Master Course Description
No: ENGR 100
Title: Introduction to Engineering Design
Classification: Individuals & Societies (I&S)
UW Course Catalog Description: Introduction to design and communication principles through engineering project approach, stressing teamwork, design process, specialties and tools of engineering, creative and analytical thinking, professionalism and ethics, social, economic, and political context, open-ended problems. Grading based on quality of engineering projects and presentation of design through written, oral, and graphical communication. Offered: AWSp.
Coordinator: Frank Ashby, Director of Academic Courses, ENGR100, College of Engineering
Prerequisites by Topic: None
Textbooks: Course URL: http://courses.washington.edu/engr100/
Course Goals: To learn the design process and associated skills (teamwork, communication, and computing), to recognize the role of fundamentals in design and problem solving, and to be exposed to different examples of engineering (projects, disciplines, and careers)
Learning Objectives: At the end of this course, students will be able to:
Topics: Topics are covered as part of design projects or as stand-alone topics.
Design Projects: New projects (reverse engineering and open-ended design) are continually being developed. Current projects include:
Design project objectives include revealing the design process through experience, showing the role of math and science, demonstrating value of prototype testing, and stressing all forms of communication.
Course Structure: The class meets 3 times a week, for 2 hours at a time (6 hrs/wk). The course consists of limited lecture with emphasis on "hands-on" design projects and testing.
Grading: 50% (min.) Individual Work, 50% (max.) Group Work. Individual work includes memos, computer exercises, homework, reflection papers and/or journals. Group work includes design products, oral presentations, and final reports.
c) an ability to design a system, component, or process that meet desired needs - Students complete a minimum of two design projects throughout the quarter. The assignments require that they report and reflect on both process and final product.
(d) an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams - The group projects are interdisciplinary in nature and cover a variety of engineering topics.
(g) an ability to communicate effectively - Students write short memos, reflective papers, final reports and give a minimum of one oral presentation
(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context - Honors students collaborate with international students to complete a single quarter long project and communicate information through email, web cameras, and fax. Students reflect on the outcomes of the collaboration in final report.
Prepared by: Mary Cook
Last revised: 2/27/06