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1 EGR 105 Foundations of Engineering I Fall 2008 – Session 1 Introduction

2 EGR105 – Session 1 Topics Syllabus & course introduction Comments on engineering Assignment # 1 Visit the ECC




6 Engineering Quad in Kingston N Seminars: Mon 4-5 Wed 12-1 Class: Kirk 212 ECC OCE   Prof. Chelidze’s Office

7 EGR105 – Session 1 Topics Syllabus Comments on engineering Assignment # 1 Visit the ECC

8 What is engineering?

9 Engineering is “turning ideas into reality” “the art of applying scientific and mathematical principles, experience, judgment, and common sense to make things that benefit people.”

10 What do engineers do?

11 Engineers apply the principles of science and mathematics to develop economical solutions to technical problems Their work is the link between scientific discoveries and the commercial applications that meet societal and consumer needs

12 Engineers work in Analysis – modeling of physical systems Design – solving a problem Testing – showing that design meets requirements Sales – liaison to the customer Management – project oversight Development – reusing existing principles Research – asking and solving new problems more……

13 Engineers Develop new products Work in testing, production, … Use computers extensively Specialize by area

14 Develop New Products Precisely specify functional requirements Design and test the components Integrate components to produce the final design Evaluate the design’s overall effectiveness, cost, reliability, and safety

15 Testing, Production, … Determine the causes of component failure Test manufactured products to maintain quality Supervise production in factories Estimate the time and cost to complete projects

16 Use Computers Extensively To create and analyze designs To simulate and test how a machine, structure, or system operates To generate specifications for parts To monitor product quality and control process efficiency

17 Specialize by Area Biomedical Chemical Civil/Environmental Computer Electrical Industrial/Systems Mechanical Ocean Aerospace Agricultural Marine Materials Mining Nuclear Petroleum etc

18 Why study engineering?

19 A career in engineering can bring Job satisfaction A variety of career opportunities Challenging work The potential to benefit society Financial security An avenue for expressing your creativity

20 What’s the outlook for engineering?

21 2008 US Dept of Labor Report Job opportunities in engineering are expected to be good, will vary by specialty A bachelor’s degree in engineering is required for most entry-level jobs Starting salaries are among the highest of all college graduates Continuing education is critical for engineers as technology evolves

22 Is engineering a popular major in college?

23 Not really, 2005 college graduates MajorNumber Business311,57421.6% Social Science156,89210.9% Education105,4517.3% Applied Science97,8676.8% Commuications72,7155.1% Engineering64,9064.5% All others629,85943.8% Totals1,439,264100%

24 Is there a most popular engineering major?

25 BS Degrees, 2006-2007 (US total of 73,315 )

26 Are there many engineers in the US?

27 About 1.5 Million Engineering Jobs in 2006 in the US Civil/Environ310,000 Electrical291,000 Mechanical227,000 Industrial201,000 Computer79,000 Chemical30,000 Biomed14,000 All others348,000

28 Where are they employed?

29 Most work in the private sector Employment sectorPercentage Industry68% Government13% Self-employed12% Education and other7%

30 Do they stay in engineering?

31 Percentage by age still in engineering

32 Is the BS degree enough?

33 Advanced degrees are popular BS degree only1,637,000 BS + MS396,000 BS + PhD80,000 Eng + Business226,000 Eng + Science162,000 Eng + Other114,000

34 Is an MBA or another masters degree key for getting into upper management?

35 Percentage in ‘senior’ management with advanced degrees

36 Can I get by without the BS?

37 Percentage by job description with a BS degree

38 Finally, how about salaries?

39 Starting salaries – summer 2008 (ASEE survey) Chem Eng$63,749Comp Sci$58,377 Elect Eng$56,512Accounting$47,413 Mech Eng$56,429Finance$48,795 Comp Eng$55,920Business$43,823 Biomed Eng$51,536Nursing$39,000 Indust Eng.$50,000Marketing$43,459 Civil Eng$49,427Liberal Arts$31,000 Ocean Eng???

40 Salary Ranges – May 2006 DisciplineLowest 10%MedianHighest 10% Chem$ 50,060$ 78,860$ 118,670 Elect$ 50,580$ 78,490$ 117,570 Mech$ 45,170$ 69,850$ 104,900 Comp$ 53,910$ 88,470$ 135,260 Indust$ 44,790$ 68,620$ 100,980 Civil$ 44,810$ 68,600$ 104,420 Biomed$ 44,930$ 73,930$ 116,300

41 EGR105 – Session 1 Topics Syllabus Comments on engineering Assignment # 1 Visit the ECC

42 Assignment #1 –Research potential topics for your talk later in the semester –Talk must be on a technical engineering topic; e.g. global warming, sporting equipment design, wind energy, high efficiency transportation, biomed devices, nanomaterials, microsensors, novel battery design, bio-computers, design mistakes, etc. –E-mail me a few lines on the topic(s) and briefly try and sell me on the idea; on email subject line include: yourlastname_1, section number, topic –Due date/time: Monday, Sept. 15, 3pm.

43 EGR105 – Day 1 Topics Syllabus Comments on engineering Making oral presentations Assignment # 1 Tour the ECC: –Get yourself an account –See the Discovery Center

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