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2007-2009 Courses and Programs

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Engineering (Engr)

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Most of the courses with the designator of Engr are broad-based engineering courses applicable to all engineering disciplines. Several of these courses are part of the basic program which is required for engineering students. All courses are administered by the college and with the exception of Engr 160 and Engr 170 are coordinated through Engineering Student Services in Engineering Academic and Student Affairs. Course-related questions should be directed to the department or unit with responsibility for that course. The following is a list of those responsibilities:

Engr 160 Materials Science and Engineering

Engr 170 Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

Courses primarily for undergraduate students

Engr 101. Engineering Orientation. Cr. R. F.S. (1-0) Introduction to the College of Engineering and the engineering profession. Considerations in choosing an engineering curriculum. Information concerning university and college policies, procedures, and resources. Opportunities to interact with departments.

Engr 104. LEAD Program Orientation. (1-0) Cr. 1. F. Orientation for LEAD Living/Learning Community participants. Applications of problem solving, engineering design, teamwork, study, and time management techniques and skills. Engineering professional development. Satisfactory-fail only.

Engr 105. LEAD Program Seminar. (1-0) Cr. 1. S. Seminar for LEAD Program participants in the residential learning community. Industrial tours and orientation to engineering profession. Satisfactory-fail only.

Engr 131. Learning Community Seminar. (1-0) Cr. R. F.S. Peer-mentored review of course topics in engineering undeclared learning communities. Available to students interested in engineering if in Liberal Arts and Science Open (option) major. Satisfactory-fail only.

Engr 160. Engineering Problems with Computer Applications Laboratory. (2-2) Cr. 3. F.S.SS. Prereq: Satisfactory scores on mathematics placement examinations; credit or enrollment in Math 142, 165. Solving engineering problems and presenting solutions through technical reports. Significant figures. Use of SI units. Graphing and curve-fitting. Flowcharting. Introduction to mechanics, statistics and engineering economics. Use of spreadsheet programs to solve and present engineering problems. Solution of engineering problems using computer programming languages. (The honors section includes application of programming to mobile robotics).
H. Honors. F.

Engr 170. Engineering Graphics and Introductory Design. (2-2) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: Satisfactory scores on mathematics placement examinations; credit or enrollment in Math 142. Integration of fundamental graphics, computer modeling, and engineering design. Applications of multiview drawings and dimensioning. Techniques for visualizing, analyzing, and communicating 3-D geometries. Application of the design process including written and oral reports. Freehand and computer methods.

Engr 201. Engineering Transfer Learning Community Seminar. Cr. R. F. Peer-mentored seminar for transfer students entering the college of engineering in the residential learning community. Topics include: Career development, internships and coops, career exploration through plant site visits and the career fair. Connecting with faculty, staff and fellow students. Understanding the process behind the transfer of courses to Iowa State University and application to the degree.

Engr 320. International Experience Report. Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: Satisfactory completion of international work experience of at least ten weeks or nine credits of approved course work taken abroad. Permission of student's department prior to departure. Critique of work/study abroad experience as it relates to professional development. Taken the semester after completion of work abroad or study abroad. Written report and presentation. Students must present a plan of study and travel before departure. Experience must be cultural or career-related equalling ten days (80 hours) beyond the hours devoted to work or study. Students will record their experiences in a written and photographic journal. Upon their return they will submit a 3,000 word report and make a presentation. Approved to meet International Perspectives requirement. Satisfactory-fail only.

Engr 396. Summer Internship. Cr. R. Repeatable. SS. Prereq: Permission of Engineering Undergraduate Programs advisor and Engineering Career Services. Summer professional work period.

Engr 397. Professional Internship. Cr. R. F.S.SS. Prereq: Permission of adviser and engineering college classification officer. Professional or interdisciplinary work period in engineering or career-related field. Enrollment limited to one summer and/or one semester per academic year. Satisfactory-fail only.