Catalogue 2021 - 2022

CPE 439 Professional Awareness

Credits

1 cr.

Prerequisite

Graduating Senior Standing

Course Description

This course is designed to make students aware of the problems, concerns, and responsibilities of an engineer as a professional. Students participate in discussions, led by invited speakers, on topics that enable students to write a professional résumé, interview for a job, generate an effective and substantive report, and make an effective technical oral presentation. Students are exposed to ethical issues in engineering environments, made aware of the necessity of protecting their work with patents, copyrights, trademarks, or trade secrets and of not infringing on the similar rights of others; and apprised of issues of safety in the work place, product liability, and the importance of professional registration. The assessment in this course is based on students' participation in discussions, the submission of short papers on some of the issues raised in the presentations, and the quality of project proposal and the oral presentation.

One class hour.

Fee