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2019-2020 Course Catalog 
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ENGR 1020 - Introduction to Engineering

Credits: 4
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab None
Course Description: This course presents the art and practice of engineering. Topics include an overview of the engineering profession, engineering design, fabrication, prototyping, use of computer packages, and visual, oral, and written communication. Engineering graphics will be presented including the use of CAD software. Team and individual project work includes reverse engineering of existing products and creative design and fabrication of new ideas and products. Speakers from industry will discuss engineering career options. The Century engineering curriculum and transfer options will be presented.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): Course placement into college-level English and Reading OR completion of ENGL 0950  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of RDNG 0940  with a grade of C or higher and qualifying English Placement Exam OR completion of RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher and ENGL 0090  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of ESOL 0051  with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0052  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Engineering Disciplines and Careers
  2. Century Engineering Curriculum and Transfer Options
  3. Visual Communication Rapid Sketching Formal Graphics CAD software Schematics
  4. Written Communication
  5. Oral Communication formal presentations informal presentations critiques PowerPoint
  6. Reverse Engineering
  7. Engineering Design design process creativity team building project planning
  8. Fabrication of Engineering Designs microprocessors motors electronics prototyping
  9. Engineering software Excel WorkingModel ProEngineer MATLAB or similar

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. explain what engineering is and what engineers do
  2. use a variety of problem solving strategies
  3. use CAD and other engineering software
  4. perform reverse engineering
  5. perform engineering design activities
  6. present results of engineering design activities

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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