Engineering 10A Introduction to Engineering I - Course Information Sheet - Fall 2010

Instructor: Russell Lee Office: PS 103 408-848-4881 hhh.gavilan.edu/rlee
Office Hours: Daily (M, Tu, W, Th, F): 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.; and by appointment made in person.
Textbook: Studying Engineering, 3rd Edition, 2007. Raymond B. Landis, author. Discovery Press, publishers.
Prerequisite: Math 8B with a grade of "C" or better are required.
Attendance: Regular attendance is highly recommended. It is the responsibility of the student to drop the course by obtaining a drop card from the registrar.
Honor Code: Students are expected to exercise academic honesty and integrity. Violations will result in disciplinary action that may include recommendation for dismissal.
Special Needs: Students requiring special arrangements because of a disability should contact their instructor, counselor, or the Disability Resource Center.
Course Objectives
and Goals:
Upon the successful completion of this course, the student will posses an understanding of the broad role of engineers and engineering in society. Specifically, students will be aware of the various engineering disciplines, the roles of practicing engineers in those disciplines, and the interactions between the various disciplines. Students will also be aware of the curriculum requirements for each discipline, strategies for successful completion of those requirements, and strategies for continued personal and professional development after graduation. Finally, students will be introduced to the engineering design process, engineering problem-solving, and professional ethics.
Evaluation: Students will receive a letter grade based upon the following:
  1. Laboratory exercises. 60% of grade.
  2. Final project and oral presentation. 30% of grade.
  3. Comprehensive two-hour final exam. 10% of grade.
90% of the total possible points will be required for an A, 80% of the total possible points for a B, 70% for a C, and 60% for a D.
Lab Exercises: Laboratory exercises demonstrating the topics discussed in class will be assigned and collected. The topic and expectations of each exercise will be discussed in class. Late lab write-ups will not be accepted.
Term Paper: A final project and oral presentation will be required. Details will be presented separately.
Final Exam: Monday, December 13, 2003. 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Room PS 102.
Last update on August 31, 2010