Goals & Objectives
The overall goals for ES 140 are:
- Educate students in their choice of engineering majors.
- Educate students on what it means to be in engineering.
- Provide students with essential tools for further study in engineering.
The learning objectives for ES 140 are:
- Apply the engineering problem solving process to solve basic engineering design and analysis problems.
- Solve basic analytical (and design) problems using engineering tools, and be proficient and efficient in the use of these tools.
- Choose appropriate tools to solve specific engineering problems.
In order to meet the stated goals and objectives, students must be able to:
- Apply the general problem solving process and tools to introductory domain-specific problems.
- Be able to identify necessary known and unknown information towards a solution and the process to be followed to arrive at a solution.
- Work effectively in small groups through well-developed problem solving skills and be able to organize the group to optimize performance and results.
Throughout the course of the learning process and to fully realize the value-added aspect of this course, students should be able to:
- Identify with what it means to be an Engineer and being a part of the engineering community (at Vanderbilt) through exposure to practicing engineers, engineering faculty, graduate students, and fellow undergraduate students.
- Understand the focus of each (selected) engineering major and then be able to make an informed choice on a direction of study.
- Begin building professional relationships with faculty members within the students department of interest.