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ENGINEERING SKILLS AND

ETHICS
GENG 107
Instructor: Dr. Rahul R. Bhosale
Assistant Professor
Chemical Engineering Department

Book: Concepts in Engineering, M. T. Holtzapple

and W. Dan Reece, Mc.Graw Hill, 2/e, 2007.

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Instructor Information
Name: Dr. Rahul R. Bhosale
Academic title: Assistant Professor
Office: G121
Phone: 4403-4168
E-mail: rahul.bhosale@qu.edu.qa
Office Hours: Sunday and Tuesday 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

TA Information
Name: Eng. Farah Toma
Office: 205 , Female Engineering building
Phone: 4403-4135
E-mail: farah.toma@qu.edu.qa
office hours: TBA

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Class/Laboratory Schedule
Day/Time: Monday, Wednesday 12:30 pm to 1:45 pm
Location: Female Engineering Building 0178
Catalog Description:
Introduction to engineering and engineering disciplines, engineering ethics,
communication skills, study skills and problem solving skills, introduction to design.
Credits:3
Contact Hours:3
Prerequisites: None

Textbook(s):
Concepts in Engineering, M. T. Holtzapple and W. Dan Reece, Mc.Graw Hill, 2/e, 2007. ISBN
0073191620 / 9780073191621

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Course Objectives:
Students will understand and appreciate the ethical and professional
responsibilities, develop communication and problem solving skills and be
familiar with engineering design methodology.
Oral Communications:
Number of Presentation = 1 for each group of 2-3 students
(all students will be involved)
Average Duration (minutes) = 10-15 min for a group of 2-3 students.
Written Communications:
Number of Submitted Reports = 1 for each group of 2-3 students
Average Length (pages) =15-20 pages

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Topics

1. The Engineer and engineering disciplines


2. Engineering Ethics (Codes of Ethics in Engineering
Disciplines and Steps in Resolving Ethical Dilemmas)

Chapter

1,2

2
2

3. Problem Solving
4. Introduction to engineering design (Supplementary Design
Material)

5. Engineering Communications
6. Literature search skills (Instructor Notes)

Exams and Student Presentations


Total

Weeks

2
2

2
1
2
14

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Method of Instruction
Lectures, a combination of power point and whiteboard delivery
will be used.
Assessment Methods and Grading Policy
Required Assessment Methods: Project, Oral Presentation (each
individual student should participate in the oral presentation),
Exams and Course Work (e.g. HW/Quizzes/Lab Work).
HW/Quizzes:
Midterm Exam:
Project:
Oral Presentation(s):
Final Exam:

15 %
25 %
20 %
10 %
30 %

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Course Ground Rules

Following students handbook regulations.


1. Class Attendance:
a. Attendance will be taken 10 minutes after the beginning of the
class. If you come after 10 minutes, you can attend but you will be
recorded absent.
b. University regulations apply (allowing 25% absence). However,
students are responsible for all the material covered in class.
c. If you were absent during a quiz or an exam, the corresponding
grade will be recorded as zero. No makeup will be given except
with a medical excuse.

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2. Plagiarism:
a. Your submitted assignments, quizzes and exams should reflect your own
work.
b. Any instance of cheating or copying in assignments will result in a grade
of zero in the whole assignment.
c. Any instance of cheating in an exam will be reported to the Departments
Head to consider formal actions.
d. Borrowing and sharing of resources during quizzes and exams will always
be forbidden. Make sure that you always have your pen, calculator and all
the required materials.
3. Cell Phones:
a. Before lectures, make sure to put your mobile phone on Silent or OFF.
b. Before exams, make sure that mobiles are turned OFF.
c. It will not be allowed to use cell phones as calculators in any quiz or exam.

CHAPTER 1
PREPARING TO BE AN
ENGINEER
Lecture 1
Date: 17/02/2014

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The Difference
High School

Among the brightest students

College/University
Everyone is bright

May be in top 3

May be in the bottom 50%

Parents used to monitor

You have to monitor

Less distractions

More distractions

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Motivation
Why are you studying engineering:
My parents wants me to, they will pay my tuition...

I am good in math and science, hence.


Engineers make more money.

Engineering is hard, I want to test my abilities.


I am a creative person who loves technology..
My uncle is engineer, hence..
I want to solve complex technical problems, hence
Your motivation may be similar to some of these..

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Must Develop Basic Living Skills


High School
During this period, your family/parents used to provide you with basic
needs such as cleaning of clothes, feeding, travelling, etc.

College/University
YOU SHOULD PROVIDE THESE BASIC SERVICES FOR YOURSELF.

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Defeats and Obstacles


College is tough and engineering is toughest.
Many Challenges such as exams, homework's, projects, Labs,
Grades, etc.
No one to help No Parents, No Friends (as they will be in the
same situation).
You will develop the skills necessary to face new challenges.
If you take the challenges positively, you will enjoy the college
life like nothing else.
You will be strong and Independent.

