Welcome aboard to your journey into the exciting world of engineering! The Engineering UNIV 1301 course is the gateway to your engineering education at the University of Texas at El Paso and to the exciting profession of engineering. This course, taught by engineering faculty and staff, is the extension of orientation that will build your "tool belt" of skills, resources, experiences, and relationships serving as a foundation for college success and a successful transition to a special engineering career awaiting you.
The engineering themed UNIV 1301 course , taught as "Foundations of Engineering", is part of a learning community for entering freshmen. This course is matched with math courses where engineering students with similar math skills come together. The foundations you build will enable you to be a successful student and a successful engineer! These foundations are based on the engineering course framework(see graphic above) focused on developing:
- Engineering concepts and skills in critical thinking and problem solving
- Student academic and personal growth skills
- Mathematic application skills in engineering
- Connections with the engineering profession in the form of mentors, practitioners, experts, and opportunities to appreciate the world of engineering