EDSGN11_Syllabus_FA18.pdf - EDSGN 11 Section 169 & 170...

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EDSGN 11 Section 169 & 170 Engineering in ChinaFALL 2018(August 20 December 7)(Want to study in China for 4 weeks in the first summer session in the summer 2019? Log on to or for more details.)Course professor: Xinli Wu, Ph.D., P.E. Phone number: (814)863-1537 Fax number: (814)863-7229 E-mail address: [email protected] Course Number, Class Time, and Place: EDSGN 11 Section 169: 1:35 2:50 PM, Tuesday, 312 Hammond Building EDSGN 11 Section 170: 3:05 4:20 PM, Thursday, 312 Hammond Building Office hours & location: 11:15 AM 12:05 PM Wednesday, and/or by appointments, 213-S Hammond Building Course overview and objectives:This is a First-Year Seminar (FYS) designed to give students an overview about China and some major engineering projects such as the Three Gorges Dam, the Qinghai-Tibet Railway (with tracks built over permafrost and the highest in the world) in China. While the course will cover some basic topics important to first-year students as some other first year seminar would cover, the main topics will focus on the general education system, engineering education and practice in China, Chinese cultural issues, and profiling some of the large US engineering companies that have heavy investment in China. The course will invite some guest speakers from Penn State engineering students who have done internship in China or taken class in China to talk about their experiences in China and the China through their eyes. Some video clips will be shown in class, such as the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, and the Three Gorges Dam. Students will be assigned into different teams for a semester team project:Profile an American engineering company that has huge investment in China and what could you contribute, as a team effort, to the company if you were hired by the company. The main objective of the course is to make students familiar with the Chinese culture, Chinese education system (especially engineering education), and Chinese engineering practice
so that they will be ready to participate in such a dynamic world of global economy in activities such as collaborating with Chinese engineering colleagues since China has gradually become a major player in the economy globalization movement. Daily Activities:08/21:First day of class. Introduction to the course. How to get FE and PE license? Extracurricular involvement issues. Diversity issues. Engineering Passport to Success. Homework 1:What is China like in your mind? (submittedwith an email attachment of your assignment to [email protected], no more than two pages, due at the beginning of next week's class) 08/28:Brief introduction to Penn State and its engineering programs. Then “Raise the Song”, a 60-minute DVD documentary about Penn State, will be shown.

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