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EGR115 Introduction to Computer Programming for Engineers. Introduction to EGR115. Welcome! Your instructors Class format Requirements Topics Grading Help. Welcome!.
Computer Programming for Engineers
EGR115 is designed to introduce the new engineer to the exciting, spectacular, unbelievable, awe-inspiring, fantastic, death-defying world of computer programming!
We assume very little about your experience.
We expect great results – after all, you’re at ERAU!
Take notes and follow the lectures
Practice – do the assignments and lab exercises and then try to do just a little bit more
You may expect 6-10 hours of outside work per week – some will need more, others less
Ask questions! Seek help!
Mr. Matthew Kindy
BS Chemistry, Purdue University
BS Applied Math, Purdue University
MS Computer Science, UCF
10 years in automotive & plastics industries
Ms. Caroline Liron
BS AE, Embry-Riddle DB
MS AE, Embry-Riddle DB
BS EE, Cukurova University
PhD Computer Engr, Univ. Alabama Birm.
Dr. Li Ding
BS Envir. Engr, Tsignhua Univ.
PhD Civil Engr, Univ. of Illinois (UIUC)
Dr. James Pembridge
BS AE, Virginia Tech
PhD Engineering Ed, Virginia Tech
Dr. Matthew Verleger
BS Computer Engr, Purdue University
MSE Ag & Bio Engr, Purdue University
PhD Engineering Ed, Purdue University
Lecture twice a week: Tuesday and Thursday 9:45am – 10:45am in IC101
Lab twice a week: Wednesday and Friday in LB172
What will we be doing? Programming is a skill, i.e. you must develop experience
- Very little “bookwork”
- Moderate amount of theory
- Much practice, in lab and outside
- 5-10 programming assignments
- Many “snippet” programs
- Major final project
The purpose of the lecture is to provide the information that used to be presented during the lab – now we can use the lab to get some real learning done!
- Attendance is required and tracked
- No laptops, cell phones, iPods, etc in use
- Slides will be posted on the section websites – usually just before lecture
- Lectures are good source of quiz & exam questions…
How labs are used
- Demonstrate lecture concepts
- Practice implementing lecture concepts
- Apply concepts to solve problems
- Attempt to extend beyond the base
Quizzes and Exams
- Each section is evaluated independently
- Quizzes and exams are given in the lab
- Most assessments will be via Blackboard
(Get your IT issues resolved: x66990)
You must have a valid Eagle card and be enrolled in the course.
Swipe your card every time you come to lecture.
Swipe your card when you visit the tutoring labs
You must have a working Blackboard account
You must have a working ERAU email account. If you prefer, forward your email to your (Gmail / Hotmail / Yahoo) account.
Step1: Log into your Ernie account and click to open your mailbox
Step2:Find the OPTIONS
button. Click it.
Step4: Fill in the email of your other preferred email.
Step3: in MAIL, click FORWARDING
Step5: Click APPLY to confirm the rule.
Be certain that emails from your instructor do not end up in the Junk box.
Do not trust the technology!
Check your junk / spam folder – especially when you are expecting an email!
Save your work in multiple places!
C: drive, P: drive, USB drive, email
A (very) brief history of computing
The (very) basics of computer hardware
Designing solutions for computers
Repeat the following:
Learn new programming feature (of MATLAB)
Design solution using new feature (in MATLAB)
Implement solution (in MATLAB)
Simple, Formatted, and Graphical User I/O
Data types and variables
Simple data structures
Logical operations & conditionals
Loops, sorting, searching
Modular design with functions
Each student will develop a final project of his/her own design and creation which utilizes as many concepts from the course as possible. The specific requirements will be provided by your instructor.
Each instructor is responsible for his/her sections’ grades.
Common grading format:
10% Quizzes, Exercises, misc
20% Programming assignments
50% Exams: 3
20% Final Project
How to get assistance:
Ask questions during the lecture
Ask questions during the lab
Ask questions in any instructor’s office hours
Ask your instructor: office, email, AIM
Use tutoring hours in A106 (modular)
- Mon-Thu: 2pm – 6pm
Use tutoring hours in LB172
- Sun-Thu: 7pm – 10pm
Discuss with others (but do not copy!)
All instructors’ office hours can be found using the link at