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E (Engineering)
102
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Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Engineering in the 21st Century
Engineering in the 21st Centur
College of Engineering
College of Engineering (14EH)
Term Offering
Spring Only
Offered Every Year
Spring 2017
Previously taught as Special Topics?
Yes
3
 
Course Prefix/NumberSemester/Term OfferedEnrollment
IPGE295Spring 14, Spring 15, Spring 1670+
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Letter Grade Only
2
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture2
Course Attribute(s)
GEP (Gen Ed)

If your course includes any of the following competencies, check all that apply.
University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
David Parish
Assistant Dean

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture1600100Yesna
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Restriction: Freshman only with completion of a college introductory course, i.e. E101
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
This interdisciplinary course will provide an overview of the fourteen engineering grand challenges of the 21st century and their relationships to all of the separate engineering disciplines in the College of Engineering. The lectures will incorporate examples, guests, and specific readings on the challenges in sustainability, health, vulnerability, and the joy of living to advance civilization into the next century. Students will gain an appreciation for the methods in which engineers, in each discipline, acquire knowledge and design tools or interdisciplinary solutions essential to meet society's future needs. Course is available to 25% non-engineering students.

Provides students with a basic knowledge of the 14 Engineering Grand Challenges for Society and the how these challenges are advanced by the separate engineering programs offered at NC State. 


No

Is this a GEP Course?
Yes
GEP Categories
Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Humanities Open when gep_category = HUM
Each course in the Humanities category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Mathematical Sciences Open when gep_category = MATH
Each course in the Mathematial Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Natural Sciences Open when gep_category = NATSCI
Each course in the Natural Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Social Sciences Open when gep_category = SOCSCI
Each course in the Social Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Interdisciplinary Perspectives Open when gep_category = INTERDISC
Each course in the Interdisciplinary Perspectives category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 
Identify the differences in the engineering disciplines that apply scientific theory to analyzing, developing, and designing technological solutions to the 14 Engineering Grand Challenges of the 21st Century. Compare various College' of Engineering programs, i.e. Chemical Engineering and Civil Engineering, for approaches to solving the next centuries problems.
 
 
(i) Evidence matrix assignment in which students map the differences and similarities between the engineering disciplines presented in the course under the umbrella of the Grand Challenges.
(ii) Case studies for engineering designs will be discussed and all written work will be expected to show knowledge of the differences.
(iii) Final research paper involving one individual topic (out of the 14 Grand Challenges) discussing the design requirements of two or more engineering disciplines on one engineering product/system.
 
 
Explain the four focal areas of the engineering grand challenges (security, health, sustainability, and joy of living) facing mankind in the 21st Century and the engineering solutions to the interdisciplinary issues , i.e Joy of Living: (i.e. "enhancing virtual reality" can be accomplished by both computer scientist and electrical engineers as a team.
 
 
(i) Final research paper and research poster presentation involving one individual topic (out of the 14 Grand Challenges) discussing the design requirements of two or more engineering disciplines on one engineering product/system.
(ii) All written work must show knowledge of societal implications on the technological advances required for advancement into the next century.
 
 
Identify the approaches of two or more engineering disciplines in the College of Engineering to a problem, issue, or design associated with technology related to the Engineering Grand Challenges.
 
 
(i) Case studies for engineering designs will be discussed and all written work will be expected to show knowledge of differences/ similarities.
(ii) Final research paper involving one individual topic (out of the 14 Grand Challenges) discussing the design requirements of two or more engineering disciplines on one engineering product/system.
(iii) Group project involving multidisciplinary engineering/non-engineering students discussing and reporting on technological advances within the separate disciplines in the College of Engineering.
 
 
Each engineering discipline in the College of Engineering will be analyzed and connected to the Engineering Grand Challenges associated with that focal area of interest. Differences in research and scholarship, in each discipline, will enable students to gain a more thorough understanding of the future endeavors required of their chosen profession.
 
 
By using examples and selected readings and guest lectures, students from varying fields of engineering will gain an appreciation of the relationships between different engineering disciplines and the four multidisciplinary focal areas of the Engineering Grand Challenges. See attachment for contribution and affiliation of engineering discipline with engineering grand challenge.
Visual & Performing Arts Open when gep_category = VPA
Each course in the Visual and Performing Arts category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Health and Exercise Studies Open when gep_category = HES
Each course in the Health and Exercise Studies category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
&
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Global Knowledge Open when gep_category = GLOBAL
Each course in the Global Knowledge category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve objective #1 plus at least one of objectives 2, 3, and 4:
 
 

 
 

 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

US Diversity Open when gep_category = USDIV
Each course in the US Diversity category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve at least 2 of the following objectives:
Please complete at least 2 of the following student objectives.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Requisites and Scheduling
25%
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 
Course is be required for all Engineering Freshman in there second term. This will encompass over 1200 students. The remaining seats will be open to non-engineering students interested in gaining information on aspects of all engineering performed in society.
 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 
Yes
 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 
Freshman Standing only
 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 
none
Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 
Grand Challenges of Engineering by the National Academy of Engineers
Supported by the National Academy of Sciences, 2008 pp 1-51

Free publication on-line at www.engineering challenges.org
 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 
14 Grand Challenges of Engineering as stated in syllabus.
 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 
NA
College(s)Contact NameStatement Summary
College of EngineeringDavid Parish
No new resources will be required

Student Learning Outcomes

  By the end of the semester, students will be able to:


- Identify the differences in the all engineering disciplines that apply scientific theory to analyzing, developing, and designing technological solutions to the Engineering Grand Challenges of the 21st Century.


- Identify the approaches of two or more engineering disciplines in the College of Engineering to a problem, issue, or design.


- Explain the four focal areas of the engineering grand challenges (security, health, sustainability, and joy of living) that face mankind in the 21st Century and the engineering solutions to the interdisciplinary issues. i.e. Joy of Living: (i.e.  "Enhancing Virtual Reality" can be accomplished by both computer scientists and electrical engineers).


- Locate resources and opportunities within the engineering departments that assist in achieving unique educational and professional goals, and the engineering solutions to the interdisciplinary issues, 


- Work in multidisciplinary teams to research, develop, and present an engineering poster project on one aspect of the NAE Grand Challenges for Society.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Multiple examsSee SyllabusSee Syllabus

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