ENR 100 – Introduction to Engineering Technologies and Sciences

Course Outline

Course Number & Name: ENR 100 Introduction to Engineering Technologies and Sciences

Credit Hours:  3.0             Contact Hours:  3.0          Lecture:  3.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  None

Co-requisites:  MTH 092 & ENG 096                         Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: This course helps students select the technology field of interest to them and learn fundamental knowledge and necessary skills in engineering and technology.  It is designed to develop student ability to function effectively on teams; identify, analyze and solve technical problems; make effective written and oral communications and presentations; understand professional, ethical and social responsibilities; respect for diversity and recognize contemporary professional, social and global issues; and commit to lifelong learning and continuous improvement. Students utilize design, programming, and application software packages while learning more about each branch of engineering and technology. A field trip is also included.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. list and describe the various branches of engineering and related professions;
  2. discuss the type of work that engineers and other professionals perform and describe the specific writing, speaking, mathematics, computer, engineering design, problem-solving and decision-making skills needed to perform such work;
  3. describe requirements of the engineering profession; and
  4. name, describe, and/or use various software packages such as spreadsheets, word processing, engineering design, and programming typically used by engineering and related professionals
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