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
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 H 191 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
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
and Intro to LabVIew, 2) Digital Electronics, 3) Product
Analysis, 4) Analog Electronics, 5) Stress and Strain,
and Propulsion, and 7) Controlling a Stoplight.
third course H 193 in the sequence is a design-build-compete
project where the teams of four students design and build
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
a written project report, a project notebook, and an
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