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 levels
Understanding and applying ABET criteria to accomplish differing program and institutional missions
Illustration of evaluation/assessment activities that can assist faculty in improving undergraduate and graduate courses and programs
Description of tools and methods that have been demonstrated to improve the quality of degree programs and maintain accreditation
Using high-impact educational practices to maximize student learning
Identification 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 EDUCATION Engineering and Technology Professions Engineering and Engineering Technology Employment Outlook Skills and Competencies (What Employers Are Looking For) Engineering Disciplines Professional Engineering License Professional Engineering Organizations Summary Bibliography Engineering Education What Is Engineering? Engineering Education ABET Accreditation Curriculum Mapping Assessment and Continuous Improvement High-Impact Educational Practices Plan of Study Summary Bibliography How to Learn Introduction Metacognition Types of Knowledge Study Skills/Metacognitive Learning Strategies Learning Styles Teaching Styles Time Management Bloom's Taxonomy Learning Pyramid Skill-Based Learning Summary References ENGINEERING FUNDAMENTALS Computer-Aided Design Introduction Advantages of CAD CAD Software Drawings in SketchUp Pro Orthographic Drawings in CAD Preparing Model for LayOut Dimensioning Orthogonal View L-Bracket Design ABET Program outcomes Review Questions Statics Introduction Scalars and Vectors Equilibrium of Forces Moment, Couple, Torque Free-Body Diagram Centroids and Center of Gravity Moment of Inertia Materials Engineering Introduction Metals Ceramic Materials Polymers Composite Materials Conclusion Design and Analysis Introduction Stress and Strain Uniaxial Loading and Deformation Maximum Normal Stress Theory Pressure Vessel Shear Stress Stress in Beams Buckling in Column Thermodynamics Heat Transfer Fluid Mechanics PRODUCT DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT Electric Circuits and Components Introduction Understanding Electricity Circuit Components Circuit Symbols and Schematic Design Understanding Circuits Resistors Capacitors Inductors Diodes Transistors Integrated Circuits Summary Engineering Economics Introduction Nominal and Effective Interest Rate Effect of Time and Interest on Money Present, Annual, and Future Worth Analysis Rate of Return Analysis Decision Making ENGINEERING PROFESSION Probability and Statistics Introduction Probability Statistics Statistics in Organizations Data Computer Programming Importance of Programming Languages and Applications Algorithm Development Comments and Documentation Reserved or Keywords Variables, Constants, and Their Data Types Input and Output Assignment and Arithmetic Operators Conditional Expressions Selection Statements Loop Structures Functions and Procedures Testing and Debugging Summary Product Design and Development Introduction Overview of the Design Process Definition of the Problem Product Development Process Product Design Objectives of Design and Development Techniques Techniques That Can Be Used in Product Design and Development Summary Bibliography Manufacturing Processes Introduction to Machines Metal-Forming Processes and Metal-Cutting Processes Machines and Tools Machine Process Flow Welding and Cutting Review Questions Engineering and Society Social Influence in a Globalized World Evolution of Social Norms and Technology Emerging Social Norms in Social Networking Political Influence Learning from Tragedy: The Fukushima Disaster Lessons from Fukushima Pursuit of Social Understanding References Engineering Ethics Introduction Ethics in Engineering Education Ethics in Engineering Profession References Communication and Teamwork Essential "Soft" Skills in a Globalized Workforce Communication Teamwork Essentials References Appendices