Course title

ENGR 102


Co-requisite of Pre-Calculus

Course description

The Mission: To remove false-positives and false-negatives about the work; life; and objectives of engineers.
The Means: Train students to use the discipline of engineering and its skill subsets to address increasingly complex problems.
The Material:
-Excel use for statistical analysis (1 wk)
-Working in groups (1 wk)
-Solar Oven (6 wks)
computer modeling; design; build; dissection; rebuild; test
-Presenting (1 wk)
-Technical Writing (1 wk)
-Catapults (2 wks)
computer modeling using lab data
-Helicopters (2 wks)
computer modeling using lab data with multiple variables
-EPICS (9 wks)
engineering projects in community service
-GC Deli (9 wks)
societal-scale engineering projects for the next generations
The Mantra: “I don’t know. Let’s experiment; make a model; and see how accurate we can be.”
The Mentors: This course is actively trying to expose students to the breadth of engineering pursuits. As such; mentor engineers will be brought in regularly to talk about their particular field. Some of these will be followed-up with site visits to their place of business.
The Mess: This course is; itself; an experiment. Timelines are fluid. The UA Course is 4-hours per week for one semester. This course is 5-hours per week for a year. The additional time allows for most work to be done in-class. It also makes the goal mastery of the material. Students not mastering one skill will redo that skill until mastery is demonstrated.

The Money: Students desiring 3-credit hours at Arizona universities will need to register as UA students using a modified process which will be done in class. The cost is $495. That is 20% of the usual cost. Those students must also receive a grade of A or B for each semester. Enrolled students are actual UA students who can get a CatCard; use the UA Library; and get ZonaZoo tickets for UA athletic events. The deadline for registration is August 14. After that; no college credit is available.
The Marks: Your grade will be based primarily on your ability to accomplish the objectives (including those about timing). The rubric breaks down as follows:
-50% Projects
-10% Participation
-20% Tests
The Maintenance: All resources will be available on the class website (on Lion’s Den). Check there for grades; materials; and rubrics.

School country

United States

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High school

Pusch Ridge Christian Academy (frmly Palo Verde)

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Requested competency code

Lab Science

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Approved competency code

  • LPHY
  • Physics

Approved date

Online / Virtual