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Manage Your Time


Working within the schedule is challenging.
In college, most of the materials are presented at a much faster pace.

You will be expected to learn much of the material at your own.

How can you accomplish this and survive.


You must change your learning strategy and become more
efficient learner.

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Manage Your Money


College is expensive i.e. fees, cars, textbooks, etc.

You must budget your money.


Resist the temptation to spend it while you have got it.
Divide the lump into weekly expenses and track expenses.
Try to save 10-20% of the pocket money. It is a good habit and
will help you during a long run.

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Get Along With People


To be a successful, engineers must work together in teams.
In college, study groups, projects teams are some examples.
The socialization skills will help when you go to work in a company.

It is possible that during your job you not only work with engineers
but also with other peoples such as workers, accountants.
It is highly essential for you to get along with all which actually help
you to gain success.

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Must Stay Healthy


Eat well balanced food, take your meals at regular time intervals, your
meal should include nutritious food such as vegetables, fruits, etc. Stop
eating snacks anytime, stop oily and fatty food.

Maintain your exercise routine. It will help you towards sleep, stay alert
during those long afternoon classes, you will feel more active and fresh.

Sleep well. It will help you to regain your strength. At least sleep 7-8
hours per day and night sleep is far more relaxing than a day nap.

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The Classroom
The common problem is that the bright high school students, are often
just average in the college population. Some students adjust to this rally,
however some dont know how to proceed.
Do not apply the high school learning habit to college life. They wont
be enough to achieve success. You should generate new and improved
learning strategies.
Professors expect adult behavior from your side. eg. You should submit
homework on time, should attend exams, etc.
Get to know your professors better. Use the office hours provided to get
more information about the class. You may find their research
interesting and can push you to pursue further higher education such as
masters and PhD.

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Study Skills
How does learning occur?
Its not the professor, not his teaching, not lecture notes, or classroom
activitiesits just you and your brain..
You must figure out the best way for you to learn..

Spoken words (lectures)


Visually (pictures and written words)
Hands on experience (labs and projects)

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Create A Good Environment


Environment greatly affect the speed at which you can learn
Be sure room is not too hotit will make you sleep
Dont lie in bed to study. it will make you sleep
Use a straight backed chair at a desk..
Be sure there is adequate lighting..
Quiet surrounding is good..no distractionsthey will reduce the
learning speed
Students can use library or other quiet places..

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Arrive At Class Prepared


You wont see your professor much often..
Lecture material is presented only once..
Best way is to prepare yourself ahead of the class.
If you arrive already with the material..you can see what your
professor is emphasizes, that can be most valuable for exams
If you couldnt understand the conceptsyou can ask questions..

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Take Good Notes


Because you have read the materialit will be easy to take notes..

Take the best notes you can and try to understand the contents
Review your notes after the class and fill any holes.
Only through repetition you can understand and retain the
information..

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Homework's
Homework is your best chance to practice before taking exams..

To do homework, you will review your notes and textbookthrough


this process you will gain a more complete understanding..

When you are stuckget help..this doesnt mean you are


stupid..everyone need help someway.don't wait until its too
late..

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Revision
Test time is coming.you are pretty well prepared
You have read the textbookyou took notes during classes and
reviewed and completed your notes after class.you have worked
problems.and now you are almost ready

Last and most important step..revise your material


It might feel boring..but it is the most useful step as it will give you
the confidence that you know about the material and well prepared for
the exams.

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Master Exams
Some students do well under pressure..and exams bring out best in
them.but not all students..
If the stress of an exam makes you lock up, practice exams
beforehand

Choose several problems from textbooksolve previous


examsyou will become better with practice
Pay attention is class..try to find out the important topicsthrough
homework's try to judge the exam paper.
During exam.read paper carefullysolve the easy problems
first.use the entire time properlydont give up until the last
second..

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Time Management
Get organized..use a day planner to manage your time..

The planner should include time for.


time to attend classes and labs.
preparation time
time for personal work.mealslaundryetc.
time to review notesread textbook and do homework.
time for Gym.sleep

Limit distractionscomputer games, TV, talkative roommates

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Team Work
Your fellow students are a valuable resource..

Some will help you towards homework's and notes

Their questions will often illuminate the holes in your knowledge..

You can arrange practice exams with your fellow students

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User Resources
Books: Read textbooks carefully..look through them.they will give
you plenty of knowledge.
Libraries: Knowledge is arranged and sorted.its also quiet and one of
the best places to study.be respectful and use it often.
Teaching Assistant: They are to help youa kind word from you when
they help will be appreciated.
Professors: They are tremendous sources of knowledge.treat the with
respect and you will find that most are truly on your side