MEE101: Introduction to Mechanical Engineering

CATALOG DESCRIPTION:

Introduces first-year and transfer students to the Mechanical Engineering Department. Topics include the curriculum, the faculty, the department’s resources and the profession in general. Students will be introduced to typical problems in Mechanical Engineering whose solution may require experimental, analytical or numerical techniques. A teamwork approach will be emphasized. Lec 1. (Fall.)

GENERAL BACKGROUND:

If you have a disability for which you may be requesting an accommodation, please contact either your instructor or Ann Smith, Director of Disability Services in East Annex, 581-2319, as early as possible in the term.

Please discuss your concerns with me in general, this is a different style of class which may result in social challenges and anxiety, I am happy to work with you on resolving these issues.

Financial: this class has no text book although you are encouraged to set aside the money normally spent on a text book for incidental expenses related to the class project.  Each team will typically incur at least the cost of a text book in small parts that are difficult to reimburse and should be considered a part of the educational expenses of the class. 

TEXTBOOK:

None.

EACH STUDENT IS REQUIRED TO MAINTAIN A LABORATORY NOTEBOOK OR ORGANIZZED NOTE PAGES FOR THE PROJECT.  THIS WILL BE GRADED FOR USAGE.

REFERENCES:

None

OBJECTIVES:

To develop an understanding of the profession and to introduce students to the theory and practice of mechanical engineering..

PREREQUISITES :

None, limited to mechanical engineering students or by permission.

OBJECTIVES:


EVALUATION:

To accomplish the above objectives, the design team will actively participate in all of the class activities.

If in the opinion of team members, an individual has not adequately contributed to the team efforts, appropriate adjustments will be made. All team peer evaluations will be documented.

 COURSE CONTENT:

Engineering Design - 100% (1 cr. hrs)

ENGINEERING GRADING SCALE:

Assignment of letter grades are a necessary university requirement that leaves much to be desired. Grades are interpreted in many different ways. In an ideal world students and faculty would worry far less about letter grades and much more about the quality of the learning experience. However, we don't live in an ideal world. This class is purely introductory so the class is graded on a pass-fail scale.

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This is a performance and attendance based class.