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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 111 - Engineering Graphics I
Introduces the principles of orthographic projection and conventional drawing practices. Analyzes points, lines, planes, solids and rotations. Presents section views, dimensioning and an introduction to computer graphics. Includes instruction in Computer Aided Drafting. Part I of II.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
2 credits
EGR 112 - Engineering Graphics II
Introduces the principles of orthographic projection and conventional drawing practices. Analyzes points, lines, planes, solids and rotations. Presents section views, dimensioning and an introduction to computer graphics. Includes instruction in Computer Aided Drafting. Part II of II.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
2 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 124 - Introduction to Engineering and Engineering Methods
Introduces the engineering profession, professionalism, and ethics. Covers problem presentation, engineering calculations, digital computer applications, word processing, worksheets, programming, and elementary numerical methods. Design project also includes using presentation software, database searching, and prototyping.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
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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 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 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 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
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 216 - Computer Methods in Engineering and Technology
Provides advanced level experience in using a computer as a tool for solving technical problems and performing office functions. Includes computer hardware and operating system usage, structured programming in a selected high level language, use of word processing software, computer graphics and spreadsheets. Focuses on the analysis and solution of problems in engineering and technology.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
EGR 240 - Solid Mechanics (Statics)
Covers basic concepts of mechanics, systems of forces and couples, equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies, and internal forces and analysis of structures. Also includes trusses, frames, machines and beams, distributed forces, friction, centroids and moments of inertia. Prerequisite PHY 241.
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 248 - Thermodynamics for Engineering
Studies formulation of the first and second law of thermodynamics. Presents energy conversion, concepts of energy, temperature, entropy, and enthalpy, equations of state of fluids. Covers reversibility and irreversibility in processes, closed and open systems, cyclical processes and problem solving using computers.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
EGR 255 - Electric Circuits Laboratory
Teaches principles and operation of laboratory instruments such as VOM, electronic voltmeters, digital multimeters, oscilloscopes, counters, wave generators and power supplies. Presents application to circuit measurements, including transient and steady-state response of simple networks with laboratory applications of laws and theories of circuits plus measurement of AC quantities.
Laboratory 3 hours per week.
1 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 299 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits