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ES 1060 - Introduction to Engineering Problem Solving

This course is an overview of the methodology and tools used in the engineering profession for analyzing problems. Example problems are solved using spreadsheet tools and structured programming language.

Credits: 3

Instructional Method Lecture/Lab

Prerequisites:
MATH 1405 Pre-Calc Trig, MATH 1450 Pre-Calc Algebra and Trig with a C or better, or Placement Level VI

Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of ES 1060 Introduction to Engineering Problem Solving, the student will:

1. Demonstrate methodical approach to problem solving.
2. Present problems and solutions in a professional manner.
3. Utilize Excel to generate functional spreadsheets, cell referencing, parametric equations, generate tables and export to other programs.
4. Utilize Excel to plot data, generate figures and export for use in reports or presentation software.
5. Utilize Excel to plot experimental data, regression trend lines, linear equations, matrices and solver.
6. Demonstrate introductory structural programming skills using Matlab.
7. Write scripts using user defined functions to problem solve.
8. Plot data generated from scripts and export graphs into other programs.
9. Utilize flow charts to map a program utilizing selection and repetition functions.

Program Outcomes
Upon completion of ES 1060 Introduction to Engineering Problem Solving, the student will:

Engineering AS

1. PO#1 Incorporate technology appropriately in addressing engineering applications.
2. PO#4 Apply relevant techniques, skills, and engineering tools to solve problems.
3. PO#6 Demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility by analyzing issues in professional ethics and explaining the importance of professional licensure.
4. PO#7 Deliver effective verbal, written, and graphical communication.

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