ENGR 101 - Intro Comp&Prog
Section: 200
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Engineering (ENGR)
Department: CoE Undergraduate Education
Credits:
4 (Non-LSA credit).
Requirements & Distribution:
BS
Consent:
With permission of department.
Advisory Prerequisites:
SEE BULLETIN.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

ENGR 101 is the computing requirement for all cross campus transfer students. Some departments will accept EECS 183 in place of ENGR 101. They are both C++ programming. There are 3 spots reserved in all ENGR 101 classes for LS&A students. Sharon Sansoterra(sharonsa@umich.edu) is the contact person for being able to register for this class. An LS&A student would have to contact her in order to receive an override. Students should plan on meeting with an engineering admission counselor prior to being able to receive an override for this course. ENGR 101 is currently only being taught during the Fall and Winter terms. Students will not be allowed into ENGR 101 more than two semesters away from their planned enrollment in engineering.

What’s in it for you

Algorithmic thinking
Start to understand what an algorithm is, and how to devise them to solve problems, especially in science, mathematics and engineering

  • Thinking algorithmically is a logical thought process
  • Creating algorithms will improve your cognitive processes
  • Algorithms provide the means to solve most of the hard mathematical models that are required in engineering analysis

How to express algorithms
Understand how algorithms can be expressed in formal “languages” called computer languages

  • Large groups of these formal languages have common structure and principles
  • We want you to see and recognize these common structures and principles
  • This will provide a foundation for you to learn many other programming languages if you need to

Practical skills for engineering students

  • Explore the difficulties of solving a problem whose solution you do not know
  • Engage in the engineering design process
  • Learn and practice techniques to manage complexity
    • Abstraction
    • Decomposition into subparts
    • Prototyping
    • Time-management
  • Practice the art of testing and troubleshooting, and develop a sense of aesthetics for a product

High level topics
Specifically, you will learn about the following topics as the term progresses:

  • Algorithms
  • Programming language as an algorithm expression system
  • Naming things, variables, types, expression, assignment
  • Routines, procedures, functions, interfaces
  • Sequence
  • Selection
  • Iteration
  • Numerical algorithms
  • Testing and troubleshooting (debugging)
  • Managing complexity through decomposition
  • Array semantics
  • Multidimensional arrays
  • Encoding of data

ENGR 101 - Intro Comp&Prog
Schedule Listing
100 (LEC)
 
11373
Open
2
 
-
MW 9:00AM - 10:30AM
Note: STUDENTS ELECTING LAB (101-109) WILL BE AUTO-ENROLLED IN LEC 100.
101 (LAB)
P
11375
Open
1
25ENGR Fr
-
Tu 8:30AM - 10:30AM
102 (LAB)
P
11377
Open
1
25ENGR Fr
-
Tu 10:30AM - 12:30PM
103 (LAB)
P
11379
Closed
0
25ENGR Fr
-
Tu 12:30PM - 2:30PM
104 (LAB)
P
11381
Closed
0
25ENGR Fr
-
Tu 2:30PM - 4:30PM
105 (LAB)
P
11383
Closed
0
25ENGR Fr
-
Tu 4:30PM - 6:30PM
106 (LAB)
P
11385
Closed
0
24ENGR Fr
-
M 10:30AM - 12:30PM
107 (LAB)
P
42607
Closed
0
24ENGR Fr
-
M 12:30PM - 2:30PM
108 (LAB)
P
42609
Closed
0
23ENGR Fr
-
M 2:30PM - 4:30PM
109 (LAB)
P
42611
Open
1
24ENGR Fr
-
M 4:30PM - 6:30PM
200 (LEC)
 
11387
Closed
0
 
-
MW 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Note: STUDENTS ELECTING LAB (201-209) WILL BE AUTO-ENROLLED IN LEC 200.
201 (LAB)
P
11389
Open
1
25ENGR Fr
-
Tu 8:30AM - 10:30AM
202 (LAB)
P
11391
Closed
0
 
-
Tu 10:30AM - 12:30PM
203 (LAB)
P
11393
Closed
0
25ENGR Fr
-
Tu 12:30PM - 2:30PM
204 (LAB)
P
11395
Closed
0
25ENGR Fr
-
Tu 2:30PM - 4:30PM
205 (LAB)
P
11409
Closed
0
25ENGR Fr
-
Tu 4:30PM - 6:30PM
206 (LAB)
P
11399
Open
1
25ENGR Fr
-
W 8:30AM - 10:30AM
207 (LAB)
P
11401
Open
1
25ENGR Fr
-
W 10:30AM - 12:30PM
208 (LAB)
P
46042
Open
9
 
-
F 12:30PM - 2:30PM
209 (LAB)
P
46043
Closed
0
25ENGR Fr
-
W 10:30AM - 12:30PM
300 (LEC)
 
11407
Closed
0
 
-
MWF 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Note: STUDENTS ELECTING LAB (301-309) WILL BE AUTO-ENROLLED IN LEC 300.
301 (LAB)
P
11397
Closed
0
25ENGR Fr
-
Th 8:30AM - 10:30AM
302 (LAB)
P
11403
Open
2
24ENGR Fr
-
Th 10:30AM - 12:30PM
303 (LAB)
P
11411
Closed
0
25ENGR Fr
-
Th 12:30PM - 2:30PM
304 (LAB)
P
11413
Closed
0
25ENGR Fr
-
Th 2:30PM - 4:30PM
305 (LAB)
P
11415
Closed
0
25ENGR Fr
-
Th 4:30PM - 6:30PM
306 (LAB)
P
11417
Open
1
22ENGR Fr
-
Th 4:30PM - 6:30PM
307 (LAB)
P
11419
Open
2
25ENGR Fr
-
F 8:30AM - 10:30AM
308 (LAB)
P
42603
Closed
0
25ENGR Fr
-
F 10:30AM - 12:30PM
309 (LAB)
P
42605
Closed
0
24ENGR Fr
-
F 12:30PM - 2:30PM
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ISBN: 0471202150
Introduction to engineering programming : solving problems with algorithms, Author: James Paul Holloway., Publisher: Wiley 2004
Required
ISBN: 0470108770
MATLAB : an introduction with applications, Author: Amos Gilat., Publisher: Wiley 3rd ed. 2007
Required
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