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ENGR 1201 - Introduction to Engineering

  • 2 Credits (2 hours lecture)


An introduction to the field of engineering. Students will learn about engineering careers, teamwork, engineering design, success in college, the teaching & learning process, and professional development. The class will also serve to prepare students for more advanced engineering coursework.


ENGL 0305 or ENGL 0365 or ENGL 0115 AND ENGL 0307 or ENGL 0375 or ENGL 0117 OR higher level course (ENGL 1301) OR placement by testing. ENGL 0309 or ENGL 0310 also meet the prerequisite


A Comprehensive Introduction to Engineering
by Oakes, Leone, and Gunn
Oxford University Press, 7th edition
ISBN 978-0-19-979756-1


  • Describe the engineering profession and engineering ethics, including professional practice and licensure.
  • Use technical communication skills to explain the analysis and results of introductory laboratory exercises in engineering and computer science.
  • Explain the engineering analysis and design process.
  • Analyze data collected during laboratory exercises designed to expose students to the different engineering disciplines.
  • Describe the impact engineering has had on the modern world.
  • As part of a team, design a simple engineering device, write a design report, and present the design.
  • Demonstrate computer literacy.

ENGR 1304 - Foundations of Engineering I

  • 3 Credits (2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab)


Introduction to computer-aided drafting using CAD software and sketching to generate two- and three-dimensional drawings based on the conventions of engineering graphical communication; topics include spatial relationships, multi-view projections and sectioning, dimensioning, graphical presentation of data, and fundamentals of computer graphics.


MATH 2412; Corequisite: ENGL 1301


Visualization and Engineering Design Graphics with Augmented Reality


  • Discuss the basic steps in the design process.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in freehand sketching.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in geometric modeling and computer aided drafting and design(CADD).
  • Communicate design solutions through sketching and computer graphics software using standard graphical representation methods.
  • Solve problems using graphical geometry, projection theory, visualization methods, pictorial sketching, and geometric (solid) modeling techniques.
  • Demonstrate proper documentation and data reporting practices.
  • Complete a project involving creation of 3D rapid prototype models.
  • Function as part of a design team as a team leader and as a team member.

Degree Plan

First Year

MATH 2413 Calculus I 4
CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I 4
ENGR 1201 Introduction to Engineering 2
ENGL 1301 Composition & Rhetoric I 3
HIST 1301 United States History to 1877 3
MATH 2414 Calculus II 4
PHYS 2425 Mechanics & Heat 4
ENGR 1304 Engineering Graphics I 3
HIST 1302 United States History Since 1877 3

Second Year

MATH 2415 Calculus III 4
PHYS 2426 Electricity, Magnetism, and Light 4
ENGR 2301 Engineering Mechanics:Statics 3
ENGR 2304 Programming for Engineers 3
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
MATH 2320 Differential Equations 3
ENGR 2405 Electrical Circuits I 4
ENGR 2302 Engineering Mechanics:Dynamics 3
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3