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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 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
EGR 270 Detailed Outline
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