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Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

ENGR 1201 Introduction to Engineering (single-semester course)

An introduction to the engineering profession with emphasis on technical communication and team-based engineering design. One hour of lecture and three hours of laboratory each week.

Prerequisite: MATH 1314—College Algebra or equivalent academic preparation

Note: Some mechanical engineering programs will accept the course ENGR 1201 for transfer credit and as applicable to the engineering major, while others will accept the course for transfer credit only. The student is advised to check with the school to which he or she wants to transfer for specific applicability of this course to the engineering major.


ENGR 1204 Engineering Graphics I (2 SCH version)

Introduction to computer-aided drafting using CAD software and sketching to generate two- and three-dimensional drawings based on the conventions of engineering graphical communication; topics include spatial relationships, multi-view projections and sectioning, dimensioning, graphical presentation of data, and fundamentals of computer graphics.

Prerequisite: MATH 1314—College Algebra or equivalent academic preparation


ENGR 2304 Programming for Engineers

Introduction to computer programming. Emphasis on the fundamentals of structured design, development, testing, implementation, and documentation. Includes coverage of language syntax, data and file structures, input/output devices, and disks/files.



ENGR 2301 Engineering Mechanics I - Statics

Basic theory of engineering mechanics, using calculus, involving the description of forces, moments, and couples acting on stationary engineering structures; equilibrium in two and three dimensions; free-body diagrams; friction; centroids; centers of gravity; and moments of inertia.

Prerequisite: PHYS 2425. Co-requisite: a second course in calculus.


ENGR 2305 Electrical Circuits I

Principles of electrical circuits and systems. Basic circuit elements (resistance, inductance, mutual inductance, capacitance, independent and dependent controlled voltage, and current sources). Topology of electrical networks; Kirchhoff ’s laws; node and mesh analysis; DC circuit analysis; operational amplifiers; transient and sinusoidal steady-state analysis; AC circuit analysis; first- and second-order circuits; Bode plots; and use of computer simulation software to solve circuit problems.

Prerequisite or Co-requisite: MATH 2320 - Differential Equations

Prerequisites: PHYS 2325 - University Physics I; PHYS 2125 - University Physics I Laboratory; MATH 2414 - Calculus II


ENGR 2105 Electrical Circuits I Laboratory

Laboratory experiments supporting theoretical principles presented in ENGR 2305 involving DC and AC circuit theory, network theorems, time, and frequency domain circuit analysis. Introduction to principles and operation of basic laboratory equipment; laboratory report preparation.

Co-requisite: ENGR 2305 - Electrical Circuits I


ENGR 2302 Engineering Mechanics II - Dynamics

Basic theory of engineering mechanics, using calculus, involving the motion of particles, rigid bodies, and systems of particles; Newton's Laws; work and energy relationships; principles of impulse and momentum; application of kinetics and kinematics to the solution of engineering problems.

Prerequisite: ENGR 2301.


ENGR 2308 Engineering Economics

Methods used for determining the comparative financial desirability of engineering alternatives. Provides the student with the basic tools required to analyze engineering alternatives in terms of their worth and cost, an essential element of engineering practice. The student is introduced to the concept of the time value of money and the methodology of basic engineering economy techniques. The course will address some aspects of sustainability and will provide the student with the background to enable them to pass the Engineering Economy portion of the Fundamentals of Engineering exam.

Prerequisites: MATH 2413—Calculus I

Prerequisites or Co-requisites: ECON 2301—Principles of Macroeconomics or ECON 2302—Principles of Microeconomics

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