Orientation to Engineering

The Orientation to Engineering course series starts with ENG 1, which focuses on the successful transition and orientation of students to engineering studies at UC San Diego, with particular emphasis on those students coming from economically or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds.

ENG 1 Orientation to Engineering I Course (1 unit) - Fall Quarter
Orientation to Engineering I addresses issues that are critical in the first year of engineering study at UC San Diego. The course is designed to assist new students in making a smooth and informed transition from high school and community college to the university and their chosen engineering major. This course focuses on study skills, academic planning, goal setting, time management, and using campus and community resources to help achieve academic, personal and professional goals. It also presents engineering both as a field of study and as a profession.

ENG 2 Orientation to Engineering II Course (1 unit) - Winter Quarter
Orientation to Engineering II is designed to enhance your success as an engineering student (and later as an engineer) by studying and developing key academic and personal skills. This course focuses on academic and personal planning, time management, study skills, and paths to personal growth. Activities include individual and collaborative exercises, self-assessments, maintenance of a personal journal, and a final project.

For more information regarding this course, please contact IDEA Student Center at: (858) 534-6105 or via email at: idea@soe.ucsd.edu.