Academics

Course Descriptions

Engineering (ENGR)


ENGR 100  Careers in Engineering  (2)
Explores the functions of engineering and computer science, branches of the professions, educational requirements, and transfer institutions offering these programs. Includes an introduction to the competencies required for programming, problem solving, engineering design, and the planning of a program of study necessary to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering or computer science.
ENGR& 104  Introduction to Design  (5)
Introduces design and communication principles using an engineering project approach. Stresses teamwork, design process, creative and analytical thinking, quantitative analysis, professionalism and ethics, social, economic and political context, and open-ended problems. Introduces the engineering design process by building group skills, understanding the effects of different learning styles, producing strategies for innovation, and fostering creativity in problem solving. Includes design projects, journal keeping, professionalism and ethical issues, and oral presentations. Satisfies a natural science requirement for AA degree.

ENGR 106  Introduction to Engineering Problems  (3)
Introduces dimensional analysis and vector algebra and their use in solving engineering problems. Uses Newton’s laws in problems involving forces, moments, acceleration and velocities. Discusses problem format, significant figures, statistics and error analysis, and their role in the design process. PREREQUISITE: MATH& 142 or equivalent. Satisfies a natural science requirement for AA degree.
ENGR& 114  Engineering Graphics  (5)
A beginning lab course focusing on visualization, sketching, and 3-D parametric modeling computer aided drafting (CAD). Introduces the basic design competencies and graphical solutions of spatial problems using basic engineering drawing principles. Provides skills in graphic communication and visualization of 3-D objects, as well as design and problem solving skills. Recommended for all beginning engineering students.

ENGR 120  Introduction to Programming  (2)
Introduces fundamental concepts of computer science and computational thinking. Includes introduction to logical reasoning, procedural decomposition, problem solving, and abstraction. Sets the context for further study in numerical methods and computer science programming languages. PREREQUISITE: MATH& 142 or concurrent enrollment; or instructor's permission. Cross-listed with CS 120.
ENGR 140  Engineering Materials  (5)
Investigates the basic principles relating to the structure and properties of materials used by practicing engineers. Provides discussion of the properties of organic and inorganic materials as related to their atomic, molecular, and crystalline structure. PREREQUISITE: CHEM& 161 or concurrent enrollment. Satisfies a natural science requirement for AA degree.

ENGR 177  Engineering Work Experience 1  (1-12)
Allows students to work full- or part-time in jobs directly related to their programs and interests. Students may receive a salary or volunteer. PREREQUISITE: Concurrent enrollment in COOP 171 and instructor's permission.
ENGR 178  Engineering Work Experience 2  (1-12)
Allows students to work full- or part-time in jobs directly related to their programs and interests. Students may receive a salary or volunteer. PREREQUISITE: Concurrent enrollment in COOP 171 and instructor's permission.

ENGR 179  Engineering Work Experience 3  (1-12)
Allows students to work full- or part-time in jobs directly related to their programs and interests. Students may receive a salary or volunteer. PREREQUISITE: Concurrent enrollment in COOP 171 and instructor's permission.
ENGR 198  Independent Study-Computer Programming 1  (1-5)
Encourages students to study independently and develop their special interest in computer programming. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.

ENGR 199  Independent Study-Computer Programming 2  (1-5)
Students design, build and test a special project. With the approval of an engineering instructor, students select the project. Course permits students to explore a field of special interests under the guidance of an instructor. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.
ENGR& 204  Electrical Circuits  (5)
Introduces basic electrical circuits and systems. Topics include basic analysis techniques, nodal and mesh analysis, and Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits. Applies linear differential equations to basic circuits. Concurrent enrollment in MATH 238 is desirable. PREREQUISITE: MATH& 153 and PHY& 222. Satisfies a natural science requirement for AA degree.

ENGR& 214  Statics  (5)
A fundamental course in the mechanics of rigid bodies in static equilibrium conditions. Solves practical engineering problems involving the loads carried by structural components using Static principles, vector notation and calculus for mathematical modeling. Teaches principles and their limitations within the context of engineering applications and the engineering design process. PREREQUISITE: ENGR 106 and MATH& 152; or concurrent enrollment. Satisfies a natural science requirement for AA degree.
ENGR& 215  Dynamics  (5)
An in-depth treatment of the dynamics of particles and rigid bodies using vector analysis. Topics include kinematics, kinetics, momentum, and energy principles for both particles and rigid bodies. A required course for numerous engineering programs. PREREQUISITE: ENGR& 214, MATH& 152 and PHYS& 221. Satisfies a natural science requirement for AA degree.

ENGR& 224  Thermodynamics  (5)
Introduces the basic principles of thermodynamics. Covers energy transformations, work and heat, ideal and real gases, first and second laws of thermodynamics, and applications to engineering systems. PREREQUISITE: CHEM& 161 and MATH& 152, or PHYS& 221. Satisfies a natural science requirement for AA degree.
ENGR& 225  Mechanics of Materials  (5)
A rigorous investigation of the concepts of stress and deformation in structural members. Focuses on the development of basic relationships between loads, stress, and deformation in members such as beams, columns, shafts, and tension members. PREREQUISITE: ENGR& 214; and MATH& 153 or concurrent enrollment. Satisfies a natural science requirement for AA degree.

ENGR 250  Numerical Methods Using MATLAB  (5)
Introduces students to the use of computers and the MATLAB program to solve engineering problems using applied numerical method. Students learn how to implement important and fundamental numerical methods, with applications from a variety of courses, including the engineering mechanics sequence (ENGR& 214, ENGR& 225 and ENGR& 215), Thermodynamics (ENGR& 224), and Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering (ENGR& 204). PREREQUISITE: MATH& 254 and one of the following: CS/ENGR 120 or CS& 131 or &141.