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Course Descriptions

EGR 101: Engineering Exploration I

Engineering Exploration I introduces students to the creativity inherent to how engineers and computer scientists approach innovation, design and problem solving from blue sky brainstorming to implementing a solution. Students will work in teams, practice with tools of the trade (modeling, analysis and visualization), provide peer reviews and discuss ethical implications of creative endeavors. This class is also a process of personal discovery where students explore a variety of traditional and non-traditional study and learning methods, reflect on the results of using different methods and determine what works best for their individual learning styles and personality type. The final individual artifact is a Create Your Future project describing the student’s exploration of their own talents and aptitudes, discovery process for identifying a specific discipline and a visual presentation of their career goals.


EGR 102: Fundamentals of Engineering Computing

Fundamentals of Engineering Computing introduces students to the practice and principles of computer programming and computational problem solving. Students will engage in hands-on project-based problem solving using modern computer software and hardware, with a particular emphasis on problems and techniques commonly appearing in various domains of engineering.


EGR 103: Engineering Exploration II

Engineering Exploration II focuses on a semester long creative engineering design project with students working in teams to apply the skills and tools introduced in EGR 101 (or EGR 112) and EGR 102. Topics and assignments include more in depth engagement with engineering tools for modeling, analysis, visualization, programming, hardware interfacing, team development, documentation and communication. Students gain experience in project management, identifying constraints, accepting and providing critical analysis, iterating to refine their work and technical report writing.


EGR 215: Introduction to the Practice of Engineering for Transfer Students

Introduction to the Practice of Engineering for Transfer Students welcomes transfer students to the College of Engineering and introduces them to the creativity inherent in how engineers and computer scientists approach innovation, design and problem solving from blue sky brainstorming to implementing a solution. Students will be introduced to general engineering content, practice with tools of the trade (written and oral communications, data analysis, visualization, and professional development), provide peer reviews and discuss ethical implications of creative endeavors. Students will work in teams to apply the skills and tools introduced. Topics and assignments include in-depth engagement with engineering tools for modeling, analysis, visualization, team development, documentation and communication. Students gain experience in project management, identifying constraints, accepting and providing criticial analysis, iterating to refine their work, and keeping a technical design notebook.