Engineering (EGR) at Southside Virginia Community College


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EGR 100 - Engineering Technology Orientation
Focuses on the roles and responsibilities of the engineering team, professional ethics, problem solving with hand calculator and computer applications.
Laboratory 2 hours per week.
1 credits
EGR 115 - Engineering Graphics
Applies principles of orthographic projection, and multi- view drawings. Teaches descriptive geometry including relationships of points, lines, planes and solids. Introduces sectioning, dimensioning and computer graphic techniques. Includes instruction in Computer Aided Drafting.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
2-3 credits
EGR 120 - Introduction to Engineering
Introduces the engineering profession, professional concepts, ethics, and responsibility. Reviews hand calculators, number systems, and unit conversions. Introduces the personal computer and operating systems. Includes engineering problem solving techniques using computer software.
Lecture 0-2 hours. Laboratory 0-3 hours. Total 1-4 hours per week.
1-2 credits
EGR 123 - Introduction to Engineering Design
Introduces the fundamental knowledge and experience needed to understand the engineering design process through the basics of electrical, computer, and mechanical systems. Includes the completion of a project in which a specific electromechanical robot kit will be analyzed, assembled, and operated.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
2 credits
EGR 125 - Introduction to Engineering Methods
Applies problem-solving techniques to engineering problems utilizing computer programming and algorithms in a higher level computer language such as FORTRAN, PASCAL, or C++.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 0-2 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week.
3-4 credits
EGR 126 - Computer Programming for Engineers
Introduces computers, their architecture and software. Teaches program development using flowcharts. Solves engineering problems involving programming in languages such as FORTRAN, PASCAL, or C++.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 1-2 hours. Total 3-4 hours per week.
3 credits
EGR 135 - Statics for Engineering Technology
Introduces Newton's Laws, resultants and equilibrium of force systems, analysis of trusses and frames. Teaches determination of centroids, distributed loads and moments of inertia. Covers dry friction and force systems in space.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
EGR 140 - Engineering Mechanics - Statics
Introduces mechanics of vector forces and space, scalar mass and time, including S.I. and U.S. customary units. Teaches equilibrium, free-body diagrams, moments, couples, distributed forces, centroids, moments of inertia analysis of two- force and multi-force members and friction and internal forces.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
EGR 198 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
EGR 206 - Engineering Economics
Presents economic analysis of engineering alternatives. Studies economic and cost concepts, calculation of economic equivalence, comparison of alternatives, replacement economy, economic optimization in design and operation, depreciation, and after tax analysis.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
EGR 246 - Mechanics of Materials
Teaches concepts of stress, strain, deformation, internal equilibrium, and basic properties of engineering materials. Analyzes axial loads, torsion, bending, shear and combined loading. Studies stress transformation and principle stresses, column analysis and energy principles.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits