Introduces the engineering profession, professional concepts, ethics, and responsibility. Reviews hand calculators, number systems, and unit conversions. Introduces the personal computer, operating systems and processing, engineering problem solving and graphic techniques. Lecture 2 hours per week.
GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE
The purpose is to provide the incoming freshman engineering transfer student with probably his/her first exposure to the world of engineering. Here the student will obtain a first impression of what the engineering is all about as well as gaining some skills in basic engineering procedure and calculation, using the hand calculator and a personal computer. A major thrust of the course is to emphasize that the engineer is a team worker who needs strong skills in problem solving and communications.
ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES
Competence in algebra and trigonometry as well as English composition skills. Co-requisites for this course are MTH 173 - 'Calculus with Analytic Geometry I' and ENG 111 - 'College Composition I'.
Upon completion of this course, the student should be:
B. acquainted with the engineering education process and particularly its realization at NVCC
C. familiar with fundamental proficiency in engineering calculations using hand calculators and the personal computer will be acquired, together with the discipline of engineering problem solving
C. Use of the Hand Microelectronic Calculator for Computations
D. Use of the Personal Computer in Engineering
G. Engineering Problem Solving Methodology
H. Dimensions and Unit Systems: SI and AES
I. Introduction to Two Dimensional Mechanics (statics) OR Fundamental Electric Circuit Theory
A. The Engineering Design ProcessRevised 01/90