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High school algebra; basic mathematics concepts

About this course

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This course is part of Global Freshman Academy (GFA), which means you can earn transferable ASU credit toward your college degree.

Do you ever say to yourself, “there has to be a better way!” Then engineering is for you!

Engineering can be done by everyone, as long as you have a passion for problem solving. In this credit-eligible course, we will walk you through the steps of how to become a true engineer by teaching the engineering design process in a hands-on learning environment.

This course is an active introduction to developing an engineering mindset by teaching the necessary skills to be added to your engineering toolbox. You will learn to identify opportunities, imagine new solutions, model your creations, make decisions, build prototypes, and showcase your ideas that impact the world.

Taught by engineering professors and highlighting industry engineers in action, this course will equip engineers-in-training with skills necessary to compete in today’s world of innovation.

This is a two-credit course at Arizona State University (FSE 100 Introduction to Engineering). It is strongly encouraged that you consult with your institution of choice to determine how these credits will be applied to their degree requirements prior to transferring the credit.

What you'll learn

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  • Engineering design process
  • Data-driven decision making
  • How to use various engineering tools (e.g. Computer Aided Design (CAD), programming, etc.)
  • How to create technical Reports and give presentations

Meet your instructors

Ben Mertz
Lecturer in Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Arizona State University
Amy Trowbridge
Lecturer in Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Arizona State University
Anoop S. Grewal
Lecturer in Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Arizona State University
Alicia Baumann
Lecturer in Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Arizona State University

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About Global Freshman Academy and ASUx Credit-Eligible Courses

FSE100x: Introduction to Engineering: Imagine. Design. Engineer! from ASUx is a credit-eligible course. Learners have the opportunity to experience the same rigorous university-level courses on a flexible schedule and earn academic credit when they pass the course with a C or better, eliminating many of the challenges and risks of pursuing a university degree.

Credit details:

Number of credit hours for FSE100x: Introduction to Engineering: Imagine. Design. Engineer!: 2 credit hours.
Cost: $600 (USD) - pay for credit earned after passing the course with a C or better.

Learner must enroll in the Verified Certificate option to be eligible for credit upon completion of the course.
Learner must abide to all course and academic integrity policies throughout the entire course.
Learner must receive a passing grade of a C or better in the course.