Roane State Community College

Division of Mathematics and Sciences

ENGR 1110

Survey of Engineering



·         Course Type: Face to Face, IDEA rooms

·         Day and Time: Tuesday, 3:30-4:25

·         Credit Hours: 3 credit hours

·         Course Objectives:  

1. To learn to identify the branches of Engineering.
2. To learn to identify the career fields and types of work within the branches of Engineering.
3. To learn to identify the basic skills needed in Engineering work.
4. To learn the fundamentals of engineering communication.
5. To learn the roles of the members of engineering teams and practice teamwork.
6. To learn an engineering problem solving method and use it to solve some basic types of problems.

·         Learning Outcomes:

1.    Know the branches of Engineering.

2.   Know the career fields and types of work within the branches of Engineering.

3.   Know the basic skills needed in Engineering work.

4.   Know the fundamentals of engineering communication.

5.   Know the roles of the members of engineering teams and practice teamwork.

6.   Know and use the engineering problem solving method to solve some basic types of problems.

·         Prerequisites for the course: None

·         Course Topics





 The Major Skills Needed in Engineering (Communication, Teamwork, and Problem Solving)


 History of Engineering and the Technological Team


 Career Fields and Types of Work in Engineering


 The Skill of Communication


 Using Communication to Obtain Knowledge, Share Knowledge and Solve Problems


 Teamwork Skills


 Getting Help and Giving Help within an Engineering Team


 The Problem Solving Skill


 Engineering Problem Analysis and Solution Methods


·         Specific Course Requirements: Participate in all classes and do assigned homework between each class. Complete quizzes and tests.


·         Textbook: Introduction to Engineering , 3rd Edition, Wright, Publisher: Wiley, ISBN 978-0-471-05920-2

·         Supplementary Materials: None


·         Name:  Bill Murray

·         Office:  Roane State Oak Ridge, B-133 Cubicle F

·         Office Hours: Tuesday 11:00-3:25 , 4:30-4:45 and Thursday 11:00-11:30 , 12:30-2:00

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·         Phone: 865-481-2000 ext 5235

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·         Assignments and Evaluations: Topics will be covered at about one topic per week and a half.  Homework reading and assignments will be announced in class to practice the topics covered in class.  Two 100 point tests will be given. The tests will evaluate how well you have learned the topics covered in class since the last test.  Each test will be announced in class the week before the test. Quizzes of 5 points each will be given each class meeting except the first class and the classes the day of and and the day after the two 100 point tests. The quizzes will not be announced in class.  A 15 point team project will be assigned in class after the teamwork topics have been completed.  The team project will be due on the last day of class and no final exam will be given.

·         Grading procedure:

            Scores on tests represent a measurement of at least the following factors:

1. Student's knowledge of the material.
2. Test material difficulty.
3. Time available to complete tests.
4. Effectiveness of the teacher's instruction.
5. Numerous indirectly related things such as testing room
environment, health of student, etc.

Grades assigned to test scores are adjusted to minimize the factors other than the student's knowledge of the material by numerical ranking of the scores of class members and by comparison with scores from previous classes.

Letter grades will be discussed after each graded test, report, or assignment is returned.


Grading scale:

The final course grade is assigned by the same numerical ranking procedure using the student's accumulated total points for the course. The course’s final grade is determined using the following percentages:
Tests               75% of course grade

Quizzes           15% of course grade
Team Project  10% of course grade

For students falling on the borderline between two grades, factors such as class attendance, class participation, and teamwork will be used to decide between the grades.                                                                                                                                             



·         Academic Misconduct includes, but is not limited to, Plagiarism, Cheating, Fabrication and Facilitation.   Academic misconduct is prohibited.  Upon identification of misconduct, an instructor has the authority to assign an “F” or a zero for the exercise, the examination, or the entire course. Students guilty of academic misconduct that would typically result in the grade of “F” for the course will not be permitted to drop the class in which the academic misconduct occurred.  The instructor will contact the appropriate Division Dean who will then contact Records and request that an administrative hold be placed on the course in question.  The instructor will notify the student of the appropriate due process/appeal procedure.  The administrative hold will remain in place until the academic misconduct matter is concluded.



·         Qualified students with disabilities will be provided reasonable and necessary academic accommodations if determined eligible by the appropriate disability services office staff. Prior to granting disability accommodations in the course, the instructor must receive written verification of a student's eligibility for specific accommodations from the disability services office staff. It is the student's responsibility to initiate contact with the disability services staff and to follow the established procedures for having the accommodation notice sent to the instructor.



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·         The  Instructor reserves the right to make changes to the syllabus as long as the students are notified.



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