Built Environment: Energy
Course Description: Engineers use mathematics and apply scientific principles to design, create, modify, and control physical systems. They communicate effectively in both written and oral forms, and work in teams as well as alone. This course introduces students to the tools, tasks, and culture of engineering. Students use spreadsheets to solve problems and graph the results. Through class work, laboratory exercises, and independent research, students learn fundamental concepts of devices such as batteries and motors. The course culminates with a project in which student teams design, build, test, demonstrate, and document a device, utilizing the knowledge and skills acquired in the early part of the course. This course is not required for transfer students with more than 24 credits applied toward one of our engineering degree programs. Replaces EGN 100.
Curriculum: Required for electrical and mechanical engineering; core curriculum Entry Year Experience requirement
Prerequisites: ENG 100 (co-requisite)
Instructors: James Masi, James Smith, Lin Lin
Delivery: Lecture 3 hrs., Lab 1 hr.
Frequency: Fall, Spring