Online Introduction to Engineering

FSE 100 - Introduction to Engineering: Imagine. Design. Engineer!

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Overview

Do you ever think: “There has to be a better way!” Then engineering is for you! Engineering is for anyone with a passion for problem solving.

This course actively introduces you to skills and tools that engineers use to solve problems while teachi

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Course prerequisites and requirements

To be successful in this course, we recommend English language fluency and computer literacy. We also encourage you to make sure your laptop or desktop computer meets the technical requirements.

Knowledge of basic Excel functionality will be very helpful in setting you up for success in this course.

Quick facts

Next start date:

Jan. 11, 2022

  • Credits: 2
  • Length: 15 weeks
  • Cost: $25 + $400

What you’ll learn

  • Evaluate the quality of your own work and the work of others through self and peer assessment.
  • Apply the steps of the engineering design process based on the analysis of customer needs to design, build, and test a physical prototype.
  • Apply customer focused design and the Entrepreneurial Mindset to create and evaluate design prototypes that will solve problems.
  • Use and select appropriate tools and technical skills to collect and analyze data from a variety of sources, to describe and predict the behavior of designs, and to justify design decisions based on appropriate models.
  • Write technical project reports and give oral/multimedia presentations about their designs, which includes addressing how the design adds value from multiple perspectives (technological, societal, financial, environmental, etc.)
  • Apply project management skills to create and implement project plans and maintain and evaluate schedules and budgets for an engineering design.
  • Be able to identify your motivations, strengths, and contributions within the field of engineering and critique your own skills and understanding through self-reflection.
  • Develop algorithms to solve problems.
  • Demonstrate effective troubleshooting, testing, and debugging of programs.
  • Describe and apply variables, basic and composite data types, and collections to the development of programs.
  • Develop programs using fundamental structures of sequence, selection, and iteration.
  • Write functions that accept parameters and return results.
  • Implement object-oriented programs.
  • Describe the importance and relevance of computing and programming skills in our lives and careers.

What to expect in class

Video lectures, readings, projects, interactive exercises, discussions, live meetings with the instructor, ePortfolio, and a final exam.

Exams and grading

60%

Projects (4)

25%

ePortfolio

5%

Content Mastery (14)

10%

Final Exam

Transcript

This course appears on your transcript identically to how it appears on the transcript of an enrolled ASU student who has taken the course on one of ASU’s campuses.

This is a 2 credit hour course at Arizona State University (FSE 100 Introduction to Engineering: Imagine. Design. Engineer!). It is strongly encouraged that you consult with your institution of choice to determine how these credits will be applied to their degree requirements prior to transferring your credit.

Faculty and course staff

Haolin

Haolin

Zhu

Senior Lecturer,

Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Arizona State University

Alicia

Alicia

Baumann

Lecturer,

Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Arizona State University

Anoop S.

Anoop S.

Grewal

Lecturer,

Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Arizona State University

Amy

Amy

Trowbridge

Senior Lecturer,

Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Arizona State University

Ben

Ben

Mertz

Lecturer,

Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Arizona State University

Why take ASU Universal Learner Courses

  1. Credit you receive is from a regionally accredited university
  2. Your credit is highly transferable
  3. You only pay the $400 course cost if you pass

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