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Introduction to Engineering

University of Texas Arlington via edX

Overview

The goal of this course is to provide high school students and college freshman a broad outline of engineering and help them decide on a career in engineering. The course explores the different disciplines of engineering and providing participants with a broad background in different areas of engineering.

Do you want to learn how race-cars are built? How robots are able to work independently? How is energy harvested? How is energy stored? How are organs built? How is the body imaged? How do you design an aircraft? How do electrons travel in micro and nanoelectronics? How are drugs delivered in the body? How do you build on soils that are unstable? How do robots see? How is light used in devices? How is data stored and managed? How is pollution mitigated? How are electrical signals processed? How are strong and tough materials designed and built? How is thermal energy managed? How is data transmitted? How are systems integrated? How do you make sure goods and services reach their destination? These are all things that engineers are dealing with on a daily basis and will form the basis of the first part of the course.

Syllabus

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Taught by

Estefania Tapias and Pranesh B. Aswath

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Reviews

2.0 rating, based on 3 reviews

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  • Dfarning

    Dfarning is taking this course right now, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.

    The class shows a lot of promise as an engineering introduction, but all the technical issues make the presentation less than professional.

    Updated rating to reflect that week two of the class started with a home assignment which is inaccessible because it was already past due....

    All feedback to the instructor regarding technical issues has been ignored.

    Until these issues are solved one is better off waiting for a future iteration of the course which has more of the kinks worked out.
  • Dfarning

    Dfarning is taking this course right now, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    The class shows a lot of promise as an engineering introduction, but all the technical issues make the presentation less than professional.
  • Sean completed this course.

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