ENGR 100, a five-credit course, introduces freshmen and pre-engineering
majors to engineering design. There is no prerequisite except creativity.
A class focused on projects:
Students taking ENGR 100 design and build a variety of machines and structures to learn hands-on the basic engineering design principles. The design projects vary each quarter, and may include:
- Building a bridge for maximum strength and minimum cost
- Dissecting a lawn mower engine to see how it works
- Designing and programming a robot to maneuver in an obstacle course
- Designing "Rube Goldberg" machines
ENGR 100 Goals
Through engineering projects, students learn the design process and the associated skills: communicating, creative problem solving, computing, and working in teams. Students also see first-hand how math and science relate to the field of engineering. And because of the small classes, instructors can provide students with extensive feedback, and students can learn from one another. With the class, students gain engineering experience and can begin to decide if engineering is the right career for them.
To learn more about taking ENGR 100, see What is ENGR 100?
To see when ENGR 100 is offered next quarter, see the UW Time Schedule