ENGR 7B Introduction to Engineering II (2014-2015)

ENGR 7B Introduction to Engineering II

(Not required for any major.)
Catalog Data:

ENGR 7B Introduction to Engineering II (Credit Units: 2) Introduction to engineering disciplines and the design process. Prerequisite: ENGR7A. (Design units: 2)

Required Textbook:
Recommended Textbook:
John C. LaRue
Relationship to Student Outcomes
This course relates to Student Outcomes: EAC a, EAC c, EAC d, EAC g.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:

1. Students will learn engineering and design principles. (EAC a)

2. Students will design simple mechanical system using CAD. (EAC c)

3. Students will experience project-based and team-based learning. (EAC d)

4. Students will present their projects in a competition. (EAC g)

Prerequisites by Topic


Lecture Topics:
  • Week 1: Review of project
  • Week 2: Introduction to Arduino, C programming
  • Week 3: C programming
  • Week 4: Dynamics and control, sensors
  • Week 5: Special topics: globalization, design report and presentation
  • Week 6: Midterm, prototype fabrication and test
  • Week 7: Special topics (e.g. modern engineering trends), prototype fabrication and test
  • Week 8: Special topics (e.g. sustainability), prototype fabrication and test
  • Week 9: Special topics (e.g. engineering ethics), final presentations
  • Week 10: Project competition, final presentations
Class Schedule:

Meets for 1 hour of lecture and 3 hours of laboratory each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:


Laboratory Projects:


Professional Component


Design Content Description
Laboratory Portion:
Grading Criteria:
  • Attendance & contribution: 20%
  • Homework & quizzes: 20%
  • Final exam: 20%
  • Team grades: 40%
  • Total 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 3.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 1.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 2.0 credit units

October 1, 2014
Senate Approved:
June 5, 2013
Approved Effective:
2013 Fall Qtr