Presentation on theme: "Keys to Success in Engineering Study"— Presentation transcript:
1 Keys to Success in Engineering Study Chapter 1Keys to Success in Engineering Study
2 Chapter Overview You can do it! What is “success”? Goal setting Strengthening your commitmentKeys to success in engineering studyModels for viewing your educationStructure your life situation
3 You Can Do It! Poorly prepared students have succeeded Highly qualified students have failedWhat makes the difference?
4 What is Success?Success is the achievement of something desired, planned, or attempted
5 Goal SettingHow can you ever expect to get somewhere if you don’t know where you want to go?Goals give you something to measure yourself againstGoals give your life directionWrite down your goals
6 Strategies for Strengthening Your Commitment Clarifying your goalsLearning as much as you can about engineeringPrepare a roadmapDon’t let adversity stop you
7 Keys to Success in Engineering Study Effort – “Work Hard”Approach – “Work Smart”Attitude – “Think Positively”
8 Models for Viewing Your Education Attributes Model – What knowledge, skills, and attitudes will you have when you graduate?Employment Model – What do employers look for in new engineering graduates?Student Involvement Model – What can you do to ensure that you get a quality education?
9 Attributes Model – ABET Engineering Criteria 2000 An ability to apply knowledge of math, science, and engineeringAn ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret dataAn ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needsAn ability to function on multi-disciplinary teamsAn ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problemsAn understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
10 ABET Engineering Criteria 2000 Attributes (continued) g. An ability to communicate effectivelyh. A broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal contexti A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learningj. A knowledge of contemporary issuesk. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
11 Employment ModelPersonal qualifications including maturity, initiative, enthusiasm, poise, appearance, integrity, flexibility, and the ability to work with peopleScholastic qualification as shown by grades in all subjects or in a major fieldSpecialized courses relating to a particular field of workAbility to communicate effectively, both orally and in writingKind and amount of employment while in collegeExperience in campus activities, especially participation and leadership in extracurricular life
12 Astin’s Student Involvement Model Time and energy devoted to studyingTime spent on campusParticipation in student organizationsInteraction with faculty membersInteraction with other students
13 Structure Your Life Situation Living ArrangementsPart-Time WorkInfluence of FamilyInfluence of FriendsOther influences?
14 Group Discussion Exercise Ability vs. Effort Divide into groups of five or six and discuss the following issue:Do you believe that people succeed because of their ability,That some people “have it” while others don’t?Or do you believe that people succeed because of their effort?Which do you think is more important: ability or effort? Why?Select a group leader to keep the discussion on topic and a recorder who will report out for the group
15 Alternate Group Discussion Exercise Fixed Mindset versus Growth Mindset People generally have one of two “mindsets”Fixed mindset - You believe your talents and abilities are set in stone—either you have them or your don’tGrowth mindset – Talents can be developed and great abilities are built over timeDiscuss the implications of having each of these mindsets for success in engineering studyAppoint a group leader to keep on topic and a reporter to report out on what was discussed