The Introduction to Engineering Program

The Ohio State University

 

Background

As part of the Gateway Engineering Education Coalition, Ohio State has developed two first year engineering programs.  The first one, the Freshman Engineering Honors program (or FEH) is optional for Honors students (~25% of the ~1100 entering engineering freshmen) and the second one is the required program for all freshmen and is called the Introduction to Engineering Program (or IEP).

 

The IEP program is a set of two courses (Engineering 181 & Engineering 182) that is required for all entering engineering students.  To enroll in the first course, a student must be enrolled in calculus or pre-calculus. 

 

Preliminary longitudinal tracking shows that ~90% of the students who take the IEP sequence in their freshman year are registered for their sophomore year.  Tracking also shows that 82% of the students who took the program in 1999 are still registered in Engineering for Autumn 2001.  Past retention figures showed that only 50% of the freshmen actually enroll for their junior year in Engineering.

 

 

Purpose

To provide you with an overview of the course and the materials we use to implement the course.

Contents

The documentation for IEP sequence of courses contains interactive syllabi, text references, PowerPoint slides for lectures, PowerPoint slides for hands-on lab lectures, pictures and descriptions of lab set-ups, and descriptions of the design projects.  Start by reading the syllabus for the courses and there are links to the lecture material. 

Engineering 181

Interactive Syllabus

-         links you to all course content in an HTML format

-         files are not to be modified

 

Editable files can be found in the following folders:

Basics Presentations

Lab Presentations & Handouts

 

Engineering 182

Interactive Syllabus

-         links you to all course content in an HTML format

-         files are not to be modified

 

Editable files can be found in the following folders:

Basics Presentations

Lab Presentations & Handouts

 

Reference

For more information on the Introduction to Engineering Program at Ohio State, please visit our website at:

http://www.eng.ohio-state.edu/prospective/intro_eng/intro_eng.html