Dr. Melissa Danforth

Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department
California State University, Bakersfield

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ECE 160 Introduction to Engineering
Section 1 - Fall 2013
Course meets MW 3:15pm - 4:30pm in Sci III 311
Course Description:
This course will provide an introduction to the practice of engineering by reviewing its history and current state. Students are informed about various areas within the discipline of engineering, e.g., chemical, agricultural, and electrical. Finally, the impact of engineering from a global, social, and political perspective is presented through a number of case studies.
Required Materials:
No books are required for this course. Required articles will be posted on the Moodle website for the course in each week that they are required.
Recommended Materials:
Runner Life 2013-2014: The First-Year Experience Handbook by Dr. Brett Schmoll & Matthew Woodman. ISBN: 978-1490547008.
This text is available in the campus book store and through Amazon.com.

ABET Outcome Coverage
Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering (EAC/ABET)
An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
Case studies will provide an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities of engineers.
An ability to communicate effectively.
Written and oral project reports will require effective communication of projects undertaken during the course.
The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global economic, environmental, and societal context.
Case studies will be used to provide an understanding of how engineering fits into a global context and to analyze the impact of decisions on economic, environmental, and/or societal contexts.
Direct Moodle Link
We will be using the CEE/CS Moodle website for this course instead of the campus Blackboard site. The direct link to the course in Moodle is http://moodle.cs.csubak.edu/moodle/course/view.php?id=75