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2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog 
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENGR 101 - Engineering Orientation

3 Credit(s)

An introduction to engineering, its evolution, methods, and ethics. An overview of various engineering disciplines and curriculum requirements, an introduction to a variety of modeling and analysis methods, written and oral communication activities, discussion of professional ethics and social implications of engineering work. The course includes visits by guest speakers, possible field trips, introductory activities on measurement methods, data collection, use of electronic spreadsheets and the Internet, possible group projects and/or oral and written reports.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

1. Demonstrate an appreciation and basic understanding of the history of engineering

2. Demonstrate an understanding of how the innovations created by engineers of the past have affected today's society and the environment

3. Demonstrate an understanding of the various engineering fields, the required academic training, career options and flexibility, salaries

4. Demonstrate an appreciation of challenges facing humans in the future and the role that engineers will play in addressing these challenges

5. Demonstrate an understanding of the required elements of being a successful engineering student and exposure to these required elements. These include attitude, study habits, effective use of time, problem-solving methods, visualization, effective use of computers and handheld calculators, estimation and prediction methods, oral and written communication skills (including effective listening), ethics, honesty and legal issues

6. Demonstrate exposure to fundamentals of engineering including units of measure and unit conversion, mathematics skills, statics, dynamics, thermodynamics, electricity, and economics

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