SRJC Course Outlines

10/31/2020 10:04:34 AMENGR 10 Course Outline as of Spring 2009

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ENGR 10Title:  INTRO ENGINEERING  
Full Title:  Introduction to the Engineering Profession
Last Reviewed:9/11/2017

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled1.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled26.25
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled05 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total1.50 Contact Total26.25
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  52.50Total Student Learning Hours: 78.75 

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 expectations and experiences of engineers in academia and industry, and the role of engineering and technology in society. 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. Includes field trips and guest speakers.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Course Eligibility for ENGL 100 OR Course Eligibility for 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 expectations and experiences of engineers in academia and industry, and the role of engineering and technology in society. 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. Includes field trips and guest speakers.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course Eligibility for ENGL 100 OR Course Eligibility for 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:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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     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. Experience the advantages and difficulties of working in an
        engineering design group.
     5. Access the internet and utilize the career and transfer centers
        to research career, college, and university information.
     6. Summarize information gathered in assignments and present
        that summary to their fellow students in an oral presentation.
     7. Conduct an interview with a working engineer to gather current
        and personal career information.
     8. Synthesize all interview data and assess the various degrees
        of occupational compatability.
    9. Write a resume and cover letter.
  10. Investigate personal academic and career goals and the resources instutions that are available to 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.  Overview of engineering job functions
        a. research
        b. development/design
        c. production/construction
        d. test
        e. marketing/sales
        f. operations
        g. management
        h. consuting
        i. teaching
 5.  Engineering communication and technology
        a. pictoral communication
        b. oral communication
        c. written communication
        d. engineering design processes
        e. role of computers in engineering
 6.  The engineering curriculum
        a. SRJC and lower division
        b. Transfer institutions
        c. Graduate level
 7.  Occupational information
     a. value and applicability of education to job
     b. demand for engineering/market trends
     c. interviewing techniques as a career information resource
     d. awareness of career literature and data
      e. working conditions/pay rates
 8.  Engineering student survival skills
     a. budgeting time
     b. preparing for and participating in lectures
     c. working in a group
     d. working on problem sets
     e. writing lab reports
     f. studying for and taking exams

Assignments:
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All assignments emphasize the use of the Internet to acquire information.
 1.  Investigate and report on an engineering issue.
 2.  Investigate and report on an engineering article (from a periodical)
 3.  Essay on career goals and interests.
 4.  Engineering problem solutions with a research element (missing data).
 5.  Investigate and report on an engineering field.
 6.  Investigate and report on an engineering job function.
 7.  Investigate and report on an engineering university program.
 8.  Interview an engineer.
 9.  Investigate and report on a local engineering company.  
 10.  Investigate and report on how a product works or is made.
11.  Develop and produce a resume and cover letter.
12.  Construct a daily schedule.
13.  Construct an educational plan.
14.  Compose a list of questions for an interview.
15.  Oral presentation to the class.
 16.  Group design activities.
17.  Readings from textbook or handouts, 5 to 20 pages per week.

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 - 40%
Written reports and essays
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 5%
Engineering problems
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 20%
Oral presentation, Group activities
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 15%
Quizzes on reading
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 50%
Group evaluations, Participation, Completion of non-writing assignments


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor Prepared Materials
Studying Engineering: A Roadmap to a Rewarding Career. Landis, Ray. 3nd Ed., Discovery Press, 2006

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