Link to syllabus and lecture schedule for last offering (2010)
Students in FEG 133 will utilize a range of tools to design solutions to open-ended, engineering problems. This will require problem analysis and evaluation of practical alternative solutions in order to specify a chosen alternative. Students will follow a design process, which involves inquiry, deliberation, evaluation, innovation and attention to professional duty. Major concepts considered include:
- Investigate the engineering profession and its role in contemporary society
- Develop an understanding of engineering analysis and design processes
- Develop proficiency in the use of engineering tools, such as software designed for word processing (e.g., MS Word), spreadsheet analysis (MS Excel), presentations (MS Powerpoint), computation (MathCAD), and graphics (AutoCAD)
- Expand written, graphic and oral communication skills, including memoranda, reports, plans and specifications, oral presentations, project logbook and orthographic and isometric drawings
- Develop an appreciation of the functional roles, assessment and feedback necessary for successful teamwork
- Explore issues in professional development, licensing and engineering ethics
FEG 133 introduces the engineering profession, including design, communication, ethical and professional behavior, teamwork, and data analysis. This course reinforces learning through study, conduct and critique of design exercises related to environmental resources engineering. Students will engage in individual and team-oriented activities such as lecture, discussion, observation, computation, reading and writing.
At the completion of this course, each student will be able to:
- Use an engineering design approach to design a product, process or system that meets desired needs within given constraints and performance criteria.
- Communicate effectively using oral, written and graphic processes consistent with the needs and tools of the profession, including word processing, spreadsheet analysis, oral presentations, computation, and engineering graphics.
- Function as part of a team of peers to solve an engineering problem.
- Describe the professional and ethical responsibilities of an engineer.
- Explain the need for lifelong learning and describe sources for learning outside the classroom.
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Last updated 12 February 2010