Engineering

Course Descriptions

ENGR 100: Engineering Orientation

Credits: 3.0

Designed to give students an overview of engineering and technology careers, various engineering disciplines, and engineering transfer schools. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 099.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Research the profession of engineering and materials science and report on the opportunities and careers.
  2. Perform as a member on a service learning team and present materials created throughout the quarter.

ENGR 111: Introduction to Engineering 1: Modeling and Analysis

Credits: 5.0

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 099 or placement in ENGL& 101; MATH 097.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Perform dimensional and unit analysis.
  2. Manipulate formulas to perform sensitivity analysis of systems to changes in one or more variables.
  3. Create and interpret graphs following accepted standards in STEM fields.
  4. Perform introductory spreadsheet calculations such as cell-reference equations, descriptive statistics, and graphing.
  5. Communicate technical information in a clear, concise, and accurate fashion through both written and oral presentation.
  6. Apply the engineering problem solving process in team situations.

ENGR& 114: Engineering Graphics

Credits: 5.0

Methods of depicting three-dimensional objects and communicating design information. Emphasis is on using parametric solid modeling software as a design tool and using freehand sketching to develop visualization skills. Prerequisite(s): Placement in MATH 087 or higher.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate the ability to use pencil and paper for visualization and sketching of solid models.
  2. Demonstrate computer added design (CAD) parametric solid modeling.
  3. Complete a project that demonstrates both sketching and CAD design.

ENGR 121: Introduction to Engineering 2: Design

Credits: 5.0

An introductory engineering course that explores the role of creativity, teamwork, and communication in promoting innovative engineering design utilizing MATLAB. Students develop their knowledge and skills in all three areas through a series of hands on projects and reflective activities. Prerequisite(s): ENGR 111 and MATH& 142; or MATH& 152.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Define the engineering problem solving process.
  2. Describe the importance of and the role of innovation and creativity in solving problems.
  3. Apply design concepts using the MATLAB and microcontroller.
  4. Perform computations using the MATLAB command window.
  5. Perform operations on data sets using matrix operations.
  6. Write commented MATLAB scripts to execute computational tasks.
  7. Write user-defined MATLAB functions.
  8. Generate plots of 2D and 3D functions using MATLAB.
  9. Implement built in MATLAB functions to perform computations.
  10. Collaborate with team members in situations requiring creative problem solving.
  11. Describe how various technical disciplines contribute to the solution of complex problems.

ENGR 155: Special Topics: Engineering

Credits: Maximum of 5.0 possible.

Study of special topics in the field of engineering.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate learning objectives as determined by the supervising instructor.

ENGR 201: Materials Science for Engineers

Credits: 5.0

An introduction to materials science that includes the atomic, molecular, and crystalline structures of materials and their relationship to electrical, mechanical, thermal, and chemical properties, as well as an introduction to materials processing and fabrication techniques. Prerequisite(s): CHEM& 161; PHYS& 221 or concurrent enrollment.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Relate the physical and mechanical properties of materials to the basic nature of their bonds.
  2. Describe the effects of structure and defects on the mechanical properties of solids.
  3. Interpret and create phase diagrams.
  4. Explain the concepts of stiffness, hardness, toughness, ductility, fatigue, and resiliency and how these qualities are measured.
  5. Describe the processes used to fabricate materials for engineering applications.
  6. Analyze material failure and explain the factors that lead to failure.

ENGR& 204: Electrical Circuits

Credits: 5.0

Introduction to electrical engineering. Basic circuit and systems concepts. Resistors, sources, capacitors, inductors, and operational amplifiers. Solutions of first- and second-order linear differential equations associated with basic circuit forms. Prerequisite(s): MATH& 152 and PHYS& 222 with a grade of 2.0.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Solve electric circuits using node and mesh analysis.
  2. Apply Thevenin's and Norton's theorems to circuit analysis.
  3. Articulate the basic laws of capacitors and inductors.
  4. Demonstrate the use of differential equations in the analysis of resistance-inductance-capacitance (RLC) circuits.
  5. Describe an ideal operational amplifier (op amp) and use it in circuits.
  6. Differentiate between applications using linear and nonlinear resistors and diodes.
  7. Solve first-order and second-order switched circuits.
  8. Analyze single- and three-phase sinusoidal steady state circuits.

ENGR 205: Electric Circuits Lab

Credits:

Laboratory applications of electrical circuits principles and instrumentation. Measurement of transient and steady-state responses of electrical circuits. Prerequisite(s): ENGR& 204 or concurrent enrollment, or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Describe Ohm's law and its role in electric circuits and the resistor element.
  2. Demonstrate Kirchhoff's voltage and current laws experimentally.
  3. Simulating specified DC circuits using PSpice software.
  4. Apply the current divider rule and the voltage divider rule to circuits.
  5. Analyzing electric circuits using Superposition, Thevenin, and Norton's theorem methods.
  6. Differentiate between phasor concept and the phase shift between two sinusoidal signals.
  7. Analyze the theory of maximum power transfer.
  8. Describe the average and the effective values of specified AC signals.

