Approved by Faculty Senate.
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.
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The proposed course is designed to satisfy the requirements in (select one area only):
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
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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
WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY
ENGR 102: INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING
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
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)
4. PROJECTS will be discussed in class
I reserve the right to change the schedule when necessary.
Contribution of Course to Meeting the Science and Social Policy Requirements:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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