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ENGR 13100: Transforming Ideas to Innovation I

Course description

A partnership between Schools and Programs within the College of Engineering, introduces students to the engineering professions using multidisciplinary, societally relevant content. Developing engineering approaches to systems, generating and exploring creative ideas, and use of quantitative methods to support design decisions. Explicit model-development activities (engineering eliciting activities, EEAs) engage students in innovative thinking across the engineering disciplines at Purdue. Experiencing the process of design and analysis in engineering including how to work effectively in teams. Developing skills in project management, engineering fundamentals, oral and graphical communication, logical thinking, and modern engineering tools (e.g., Excel and MATLAB).

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Course syllabus

Learning goals

The Enduring Outcome of ENGR 13100: Guided by professional habits, students will learn to make evidence-based engineering decisions in diverse teams.

In ENGR 13100, students will:

  • Examine and analyze career information from various resources to make informed decisions about your choice of an engineering major.
  • Use a systematic design process to develop design solutions to engineering problems and compare design alternatives
  • Develop mathematical models to solve engineering problems
  • Begin to develop professional habits that will benefit you both as a student at Purdue and as a practicing engineer

ABET outcomes

ENGR 13100 includes components that address the following ABET outcomes (outcomes in bold are particularly important for the course):

a. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering
b. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
c. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
d. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
e. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
f. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
g. an ability to communicate effectively
i. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
k. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.