May 18, 2022  

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EGR 100 - Careers in Engineering

Credits: 1
Studies Engineering as a profession as well as a career. Surveys the various fields such as Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, etc. Compares an engineer with a technologist. Reviews work responsibilities, ethics, the work environment, challenges, salaries. (15-0)

Prerequisite(s): MATH LEVEL 4
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 15 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: None
Pass/NoCredit: No

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Discuss the history, the present status, and future challenges of the field of engineering.
    1. List 6 great structures or inventions produced by engineers in the past.
    2. List 5 dilemmas or challenges facing engineers today.
    3. List 4 long-range challenges facing the engineering profession in the future.
  2. Differentiate between the engineering profession and other professions.
    1. Describe the conceptual framework of the code of ethics of the engineering profession.
    2. List the advantages of belonging to a professional society.
    3. Compare engineering with science.
    4. Compare engineering with the law profession.
    5. Compare engineering with the medical profession.
  3. Demonstrate basic skill in retrieving information and organizing it for a research report.
    1. Develop a bibliography for the report using the Delta College Library computers
    2. Develop a bibliography for the report using the Internet World Wide Web
  4. Differentiate among the various engineering disciplines.
    1. Compare the education of Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, Chemical, and other engineering disciplines.
    2. Compare the types of jobs performed by Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, Chemical, and other engineering disciplines.
  5. Explain the engineering career spectrum.
    1. Distinguish between:
      1. Scientist and engineer
      2. Engineer and technologist
      3. Technologist and technician
      4. Technician and skilled trades
    2. Explain how all members work together as a professional team.
  6. Compare and contrast the different kids of job titles engineers may hold as to:
    1. Education needed
    2. Work environment
    3. Output and accomplishments
      1. Research
      2. Testing
      3. Facilities
      4. Management
      5. Development
      6. Production/Mfg.- Examples: injection molding, robotics, automation, CNC, etc.
      7. Sales
      8. Consulting
      9. Design
      10. Construction
      11. Education
  7. Identify the current demands in engineering job placement.
    1. List 8 of the personal traits of engineers most in demand by employers.
    2. Identify which engineering disciplines are currently most in demand.
    3. Cite trends in engineering job placements.
    4. Quote current engineering job salaries.
  8. Interpret written statements, question the assumptions or data the point of view is based on, and evaluate the reasoning behind it.
    1. Identify important questions of a written or spoken text.
    2. Clarify and analyze the meanings of words, phrases, and statements.
    3. Clarify issues, value judgments and conclusions.
    4. Write and speak critically: create, develop, and convey in written or spoken form clear and supported viewpoints based on critical questioning.
    5. Develop and question alternative formulations of a problem.
    6. Identify, analyze and evaluate assumptions.
    7. Recognize bias, narrowness, and contradictions in a point of view.
    8. Generate and assess solutions to problems.
    9. Analyze and evaluate arguments or reasoning.
    10. Distinguish strong from weak reasons.
    11. Evaluate the credibility of sources of information.

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