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Topics in Engineering Fundamentals

Course Details

Course Number
MENG 3212
Section Number
MENG 3212
Semester
Spring 2017
Location
McCoy Engineering Hall
Classroom Number
136
Days & Times

Class will be on Mondays from 1-2.50 pm

Professor
Dr. Jan W. Brink (view Profile)

Course Attachments

Textbooks

FE Mechanical Review Manual Michael Lindeburg
Text Book
ISBN:
NCEES Referendce Handbook 9.3 for CBT
Fee on line from NCEES
ISBN:
Course Objectives

 

 

 

COURSE LEARING OBJECTIVES AND RELATIONSHIP TO STUDENT OUTCOMES

     
                                 

 

 

Student Outcomes

 

 

 

 

Outcome Related Course Learning Objectives

3a

3b

3c

3d

3e

3f

3g

3h

3

i

3

j

3

k

       

Student will be competent in working Mathematics problems related to Analytic Geometry, Calculus, Linear algebra, Vector Analysis, Differential Equations and Numerical Methods

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student will be able to work probability and statistics problems

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student will be able to work computational tool problems

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student will be able to solve ethics and professional problems

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student will be able to solve engineering economics problems

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student will be able to work electricity and magnetism problems

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student will be able to solve statics problems

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student will be able to solve dynamics, kinematics, and vibrations problems

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student will be able to solve mechanics of materials problems

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student will be able to solve materials science and processing problems

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student will be able to solve fluid mechanics problems

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student will be able to solve thermodynamics problems

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student will be able to solve heat transfer problems

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student will be able to solve mechanical design and analysis problems

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student will be able to solve measurements, instrumentation and control problems

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3a:   an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

             

 

3b:   an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

       

 

3c:   an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as

 

        economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability

     

 

3d:   an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

                       

 

3e:   an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

               

 

3f:   an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

                     

 

3g:   an ability to communicate effectively

                             

 

3h:   the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic  and societal context

 

 

3i:   a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

               

 

3j:  a knowledge of contemporary issues

                             

 

3k: an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for

             

 

       engineering practice

                             

 

 

               

 

 

       

 

 

                             

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTRIBUTION OF COURSE TO PROFESSIONAL COMPONENT

                               

This course contributes to the Engineering Science and Engineering Design component of the program

         
                         
                                 

 

Course Expectations

 

  • Student Attitude

Once class starts, the use of cell phone and/or pager, reading a newspaper, conducting private discussions, using the computer (unless asked by your instructor), working on anything that is not directly related to the course, making derogatory remarks about a classmate or your instructor will not be accepted and may result in your dismissal from the class. You can come see the instructor in his office for any concerns you have regarding the class.

 

Grading Standards

 

  • Course Grade

The final grade for the course will be based on the exam scores and your attendance and attitude. The overall average score (X) for the course is determined as follows:

 

X = 0.30 x (exam1) + 0.60 x (exam 2) + 0.10 x (attitude/participation/attendance score). Note: You will be given a course grade of an A if you pass the FE exam and you must provide me with official written proof by May 5, 2017 before 5 pm.

  

  • Exam Make-up

You are expected to take the exams on the scheduled date and time it is given.  However, if for some acceptable reason you are not able to do so, then you must inform the instructor in advance.  The instructor will then decide whether you will be allowed to take a make-up exam, depending on the validity of your excuse. No exceptions will be made, unless an official written statement is given by a physician or attorney.

 

  • Exam Content

Most of the exam problems are based on the material covered and have a similar degree of difficulty as those done in class,

 

  • Evaluation Method

Your performance will be tested before midterm by one exam (one hour) that will cover five different topics and one final exam (two hours) given during the final exam period that covers ten different topics.

 

 


The final letter grade for the course is based on the value of X and is determined from to the following grade levels:

 

 

Final Exam 05/08/2017 3.30-5.30 pm
Submission Format Policy Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.
Late Paper Policy

 

  • Exam Make-up

You are expected to take the exams on the scheduled date and time it is given.  However, if for some acceptable reason you are not able to do so, then you must inform the instructor in advance.  The instructor will then decide whether you will be allowed to take a make-up exam, depending on the validity of your excuse. No exceptions will be made, unless an official written statement is given by a physician or attorney.

Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, (940) 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement

The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor

All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

 

  • Class Attendance

You are expected to attend class and are responsible for notes and study material. Attendance will be taken at random times during lecture and lab. You are only allowed to sign yourself in.

Other Policies

  

GENERAL GUIDELINES

  • This course is a preparation course for the FE Mechanical Engineering Exam. Do expect to have to do a lot of self study. This course will help you prepare for this FE exam, but it will not be able to cover all topics as are listed in the study manual.

 

  • Use a systematic approach to solve problems.
  • Although you are strongly encouraged to study in group, you must work individually when you solve problems otherwise you will not do well on the exams, and the real FE exam.

 

GENERAL EDUCATION STATEMENT

Students in this course must demonstrate their competency in oral and written communication through exams.  They must also demonstrate their ability to use the English language.

 

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY POLICY

Scholastic dishonesty will not be tolerated and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent.  You are expected to have read and understood the current issue of the student handbook regarding student responsibilities & rights, and the intellectual property policy information about procedures and what constitutes acceptable on-campus behavior.

 

LICENSED HANDGUN HOLDERS

 

Senate Bill 11 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature allows licensed handgun holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, effective August 1, 2016. Areas excluded from concealed carry are appropriately marked, in accordance with state law. For more information regarding campus carry, please refer to the University’s webpage at http://mwsu.edu/campus-carry/rules-policies.

 

 

 

DISCLAIMER  STATEMENT

Information contained in this syllabus, other than grading, and attendance policies, may be subject to change with advance notice, as deemed appropriate by the instructor.

  • Lecture Format

Review sessions will be held by different engineering professors in 15 different topics. These topics will be on the Fundamentals of Engineering exam for mechanical engineering.

 

 

Writing Proficiency Requirement

All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed the 6 hours of Communication Core and and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at https://mwsu.edu/academics/wpr, or call 397-4131.

Campus Carry

Senate Bill 11 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature allows licensed handgun holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, effective August 1, 2016. Areas excluded from concealed carry are appropriately marked, in accordance with state law. For more information regarding campus carry, please refer to the University’s webpage at https://mwsu.edu/campus-carry/rules-policies.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact MSU Chief of Police Patrick Coggins at patrick.coggins@mwsu.edu.