This course is a study of the fundamental engineering concepts of length, time, mass, force, temperature, electricity, energy and power, with a focus on developing strong problem-solving skills and becoming analytical, detail-oriented and creative engineers. Understanding of the fundamental engineering concepts is reinforced through practical analytical exercises and completion of a team design project. This course serves as the foundation for entry into engineering disciplinary studies and is a required course for online engineering majors.
The engineering degree programs are designed to develop Christ-centered men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential to positively influence engineering-related industries in the current and evolving economy. The programs prepare graduates for the thoughtful integration of work and life and to view the engineering profession as a lifelong commitment to serving others.
Within a few years of graduating, engineering graduates will be able to advance in an engineering career or graduate studies, be recognized as a creative thinkers exhibiting an aptitude for continuous learning, and display professional ethics and behavior consistent with foundational Christian principles.
After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.
Discussions come in two varieties. Reflective Summaries provide the opportunity for students to conduct a metacognitive analysis of their learning during a recently completed module. Faith integration discussions provide the opportunity for students to reflect on how their pursuit of a technical degree can interface with their world view. Both types of discussions are open to receiving feedback from classmates and their instructor -- iron sharpening iron! Discussions will be graded using the linked rubric.
You are required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each discussion. Each thread must be at least 250 words, providing citations as appropriate. In addition to the thread, you are required to reply to the threads of at least 2 classmates. Each reply must be at least 125 words. (LO 1, 2, 3, 4)
A Reading Assessment (RA) quiz measures the student’s preparation for engaging new course material. These are conducted online prior to the module: week when the subject will be discussed and are administered in a quiz format.
RA's may be taken up to five (5) times, with the highest score counting toward the student's grade. Questions for RA's are randomly drawn from a pool of questions, so subsequent attempts may result in different questions from previous attempts. (LO 1, 2, 3, 4)
Lab Assignments reinforce material covered in the course text, particularly involving design of experiments and practical data collection. Labs play an important role in preparing the student for their graded problem sets and quizzes. Lab assignments are submitted in the form of a report in pdf file format outlining problem solutions. (LO 1, 2, 3, 4)
Homework Assignments reinforce material covered during class lectures and class activities, particularly problem solving techniques. Homework plays an important role in preparing the student for their graded examinations. Homework Assignments are completed in the WebAssign tool and have an unlimited number of trials to answer the question correctly prior to the due date. (LO 1, 2, 3, 4)
The purpose of quizzes is to reinforce the learning process and validate the student’s comprehension and retention of the course learning objectives. Solutions, rather than answers, are expected for all problems. Quizzes are completed in the WebAssign tool. (LO 1, 2, 3, 4)
The Comprehensive Final Quiz will cover Moaveni Chapters 7-13. The purpose of quizzes is to reinforce the learning process and validate the student’s comprehension and retention of the course learning objectives. Solutions, rather than answers, are expected for all problems. Quizzes are completed in the WebAssign tool. (LO 1, 2, 3, 4)