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  Introduction- H 191

The materials in this product provide all of the information needed to teach a year-long, Fundamentals of Engineering course sequence. The materials in this product were developed by more than 20 faculty and staff members over a ten year period. This sequence is an adaptation of the Drexel E4 program.

The work was funded by the NSF-funded Gateway Engineering Education Coalition and by the College of Engineering at Ohio State. Four papers describing this course sequence for honors students and a course sequence for non-honors students were presented at the 2001 ASEE Annual Meeting in Albuquerque. Copies of the papers are in the Read Me Information folder under ASEE Conference Papers.

This three course sequence covers engineering graphics and CAD, programming in C, C++, and MATLAB, and four design projects. The sequence provides 18 laboratory exercises.
The first course covers engineering graphics and CAD, two short design-build-test projects and seven hands-on labs. The labs cover 1) Marble Carrier, 2) Spot Speed, 3)springs and levers, 4) AC Electricity, 5) Materials Joining and Beam Bending, 6) Gears, 7) DC Motors, and 8) Dimensions and Tolerances.

The second course H 192 covers programming in C, C++, and MATLAB.. C is required for programming the autonomous robots that are designed in the third course. It also covers data acquisition and analysis in the seven hands-on labs and a short design project. The labs include 1) Data Acquisition and Intro to LabVIew, 2) Digital Electronics, 3) Product Analysis, 4) Analog Electronics, 5) Stress and Strain, 6) Aerodynamics and Propulsion, and 7) Controlling a Stoplight.

The third course H 193 in the sequence is a design-build-compete project where the teams of four students design and build an autonomous robot. There are three laboratory exercises that help the students learn about sensors and controllers and DC motor performance. The focus is on planning, managing, and documenting a design project. The teams are expected to produce the robot and the associate documentation including a written project report, a project notebook, and an oral project report. The criteria for the written report and project notebook are that someone could take the two documents and replicate the team’s robot. This project brings together and requires all of the engineering information and skills learned in the first two courses.