Unit: School of Engineering and Applied Science
Department: Department of Engineering and Society
Office location and address
156 Engineer's WayCharlottesville, Virginia 22903
ENGR 1620 is a cornerstone course for first year engineering students. They are introduced to the philosophy and practice of engineering through hands-on experience in developing solutions for various open-ended, realistic challenges while considering the various contexts in which these challenges occur. Students will also learn about the majors SEAS offers and receive advisement about careers, plans of study, and major declaration. Prerequisite: First year enrollment in SEAS; exceptions are by instructor permission.
Cornerstone course for first-year SEAS undergraduates, introducing them to engineering practice and design philosophy, via exposure to open-ended, realistic , hands-on challenges. Students engage in both individual and team work, and consider the contexts in which engineering challenges arise. SEAS majors and potential career paths are also introduced. Students who have taken ENGR 1620 or 1621 or both, can't enroll in ENGR 1624.
Introduces basic concepts of probability such as random variables, single and joint probability distributions, and the central limit theorem. The course then emphasizes applied statistics, including descriptive statistics, statistical inference, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, correlation, linear regression, and ANOVA. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and APMA 3120. Prerequisite: APMA 2120 or equivalent.