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EGR 105 - Introduction to Problem Solving in Technology
Teaches engineering problem solving, using hand held calculator. Applies computers to solving problems.
Laboratory 3 hours per week.
1 credits
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 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 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 127 - Introduction to Computer Programming
Introduces programming in a higher level language such as FORTRAN, BASIC or PASCAL, or C++ on the microcomputer. Uses the operating system, packaged software and peripheral devices. Emphasizes engineering program problem solving.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 1-2 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
2-3 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 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
EGR 218 Detailed Outline
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
EGR 230 Detailed Outline
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 260 - Circuit Analysis
Covers topics in linear circuit analysis, including basic electrical properties, resistive circuits, network equations, operational amplifiers, network reduction techniques, network theorems, two-port parameters and networks, inductors, capacitors, first-order circuits, second-order circuits and phasor analysis. Prerequisites may be applied locally.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
EGR 261 - Signals and Systems
Covers topics including Laplace transforms and Laplace transform analysis of circuits, time and frequency domain representation of linear systems, methods of linear systems analysis including convolution and Laplace transforms, frequency domain representation of signals including frequency response, filters, Fourier series, and Fourier transforms. Prerequisites may be applied locally.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
EGR 277 - Digital Logic
Presents an introduction to digital logic, including such topics as number systems, Boolean Algebra, minimization techniques, implementation of digital functions, sequential machines, state diagrams, state tables, and programmable logic devices.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
EGR 278 - Digital Logic Laboratory
Constructs digital logic circuits to verify analysis and design methods. Covers logic gates, combinational and sequential logic circuits, programmable logic devices, measurement techniques, and report writing.
Laboratory 2-4 hours per week.
1-2 credits
EGR 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
EGR 297 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-6 credits
EGR 298 - 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