Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Physical Sciences, Mathematics & Engineering Division
1 hour lecture.1 Unit

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 12 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 Lecture Hours: 1 Lab Hours: Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade with P/NP option
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 Degree or Certificate Requirement: AS Degree
 GE Status: Non-GE

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: BothValidation: 11/22/11; 11/14/12

1. Description -
A study of the engineering profession, its requirements, opportunities and responsibilities. Exposure to engineers and their educational, personal, and career paths. Review of engineering ethics. Students formulate a career plan.
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: UC will accept for transfer credit either ENGR 10 or ENGR 49, not both.

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. understand the variety of career options with a degree in engineering.
  2. understand the ethical issues prevalent in the engineering field.
  3. understand the pathways to engineering career options.
  4. practice professionalism in the classroom setting.
  5. create a plan for pursuing an engineering career.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. The differences between an engineer and a scientist or a technician.
  2. Short term and long term career potential of engineers.
  3. Discussions of the various engineering fields.
  4. Legal and ethical responsibilities of an engineer.
  5. Adjustments to college.
  6. Selected engineering problems from actual case studies.
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Attending lectures and talks by guest speakers.
  2. Participating in discussions and asking questions of guest speakers.
  3. Writing an essay.
7. Representative Text(s) -
Saeed Moaveni. Engineering Fundamentals: An Introduction to Engineering, 3/e. Thomson Publishing Company, 2010.

8. Disciplines -
9. Method of Instruction -
  1. Lecture
  2. Guest lecture
  3. Class discussion
  4. Question and answer sessions
10. Lab Content -
Not applicable.
11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.
12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
  1. Reading Assignments: Reading assignments from text and outside sources.
13. Need/Justification -
This course is a required core course for the A.S. degree in General Studies Science.

Course status: Active
Last updated: 2014-04-09 11:03:40

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines