What is Engineering Tools and Analysis - GEEN 2010 (formerly 3830)?

Engineering Tools and Analysis is a course students take early on in their time in engineering to learn how to answer engineering questions by utilizing mathematical techniques. Through hands-on labs, you will explore common engineering tools that are utilized across all engineering majors and disciplines. You will see how to combine what you learn with the hands-on tools and the mathematical methods to develop solutions to real engineering problems.

What can students expect in this class? 

Students will delve into engineering problems in a team-based, hands-on environment. The labs introduce students to circuits, multimeters, oscilloscopes, and a variety of sensors. Students will learn to program in MATLAB, and collect and analyze experimental data using MS Excel (no previous programming experience necessary). Throughout the experience, they will work collaboratively with other engineering students. There is one lecture, one mixed lecture/hands on problem session and one lab period each week. Students will absorb content and gain understanding by working through real engineering problems by using real engineering equipment and tools.

Is this course required?

This course is highly recommended for all incoming first-year students taking Pre-Calculus or Calc 1A. It is also a great course for all engineering students interested in learning about a breadth of engineering topics, such as Open Option students. Students can take this course in the Fall (given sufficient demand also in the Spring).


Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact your academic advisor or the Engineering Analysis and Problem Solving course instructor, Mr. Daniel Godrick (daniel.godrick@colorado.edu)

For more details about the course including requisites, please see the course catalog.