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TECH019: Pre-Engineering

Credits: 0.5 units/5 hours
4 Evaluations, 4 Projects, 2 Progress Tests

UC a-g Approved

This course is designed to provide students with a clear picture of the basics of engineering and the type of work engineers in various disciplines perform, the regulating bodies and professional associations that govern the engineering industry, ethics, and the importance of teamwork. Students will learn the importance of the Engineering Design Process and how it is implemented when designing new products, devices or systems. The second half of the course will focus on distinct engineering disciplines with an in-depth look at the fields of Mechanical engineering, Manufacturing engineering, Computer engineering, Civil engineering, Aerospace engineering, and Environmental engineering. For each discipline the course covers professional aspects, educational requirements, applications, and a snapshot of engineering in action. Student projects are hands-on activities that will require materials that can be obtained locally. Students will also need access to Internet or library resources for design research for some of their projects. There is no laboratory kit provided for this course.

Course Materials

Textbook:  Engineering Fundamentals, Second Edition. (ISBN: 9781631262852)

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