Introduction to Engineering

Course Description

This course is designed to introduce the profession, ethics, and diversity of the field of engineering to students in their first year of high school. The course will allow students to explore the 10 primary concentrations within engineering by listening to guest speaker lectures, working on an interactive project with a team, and presenting the results of their project to the class. The majors are: Biological Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering/ Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Construction Management, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Petroleum Engineering. Specifically, this course will emphasize that the engineer is a team worker who needs strong skills in technical problem solving, engineering design, ethical decision making, and communicating to diverse audiences.

Course Objectives

  • Demonstrate an understanding of academic honesty and ethics pertaining to the profession of engineers

  • Demonstrate effective communication skills, through team working, oral presentations, and good written communication

  • Demonstrate an awareness of the connections between engineering and the wider world

  • Use the engineering design process to create, test, and redesign discipline specific projects to gain better appreciation of the diverse engineering fields

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1 Semester - Dual Enrollment Fall or Spring

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Full Year - Dual Enrollment Spring (Optional)

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