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ECE 2014 - Engineering Professionalism in ECE (2C)

Course Description

Overview of the nature and scope of the electrical and computer engineering profession. Working in a diverse team environment; professional and ethical responsibility; the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context; contemporary issues; and life-long learning.

Why take this course?

This course will fulfill the Visual, Expressive, Written and Spoken (ViEWS) communication requirement in the CPE and EE programs and provide a foundation for integration of visual, written, and spoken communication within upper division departmental requirements. The course will also address ABET educational outcomes including teamwork; professional and ethnical responsibility; impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context; life-long learning; and contemporary issues.

Learning Objectives

  • work effectively in a team environment to analyze an ethics case study or research a contemporary issue in the discipline and communicate the analysis or findings in a technical report and oral presentation;
  • analyze the audience, purpose, and occasion required to write, speak, and create illustrations for engineering projects;
  • create and present a short formal document and presentation that communicates an ECE-related concept to a general technical audience;
  • demonstrate principles and values associated with professional and ethical responsibility, including attitudes, values, work habits, and skills appropriate to engineering education and professional practice;
  • identify the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context;
  • outline personal goals associated with life-long learning and career/professional development; and
  • demonstrate attitudes, values, work habits, and skills appropriate to engineering education and professional practice.