This course provides students with an overview of mechanical, industrial, manufacturing, and energy systems engineering careers and an introduction to technical areas of study. Skills necessary for success in both the academic curriculum and in the engineering profession will also be emphasized, including communication and ethics.
The student, upon successful completion of this course, will be able to:
1. Identify and use a variety of study skills, time-management strategies, and campus resources to enhance engineering student success.
2. Explain the significance of ethics in both engineering studies and the engineering workplace, and apply ethical principles to decision-making in each arena.
3. Describe key attributes of effective engineering communication and apply these attributes in formal emails, homework assignments, and poster presentation.
4. Use fundamental mathematics, units, and graphics to quantify concepts in the technical concentration areas of mechanical, industrial, manufacturing, and energy systems engineering.
5. Apply the engineering design process in a culmination project related to an engineer's role in a global and societal context.