This course introduces students to Engineering Ethics, as a set of moral principles that relate to Engineering projects and designs. The course explores creative ways of reconciling conflicting moral claims. It outlines the responsibilities of Engineers towards public safety and the environment, within economic constraints and governing laws. A systematic Engineering Design process is introduced. Each design stage explores relevant methods and their ethical implications. The course critically examines litigations that involve the engineering profession in relation to product liability.
Thermo-physical properties of pure substances and gases. 1st law of thermodynamics, conservation of energy, and closed and open systems. Limitations and efficiencies of energy conversion processes. Introduction to the 2nd law of thermodynamics and entropy. Applications in Engineering.
Introduction to the basic concepts and principles of engineering economics. Familiarization of the different cost components, cost estimation techniques, cash flow analysis, time value of money, and measures of project performance. Comparing alternatives. Application of engineering practice and entrepreneurship to engineering design and projects.