What courses are taught in General Engineering?
ENGR 1020 students participating in "active learning" -- solving problems on the white boards rather than listening to lectures.
ENGR 1410 students work in teams on a robot programming project.
ENGR 2080 students assist eachother in class while modeling parts and assemblies.
Creative Inquiry allows students to participate in hands-on research with engineering faculty.
ENGR 1020 - Engineering Disciplines and Skills (2 credits; 1, 2): Co-req: MTHS 1040 or higher. Previously called CES 102.
- Students spend 3 hours per week in class
- Students are introduced to the engineering
profession, the specific engineering disciplines at Clemson, and other Clemson
requirements and opportunities (such as co-op or study abroad)
- Students learn the fundamentals necessary to build
a solid foundation to their engineering career. Topics include:
- Dimensions and
use laptop computers to study spreadsheets, conditionals, graphing, and trendlines
- ENGR 1410 -
Programming and Problem Solving in Matlab (3 credits; 2, 2): Pre-req:
ENGR 1020; Co-req: MTHS 1060/1070 or higher.
- Students spend 4 hours per week in class
- Students formulate solutions to problems and solve using MATLAB. Topics include:
- Estimate answers for comparison to computed solutions
- Developing algorithms
interpreting, and writng programs
- Writing user instructions
- Formatting output and plotting
- Evaluating conditional statements,
- Analyze data collected using laptop-based instrumentation
- Students complete 1 – 3 projects to combine
all skills learned in the ENGR sequence
- This course is designed specifically for students planning to major in any
engineering field except Chemical Engineering
- ENGR 2080 -
Graphics and Machine Design (2 credits, 1, 2):
Previously called EG 208.
spend 3 hours per week in class
- Students are introduced
to engineering graphics principles using SolidWorks. Topics include:
- 3-D part and
- Motion studies
- Finite Element Analysis
- Exporting files to Rapid Prototyping processes
- Documented drawings
- Principles are used to visualize, communicate, and perform
graphical analysis of design and engineering problems
- This course is specifically
designed for BioE, IE, ME, and MSE students
- ENGR 2100 -
Design and Engineering Applications (2
credits, 1, 2): Previously called
- Students spend 3 hours per week
- Students are introduced to engineering
graphics principles for civil engineers.
- Sketching and CAD tools are used to
visualize, communicate, and perform graphical analysis of civil engineering
- This course is specifically
designed for BE, CE and EnvE students; uses AUTOCAD.
- ENGR 1900/2900 - Creative Inquiry (1 credit typically)
- Several General Engineering faculty members also lead hands-on research projects through the campus-wide Creative Inquiry Program.
the teaching philosophy of General Engineering?
General Engineering at Clemson
utilizes a model called “SCALE-UP”, first developed at NC State by Robert
Beichner as a way to teach Physics. SCALE-UP stands for Student-Centered Activities for Large
Enrollment Undergraduate Programs.
According to Beichner, “…The
SCALE-UP Project has established a highly
collaborative, hands-on, computer-rich, interactive learning environment
for large-enrollment courses. Class
time is spent primarily on hands-on activities, simulations, and interesting
questions as well as hypothesis-driven labs. Students sit in groups at round
tables. Instructors circulate and work with teams and individuals, engaging
them in Socratic-like dialogues. Rigorous evaluations of learning have been
conducted in parallel with the curriculum development effort. Our findings can
be summarized as follows: Ability to solve problems is improved, conceptual
understanding is increased, attitudes are improved, failure rates are
drastically reduced (especially for women and minorities), and performance in
follow up physics and engineering classes is positively impacted…”