ENGR 100 Introduction to Engineering (3 units)
An introduction to the engineering profession and its different sub-disciplines, intended to provide a foundation for further study in engineering. The course explains the engineering education pathways and explores effective strategies for students to reach their full academic potential. It also provides an understanding of engineering processes and tools including experimentation, data analysis, and computer and communication skills. Emphasis is given to technical communications, ethical considerations, engineering design and analysis skills applied to illustrative projects and problems drawn from various engineering fields. A spreadsheet program (Microsoft Excel) and a computer language (MATLAB or equivalent) are introduced and used in the course.
ENGR 210 Engineering Graphics (4 units)
Introduction to graphical communication and design for engineers. The engineering design process, visualization, sketching, orthographic projection, formal engineering drawings, descriptive geometry, manufacturing processes, dimensioning and tolerancing practices. Use of Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software to support engineering design. Students complete weekly homework assignments and group design projects that develop sketching, design, and 2-D and 3-D CAD skills. Assignments may require the use of CAD software outside of class hours.
ENGR 215 Computational Methods for Engineers and Scientists (3 units)
Introduction to problem solving, programming, and computational methods using the MATLAB programming environment. Procedural programming, recursion, sorting, data structures, and an introduction to object-oriented programming. Plotting and data visualization, introduction to statistical analysis of data, systems of linear equations, numerical methods. Applications in engineering, mathematics, and the sciences. Assignments may require the use of MATLAB software outside of class hours.
ENGR 230 Statics (3 units)
Vector treatment of force systems acting on particles and rigid bodies; two- and three-dimensional problems; equilibrium problems involving trusses, frames, machines, distributed forces, fluid statics, internal forces and friction; centroids and moments of inertia; shear and moment diagrams for beams and virtual work.
ENGR 260 Circuits and Devices (3 units)
An introduction to the analysis of electrical circuits. Use of analytical techniques based on the application of circuit laws and network theorems. Analysis of DC and AC circuits containing resistors, capacitors, inductors, dependent sources, operational amplifiers, transformers, and switches. Natural and forced responses of first and second order RLC circuits; phasors; steady-state sinusoidal analysis; AC power calculations; power transfer; three-phase circuits; and energy concepts. Characteristics and circuit models of electronic devices including diodes and transistors.
ENGR 261 Circuits and Devices Laboratory (1 units)
An introduction to the design, construction, and measurement of electrical circuits. Basic use of electrical test and measurement instruments including multimeters, oscilloscopes, power supplies, function generators, and network and spectrum analyzers. Use of circuit simulation software. Interpretation of measured and simulated data based on principles of circuit analysis for DC, transient, and sinusoidal steady-state (AC) conditions. Practical considerations including component value tolerance and non-ideal aspects of measurement instruments. Design, measurement, and analysis of circuits with resistors, inductors, capacitors, transformers, diodes, transistors, and operational amplifiers.
ENGR 270 Materials Science (4 units)
Introduces and explores the internal structures and resulting behaviors of materials used in engineering applications, including metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, and semiconductors. The emphasis is upon developing the ability both to select appropriate materials to meet engineering design criteria and to understand the effects of heat, stress, imperfections, and chemical environments upon material properties and performance. Laboratories provide direct observations of the structures and behaviors discussed in the course, experience with the operation of testing equipment, and the preparation of experimental reports.
ENGR 400 Introduction to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) (2 units)
Introduction to basic scientific concepts taken from biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics and physics, the role of science as a human endeavor and the power of scientific inquiry to explore the interdependence of scientific fields through project based activities. STEM education pathways and careers will be investigated.
ENGR 405 Engineering Makerspace Summer Experience (2 units)
Introduction to rapid prototyping (via engineering, design and construction) using materials accessible in a fabrication/maker space. Students will use equipment and materials to prototype a minimum viable product (MVP) while exploring strategies for entrepreneurship. (Units do not count towards an Associate’s Degree)
ENGR 695 Independent Study in Engineering (0.5or 3 units)
Designed for students who are interested in furthering their knowledge via self-paced, individualized, directed instruction provided in selected areas to be arranged with instructor and approved by the division dean using the Independent Study Form. Varying modes of instruction can be used -- laboratory, research, skill development, etc. For each unit earned, students are required to devote three hours per week throughout the semester. Students may take only one Independent Study course within a given discipline.