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EGR 102 Introduction to Engineering
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2016
SUN#: EGR1102
AGEC: Computer Competency  
Credit Breakdown: 2 Lectures, 3 Labs
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F
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Description: Comprehensive engineering problem solving incorporating the design process, its scientific basis, hands-on teamwork, effective communication, ethical implications and the profession itself.

Prerequisites: MAT182 or MAT187

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Application Level) Identify and apply the principles of the engineering approach to problem solving.
2. (Application Level) Apply the appropriate software tools in order to solve engineering design problems.
3. (Application Level) Apply engineering principles on the selection, implementation, and evaluation of multiple solution alternatives.
4. (Analysis Level) Analyze, in writing and by means of team presentation, statistical test results.
5. (Application Level) Develop and demonstrate the characteristics of an effective and professional team member.
6. (Application Level) Develop and demonstrate, in the context of a team environment, effective communication skills.
7. (Synthesis Level) Develop and present an education and career plan for the engineering discipline of choice.
8. (Evaluation Level) Describe the importance and the varied applications of applied ethics in the engineering profession.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
1. Outline the leading engineering problem-solving models and describe how they are being used in industry at the present time.
2. Use software applications (such as MATLAB, LabVIEW, and Excel) and high-level programming languages (such as Python, Java, or C++) to create and analyze system constraints and optimize system performance during the project cycle.
3. Coordinate the documentation for all phases of the project life cycle with a project adviser.
4. Within the context of team-based cooperative learning, present a capstone project at the end of the course which articulates not only the technical parameters of the project, but also its potential impact on the public, hypothetical clients, employers and the profession itself.
5. Write a detailed final project report which includes a description of the initial project proposal, it's modifications over time, the rationale and necessity of those modifications, and the appropriate statistical analysis along with the particular outcomes.
6. In a team environment, produce an engineering design project from initial specification to final report.