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Introduction to Engineering and Design

Course Description

The question “What do you want to do for a career?” is a daunting one for high school students, undergraduates, graduate students, and even many professionals. When trying to come up with an answer to this question, it helps to ask yourself, “What am I interested in?”. I hope that it is your interest and/or curiosity in engineering as a potential career that brings you to this course.

A major focus of this class will be the engineering design process. Namely, you will learn about learn about engineering design as you take part in an authentic design challenge. you will consider physical and ethical issues of your design, brainstorm possible solutions, and formulate and present your own detailed design. You will bring their ideas to life through the development of an engineering prototype. In the process, you will experience the engineering design approach, as well as learn the importance of managing the design process and communicating design outcomes.

By the end of this course, you will have:
• Explored multiple fields of engineering
• Applied the engineering design process
• Constructed a prototype to solve an engineering problem
• Formulated a plan for starting a college career in engineering

It is expected that students enrolled in this course have varying levels of engineering knowledge and varying levels of interest in engineering. Therefore, this class is designed to appeal to a wide range of individuals and aims to serve as an introductory exposure to the field of engineering and design.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites to this class, although a basic understanding of classical physics, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry would be helpful.

Sections

Six Sections Available to Choose From:

Online sections of Pre-College courses are offered in one of the following modalities: Asynchronous, Mostly asynchronous, or Blended. Please review full information regarding the experience here.


Dates: June 27, 2022 - July 01, 2022
Duration: 1 Weeks
Meeting Times: M-F 8:30A-11:20A
Status: Closed
Format: On-Campus
Instructor(s): Olivia Ott
Course Number: 10213

Dates: July 11, 2022 - July 22, 2022
Duration: 2 Weeks
Meeting Times: Online - Mostly Asynchronous
Status: Closed
Format: Online
Instructor(s): Mitchell Harling
Course Number: 10443

Dates: July 11, 2022 - July 15, 2022
Duration: 1 Weeks
Meeting Times: M-F 8:30A-11:20A
Status: Closed
Format: On-Campus
Instructor(s): Deisy Carvalho Fernandes
Course Number: 10215

Dates: July 11, 2022 - July 22, 2022
Duration: 2 Weeks
Meeting Times: Online - Mostly Asynchronous
Status: Closed
Format: Online
Instructor(s): Mitchell Harling
Course Number: 10211

Dates: July 18, 2022 - July 22, 2022
*Duration: 1 Weeks
Meeting Times: M-F 8:30A-11:20A
Status: Closed
Format: On-Campus
Instructor(s): Deisy Carvalho Fernandes
Course Number: 10216

Dates: July 25, 2022 - July 29, 2022
Duration: 1 Weeks
Meeting Times: M-F 12:15P-3:05P
Status: Closed
Format: On-Campus
Instructor(s): Rajeev Kant
Course Number: 10217