EGR 150 - Engineering Topics

Course Description

This course is a required series of eight seminars designed to introduce first year engineering students to skills and topics of importance in engineering and is taken in the second semester of the engineering curriculum. Presented by both DCCC faculty/staff and invited speakers, the weekly one-hour seminars cover technical writing and communication, research design, error analysis and internet research, along with presentations by practicing mechanical, chemical, electrical and computer engineers.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

Use the Internet as a research tool in engineering.
Write a concise and accurate technical abstract on an engineering topic in an appropriate style.
Propose a research design for a specific engineering problem.
Explain how error analysis may be applied to a specific engineering problem.
Discuss the role of engineers in the current and future economic and technological environment.
Describe the technical areas in which practicing engineers work.
Clarify general or specific career goals in engineering.

Credit Hours: 1
Lecture Hours: 1

Course Prerequisites: ENG 050orENG099 and REA 050orREA075or pass test