OSDS Courses Info

Below is information about the courses taught by OSDS faculty. Students majoring in Engineering or Engineering Technology and Construction Management at Charlotte will take at least one of these courses.

ENGR 0600 - Engineering Freshman Learning Community Seminar

Required for all residents of the Freshman Learning Community (FLC). The FLC has three goals: build community with students, faculty, and engineering professionals; learn about the engineering disciplines; and learn how to be a successful engineering student. The FLC hosts a variety of academic and professional development experiences through workshops, site visits, and other activities. Registration in the seminar course ensures students have a common day and time reserved in their schedule to participate in these activities.

ENGR 1100 - Engineering Pathways

Assists students in exploring the engineering disciplines offered at UNC Charlotte, learning about career opportunities, and performing a critical analysis of their career goals. Academic and professional skills required to be successful in the College of Engineering are introduced. Students are exposed to campus resources, college culture, and student and professional organizations.

Whether you're working on a degree in engineering, engineering technology or construction management, you must first complete the appropriate introductory course. In your introductory course, you will begin learning design skills that are honed in sophomore and junior design courses in preparation for the Senior Design Program

Engineering majors who place into Calculus I or a higher-level math course will enroll in ENGR 1201 in their first semester.

Engineering Technology and Construction Management majors who place into College Algebra or a higher-level math course will enroll in ETGR 1101 in their first semester.

Introduction to Engineering (ENGR 1201) 

In this introductory course engineering students will:

  • Explore the various disciplines within the fields of engineering and engineering technology.
  • Begin to learn what it means to be a "professional".
  • Demonstrate creative problem-solving and design skills by building your solutions and testing them against specifications.
  • Use the power and synergy of teams to accomplish challenging goals and objectives.
  • Effectively communicate your thoughts and sell your ideas to others - both in writing and orally.
  • Develop strategies for personal, academic and professional growth and success.

‚ÄčIntroduction to Engineering Technology (ETGR 1101)

In this introductory course engineering technology, construction management, and fire safety students will:

  • Explore various academic and career opportunities within your chosen field of study.
  • Begin to learn what it means to be a professional engineering technologist or construction manager.
  • Demonstrate technical problem-solving skills by designing, building, analyzing and testing solutions against project requirements.
  • Use the power and synergy of teams to accomplish project goals and objectives.
  • Develop strategies for personal, academic, and professional growth and success.