to name the major engineering societies in America (Hw, Exam)
Be able to define creativity and cite the characteristics features of creative peoples (Hw, Exam)
Be able to name the five steps that lead to a creative process. Give examples of obstacles to creative process (Hw, Exam)
Be able to name some practical learning strategies to help the engineering students learn and improve their performances (Hw, Exam)
Be able to explain the four quadrant model of thinking and its related features (Hw, Exam)
Be able to define the seven steps of the engineering design method (Hw, Exam)
Be able to performlab experiments using programming software (lab experiments)
Be able to write formal and informal engineering reports (lab. Reports, Projects)
Be able to work as part of a team (Lab. Experiments, Projects)
More material may be covered as time permits. Two MS excel learning sessions will be organized. In addition three labs dealing with robots made out of motorized Lego materials will be performed by the student toward the end of the semester.
Basic computer skills, MS Excel, hand calculator.
Your performance will be tested regularly throughout the semester by homework assignments, tests, lab reports, and semester project.
The final grade for the course will be based on the average of the scores earned in the homework assignments, the average of two test scores, the scores earned in lab reports, and the score earned in the project. Homework contribute 10%, Test scores 30%, lab reports contribute 10%, and project contributes 30%, class participation, attitude, and class attendance contribute 20%, for a total of 100%. The overall average score (X) for the course is determined as follows:
X = 0.10 x (average homework score) + 0.3 x (test average of two tests)+ 0.10 x (lab report score) + 0.30 x (project score) + 0.20 x (contests, class participation, attitude, and class attendance scores)
The final letter grade for the course is based on the value of X.
Homework will be assigned from a set of chosen chapters. It will be turned in each week, unless specified by the instructor. Homework must be turned in on the due date, at the beginning of class. 10% will be deducted for turning homework in late each day starting with the due date. Once the grace period is over, no homework will be accepted. Each student is responsible for submitting his own individual personal homework copy written in his own words. No dual or group homework copy is accepted unless specified by the instructor.
You are expected to work on one project throughout the semester with a partner. Several tasks will be assigned to each group. The project is dedicated to the study of an engineering technological issue. If for some acceptable reason you are unable to present and turn in the project, then you must inform the instructor in advance. The instructor will then decide whether you will be allowed extra time for the project, depending on the validity of your excuse. Reports must be turned in at the beginning of class. 10% will be deducted each day for turning the report in late starting with the due date.
Laboratory sessions are a fun introduction to engineering through the use of robots made out of Lego materials with motors, and sensors. Three periods will be used for this. Contests will be held. Lab reports must be turned in on the due date, at the beginning of class.10% will be deducted each day for turning the report in late starting with the due date. Once the grace period is over, no lab report will be accepted. THERE IS NO MAKE-UP for any lab session missed. Each group of students is responsible for submitting its own individual personal lab report copy written in its own words.
Class and Labs Attendance
You are expected to attend class and labs and are responsible for notes, homework assignments, and projects missed while being absent.
GENERAL EDUCATION STATEMENT
Students in this course must demonstrate their competency in oral and written communication through written homework assignments. They must also demonstrate their ability to use the English language.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY POLICY
Scholastic dishonesty will not be tolerated and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent. You are expected to have read and understood the current issue of the student handbook regarding student responsibilities & rights, and the intellectual property policy information about procedures and what constitutes acceptable on-campus behavior. Plagiarism will not be tolerated and will be heavily reprimanded.
DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES
Students registered with Disability Support Services should have a letter verifying their disability and the appropriate accommodations.
Information contained in this syllabus, other than grading, late assignments, grading, and attendance policies, may be subject to change with advance notice, as deemed appropriate by the instructor.