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Great Intro to the Subject
Many Small Assignments
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Engineering 111 is the first course in the degree plan of an engineer, so naturally they have you start off with fairly basic stuff, they do not expect you to know anything high-level coming into the course. The materials covered in this course lay the groundwork necessary for advanced engineering courses to integrate with high level math and physics, which are not taught nor necessary in this course in particular. A computer coding background will be helpful but not required. The professor did teach us what we needed to know to do the work; but you need to be on your toes and be good at thinking; the class is competitive. They try to weed out the undecided people and intimidate people into dropping out . Just stick with it and you will be fine. Expect to be awake long hours if you want an A, but a moderate amount of work will give you a B or high C if you at least put forth the effort.
The course topics ranged from learning the basics of teamwork and leadership, to the basic design process, to advanced Microsoft Excel functions that engineers will need to be familiar with, to engineering programming languages such as Labview or Matlab, which ended up being the bulk of the workload. The concepts of the course were not too bad, but when we were introduced to the programming languages, the assignments became difficult, which was the only actually challenging thing.
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Advice for students:
This course is pretty difficult to 'study' for; the best preparation you can have for an exam is staying on top of the work. You do not memorize facts for multiple choice questions. You will be asked things like, analyze this bit of computer code and tell the output. Or draw a schematic. Or describe the most efficient method for completing a certain task given a list of required steps. Note taking is very sparse, and you will be using your computer quite a bit so make sure you have one you like! Also, try to schedule your class with friends if possible, because there are MANY group projects, so already having connections will let you get right to business without having to worry about remembering names or being shy.