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This three-credit course introduces students to the fundamentals of engineering. The course has two fifty-minute lectures per week, and a weekly two-hour discussion / computer session. One of the primary focuses of the course is the design project, in which the students go through the product development process, which includes: product research, product design, product analysis and evaluation, and product presentation. The course content is as follows:

Lecture Topics
  • Engineering Design Process
  • Unit Conversions & Dimensional Consistency
  • Data Analysis and Representation
  • Strength of Materials
  • Introduction to Statics
  • Introduction to Heat Transfer
  • Special Topics Related to Design Project
  • Computer Programming

Discussion / Computer Sessions

  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • AutoCAD
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Computer Programming
  • Product Testing and Presentation

Design Project

  • Work in Teams
  • Design and Build Product
  • Test / Demonstrate / Evaluate Product Performance
  • Written Report
  • Oral PowerPoint Presentation

Take a look at the following links to see the great products designed, built and evaluated by the ENES 101 design teams from the Spring 2000, Fall 2000, and Spring 2001 semesters!

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