# Computational Engineering Methods

**Introduction to Engineering
Technical Communication
**Graphs and figures

Presentations

Reports

Writing (Formal and Informal)

**Spreadsheet Fundamentals
**Graphing data

Mathematical operations

Equation solving

Plotting

Curve fitting

Matrix operations

Problem solving using spreadsheets

**Matlab Fundamentals
**Linear Algebra

Mathematics Operations

Matrix Operations

Curve Fitting

Plotting

**Programming Fundamentals
**Input/ Output

Scripting

Branching

Looping

**Exams (dates subject to change )
**Exam #1—September 9

Exam #2—October 2

Exam #3—October 28

Exam #4—November 20

Final Exam for 12:30 class—December 16, 12-3

Final Exam for 3:30 class—December 16, 3:30-6:30

**Final Project
**Art exhibit will be held during the final exam period.

**ABET EC-2000 Criterion 3 Program Outcomes
**a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

c) an ability to design a system , component, or process to meet desired needs

d) an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams

e) an ability to identify, formulate , and solve engineering problems

f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

g) an ability to communicate effectively

h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context

i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

j) a knowledge of contemporary issues

k) an ability to use techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

**Overall Course Contribution to Program Outcomes**

a | .........extensive | e | some | i | ........some | ||

b | .........moderate | f | ........some | j | .........extensive | ||

c | .........some | g | .........extensive | k | .........extensive | ||

d | ........extensive | h | ........some |

**Course Learning Objective Matrix**

Course Learning Objectives | Course Assessment Methods * |
Extent of Coverage of Program Outcomes** (ABET Criterion 3) |

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: | ||

1.Be able to communicate effectively in formal and informal settings. Demonstrate these communication skills through written emails, written reports, oral communication activities, and oral presentations . | A, C, D | c-x, d-xxx, e-x, g-xxx, i-x |

2.Be able to perform engineering and mathematical computations using spreadsheets and MATLAB. The students will demonstrate a proficiency in plotting , solving equations, | A, B, C, D | a-xxx, b-xx, c-x, e-x, g-x, k-xxx |

3.Design and implement programs and spreadsheets within engineering contexts. | A, B, C, D | c-x, e-x, f-x, g-xx, h-x, i-x, j-x, k-xxx |

4.Be able to work effectively in problem- solving teams and carry out meaningful performance assessments of individual team members. | D | d-xxx, f-xx, g-xxx |

5.Develop an appreciation of the impact of engineering on cultural, social, and environmental aspects of today’s society. | A, C, D | c-x, f-xx, g-x, h-xxx, j-xxxUpon |

*Course Assessment Methods : A-Homework/Classwork; B-Exams;
C-Final Project; D-Student Evaluation

**Extent of Coverage: x-some; xx-moderate; xxx-extensiveCourse

**Grading **Course grades will be based upon
performance on four tests, participation, and the two projects. A weighted
average grade will be calculated as follows:

Tests (4).................................................................................................................. | 50% |

Projects (2).............................................................................................................. | 30% |

Participation (class assignments, homework assignments, and pop-quizzes)........ | 20% |

Attendance ( subtract 2.5% for every absence beyond the allowed 4 excused or unexcused absences)

The final class grades will be based on the following scale:

92-100 | A |

89-91 | A- or B+ |

82-88 | B |

79-81 | B- or C+ |

72-78 | C |

69-71 | C- or D+ |

60-68 | D |

<60 | F |

Tests. There will be four tests during the semester.

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