This course is designed to provide an introduction to the practice of engineering, surveying its history and its current state. The social and political aspects of engineering decisions will be illustrated by a number of case studies.
This course is an introduction to the engineering profession, the engineering design process and the use of graphical methods in engineering design. Through individual exercises and small projects undertaken in groups, students will gain experience with the engineering design process and technical drawings, as well as develop teamwork and presentation skills. Topics include: the engineering profession and disciplines, the engineering design process, engineering graphics, prototyping, technical communication methods, and sustainability.
An introduction to MATLAB and its use in engineering. The course introduces basic features of MATLAB programming. MATLAB is used to implement and analyze various algorithms used in data analysis within the context of engineering disciplines such as signal and image processing, robotics and communications engineering.
This course is a second course in engineering design. Students will work in teams to complete a semester-long project consisting of several milestone stages. Through completion of an open-ended project, students will gain experience with the entire engineering design process and exposure to the challenges of project management. An introduction to the engineering code of ethics and ethical decision making will be included.
This project course will introduce students to mechanical fabrication. Students will design, build, and prototype mechanical devices.
This project course will introduce students to electronics circuits. Students will design and prototype circuits that incorporate sensors, electromechanical actuators, and embedded computers.
This course enables students to acquire practical experience. Working in groups, students will take on projects where they define, design, develop, and implement a prototype electronic, or mechanical, or electro-mechanical device or system. Student groups, in consultation with a faculty adviser, will select an appropriate project. Project topics may vary from in-depth research to systems analysis and design development proposals. Students will learn more about technical documentation. Project management fundamentals will also be covered.