engineering foundation

Foundations of engineering

Computers. Statistics. Newton’s laws. Thermodynamics.
Rate processes. Heat transfer. Fluid flow. Electricity. Diffusion
[/Statics Statics], [/Dynamics Dynamics], [/Electronics Electronics]
Mass, charge, linear momentum, angular momentum, [/Energy Energy], entropy, and money

  • Excite you about engineering
  • Build [/Problem%20solving problem solving] skills
  • Cultivate professionalism
  • Introduce the [/Engineering%20Design%20Process design process]
  • Emphasize the importance of communication skills

Time management. Eating, sleeping, working.
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All play and no work makes Jack…?
PLAN. Prioritize. Leave time for fun. Anticipate delays. NO – learn to say it.

Remember – 50% of all graduating engineers are in the bottom half of their class. To be above average take a lot of work and good [/Study%20skills study skills].

  • Above average

Even becoming an engineer can benefit from applying the engineering design process.
Questions correspond to the steps in the [/Engineering%20Design%20Process Engineering Design Process].

  • Ask (What? Ask questions, understand the need, identify the problem, define)
    The requirements are well defined. Engineering courses, assignments, schedule, projects and the grading criteria are all defined and in most cases, easily accessible. If you don’t know, ask!
    Q: What to do you to do to do well in your engineering courses?
  • Imagine (So what? Imagine, brainstorm, explore, discover)
    Q: What does it take to excel in engineering classes?
  • Plan (Now what? Plan, design)
    You only learn what you almost know.
    Q: Can you make time to do extra work on engineering coursework? Are you going to class prepared? What will be covered in the next class? Are you ready?
  • Create (Do it. Create, try it out)
    Do it. Learn something at every opportunity.
    What is new in this course session? What will make this information more meaningful and memorable?
  • Improve (If this then what? Improve, make it better)
    Many students work in groups or with “study buddies.” Other student create flashcards. Deep reading the textbook and highlighting important sections works for some.
    Q: How could you be better prepared to learn this course material? What do you need to do to do better on tests and assignments?

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