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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 100.

Course Level Objectives

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

ENGR& 104: Introduction to Design

Credits: 5.0

Course explores the role of creativity, teamwork, and communication in promoting innovative engineering design. Students develop their knowledge and skills in all three areas through a series of hands-on projects and reflective activities. Prerequisite(s): ENGL& 101 and MATH 090 both with a grade of 2.0 or higher.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Define the engineering problem-solving process.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Describe the importance of and the role of innovation and creativity in solving problems.  [REASON] 
  3. Collaborate with team members in situations requiring creative problem solving.  [ACT] 
  4. Describe how various technical disciplines contribute to the solution of complex problems.  [REASON] 

ENGR 110: Fundamentals of Problem Solving

Credits: 2.0

Introduction to modern techniques in the solution of engineering problems. Prerequisite(s): Placement into MATH& 151 or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Solve various types of engineering problems.  [REASON] 
  2. Present solutions in a logical manner.  [REASON] 
  3. Use vectors to represent forces and positions.  [REASON] 

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 into MATH 090.

Course Level Objectives

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

ENGR 120: Computational Tools

Credits: 3.0

Introduction to computational tools for engineering, mathematics, and science. Students are introduced to MATLAB, software application for technical computing. Topics include functions, file input/output, graphical analysis, statistical analysis, basic script programming. Prerequisite(s): MATH& 142 or instructor permission; basic computer experience.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Perform computations using the MATLAB command window.  [REASON] 
  2. Perform operations on data sets using matrix operations.  [REASON] 
  3. Write commented MATLAB scripts to execute computational tasks.  [REASON] 
  4. Write user-defined MATLAB functions.  [REASON] 
  5. Generate plots of 2-D and 3-D functions using MATLAB.  [REASON] 
  6. Implement built-in MATLAB functions to perform computations.  [REASON] 

ENGR 155: Special Topics

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.  [COMMUNICATE] 

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 each with a grade of 2.0 or higher.

Course Level Objectives

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

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.  [REASON] 
  2. Solve for forces in structures using the methods of joints and sections.  [REASON] 
  3. Calculate centroids and moments of inertia for two-dimensional shapes.  [REASON] 
  4. Collaborate with team members to design, estimate, and evaluate forces in members and frames.  [REASON] 

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 each with a grade of 2.0 or higher.

Course Level Objectives

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

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.  [REASON] 
  2. Apply Mohr's circle for transformations of stress and strain.  [REASON] 
  3. Differentiate between ductile and brittle behavior in materials and apply appropriate safety and design considerations.  [REASON] 
  4. Solve moment-curvature and differential equations for deflections of beams.  [REASON] 

ENGR 231: Introduction to 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. Prerequisite(s): ENGL& 101 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.

Course Level Objectives

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

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 120 or instructor's permission

Course Level Objectives

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

ENGR 255: Special Topics

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.  [COMMUNICATE]