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Introduction to Engineering

Course Details

Course Number
MENG 1101
Section Number
MENG 1101
Semester
Fall 2014
Location
McCoy Engineering Hall
Classroom Number
136
Days & Times

Course Schedule: Monday: 1.00 – 2.50 p.m.

 

Location:  McCoy 136

 

Professor
Dr. Jan W. Brink (view Profile)

Course Attachments

Textbooks

Introduction to Engineering Third edition
Theory Book by Paul Wright
ISBN:
Course Objectives

 

COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES AND RELATIONSHIP TO STUDENT OUTCOMES

Outcome Related Course Learning Objectives

Student Outcomes

3a

3b

3c

3d

3e

3f

3g

3h

3i

3j

3k

3l

3m

3n

Knowing the Mesopotamian, the Egyptian, the Greeks, and the Roman civilization, be able to cite three of their major contributions to engineering (Hw, Exam)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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X

 

 

 

 

 

Given the environmental and health concerns related to today human activities, be able to name three future major engineering challenges Hw, Exam)

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

Given the engineer and scientist profiles be able to define their major differences (Hw, Exam)

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

Given the engineer fields of specialization, be able to name the engineering areas related to mechanical engineering and materials science (Hw, Exam)

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 Be able to name the career paths for engineers (Hw, Exam)

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

Given the codes of ethics for engineers, be able to name the fundamental canon rules for engineers.  Name also the rules of practice and the professional obligation of an engineer (Hw, Exam)

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

Be able to state how the professional organizations serve their members. Be able to name the major ones in America (Hw, Exam)

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

Define creativity and cite the characteristics features of creative peoples (Hw, Exam)

 

 

 

 

X

 

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

Be able to name the five steps that lead to a creative process. Give examples of obstacles to the creative process (Hw, Exam)

 

 

 

 

X

 

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

Be able name some practical learning strategies to help the engineering students learn and improve their performances (Hw, Exam)

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

Be able to explain the four quadrant model of thinking and its related features (Hw, Exam)

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

Be able to define the seven steps of the engineering design method (Hw, Exam)

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X

 

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

Define the seven base units of the international system, its supplementary and its derivative units (Hw, Exam)

X

X

 

 

X

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be able to write informal engineering reports (lab. Reports, Projects)

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be able to work as part of a team (Lab. Projects)

 

 

 

X

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

3j: a knowledge of contemporary issues

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

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

3d: an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

3l: a knowledge of chemistry and calculus-based physics with depth in at least one

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

3m: the ability to apply advanced mathematics through multivariate calculus and differential equations

3f: an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

 

3g: an ability to communicate effectively

3n: the ability to work professionally in both thermal and mechanical systems areas including the design and realization of such systems

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                       


 

Course Expectations

 

COURSE ORGANIZATION AND ASSESSMENT

  • Lecture Format

This course consists of two consecutive 50-minutes sessions per week. Class time will be spent mostly explaining and discussing engineering concepts, and introducing projects. Lectures will not be used to communicate the entire course content and thus, you will have to study some of the course material on your own. Student participation in class discussions is highly encouraged.

 

  • Class and Labs Attendance

You are expected to attend class and labs and are responsible for notes, homework assignments, and projects missed while being absent.

 

  • 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.

 

  • Homework

Homework will be assigned from a set of chosen chapters. It will be turned in each week, unless specified by the instructor. Homework must be turned in on the due date, at the beginning of class. 10% will be deducted each day for turning homework in late starting with the due date. Once the grace period is over, no homework will be accepted. Each student is responsible for submitting his own individual personal homework copy written in his own words. No dual or group homework copy is accepted unless specified by the instructor.

 

  • Projects

You are expected to work on one project throughout the semester with a partner. Several tasks will be assigned to each group. The project is dedicated to the study of an engineering technological issue. If for some acceptable reason you are unable to present and turn in the project, then you must inform the instructor in advance. The instructor will then decide whether you will be allowed extra time for the project, depending on the validity of your excuse. Reports must be turned in at the beginning of class. 10% will be deducted each day for turning the report in late starting with the due date.

  • Laboratory

Laboratory sessions are a fun introduction to engineering through the use of robots made out of Lego materials with motors, and sensors. Three periods will be used for this. Contests will be held. Lab reports must be turned in on the due date, at the beginning of class. 10% will be deducted each day for turning the report in late starting with the due date. Once the grace period is over, no lab report will be accepted. THERE IS NO MAKE-UP for any lab session missed. Each group of students is responsible for submitting its own individual personal lab report copy written in its own words.

 

  • Evaluation Method

Your performance will be tested regularly throughout the semester by homework assignments, lab reports, and semester project

Grading Standards

 

  • Course Grade

The final grade for the course will be based on the average of the scores earned in the homework assignments, the average of two test scores, the scores earned in lab reports, and the score earned in the project. Homework contribute 10%, Test scores 30%, lab reports contribute 20%, and project contributes 20%, class participation, attitude, and class attendance contribute 20%, for a total of 100%.  The overall average score (X) for the course is determined as follows:

 

X = 0.10 x (average homework score) + 0.3 x (test average of two tests) + 0.2 x (lab report score) + 0.20 x (project score) + 0.20 x (class participation, attitude, and class attendance scores)

 


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

 A = 90-100; B = 80-89.9; C = 70-79.9; D = 60-69.9 and F is below a 60
 

Final Exam 12/08/2014 3.30-5.30
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

 

  • Homework

Homework will be assigned from a set of chosen chapters. It will be turned in each week, unless specified by the instructor. Homework must be turned in on the due date, at the beginning of class. 10% will be deducted each day for turning homework in late starting with the due date. Once the grace period is over, no homework will be accepted. Each student is responsible for submitting his own individual personal homework copy written in his own words. No dual or group homework copy is accepted unless specified by the instructor.

 

  • Projects

You are expected to work on one project throughout the semester with a partner. Several tasks will be assigned to each group. The project is dedicated to the study of an engineering technological issue. If for some acceptable reason you are unable to present and turn in the project, then you must inform the instructor in advance. The instructor will then decide whether you will be allowed extra time for the project, depending on the validity of your excuse. Reports must be turned in at the beginning of class. 10% will be deducted each day for turning the report in late starting with the due date.

  • Laboratory

Laboratory sessions are a fun introduction to engineering through the use of robots made out of Lego materials with motors, and sensors. Three periods will be used for this. Contests will be held. Lab reports must be turned in on the due date, at the beginning of class. 10% will be deducted each day for turning the report in late starting with the due date. Once the grace period is over, no lab report will be accepted. THERE IS NO MAKE-UP for any lab session missed. Each group of students is responsible for submitting its own individual personal lab report copy written in its own words.

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 and Labs Attendance

You are expected to attend class and labs and are responsible for notes, homework assignments, and projects missed while being absent.

Other Policies

 

GENERAL EDUCATION STATEMENT

Students in this course must demonstrate their competency in oral and written communication through written homework assignments. 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. Plagiarism will not be tolerated and will be heavily reprimanded.

 

DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES

Students registered with Disability Support Services should have a letter verifying their disability and the appropriate accommodations.

 

DISCLAIMER STATEMENT

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

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.