Foundations of engineering-a first year course

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Conference Proceeding

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The University of Rhode Island College of Engineering has introduced a common freshman course with key issues of retention, recruitment and diversity. The academic goals of the course include introducing them to effective hands-on experiences with the computer, development of communication skills and the foundations of manufacturing. These foundations include teaming, communication, vocabulary, a concept of quality, economics and the environment. All six engineering departments at the University of Rhode Island have modified their curriculum to make room for these courses.

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ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings

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