This course provides students with opportunities to further their mastery of engineering-related math and science principles to design solutions to real world problems. The course also includes a more in-depth look into the relationship between technology and design.
Demonstrate an understanding of the various approaches used in problem solving. – The student will be able to:
Employ research and development processes to assess the functional, economic, and ethical viability of a product or prototype.
Research a problem and determine the most appropriate problem-solving method to employ.
Determine whether the solution to a specific problem is technology-based.
Utilize a multidisciplinary approach to solving technological problems.
Demonstrate the abilities to apply the design process. – The student will be able to:
Determine whether a design problem is worthy of being resolved or addressed.
Identify the criteria and constraints associated with a design problem and select the most appropriate solution based on pre determined factors.
Evaluate the quality, efficiency, and productivity of an existing or proposed design and refine the design accordingly.
Evaluate an existing design using conceptual, physical, and mathematical models and note aspects for improvement.
Devise and develop a problem solution using the design process.
Create and deliver a slide presentation to communicate the design process and final solution to a design problem.
Demonstrate proficiency in using presentation software. – The student will be able to:
Describe presentation software and the ways in which it may be used.
Create a Slide Master.
Adjust presentation format using the Slide Master.
Demonstrate the safe usage of appropriate tools, procedures, and operation of equipment.
Follow laboratory safety rules and procedures.
Demonstrate good housekeeping at workstation within total laboratory.
Identify color-coding safety standards.
Explain fire prevention and safety precautions and practices for extinguishing fires.
Identify harmful effects/potential dangers of familiar hazardous substances/devices to people and the environment.
Use oral and written communication skills in creating, expressing and interpreting information and ideas. – The student will be able to:
Select and employ appropriate communication concepts and strategies to enhance oral and written communication in the workplace. CM 1.0
Locate, organize and reference written information from various sources. CM 3.0
Design, develop and deliver formal and informal presentations using appropriate media to engage and inform diverse audiences. CM 5.0
Interpret verbal and nonverbal cues/behaviors that enhance communication. CM 6.0
Apply active listening skills to obtain and clarify information. CM 7.0
Develop and interpret tables and charts to support written and oral communications. CM 8.0
Exhibit public relations skills that aid in achieving customer satisfaction. CM 10.0
Solve problems using critical thinking skills, creativity and innovation. – The student will be able to:
Employ critical thinking skills independently and in teams to solve problems and make decisions. PS 1.0
Employ critical thinking and interpersonal skills to resolve conflicts. PS 2.0
Identify and document workplace performance goals and monitor progress toward those goals. PS 3.0
Conduct technical research to gather information necessary for decision-making. PS 4.0
Use information technology tools. – The student will be able to:
Use personal information management (PIM) applications to increase workplace efficiency. IT 1.0
Employ technological tools to expedite workflow including word processing, databases, reports, spreadsheets, multimedia presentations, electronic calendar, contacts, email, and internet applications. IT 2.0
Employ computer operations applications to access, create, manage, integrate, and store information. IT 3.0
Employ collaborative/groupware applications to facilitate group work. IT 4.0
Describe the roles within teams, work units, departments, organizations, inter-organizational systems, and the larger environment. – The student will be able to:
Describe the nature and types of business organizations. SY 1.0