GE100: Introduction to Engineering Concepts

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Fall Quarter 2002

This course provides an interdisciplinary introduction to the concepts and practices common to various engineering fields, including terminology problem solving methodology, basic analytical tools, laboratory practice, computer tools, working in teams, and an introduction to the engineering design process. (3-2-4)


On successful completion of this course, the student will:

  • Demonstrate an ability to describe what engineers in various disciplines do.
  • Understand and apply the engineering design process.
  • Be able to function effectively as part of an engineering design team.
  • Understand the relationship between engineering practice and the student's chosen field of study.
  • Have used a variety of technical writing formats.
  • Have planned and delivered a technical presentation.
  • Be able to use fundamental lab instrumentation, including multimeters, pressure gages.
  • Understand and use basic engineering terminology and methodology, including the design process.
  • Be able to fundamentally apply engineering tools and the experimental process.
  • Be familiar with the performance of selected engineering devices typical of key engineering disciplines.

The above course description and goals were taken from the official course description.

General Course Policies

Please review the general course policies webpage.


Engineering Fundamentals and Problem Solving, 4th Ed., by Arvid Eide, et. al., McGraw Hill, 2001.

Spreadsheet Tools for Engineers, Excel 2002 Version, by Byron Gottfried, WCB/MCGraw Hill.

My Schedule

Time Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
8:00 GE100 CC49 GE100 CC49 GE100 SB30 GE100 CC49  
9:00 Office Hour Office Hour Office Hour
10:00 CS285 CC51    
11:00 CS285 CC51 CS285 CC51 Office Hour XX
12:00 XX CS321 CC49 CS321 CC49 CS321 CC49 CS321 CC36
1:00 DEPT MTG Office Hour Lunch w/ Students* Lunch w/ Students*

* I would like to have lunch with you individually or as a group to get to know you better. If we eat in RWJ, housing will pick up my lunch bill. If you would prefer to eat elsewhere, we will each be responsible for our own bill. Feel free to suggest another time if the time above does not work for you.

Team Teaching

Dr. Cindy Barnicki will be responsible for roughly two weeks of this course. Her role in this course is identified in red on the course schedule.


A nearly weekly quiz will be given. Quizzes will be announced at least one lecture in advance. The lowest quiz score will be dropped. No make-up quizzes will be given.




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Tentative Schedule

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