Professor Office Hours

In-Person Office Hours with Prof. Alford

Come talk about anything at all (this course, other courses, favorite books/movies/tv shows, why Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering is the best major, what the Avengers can teach us about teamwork ... you know, the important stuff!). This is a super casual thing -- come on by!

Friday 12-1pm

B521 Pierpont

In-Person Office Hours with Prof. Begley

Come chat about life at Michigan, what it's like working in a research lab, or just to get to know me!

Wednesday 2-3pm

B521 Pierpont

Staff Office Hours

Guide to Office Hours

Read this guide to office hours to help you get the most out of your office hours time.

One-Time Changes to Office Hours

Throughout the semester, ENGR 101 staff may need to hold their office hours virtually for various reasons, including if they feel well enough to teach but don't want to risk passing on a cold or something. If this situation occurs, they will post an announcement to Canvas with a Zoom link, so if you are planning to come to Office Hours, please check Canvas as well!

Office Hours in B521 Pierpont

You can join these office hours without an appointment. You can stay as long as you want, so come hang out and get some ENGR 101 work done with us! This schedule will not change from week-to-week, so feel free to plan around this!

Day Schedule

Course Essentials

All the details

Norms and expectations for meetings, email, and other forms of communication in the course

Meet the course staff!

Answers to frequently asked questions about ENGR 101 (continually updated)

Request Forms

Request an excused lab absence

Request a regrade or report a grade discrepancy

Projects

The Autograder

Project code is submitted to the autograder; the autograder is linked at the top of this course webpage. Read this guide to the autograder to learn more about using the autograder.


The Honor Code

All project code is subjected to our cheat checking procedures. If we find sufficient evidence of cheating, we are required to submit a report to the Honor Council. You can learn more about what happens with Honor Council reports by watching this video from the Engineering Center for Academic Success.

How to Register a Project Partnership on the Autograder

In this course, you are allowed to work with a partner on the projects if you wish to. All project partnerships MUST be registered on the autograder at least one week prior to the project's deadline.


Follow this guide to registering your partnership on the autograder to complete your partnership prior to the registration deadline.

MATLAB Practice Project

Analyzing a Structure

Part of Lab 2

Specifications

Note: The practice projects are done as a group in lab but submitted individually for practice with the autograder.

Project 1

Dealing with Radiation

Due Tue, Sept 27th

Overview ( slides )

Specifications

Piazza FAQ

Schedule of Topics

Week 1

Prep Work Topic

Lecture Topic

Lab Topic

Projects / Assessments

First Lecture! Learn how to succeed in ENGR 101
Lab 1: Meet and Greet / How Labs Will Work
Lecture reflection due Lab worksheet due

Week 2

Prep Work Topic

Lecture Topic

Lab Topic

Projects / Assessments

Labor Day
Intro to MATLAB; Vectors and Matrices; Functions; Working with Data
Runestone Chaps. 1-3 due
Your Computer as an Engineering Tool
Lab 2: Matrices and Functions
Lecture reflection due Lab worksheet due

Week 3

Prep Work Topic

Lecture Topic

Lab Topic

Projects / Assessments

Logical Operations and Indexing; Working with Images
Runestone Chaps. 4-5 due
Project 1 Overview
Lab 3: Logical Indexing and Images
Lecture reflection due Lab worksheet due

Week 4

Prep Work Topic

Lecture Topic

Lab Topic

Projects / Assessments

Plotting and Figures; Statistics and Simulation; Advanced Plotting and Data Visualization
Runestone Chaps. 6-8 due
Drop/Add Deadline
Programming Application: Beam Deflection Project 1 Checkpoint should be completed by today
Lab 4: Plotting, Statistics, and Simulation Assessment #1
(Opens Wed, Due Thurs)
Lecture reflection due Lab worksheet due

Week 5

Prep Work Topic

Lecture Topic

Lab Topic

Projects / Assessments

Strings and Cell Arrays; MATLAB Tables
Runestone Chaps. 9-10 due
Project 2 Overview Project 1 Due
Lab 5: Cell Arrays, Tables, Data Visualization
Lecture reflection due Lab worksheet due

Week 6

Prep Work Topic

Lecture Topic

Lab Topic

Projects / Assessments

Applying Computing to Society
Runestone Chap. 11 due
Algorithmic Bias Project 2 Checkpoint should be completed by today
Lab 6: More Tables and MATLAB Review / Summary
Lecture reflection due Lab worksheet due

Week 7

Prep Work Topic

Lecture Topic

Lab Topic

Projects / Assessments

No Prep Work This Week
Programming Application: Animation in MATLAB Project 2 Due
No Lab This Week Assessment #2
(Opens Wed, Due Thurs)
Lecture reflection due

Week 8

Prep Work Topic

Lecture Topic

Lab Topic

Projects / Assessments

Fall Break!
Lab 7: Getting Started with C++
Lab worksheet due

Week 9

Prep Work Topic

Lecture Topic

Lab Topic

Projects / Assessments

Intro to C++; Basics, Branching, Iteration; Functions
Runestone Chaps. 12-15 due
Program Planning and Debugging
Lab 8: Branching, Iteration, Scope, and Functions
Lecture reflection due Lab worksheet due

Week 10

Prep Work Topic

Lecture Topic

Lab Topic

Projects / Assessments

Strings, Streams, and I/O; Vectors; Program Design
Runestone Chaps. 16-18 due
Project 3 Overview
Lab 9: Strings, File I/O Streams, and Vectors
Lecture reflection due Lab worksheet due

Week 11

Prep Work Topic

Lecture Topic

Lab Topic

Projects / Assessments

Data Structures, Applying Computing to Engineering Problems
Runestone Chaps. 19-21 due
Programming Application: TBD Project 3 Checkpoint should be completed by today
Lab 10: Data Structures and Program Design Assessment #3
(Opens Wed, Due Thurs)
Lecture reflection due Lab worksheet due

Week 12

Prep Work Topic

Lecture Topic

Lab Topic

Projects / Assessments

No Prep Work This Week
Project 4 Overview Project 3 Due
Lab 11: Programming Practice (Containerships)
Lecture reflection due Lab worksheet due

Week 13

Prep Work Topic

Lecture Topic

Lab Topic

Projects / Assessments

No Prep Work This Week
No Lecture This Week Project 4 Checkpoint should be completed by today
Thanksgiving Break!

Week 14

Prep Work Topic

Lecture Topic

Lab Topic

Projects / Assessments

No Prep Work This Week
Programming Application: TBD Project 4 Due
Lab 12: Programming Practice (Ottendorf Cipher)
Lecture reflection due Lab worksheet due

Week 15

Prep Work Topic

Lecture Topic

Lab Topic

Projects / Assessments

No Prep Work This Week Assessment #4
(Opens Mon, Due Tues)
Semester Wrap-up
No Labs This Week
Last Day of Class! ALL project submissions, assessment retakes, and remaining outstanding work due