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University Studies Course Approval

Department or Program: Engineering

Course Number: ENGR 102

Course Title: Introduction to Engineering

Number of Credits: 2

Catalog Description: History of engineering, engineering disciplines, professional and ethical aspects of engineering, introduction to problem-solving, creativity and teamwork, use of personal computers in engineering applications, safety and environmental issues, current engineering challenges. This course is one of three engineering courses that collectively satisfy 3 credits of the Science and Social Policy requirement in the University Studies Program.

 

 

This is an existing course that has previously been approved by A2C2 Yes

OR

This is a new course proposal No . (If this is a new course proposal, the WSU Curriculum Approval Form must also be completed as in the process prescribed by WSU Regulation 3-4.)

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The proposed course is designed to satisfy the requirements in (select one area only):

Course Requirements

A. Basic Skills: B. Arts & Sciences Core:

______ 1. College Reading and Writing ______ 1. Humanities

______ 2. Oral Communication ______ 2. Natural Science

______ 3. Mathematics ___ _ 3. Social Science

______ 4. Physical Development and Wellness ______ 4. Fine & Performing Arts

 

C. Unity and Diversity: D. Flagged Courses:

1. Critical Analysis ______ 1. Writing

___X_ 2. Science and Social Policy ______ 2. Oral

______ 3. a. Global Perspectives ______ 3. a. Mathematics/ Statistics

______ b. Multicultural Perspectives ______ b. Critical Analysis

______ 4. a. Contemporary Citizenship

______ b. Democratic Institutions

 

 

 

 

 

Course Syllabus

WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY
DEPARTMENT OF ENGINEERING

ENGR 102: INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING

SPRING 2001-2002

 

ENGR 102- Introduction to Engineering- 2 S.H.

History of Engineering, engineering disciplines, professional and ethical aspects of engineering, introduction to problem-solving, creativity and team-work, use of personal computers in engineering applications, safety and environmental issues, current engineering challenges. This course is one of three engineering courses that collectively satisfy 3 credits of the Science and Social Policy requirement in the University Studies Program. Grade only.

CLASS TIME: W 3:00-4:50 ROOM: ST 205

INSTRUCTOR: Fariborz Parsi

OFFICE: 203B ST TEL: (507) 457-5282 FAX: (507) 457-5681

E-MAIL fparsi@winona.edu

WEB: http://course1.winona.edu/fparsi

OFFICE HOURS: is posted by the office or see the web page

TUTOR: Derek Hoffman Hours: e-mail:

TEXT: Engineers and their Profession Kemper and Sanders, 5th edition, Oxford

CORSE EXPECTATIONS AND EVALUATION:

1. TESTS (midterm and final)

2. Homework will be assigned weekly. Each HW problem must have three sections of GIVEN, REQUIRED, and SOLUTION and each problem is to start on a separate page. It is strongly encouraged that you use engineering pads for your HW. Your HW is due every WEDNESDAY at the beginning of the class.

3. There will be a policy of NO MAKE UP WORK. If you have to miss an exam or turn in a late HW, you should consult with the instructor prior to being absent or immediately after you return to class. Otherwise, it is understood that you will get a grade of zero for that assignment or exam.

4. PROJECTS will be discussed in class

5. PORTFOLIO You are required to turn in a portfolio of your work on the day of the final exam. More detail about the content and format of the portfolio will be discussed in class.

  1. COURSE EVALUATION

Exam 1 25% Exam 2 25% Projects 20% (10% each)

HW 15% Portfolio 5% Pop Quizzes 10%

GRADE SCALE: A 90-100, B 80-89, C 70-79, D 60-69, F 0-59

COURSE CONTENT: ENGR 102

 

Week 1

W (1/9) Introduction

Week 2

W (1/16) Engineering Profession (Chapter 1)

Week 3

W (1/23) Branches of Engineering (Chapter 2)

Reverse Engineering project will be assigned

Week 4

W (1/30) Composite Materials Engineering (Notes)

Week 5

W (2/6) Creativity (Chapter 6)

Week 6

W (2/13) Technical communication (Notes)

Week 7

W (2/20) TEST 1, Design project will be assigned

Week 8

W (2/27) Design Process (Chapter 7)

Week 9

W (3/6) Spring Break

Week 10

W (3/13) Engineering Education (Chapter 5)

Week 11

W (3/20) Ethics and responsibilities (Chapter 11)

Week 12

W (3/27) Legal Aspects (Chapters 13 and 14)

Week 13

W (4/3) Engineering Societies (Chapter 12) and Professional Registration (Chapter 9)

Week 14

W (4/10) Engineering Employment (Chapter 4)

Week 15

W (4/17) Open (possible plant tours, speakers, etc.)

Week 16

W (4/25) FINAL TEST

Portfolios are due

I reserve the right to change the schedule when necessary.

Contribution of Course to Meeting the Science and Social Policy Requirements:

Topic

Outcome

Course 1/3. Introduction to Engineering

Scientific foundation of topic

Social, ethical, historical and/or political implication

Integrating science with social policy

Evaluate policy options and social dilemmas

Articulate, choose, and defend policy or scientific options

Role of Engineering

 

X

     

Engineering History

 

X

X

   

Engineering Design Methods

X

   

X

 

Creative Thought and Learning

X

     

X

Engineering and management, project management

X

   

X

 

Patents, trademarks, and copyrights

         

Communication

       

X

Engineering Quality

       

X

Ethics

 

X

     

Safety and the environment

 

X

X

   

Categories of Engineering

         

Composite Materials

   

X

   

Contemporary Topics

     

X

 

 

  1. Requirements and learning activities that promote students' abilities to understand the scientific foundation of the topic.
  2. Introduction to Engineering 102 delves into scientific methodologies. It explores separate methods and the application of each method. It also addresses the importance of scientific foundation as it applies to engineering principles.

     

  3. Requirements and learning activities that promote students' abilities to understand the social, ethical, historical, and/or political implications.
  4. Several topics in the course cover these aspects. The topic of Ethics is covered in one unit. In this lesson, the students are exposed to an engineering decision that was made under pressure. This decision caused an aerospace catastrophe. In this unit, students are exposed to the political pressures that can be put on the engineering profession.

    Another unit in this course is titled "History of Engineering". This unit covers the development and application of engineering principles and how they have impacted society. Example: Students study an overview of Egyptian irrigation systems and how this engineering achievement transformed society from nomadic tribes into collective communities.

  5. Requirements and learning activities that promote students' abilities to understand and articulate the need to integrate issues of science with social policy.
  6. Within the "History of Engineering" lesson plan, students study the societal changes that stem from engineering advancement. For example: students are given an engineering topic / advancement for discussion in small groups. (Topic example: Nuclear energy). Within the discussion, one question that students must answer is whether the engineering topic is a benefit or a detriment to society.

  7. Requirements and learning activities that promote students' abilities to evaluate the various policy options relevant to the social dilemmas posed by the science.
  8. Students are exposed to concurrent policy issues through open topic discussion and assignments. Students are assigned a minimum of two reports during the term that depict engineering roles in the governing process. Students must research articles and report their findings, as well as their opinions on the subject.

  9. Requirements and learning activities that promote students' abilities to articulate, choose among, and defend various policy and/or scientific options to cope with the challenges created.

Students discover the process of decision making during the unit of "Creativity & Learning". In this unit, students are broken into small groups and provided with an engineering problem. (Problem example: Air pollution) Students must brainstorm to solve the problem and provide a reasonable solution that will have a minimum impact to society.

 

 

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