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EGR 110 - Engineering Graphics
Presents theories and principles of orthographic projection. Studies multiview, pictorial drawings and sketches, geometric construction, sectioning, lettering, tolerancing, dimensioning and auxiliary projections. Studies the analysis and graphic presentation of space relationships of fundamental geometric elements; points, lines, planes and solids. Includes instruction in Computer Aided Drafting.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
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 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 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 218 - Introduction to Modeling and Simulation
Introduces basic concepts in modeling, simulation, and visualization. Includes applications in various phases of product creation and development; use of software and hardware interfaces to improve use and understanding of simulations; and current topics and future directions in modeling, simulation, and visualization. This course is intended for transfer.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisites: MTH 173, EGR 125 Co-requisites: MTH 173, EGR 125
3 credits
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EGR 230 - Discrete Event Simulation
Introduces fundamentals of modeling and simulating discrete-state, event-driven systems. Includes basic simulation concepts and terms, queuing theory models for discrete event systems, structure of discrete event simulations, problem formulation and specification, input data representation, output data analysis, verification and validation, and the design of simulation experiments.
Credit Hours:4 Lecture Hours:3 Lab Hours: 3 Total Contact Hours:6
EGR 218 Introduction to Modeling and Simulation
4 credits
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EGR 245 - Engineering Mechanics - Dynamics
Presents approach to kinematics of particles in linear and curvilinear motion. Includes kinematics of rigid bodies in plane motion. Teaches Newton's second law, work-energy and power, impulse and momentum, and problem solving using computers.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
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
EGR 247 - Mechanics of Materials Laboratory
Examines mechanical behavior of bars, rods, shafts, tubes and beams subjected to various types of loading. Introduces experimental stress analysis techniques, such as the use of strain gages and data reduction.
Laboratory 2 hours per week.
1 credits
EGR 262 - Fundamental Circuits Laboratory
Covers topics including microprocessor hardware and programming, lab test equipment, lab safety, technical report writing, and using a microprocessor, such as the MicroStamp 11, to control basic electric circuits. Experiments include topics such as resistive circuits, analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog conversion, pulse width modulation, and the design of power supplies. Co-requisite: EGR 261.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
2 credits
EGR 270 - Fundamentals of Computer Engineering
Covers the design and organization of digital systems, including number systems, Boolean algebra, logic gates, Karnaugh maps, combinational and sequential logic circuits, timing diagrams, and synchronous and asynchronous controllers. Introduces hardware description language (HDL) and assembly language programming.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
4 credits
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EGR 271 - Circuit Theory I
Teaches basic electrical concepts and laws, the formulation of network equations for resistive networks based on the use of graph theory and linear algebra, network theorems, and network reduction techniques.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
EGR 272 - Circuit Theory II
Introduces expansion of network equation formulation to include inductive and capacitive networks; network analysis using differential equations, Laplace transforms, and phasor; transfer functions; frequency response; and mutual inductance.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits