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Careers in Engineering

EGR 100

Careers in Engineering

EGR 100

Course Description

Prerequisite: MATH LEVEL 4. Studies Engineering as a profession as well as a career. Surveys the various fields such as Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, etc. Compares an engineer with a technologist. Reviews work responsibilities, ethics, the work environment, challenges, salaries. (15-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Discuss the history, the present status, and future challenges of the field of engineering.

Objectives:

  • List 6 great structures or inventions produced by engineers in the past.
  • List 5 dilemmas or challenges facing engineers today.
  • List 4 long-range challenges facing the engineering profession in the future.

Differentiate between the engineering profession and other professions.

Objectives:

  • Describe the conceptual framework of the code of ethics of the engineering profession.
  • List the advantages of belonging to a professional society.
  • Compare engineering with science.
  • Compare engineering with the law profession.
  • Compare engineering with the medical profession.

Demonstrate basic skill in retrieving information and organizing it for a research report.

Objectives:

  • Develop a bibliography for the report using the Delta College Library computers
  • Develop a bibliography for the report using the Internet World Wide Web

Differentiate among the various engineering disciplines.

Objectives:

  • Compare the education of Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, Chemical, and other engineering disciplines.
  • Compare the types of jobs performed by Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, Chemical, and other engineering disciplines.

Explain the engineering career spectrum.

Objectives:

  • Distinguish between:
  • Explain how all members work together as a professional team.

Compare and contrast the different kids of job titles engineers may hold as to:

Objectives:

  • Education needed
  • Work environment
  • Output and accomplishments

Identify the current demands in engineering job placement.

Objectives:

  • List 8 of the personal traits of engineers most in demand by employers.
  • Identify which engineering disciplines are currently most in demand.
  • Cite trends in engineering job placements.
  • Quote current engineering job salaries.

Interpret written statements, question the assumptions or data the point of view is based on, and evaluate the reasoning behind it.

Objectives:

  • Identify important questions of a written or spoken text.
  • Clarify and analyze the meanings of words, phrases, and statements.
  • Clarify issues, value judgments and conclusions.
  • Write and speak critically: create, develop, and convey in written or spoken form clear and supported viewpoints based on critical questioning.
  • Develop and question alternative formulations of a problem.
  • Identify, analyze and evaluate assumptions.
  • Recognize bias, narrowness, and contradictions in a point of view.
  • Generate and assess solutions to problems.
  • Generate and assess solutions to problems.
  • Analyze and evaluate arguments or reasoning.
  • Distinguish strong from weak reasons.
  • Evaluate the credibility of sources of information.