Residential Tuition :
June 30, 2024 July 12, 2024
July 14, 2024 July 26, 2024
July 28, 2024 August 9, 2024
UC San Diego
San Diego, CA
Engineering is one of the top desired careers in many companies. If you are considering a career in Engineering, this course will help you explore what it takes to be an engineer. We will explore facets of mechanical, structural, civil, and electrical engineering in a hands-on, minds-on approach.
Excursions in San Diego – Students will engage with professionals in the industry and have an opportunity to visit one or more engineering firms or sites in the greater San Diego area.
Meet your instructor
Jae D. Kim, PhD
Fundamentals of Engineering University of San Diego
Jae D. Kim, PhD, is an associate professor and chair of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of San Diego. He teaches courses in operations research, data science, discrete-event simulation and energy sustainability.Learn more
Topics you'll explore
Students will explore the design process and a standard problem solving approach used by engineers. They will also utilize a series of design challenges to test and gather data on the efficiency of our designs. Projects include building a scale model structure compliant with code, zoning, and budget requirements as well as creating an artificial limb.
Students will think on their feet as they work against time, budget, gravity, and limited resources to complete mini design projects covering different areas of engineering. The final project will be in the field of their choice so they can further explore a specific area.
Through this course and program, you will get on-site experience and learn from experts in the field. We will gain an understanding of applied problem solving skills that are involved in Engineering.
Meet with successful professionals and experts in the fields of engineering and technology to learn more about careers and jobs in this field, and have the opportunity to ask questions and learn firsthand what it’s like to work as an engineer. This insight helps students reflect on which areas within the field of engineering is right for them.