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Effective: Summer 2013

Advisory: Advisory: UC will accept for transfer credit either ENGR 10 or ENGR 49, not both.
Grade Type: Letter Grade, the student may select Pass/No Pass
Not Repeatable.
FHGE: Non-GE Transferable: CSU/UC
1 hour lecture. (12 hours total per quarter)

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities
  • Identify one's interest in a engineer field(s) via self analysis and career research.
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.

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.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment -

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.
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.
Representative Text(s) -
Saeed Moaveni. Engineering Fundamentals: An Introduction to Engineering, 3/e. Thomson Publishing Company, 2010.

Disciplines -
Method of Instruction -
  1. Lecture
  2. Guest lecture
  3. Class discussion
  4. Question and answer sessions
Lab Content -
Not applicable.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
  1. Reading Assignments: Reading assignments from text and outside sources.