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2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering Course List


Engineering

Courses

  • ENGR 100 - Engineering Orientation



    3.0 Credits
    Designed to give students an overview of engineering and technology careers, various engineering disciplines, and engineering transfer schools. Prerequisite: ENGL 100 .

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

    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



    5.0 Credits
    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 (was ENGR 108). Prerequisite: ENGL& 101  (was ENGL 105) and MATH 090  both with a grade of 2.0 or higher.

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

    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



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

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

    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



    5.0 Credits
    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 (was ENGR 101). Prerequisite: Placement into MATH 090 .

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

    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



    3.0 Credits
    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: MATH& 142  or instructor permission; basic computer experience.

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

    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



    Maximum of 5.0 possible Credits
    Study of special topics in the field of engineering.

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate learning objectives as determined by the supervising instructor.
  • ENGR& 204 - Electrical Circuits



    5.0 Credits
    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 (was ENGR 215). Prerequisite: MATH& 152  (was MATH 152) and PHYS& 223  (was PHYS 202) each with a grade of 2.0 or higher.

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

    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



    5.0 Credits
    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 (was ENGR 210). Prerequisite: PHYS& 221  (was PHYS 201) with a grade of 2.0 or higher.

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

    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



    5.0 Credits
    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 (was ENGR 230). Prerequisite: ENGR& 214  (was ENGR 210) and MATH& 152  (was MATH 152) each with a grade of 2.0 or higher.

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

    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



    5.0 Credits
    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 (was ENGR 220). Prerequisite: ENGR& 214  (was ENGR 210) and MATH& 152  (was MATH 152) each with a grade of 2.0 or higher.

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

    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



    5.0 Credits
    Principles of organizing, developing, and expressing technical information and ideas in writing. Report forms, headings, style, tone, illustrations, word processing, and graphics. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101  (was ENGL 105) or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

    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 data base searches. [COMMUNICATE]
    4. Demonstrate the appropriate citations of source materials. [COMMUNICATE]
    5. Apply effective formats for non-formal 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 255 - Special Topics



    Maximum of 5.0 possible Credits
    Study of special topics in the field of engineering.

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

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