Introduction to Engineering: An Assessment and Problem Solving Approach
By: Quamrul H. Mazumder (author)Hardback
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Developed for the Ultimate Introductory Engineering Course
Introduction to Engineering: An Assessment and Problem-Solving Approach incorporates experiential, and problem- and activity-based instruction to engage students and empower them in their own learning. This book compiles the requirements of ABET, (the organization that accredits most US engineering, computer science, and technology programs and equivalency evaluations to international engineering programs) and integrates the educational practices of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). The book provides learning objectives aligned with ABET learning outcomes and AAC&U high-impact educational practices. It also identifies methods for overcoming institutional barriers and challenges to implementing assessment initiatives. The book begins with an overview of the assessment theory, presents examples of real-world applications, and includes key assessment resources throughout.
In addition, the book covers six basic themes:
Use of assessment to improve student learning and educational programs at both undergraduate and graduate levelsUnderstanding and applying ABET criteria to accomplish differing program and institutional missionsIllustration of evaluation/assessment activities that can assist faculty in improving undergraduate and graduate courses and programsDescription of tools and methods that have been demonstrated to improve the quality of degree programs and maintain accreditationUsing high-impact educational practices to maximize student learningIdentification of methods for overcoming institutional barriers and challenges to implementing assessment initiative
A practical guide to the field of engineering and engineering technology, Introduction to Engineering: An Assessment and Problem-Solving Approach serves as an aid to both instructor and student in developing competencies and skills required by ABET and AAC&U.
Dr. Quamrul H. Mazumder received his bachelor's degree in engineering from Bangladesh Agricultural University. Passionate about learning, Dr. Mazumder joined a full-time teaching position in the engineering technology department at Pittsburgh State University. Later he joined the University of Michigan-Flint, where he currently serves as the associate chairman for the department of computer science, engineering, and physics. Dr. Mazumder has 15 years of teaching experience in engineering and engineering technology. His research includes student learning, motivation, metacognition, teaching and learning styles, quality of higher education, globalization of education, and other related areas.
ENGINEERING EDUCATIONEngineering and Technology ProfessionsEngineering and Engineering TechnologyEmployment OutlookSkills and Competencies (What Employers Are Looking For)Engineering DisciplinesProfessional Engineering LicenseProfessional Engineering OrganizationsSummaryBibliographyEngineering EducationWhat Is Engineering?Engineering EducationABET AccreditationCurriculum MappingAssessment and Continuous ImprovementHigh-Impact Educational PracticesPlan of StudySummaryBibliographyHow to LearnIntroductionMetacognitionTypes of KnowledgeStudy Skills/Metacognitive Learning StrategiesLearning StylesTeaching StylesTime ManagementBloom's TaxonomyLearning PyramidSkill-Based LearningSummaryReferencesENGINEERING FUNDAMENTALSComputer-Aided DesignIntroductionAdvantages of CADCAD SoftwareDrawings in SketchUp ProOrthographic Drawings in CADPreparing Model for LayOutDimensioning Orthogonal ViewL-Bracket DesignABET Program outcomesReview QuestionsStaticsIntroductionScalars and VectorsEquilibrium of ForcesMoment, Couple, TorqueFree-Body DiagramCentroids and Center of GravityMoment of InertiaMaterials EngineeringIntroductionMetalsCeramic MaterialsPolymersComposite MaterialsConclusionDesign and AnalysisIntroductionStress and StrainUniaxial Loading and DeformationMaximum Normal Stress TheoryPressure VesselShear StressStress in BeamsBuckling in ColumnThermodynamicsHeat TransferFluid MechanicsPRODUCT DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENTElectric Circuits and ComponentsIntroductionUnderstanding ElectricityCircuit ComponentsCircuit Symbols and Schematic DesignUnderstanding CircuitsResistorsCapacitorsInductorsDiodesTransistorsIntegrated CircuitsSummaryEngineering EconomicsIntroductionNominal and Effective Interest RateEffect of Time and Interest on MoneyPresent, Annual, and Future Worth Analysis Rate of Return AnalysisDecision MakingENGINEERING PROFESSIONProbability and StatisticsIntroductionProbabilityStatisticsStatistics in OrganizationsData Computer ProgrammingImportance of ProgrammingLanguages and ApplicationsAlgorithm DevelopmentComments and DocumentationReserved or KeywordsVariables, Constants, and Their Data TypesInput and OutputAssignment and Arithmetic OperatorsConditional ExpressionsSelection StatementsLoop StructuresFunctions and ProceduresTesting and DebuggingSummaryProduct Design and DevelopmentIntroductionOverview of the Design ProcessDefinition of the ProblemProduct Development ProcessProduct DesignObjectives of Design and Development TechniquesTechniques That Can Be Used in Product Design and DevelopmentSummaryBibliographyManufacturing ProcessesIntroduction to MachinesMetal-Forming Processes and Metal-Cutting ProcessesMachines and ToolsMachine Process FlowWelding and CuttingReview QuestionsEngineering and SocietySocial Influence in a Globalized WorldEvolution of Social Norms and TechnologyEmerging Social Norms in Social NetworkingPolitical InfluenceLearning from Tragedy: The Fukushima DisasterLessons from FukushimaPursuit of Social UnderstandingReferencesEngineering EthicsIntroductionEthics in Engineering EducationEthics in Engineering ProfessionReferencesCommunication and TeamworkEssential "Soft" Skills in a Globalized WorkforceCommunicationTeamwork EssentialsReferencesAppendices
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