Engineering

 

Engineering is the art of applying scientific and mathematical principles, experience, judgment, and common sense to make things that benefit people. Engineers design buildings, bridges, airplanes, roads, computers, cars, plastics and new materials as well as processes for cleaning up toxic spills, draining storm water, and systems for mass transit.

 

Following are course descriptions. Check the Annual Schedule to plan your schedule.

 

ENGINEERING 100
Introduction to Engineering and Design (4)

Introduction to the engineering profession and the engineering design process. Course includes guest speakers, team activities, and career planning. Communication, creative skills, and teamwork are developed utilizing journals, written reports, poster presentations, and sketching. Mandatory decimal grading.

ENGINEERING & 114
Engineering Graphics (5)

Use of instruments, scales, techniques of lettering and line work. 3D visualization and fundamentals of orthographic projection including sections; isometric drawing; auxiliary views; dimensioning; simple rectilinear graphs, and introduction to CAD. Prerequisite: English 100 or ESL 100, and Math 080 with grades of 2.0 or better, or permission. Mandatory decimal grading.

ENGINEERING 115
Introduction to Statics and Engineering Problems (5)

Introduction to fundamental engineering principles including dimensional analysis, vector algebra, statics, and selected engineering topics. Designed to develop ability to analyze and solve engineering problems in a clear systematic manner. Prerequisite: ENGR& 114 and MATH& 142 with a grade of 2.0 or better. (MATH& 142 may be taken concurrently.) Mandatory decimal grading.

ENGINEERING 205
Solid Works and Parametric Modeling (3)

Introduction to creating 3D CAD models using feature-based, parametric solid-modeling design; base, boss and cut features using extruded, revolved, simple swept and lofted shapes; capturing design intent using automatic or user-defined geometric and dimensional constraints; detail and assembly drawings. Prerequisites: ENGR& 114 and MATH 099 with a 2.0 or better, or instructor permission. Mandatory decimal grading.

ENGINEERING 206
Advanced Solid Works (3)

Advanced 3D CAD models using SolidWorks parametric solid modeling; swept and lofted shapes; assembly interference checking, collision detection, dynamic clearance, physical dynamics and simulation surfaces, use of Photo Works rendering, and Cosmos FEA in linear static, frequency, buckling, and thermal analysis. Prerequisite: ENGR 205 with a 2.0 or better, or instructor permission. Mandatory decimal grading.

ENGINEERING & 214
Statics (5)

Principles of engineering statics, basic concepts, resultants, force-couple relationships, equilibrium diagrams, equilibrium analysis, three-dimensional structures, two-dimensional frames, trusses, beams and friction. Vector algebra used throughout the course. Prerequisite: ENGR 115 and MATH& 151 with grades of 2.0 or better, or instructor permission. (MATH& 151 may be taken concurrently.) Mandatory decimal grading.

ENGINEERING & 215
Dynamics (5)

A general treatment of the dynamics of particles and rigid bodies using vectors; kinematics, kinetics, momentum and energy principles for particles and rigid bodies; use of total acceleration equation. Prerequisite: PHYS& 221, ENGR& 214 and MATH& 163 with grades of 2.0 or better. (MATH& 163 may be taken concurrently.) Mandatory decimal grading.

ENGINEERING & 225
Mechanics of Materials (5)

An introduction to the mechanics of solids, strain and deformation, stress, stress-strain relationships; torsion, stresses due to bending; combined stresses using Mohr's circle. Prerequisite: ENGR& 214 and MATH& 152 with grades of 2.0 or better. (MATH& 152 may be taken concurrently.) Mandatory decimal grading.

ENGINEERING 240
Applied Numerical Methods (5)

Numerical solutions to problems in engineering and science using modern scientific computing tools. Application of mathematical judgment iin selecting computational algorithms and communicating results. Introduction to MATLAB programming for numerical computation. Prerequisites: MATH& 153 or MATH& 163 or instructor permission. Mandatory decimal grading.

ENGINEERING 294
Special Topics: Engineering (4)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in engineering. Previously ENGR 284.

ENGINEERING 297
Individual Project in Engineering (1)

Individual project in a specific area of engineering. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of student's educational and work experience. Student option grading.

ENGINEERING 298
Individual Project in Engineering (2)

Individual project in a specific area of engineering. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of student's educational and work experience. Student option grading.

ENGINEERING 299
Individual Project in Engineering (3)

Individual project in a specific area of engineering. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of student's educational and work experience. Student option grading.