ELEC100 - Introduction to Engineering

.This course develops the skills needed during the students study of engineering. Topics include task/time management, effective use of notes, engineering research, oral and written communications, problem-solving techniques, ethics and professional responsibility and Institute resources. In the laboratory, students work in teams to complete a variety of engineering tasks

Course Objectives

1. The student will develop an objective understanding of what engineering

study entails.

2. The student will understand the academic expectations of Wentworth with

respect to work habits, behavior, and classroom demeanor.

3. The student will understand societal trends, both domestic and global, and

determine an engineer's role in facing these challenges.

4. The student will be able to explain the importance of reading various types of

articles, books and reference materials, and demonstrate comprehension by

reciting, summarizing and/or paraphrasing.

5. The student will gain a working knowledge of various computer software

programs that will be valuable tools in their engineering education.

6. The student will recognize and understand the concepts of working in


7. The student will be able to locate and effectively utilize, as needed, Institute

resources such as the Course Instructor, Academic Advisor, Departmental

Offices, Department Head, Student Services Center, Career Center, Computer

Center, Library, Counseling Center, Housing Office, Center for Teaching and

Learning, and Health Center. Also included are Institutional organizations (e.g.

Professional Societies and Student Clubs.)

8. The student will demonstrate effective oral and written communications and

research skills in presentation of reports and papers. This includes understanding

the Academic Honesty Policy.

9. The student will have a clearer understanding of engineering, as well as the

engineering profession - its history, as well as future career roles and directions

within it.

Student Outcomes

(d) Ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.

(f) Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.

(g) An ability to communicate effectively.

(h) Broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.

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