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Career Explorations in Engineering & Technology
CAR EXPLOR E&T
CLASS CODE: ME 100 CREDITS:  1
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Introduction to the professions of engineering and technology; detailed investigation of the curricula; transfer to four-year schools; fields of engineering and technology; job opportunities and placement; career planning; personal management skills, engineering case studies; ethics, student multimedia presentations, guest speakers. (F or W)
DESCRIPTION: Introduction to the profession and fields of engineering study and professional practice; Detailed investigation of the engineering curriculum at Brigham Young University - Idaho and transfer schools; transfer to four-year schools and the transition of Ricks to BYU-Idaho; Changes in the BYU-Idaho engineering programs due to the transition to a four-year university; Fields of engineering; Employment opportunities in engineering; Career planning; Engineering case studies; Guest speakers
TOPICS: Brigham Young University - Idaho Mission and StandardsIntroduction to ENGR 100Class PoliciesEngineering: Education and Profession Introductory Overview: Fields of Engineering
What is An Engineering?
The Technological Team
The Engineering Curricula and Professions
Transfer Programs and Strategies
Academic Calendars and Policies
Your Personal Educational
Objectives and Planning
Success in Your Engineering Education and Study
Writing a Personal Resume
Effective Interviewing Skills
Continuing and Broadening Your Education
Sharpening Your Focus on Your Future
Continuing and Broadening Your Education
Sharpening Your Focus on Your Future
Student Project Presentations
OBJECTIVES: 1. Describe and explore the various fields of engineering study and assist students to make an informed decision about their enrollment in a particular engineering curriculum
2. Develop a detailed personal educational plan to serve as a basis for semester-by-semester planning for registration for courses and for alterations to educational and curriculum planning
3. Become familiar with and use to advantage the Brigham Young University - Idaho academic policies affecting engineering students, including general education requirements for the specialized associate in engineering degrees
4. Develop a data base which will aid the student in planning for engineering educational programs, engineering employment decisions, and career choices
5. Review and strengthen attributes and skills of personal management
6. Begin the establishment of the concept that the common thread to all fields of engineering study and practice is the engineering problem-solving and design process.
7. Write an editable personal resume for immediate and future use.
REQUIREMENTS: Preparation & Reading Quizzes,Video Content Assignments, Written Response Assignment - 200 points
Educational Plan -- 350 points
Attendance -- 100 points
Final Exam -- 350 points
Total -- 1000 points
PREREQUISITES:
OTHER: Any student may prepare and present to the class for extra credit (1) a multimedia presentation on an inventor, invention and effect upon our lives or (2) a multimedia presentation about a particular field of engineering. Successful completion of the project will increase the weighted average grade by 5%.
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2002