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 Course Title:   Introduction to Engineering and Design

 Title Abbreviation:   ENGINEERING DESIGN

 Department:    ENGR&

 Course #:    104

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2017

 Course Description  

Introduction to the engineering profession and the elements of engineering design and communication through a project-based approach which stresses the design process, creative and analytic thinking, and teamwork.


Prerequisite: MATH 97 and ENGL 97

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Elective  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Define the engineering problem-solving process.
  2. Collaborate with team members in creative problem-solving.
  3. Identify, formulate, and solve simple engineering design problems.
  4. Demonstrate appropriate forms of written, oral, and graphical communication.
  5. Describe the different disciplines and jobs within the engineering profession.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.2 Analyze issues and develop questions within a discipline.
2.3 Identify, interpret, and evaluate pertinent data and previous experience to reach conclusions.
2.4 Evaluate decisions by analyzing outcomes and the impact of actions.
2.9 Apply and/or create problem-solving strategies to successfully adapt to unpredictable and/or changing environments.

Course Contents

  1. Engineering Design Concepts and Processes
  2. Units, Significant Figures, Dimensional Analysis and Conversions
  3. Engineering Analysis
  4. Fields of Engineering