This site presents an innovative approach for the Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering for Engineering Freshman Students. It is developed for the IME-100 course at Kettering University.
The course introduces students to the fields of Electrical and Computer Engineering, by providing a few fundamental concepts in electrical circuits, electronics, microcontrollers, programming, sensors, and robots. The program offers abundant practical hands-on opportunities for the students to explore each of these topics. Tutorials are provided to help offer necessary background information on the topics. Students are recommended to review the tutorials for each course module before coming to class. This will help facilitate the learning process in the classroom and it makes for effective utilization of class time.
The curriculum also aims to instill the Entrepreneurial mindset. The big picture of the main concepts covered in each topic will be explored by looking at related real-world applications and current technological innovations, through class discussions and research homework assignments. This helps raise the curiousity level of the students. They will be asked to make connections between different topics and relevant applications, present potential opportunities with customer value creation in mind.
The course development was undertaken with the support of the Kettering Internal KEEN Topical Grant, sponsored by the Kern Family Foundation.