Engineering Courses

ENGIN-100 Topics in Engineering

.5-4 Units: 9-72 hours of lecture and/or 27-216 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG

This course covers topics in engineering. Topics will be chosen to supplement and serve as additions to current offerings in the area, and will be announced each term in the current schedule of classes.

ENGIN-112 Introduction to Engineering

2 Units: 36 hours of lecture, per term, LR, DG, CSU

Advisory: ENGL-142B or ESL-192

This course is an introduction to the engineering profession. Topics include orientation to the engineering educational system, descriptions of engineering disciplines, employment opportunities, and engineering design and development process.

ENGIN-160  Programming Concepts and Methodologies for Engineers

4 Units: 54 hours of laboratory, 54 hours of lecture, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

This course introduces the basics of software development using a high level language utilizing programming and the interface of software with the physical world.

ENGIN-170 Programming for Engineering Science – MATLAB

4 Units:  54 hours of lecture, 54 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: MATH-190

This course utilizes the MATLAB environment to provide students with a working knowledge of computer-based problem-solving methods relevant to science and engineering. It introduces the fundamentals of procedural and object-oriented programming, numerical analysis, and data structures. Examples and assignments in the course are drawn from practical applications in engineering, physics, and mathematics.

ENGIN-200 Engineering Design Graphics

3 units: 36 hours of lecture, 54 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: MATH-121 or MATH-171

This course covers the principles of engineering drawings in visually communicating engineering designs and an introduction to computer-aided design (CAD). Topics include the development of visualization skills, orthographic projections, mechanical dimensioning and tolerancing practices, and the engineering design process. Assignments develop sketching and 2-D and 3-D CAD skills. The use of CAD software is an integral part of the course.

ENGIN-230 Introduction to Circuit Analysis

4 Units: 54 hours of lecture, 54 hours of laboratory, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: MATH-290 and PHYS-230

This course provides primary emphasis on developing models and techniques for analyzing the natural and forced response of passive linear networks. Models and circuit applications for diodes, transistors, and operational amplifiers are introduced. Laboratory experiments with each of the fundamental circuit types and related test equipment are conducted.

ENGIN-240 Properties of Engineering Materials

4 Units: 54 hours of lecture, 54 hours of laboratory, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC (C-ID: ENGR 140B)

Prerequisite: PHYS-130 and CHEM-120 or passing a department produced challenge exam

This course is designed to study the mechanical properties related to the internal structures and selection of materials. Methods of changing mechanical properties of metals, polymers, ceramics, concrete, wood and composite materials and an introduction to the electrical properties of semiconducting materials is presented. The importance of materials properties in engineering design and how to manipulate these properties are examined.

ENGIN-255 Statics

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: PHYS-130

This course presents a study of force systems and their effect on objects in equilibrium, with emphasis on engineering problems covering structure, machine design, and friction. Graphic and mathematical solutions to problems will be explored.

ENGIN-298 Independent Study

.2-4 Units: 3.6-72 hours of independent study, per term, SC, DG

Prerequisite: Educational contract of study signed by an instructor, department chair and vice president. Topics must extend beyond regular course offerings.

This course is designed for selected students to pursue independent study in engineering under the direction of an instructor.