UNION COLLEGE

Academic Opportunity Program

BASICS OF ENGINEERING

AOP-007, Summer 2020

Professor Dr. Ashraf Ghaly, P.E.
Department Engineering
Office Olin 102D
Tel., email 518-388-6515, ghalya@union.edu

Lectures: TTH 1:05 PM - 2:50 PM, OLIN-306 (Click HERE for class presentations and course materials)

Engineering Tutor/Community Advisor: Mr. Lucas Cavedagne '21 (cavedagl@union.edu)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course covers the basics of engineering. It is designed for students with interest in majoring in an engineering field. It is structured to give newly admitted college students a good idea of what engineering is all about. This course reinforces the fundamental body of knowledge that every engineer should possess. This course does not focus on any specific discipline of engineering and most of the subjects covered are useful to all engineers. This course is modeled after the curriculum the State of New York requires of accredited colleges and universities.

COURSE GRADE

Assignments = 50%

4X4 participation segment (for every class of the term, 4 randomly selected students, each making 4-minute class presentation on materials covered in previous class) = 20%

Final Examination (August 6) = 30%

SCHEME OF FINAL GRADE
90+ = A 85+ = A(-) 80+ = B(+) 75+ = B 70+ = B(-) 65+ = C(+) 60+ = C 55+ = C(-) 50+ = D

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TEXTBOOK

Moaveni, Saeed, (2019). "Engineering Fundamentals: An Introduction to Engineering," 6th edition, Cengage Learning, ISBN-13: 978-1337705011.

COURSE SYLLABUS

Chapter 1: Introduction to the Engineering Profession
Chapter 2: Preparing for an Engineering Career
Chapter 3: Introduction to Engineering Design
Chapter 4: Engineering Communication
Chapter 5: Engineering Ethics
Chapter 6: Fundamental Dimensions and Systems of Units
Chapter 7: Length and Length-Related Variables in Engineering
Chapter 8: Time and Time-Related Variables in Engineering
Chapter 9: Mass and Mass-Related Variables in Engineering
Chapter 10: Force and Force-Related Variables in Engineering
Chapter 11: Temperature and Temperature-Related Variables in Engineering
Chapter 12: Electric Current and Related Variables in Engineering
Chapter 13: Energy and Power
Chapter 14: Computational Engineering Tools Electronic Spreadsheets
Chapter 15: Computational Engineering Tools MATLAB
Chapter 16: Engineering Drawings and Symbols
Chapter 17: Engineering Materials
Chapter 18: Mathematics in Engineering
Chapter 19: Probability and Statistics in Engineering
Chapter 20: Engineering Economics

COURSE ASSIGNMENTS

Chapter

Questions/Problems

1

Solve problems 1.1, 1.11, 1.12, 1.20 in the end of chapter 1 of the textbook.

2

State the learning objectives outlined in chapter 2. Explain how each of these objectives will help you grow professionally.

3

Answer Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4, and Q5 found in page 85 of the textbook.
Answer Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4, and Q5 found in page 100 of the textbook.

4

Answer Q3 found in page 123 of the textbook.
Answer Q2 found in page 127 of the textbook.
Solve problems 4.15, 4.18 in the end of chapter 4 of the textbook.

5

Make a table to answer “true of false” the first ten questions of problem 5.1 found in page 153 of the textbook.

6

Answer Q3 and Q4 found in page 163 of the textbook.
Answer Q1 and Q4 found in page 188 of the textbook.
Solve problems 6.2, 6.4, 6.11, 6.18, 6.29 in the end of chapter 6 of the textbook.

7

Answer Q1 and Q3 found in page 236 of the textbook.
Solve problems 7.38, 7.40, 7.50 in the end of chapter 7 of the textbook.

8

Answer Q1, Q2, and Q3 found in page 277 of the textbook.
Solve problems 8.11a, 8.12, 8.25, 8.26, 8.35 in the end of chapter 8 of the textbook.

9

Answer Q1 and Q2 found in page 295 of the textbook.
Solve problems 9.2, 9.12, 9.31, 9.36, 9.42 in the end of chapter 9 of the textbook.

10

Answer Q1 and Q2 found in page 325 of the textbook.
Solve problems 10.9, 10.22, 10.23, 10.30a, 10.33 in the end of chapter 10 of the textbook.

11

Answer Q1 and Q4 found in page 396 of the textbook.
Answer Q1, Q2, Q3, and Q4 found in page 401 of the textbook.
Solve problems 11.5, 11.24, 11.35 in the end of chapter 11 of the textbook.

12

Answer Q1, Q2, Q3, and Q4 found in page 426 of the textbook.
Answer Q1, Q3, and Q5 found in page 436 of the textbook.
Answer Q1 and Q2 found in page 452 of the textbook.
Solve problems 12.9, 12.18, 12.20, 12.31, 12.34 in the end of chapter 12 of the textbook.

13

Answer Q1, Q2, and Q5 found in page 474 of the textbook.
Answer Q1 and Q4 found in page 489 of the textbook.
Solve problems 13.3, 13.4, 13.31, 13.37 in the end of chapter 13 of the textbook.

14

Answer Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4, and Q5 found in page 548 of the textbook.
Answer Q1 and Q3 found in page 565 of the textbook.
Solve problems 14.9, 14.21 in the end of chapter 14 of the textbook.

15

Answer Q1 and Q4 found in page 602 of the textbook.
Answer Q1 found in page 611 of the textbook.

16

Answer Q1, Q3, and Q4 found in page 653 of the textbook.
Answer Q1, Q4, and Q5 found in page 661 of the textbook.
Answer Q1, Q2, Q3, and Q4 found in page 665 of the textbook.

17

Answer Q1, Q2, and Q5 found in page 691 of the textbook.
Answer Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4, Q5 found in page 699 of the textbook.
Answer Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4, Q5 found in page 705 of the textbook.
Answer Q1, Q2, and Q3 found in page 708 of the textbook.

18

Answer Q1, Q2, Q3, and Q4 found in page 743 of the textbook.
Answer Q1, Q2, Q3, and Q4 found in page 767 of the textbook.

19

Answer Q1, Q2, and Q3 found in page 792 of the textbook.
Answer Q4 found in page 806 of the textbook.

20

Answer Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4, and Q5 found in page 824 of the textbook.

 


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