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EGT 410 - PLTW Principles of Engineering

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Adjunct
This course explores technology systems and manufacturing processes using the methodology of project-based engineering problem-solving. Learning activities explore a variety of engineering disciplines and address the social and political consequences of technological change.
Prerequisite: 1 year of H.S. algebra or EGT 400 .
Prerequisite OR Corequisite: H.S. algebra
Competencies
  1. Define types of engineering
    1. Demonstrate an understanding of engeneering and identify ten engineering achievements through history
    2. Identify and list five historical engineering role models, including minorities and women
    3. Identify three problems for engineers to solve in the future
    4. Define attributes associatted with being a successful engineer
    5. Demonstrate that an engineering team must work together to solve problems, with each team member having individual and collective responsibilities through group projects
    6. Understand the role of out-sourcing in the engineering process, and how effective communication is essential
    7. Understand how gender-bias and other forms of sterotyping and discrimination can adversely affect communications within an engineering team
  2. Understand engineering careers
    1. Demonstrate the difference between engineering disciplines and job functions
    2. Provide examples of the professional and legal responsibilities associated with being an engineer
    3. Become familiar with an area of engineering by preparing for and conducting an interview with an engineer in that field of engineering
    4. Research and discover the educational requirements to become an engineer
  3. Use communication and documentation
    1. Compose sketches and use proper sketching techniques in the solution of design problems
    2. Select the appropriate styles for a professional presentation of a design problem to a group
    3. Use proper proportioning while producing annotated sketches
    4. Composes a written technical report about the research they conduct about a career in the engineering
    5. Formulate an organized outline for a technical paper
    6. Select an sppropriate type of table, chart, or graph to accurately communicate collected data for written work or presentations
    7. Design and deliver a professional presentation utilizing appropriate support materials about research they have conducted
    8. Create and assemble support materials to appropriately demonstrate concepts used in their presenations
  4. Understand the design process
    1. Compose and diagram the product development lifecycle of an invention of their choice and report finding to the class
    2. Trace the history of an invention and evaluate its effects on society and the enviroment
    3. Examine the evolution of an invention to observe and report on how the design process is applied to continuously and improve the product
  5. Apply the use of engineering systems (mechanism, thermodynamics, fluid systems, electrical systems, control systems)
    1. Identify and explain the function of the essential components of mechanical system on display they create
    2. Create a display of mechanical system from a household item they disassemble
    3. Apply simple machines to create mechanical systems in the solution of a design problem
    4. Mathematically explin the mechanical advantage gained and explain the function of the six different types of simple machines in a presentation on the SMET device
    5. Conduct an energy analysis on a section of their home and calculate the head loss through walls and windows
    6. Research and evaluate systems undergoing thermodynamic cycles for efficiencey and present findings to the group
    7. Verbally describe/demonstrate the concept and function of a heat engine of choice incorporating the first and second laws of thermodynmics
    8. Evaluate and select specific fluid power sources for different functions
    9. Create a flow diagram schematic sketch and compare it to an actual fluid power circuit during a presentation to the class
    10. Mathematically calculate and explain the work being done by a specific fluid power device as part of an oral presentation
    11. Safely demonstrate proper setup and adjustment of a fluid power system
    12. Create schematic drawings to facilitate experimental meausrements of electrical circuits
    13. Apply ohm’s and watt’s ;aws in designing safe electrical circuits
    14. Appraise community needs and evaluate the impact supplying electrical generation has on their communities
    15. Estimate current consumption by a circuit and be able to compare estimates to accurate measurements they perform
    16. Design, diagram and implement a program to control a device they construct to perform a sorting operation
    17. Select and apply concepts of mechanical, electrical, and control systems in solving design problems
    18. Formulate a plan for evaluating the functioning of their sorting devices and to make appropriate changes in design, circuity or programming
    19. Demonstrate an oral defense of their solution to the design problem in a professional manner
  6. Examine static and strength of matericals
    1. Mathematically analyze a simple truss to determine types and magnitude of forces supported in the truss
    2. Design, construct and test a model bridge to support the greates amount of weight per gram of bridge mass
    3. Verbally illustrate and present a mathematical analysis of a truss design as part of their bridge design
    4. Demonstrate understanding of safety factors in the design process
    5. Explain the difference between the area of a cross section of an object and the second moment of the area (moment of inertia) and predict the relative strength of one shape vs. another
    6. Analyze a shape through ths use of engeneering technology for its usability and functionality
    7. Demonstrate the effects that stress has on a material and explain how the material will react
  7. Understand materials and materials testing in engineering
    1. Identify and differentiate the five basic categories of solid engineering materials
    2. Comapre and contrast the physical properties of organic, metals, polymers, ceramics, and composites
    3. Trace the production of raw material to finished product and present findings
    4. Identify practical applications of each material category to engineered products and processes
    5. Collect, analyze and test samples of the four basic materials
    6. Document and present laboratory data related to studies of material classifications
    7. Identify and document the properties of materials
    8. Design an experiment to identify an unknown material
    9. Formulate conclusions through analysis of recorded laboratory test data for presentations in the form of charts, graphs, written, verbal and multi media formats
    10. Analyze word problems about forces acting on materials
    11. Define and state examples of the major categories of production processes
    12. Analyze a component of a product and show the processes used in its creation
    13. Interpret a drawing and produce a part
    14. Describe the production processes used to create products from a category of materials and demonstrate one of the processes
    15. State the difference between mass and weight
    16. Utilize a variety of precision measurement tools to measure appropriate dimensions, mass and weight
    17. Demonstrate understanding by explaining why companies have a need for quality control and describe what customers and companies refer to when the term “quality” is used
    18. Calculate the mean, median, mode and standard deviation for a set of data and apply that information to an understanding to an understanding of quality assurance
    19. Explain the difference between process and product control
    20. Distinguish between the characterstics of quality in a final product and the control of quality in each step of a process
    21. Demonstrate understanding how control charts are used in industry and be able to predict whether a process is “out of control” or not by using a control chart
    22. Describe and safely conduct destructive and non-destructive material testing and will be able to use the data collected through these to compute and document mechanical properties
    23. Analyze a product that breaks and be able to explain how the material failed
  8. Describe engineering for reliability
    1. Diagram a system and identify the critical components
    2. Mathematically estimate chance of failure of a system given information on certain components
    3. List the causes of failure and be able to propse solutions
    4. Prepare and defend a position on an ethical engineering dilemma through research
    5. Research the engineering, legal, social and ethical issues related to a final design developed in a case study
    6. Analyze an engineering failure for verbal presentations - which identifies; causes, damage done, design failures, and other areas where the failure has impacted the enviroment or society
    7. Provide a written explanation of a research analysis of an engeneering failure
  9. Provide a case study to dynamics/kinematics
    1. Explain the difference between distance traveled and displacement
    2. Design and build a device for the purpose of conducting experiments of accleration, displacement and velocity
    3. Explain how velocity and accleration are calculated
    4. Calculate range and initial acceleration from data they record from experiments
    5. Provide an explanation of a ballistic device, including drawings and a summarization of data recorded from experiments
    6. Analyze test data and utilize the results to make decisions



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