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
1. The student will develop an objective understanding of what engineering
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
(d) An ability to apply creativity in the design of systems, components or processes appropriate to program educational objectives
(f) An ability to identify, analyze and solve technical problems
(g) An ability to communicate effectively
(h) Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning