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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.

DESCRIPTION: Introduction to the professions of engineering and technology; detailed investigation of the curricula; changes in the BYU-Idaho engineering programs due to the transition to a four-year university; fields of engineering and technology; job opportunities, career planning, and placement; career planning; personal management skills, engineering case studies; ethics, student multimedia presentations, guest speakers.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter, Summer
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Brigham Young University - Idaho
Mission and Standards
Introduction to ME 100
Class Policies
Engineering: Education and Profession
Introductory Overview: Fields of Engineering
What is An Engineering?
The Technological Team
The Engineering Curricula and Professions
Academic Calendars and Policies
Personal Educational Objectives and Planning
Success in Engineering Education and Study
Writing a Resume
Effective Interviewing Skills
Continuing and Broadening Your Education
Sharpening Focus on Future
Student Project Presentations
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: The student will:
1. Describe and explore the various fields of engineering and technology study and professional practice.
2. Understand and articulate important events in the history of engineering and technology.
3. Make an informed decision about enrollment in a particular engineering or technology curriculum.
4. 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.
5. Use to personal advantage the BYU-Idaho academic policies affecting technology and engineering students.
6. Understand general and basic education requirements for associate and baccalaureate degrees.
7. Develop a database to aid in planning engineering and technology educational programs, employment decisions, and career choices.
8. Understand and enhance the role of teamwork and effective communication in engineering and technology.
9. Identify the processes, resources, and skills for obtaining employment and experience before and after graduation.
10. Identify and strengthen attributes and skills of effective personal management and study skills.
11. Understand the roles of mathematics, basic science, and computer skills in engineering and technology.
12. Understand that the common thread to engineering and technology study and practice in the Engineering and Technology Problem-solving and Design Process.
13. Identify important ethical, social, and environmental issues in engineering and technology professional practice.
14. Write and electronically store a personal resume for immediate and future use.
15. Understand and prepare for life-long learning in engineering and technology professional practice.
16. Articulate career exploration in engineering and technology.
REQUIREMENTS: Quizzes, Video Assignments,
Written Responses = 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