Wright State University Freshman Engineering Course Summary

EGR 190 Fundamentals of Engineering I

This is the first course of two that serves as an introduction to various aspects of engineering and computer science. It is intended for all beginning engineering and computer science students and those interested but undecided. Students with 45 or more college credit hours are not permitted in this course. There are four goals for this course:

1.      To expose students to engineering and computer science principles through hands-on  experience,

2.      Foster collaboration among students through cooperative team project activities,

3.      Establish a sense of community among first-year students,

4.      And develop an understanding of how to be successful in studying engineering.

The course consists of one weekly lecture and two weekly labs, a computer lab and an instrumentation lab. The student learn about basic engineering tools such as data acquisition, test equipment, computer aided drafting, applications software, and gain computer skills in use of applications software, web searching, web page design, and communications. They also learn about themselves as a person and as a student, and actually design and build things.

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EGR 191 Fundamentals of Engineering II

 

This is the second course of two that serves as an introduction to various aspects of engineering and computer science. There are three goals for this course:

 

1.      To introduce students to eight engineering & computer science disciplines,

2.      Foster collaboration among students through a cooperative team project,

3.      Establish a sense of community among first-year students

 

The course consists of one weekly lecture and one weekly lab either computer based or instrumentation based. The students learn about the disciplines of biomedical, computer, electrical, materials and mechanical engineering, and engineering physics and computer science. Weekly laboratories provide opportunities for on-hands experience in each area. 

 

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