Academic Catalog


Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Foothill College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Units: 1
Hours: 1 lecture per week (12 total per quarter)
Advisory: UC will accept for transfer credit either ENGR 10 or ENGR 49, not both.
Degree & Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: CSU/UC
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Student Learning Outcomes

  • An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities
  • Identify one's interest in a engineer field(s) via self analysis and career research.


A study of the engineering profession, its requirements, opportunities and responsibilities. Exposure to engineers and their educational, personal, and career paths. Review of engineering ethics. Students formulate a career plan.

Course Objectives

The student will be able to:
A. understand the variety of career options with a degree in engineering.
B. understand the ethical issues prevalent in the engineering field.
C. understand the pathways to engineering career options.
D. practice professionalism in the classroom setting.
E. create a plan for pursuing an engineering career.

Course Content

A. The differences between an engineer and a scientist or a technician.
B. Short term and long term career potential of engineers.
C. Discussions of the various engineering fields.
D. Legal and ethical responsibilities of an engineer.
E. Adjustments to college.
F. Selected engineering problems from actual case studies.

Lab Content

Not applicable.

Special Facilities and/or Equipment


Method(s) of Evaluation

A. Attending lectures and talks by guest speakers.
B. Participating in discussions and asking questions of guest speakers.
C. Writing an essay.

Method(s) of Instruction

A. Lecture
B. Guest lecture
C. Class discussion
D. Question and answer sessions

Representative Text(s) and Other Materials

Moaveni, Saeed. Engineering Fundamentals: An Introduction to Engineering. 5th ed. Cengage Learning US, 2016.


Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments

A. Reading assignments from text and outside sources.