CEC 101 Computing, Engineering, and Society

Catalog description:

This course is designed for first-year students with majors in the College of Engineering and Computing. Its goal is to facilitate student transition to college by introducing key information, resources, and skills needed to succeed. It will also introduce students to the curriculum and fields in engineering and computing and provide opportunities to connect with faculty, staff, and other students. This course facilitates opportunities for open discussion and individual advising; addresses issues including information literacy, academic integrity, personal responsibility and career development; and identifies key campus resources to enhance academic success.

Method of Presentation:

Instruction in this course will include lecturing, discussions, guest speakers, class exercises, and student reports and presentations. Students will work in small groups of 4-5 students on three open ended, hands-on design projects that address course topics. Student teams will document and present their work.

Course Objectives:

  • Identify the engineering fields of study at Miami
  • Describe the professional and societal context of engineering including contemporary issues and breakthrough technologies
  • Identify opportunities at Miami including research opportunities, study abroad, student engineering organizations
  • Identify and analyze issues related to professional ethics in engineering
  • Demonstrate the essential skills necessary for success in teamwork and in communication
  • Successfully plan and register for subsequent coursework in the intended engineering major