ENGR& 214: Statics

Credits: 5.0

Newton's Laws of motion applied to structures at rest and with no acceleration. Topics covered are vectors, forces, moments, equilibrium, 3D structures, trusses, frames, machines, friction, moment of inertia. Prerequisite(s): PHYS& 221 with a grade of 2.0 or higher.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Solve two and three-dimensional equilibrium problems by summing vector forces and moments.
  2. Solve for forces in structures using the methods of joints and sections.
  3. Calculate centroids and moments of inertia for two-dimensional shapes.
  4. Collaborate with team members to design, estimate, and evaluate forces in members and frames.

ENGR& 215: Dynamics

Credits: 5.0

Principles of dynamics, including Newton's Laws. Analysis of the equations of motion of particles and rigid bodies, kinematics, dynamics, impulse, momentum, work, and energy. Prerequisite(s): ENGR& 214 and MATH& 152 with a minimum grade of 2.0 or higher.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Apply Newton's Laws of Motion to particles, systems of particles and rigid bodies.
  2. Develop the kinematics of displacement, velocity, and acceleration for systems of particles and rigid bodies.
  3. Apply the principle of work and energy and the principle of impulse and momentum to mechanical systems.

ENGR& 224: Thermodynamics

Credits: 5.0

Prerequisite(s): CHEM& 162, MATH& 152, and PHYS& 221.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Define systems, control volumes, properties, and state of a substance, process, and cycle as it pertains to thermodynamics.
  2. Analyze the performance of an engineering system by applying the first law of thermodynamics.
  3. Determine the fundamental limits on the operation of an engineering system using the second law of thermodynamics.
  4. Apply the concepts of reversibility and entropy change to the analysis of thermodynamic systems and control volumes.
  5. Analyze a Rankine cycle, vapor compression refrigeration cycle, and air-standard Otto cycle with the first and second laws of thermodynamics.

ENGR& 225: Mechanics of Materials

Credits: 5.0

Introduction to the mechanics of solids, strain and deformation, and stress-strain relationships. Load-carrying capability of elements under tension, compression, torsion, bending, and shear forces. Prerequisite(s): ENGR& 214 and MATH& 152 each with a grade of 2.0 or higher.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Explain the fundamental concepts of mechanics (normal stress/strain, shear stress/strain, deformation), uniaxially loaded members, circular shafts in torsion, and symmetrical beams.
  2. Apply Mohr's circle for transformations of stress and strain.
  3. Differentiate between ductile and brittle behavior in materials and apply appropriate safety and design considerations.
  4. Solve moment-curvature and differential equations for deflections of beams.

ENGR 231: Technical Writing

Credits: 5.0

Principles of organizing, developing, and expressing technical information and ideas in writing. Report forms, headings, style, tone, illustrations, word processing, and graphics. (Dual-listed with ENGL 235). Prerequisite(s): ENGL& 101 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher. Corequisite(s): (Dual-listed with ENGL 235). Crosslisted as: ENGL 235.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Analyze writing assignments in terms of the audiences to be reached and the purposes to be achieved.
  2. Apply the basic writing process principles of pre-writing, writing and revising to organize and write technical reports.
  3. Perform basic library research and computer database searches.
  4. Demonstrate the appropriate citations of source materials.
  5. Apply effective formats for informal and formal technical reports.
  6. Utilize graphics in reports.
  7. Participate effectively in a group or writers working together to produce a single report or project.

ENGR 240: Applied Numerical Methods

Credits: 5.0

Numerical solutions to problems in engineering and science using modern scientific computing tools. Application of mathematical judgment in selecting computational algorithms and communicating results. Introduction to MATLAB programming for numerical computation. Prerequisite(s): MATH& 153 and ENGR 121 or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Program MATLAB scripts containing: comments, logical and iterative flow control, file input and output, and visual plot functions.
  2. Utilize MATLAB to manipulate data and implement numerical solution algorithms.
  3. Explain the consequences of finite precision and the inherent limits of the numerical methods considered.
  4. Select appropriate numerical methods to solve problems in consideration of the mathematical operations involved, accuracy requirements, and available computational resources.
  5. Implement numerical solution algorithms to the following classes of problems: solving roots of equations, solving systems of algebraic equations, curve fitting, interpolation, numerical differentiation of data and functions, and numerical integration of data and functions.
  6. Find solutions of ordinary differential equations including: initial value problems, boundary value problems, and systems of equations.

ENGR 255: Special Topics: Engineering

Credits: Maximum of 5.0 possible.

Study of special topics in the field of engineering.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate learning objectives as determined by the supervising instructor.