- Goals of Course
> introduce the profession of mechanical engineering.
The "Introduction of Mechanical Engineering" will:
> illuminate the practice of mechanical engineering.
> appreciate the role of mechanical engineers and the contributions
> make a distinction between science and engineering while
role of mathematics in solving engineering problems.
> introduce student "survival skills and best practices" for
> introduce you to university student services, library privileges,
standards/expectations, and educational goals and values.
> introduce application software to be used in your engineering
> need to work hard and you will be challenged.
> solve analytical engineering problems.
> gain skills in using Mathcad, Matlab, and other application
> work on open-ended, design problems.
> become familiar with the resources available to you.
> embrace responsibility and ethics central to the engineering
> appreciate the history of mechanical engineering and Colorado
> be an academically rigorous learning experience.
You can expect the course to:
> be intellectually stimulating with the expectations
with demonstrating competence.
> offer you the freedom to develop individually, and the
associated with that freedom.
> further your understanding as to why you have chosen to study
> be an enjoyable component of your 1st semester at Colorado State.
> engage in group projects involving engineering design,
report writing, and presentation.
> enjoy your 1st semester and the challenges involved.
> attend class and labs.
> recognize and actively pursue your education outside of the
> meet your professors and teaching assistants.
> explore all the resources available to you at Colorado State.
> study above and beyond what is covered in textbooks, lectures,
discussions, and the laboratory.
> be fair and honest with each other.
> persevere and be humble.