SRJC Course Outlines

5/25/2024 2:02:45 AMENGR 10 Course Outline as of Spring 2003

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ENGR 10Title:  INTRO ENGINEERING  
Full Title:  Introduction to the Engineering Profession
Last Reviewed:12/12/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled2.4014 max.Lecture Scheduled33.60
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled010 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total2.40 Contact Total33.60
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  67.20Total Student Learning Hours: 100.80 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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Non-mathematical introduction to the field of engineering. Students research and discuss the role of engineering and technology in society, and the expectations and experiences of engineers in academia & industry. Group activities, assignments, and interaction are emphasized. Course focuses on information technology as a way to assist in making informed decisions about career paths, majors, and schools. Course also includes information regarding engineering transfer requirements and coursework expectations.  Job hunting skills such as networking, resume writing, and interviewing are explored. A short oral presentation will be required. Field trips and guest speakers augment student information gathering.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Course Eligibility for ENGL 100 OR Course Eligibility for EMLS 100 ( or ESL 100)

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Non-mathematical introduction to the field of engineering.  Students research and discuss the role of engineering and technology in society, and the expectations and experiences of engineers in academia and industry. Group activities, assignments, and interaction is emphasized.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course Eligibility for ENGL 100 OR Course Eligibility for EMLS 100 ( or ESL 100)
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1989Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1989Inactive:
 
C-ID:
 CID Descriptor: ENGR 110 Introduction to Engineering SRJC Equivalent Course(s): ENGR10

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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  The student will:
     1. Analyze and discuss the role of engineering and technology
        in society.
     2. Investigate the spectrum of engineering and engineering related
        occupations.
     3. Develop study skills required for success in engineering
        courses.
     4. Apply analytic techniques and intuitive estimation to solve
        simplified engineering problems.
     5. Experience the advantages and difficulties of working in an
        engineering design group.
     6. Access the internet and utilize the career and transfer centers
        to research career, college, and university information.
     7. Summarize information gathered in assignments and present
        that summary to their fellow students in an oral presentation.
     8. Conduct an interview with a working engineer to gather current
        and personal career information.
     9. Synthesize all interview data and assess the various degrees
        of occupational compatability.
    10. Write a resume and cover letter.
    11. Investigate their academic and career goals and the institutions
        that help them achieve those goals.

Topics and Scope
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  1.  Role of engineering and technology in society.
 2.  Legal, moral, and ethical issues in engineering.
 3.  Overview of the engineering fields.
        a. mechanical
        b. electrical
        c. civil
        d. nuclear
        e. chemical/petroleum
        f. aeronautical
        g. architectural
 4.  Engineering communication and technology.
        a. pictoral communication
        b. oral communication
        c. written communication
        d. engineering design processes.
        e. role of computers in engineering
 5.  The engineering curriculum.
        a. SRJC & lower division
        b. State U., polytechs & upper divisions
        c. U.C. , private U. & graduate level
 6.  Occupational information.
     a. value and applicability of education to job
     b. demand for engineering/market trends
     c. interviewing techniques as a career info resource
     d. career literature and data awareness
     e. working conditions/pay rates
7.  Engineering student survival skills.
     a. budgeting time
     b. preparation and participation in lectures
     c. working in a group
     d. working on problem sets
     e. writing lab reports
     f. study for and taking exams

Assignments:
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All assignments emphasize the use of the internet to acquire information.
 1.  Report on an engineering issue.
 2.  Report on an engineering article (from a periodical)
 3.  Essay on career goals and interests.
 4.  Engineering problem solution.
 5.  Report on an engineering field.
 6.  Report on an engineering university program.
 7.  Interview an engineer.
 8.  Develop and produce a resume and cover letter.
 9.  Daily schedule.
10.  Write an educational plan.
11.  Questions list for an interview.
12.  Oral presenation to the class.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
20 - 50%
Written homework, Reading reports
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Homework problems
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
2 - 20%
Oral Presentation
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
None
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 50%
Group Evaluations, Attendance, Discussion Participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor Prepared Materials and/or
Landis, Studying Engineering: A Roadmap to a Rewarding Career, 2nd Ed.,
 Discovery Press, 2000

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