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Class Schedule
A Complete List of Classes

 

Course Descriptions

ENGR 100 INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING

Units (Letter grade) 3; Class Hours: 32-36 lecture/48-54 lab hours/semester; Prerequisite(s): MATH 130 or 225.

Description: Introduction to the engineering profession and its different fields. The course explains the engineering education pathways and explores effective strategies for students to reach their full academic potential. It also provides an understanding of engineering processes and tools including experimentation, data analysis, and computer and communication skills. Emphasis is given to academic success strategies, technical communications, ethical considerations, and engineering design and analysis skills applied to illustrative projects and problems drawn from various engineering fields. A spreadsheet program (Microsoft Excel) and a high-level computer language (MATLAB or equivalent) are an integral part of the course. Transfer: CSU, UC.

ENGR 111 SURVEYING

Units (Letter grade) 4; Class Hours: 48-54 lecture/48-54 lab/16-18 by arrangement lab hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100; Prerequisite(s): MATH 130 or appropriate score on district math placement test and other measures as appropriate.

Description: Theory and applications of plane surveying: office computations and design, operation of surveying field equipment, and production of engineering plans/maps. Topics include distances, angles, and directions; differential leveling; traversing; boundary and topographic surveys; volume/earthwork; horizontal and vertical curves; land description techniques; construction applications; and GPS. Field work using tapes, levels, transits, theodolites, total stations, and GPS. Transfer: CSU, UC.

ENGR 210 ENGINEERING GRAPHICS

Units (Letter grade) 4; Class Hours: 48-54 lecture/48-54 lab/32-36 by arrangement lab hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100; Prerequisite(s): MATH 130.

Description: This course aims to provide students with an introduction to the engineering design process and graphical solutions of two- and three-dimensional design problems involving points, lines, surfaces, and solids. The course also aims to develop visualization skills and standard design drawing practices. The use of CAD (computer-aided design) software is an integral part of the course. Transfer: CSU, UC.

ENGR 215 COMPUTATIONAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERS AND SCIENTISTS

Units (Letter grade) 3; Class Hours: 32-36 lecture/48-54 lab hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100; Prerequisite(s): MATH 241 or 251.

Description: Covers the fundamentals of procedural programming and computational methods for science and engineering. Topics include induction, iteration and recursion; approximations, floating-point computations, introduction to data structures and object oriented programming. Students will be given laboratory projects that use the MATLAB programming language to solve problems and examples drawn from algebra, trigonometry, calculus and elementary physics. Transfer: CSU, UC.

ENGR 230 STATICS

Units (Letter grade) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): PHYS 250.

Description: This course covers vector treatment of force systems acting on particles and rigid bodies; two- and three-dimensional problems; equilibrium problems involving trusses, frames, machines, distributed forces, fluid statics, internal forces and friction; centroids and moments of inertia; shear and moment diagrams for beams and virtual work. Transfer: CSU, UC.

ENGR 240 ENGINEERING DYNAMICS

Units (Letter grade) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): PHYS 250.

Description: This course covers fundamentals of kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies. Topics include kinematics of particle motion; Newton's second law, work-energy and momentum methods; kinematics of planar and three-dimensional motions of rigid bodies; D'Alembert's principle, work-energy and momentum principles for rigid body motion; introduction to mechanical vibrations. Transfer: CSU, UC.

ENGR 260 CIRCUITS AND DEVICES

Units (Letter grade) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100; Prerequisite(s): MATH 252 and PHYS 260.

Description: An introduction to the theory and techniques of circuit analysis. Circuit laws and nomenclature, resistive circuits with DC sources, controlled sources, ideal operational amplifiers, natural and complete responses of first- and second-order circuits, steady-state sinusoidal analysis, power calculations, amplifiers, and three-phase circuits. MATH 275 is recommended. Transfer: CSU, UC.

ENGR 261 CIRCUITS AND DEVICES LABORATORY

Units (Letter grade) 1; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lab hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100; Prerequisite(s): MATH 252 and PHYS 260. Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in ENGR 260.

Description: Basic instruments and experimental techniques in electrical engineering. Oscilloscopes, function generators, and multiple-use meters. Measurement of voltage, current, frequency response, and transient response. Semiconductor devices, diodes, rectifiers, transistors, and integrated circuits. Circuit simulations using PSpice. MATH 275 is recommended. Transfer: CSU, UC.

ENGR 270 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Units (Letter grade) 4; Class Hours: 48-54 lecture/48-54 lab hours/semester; Prerequisite(s): CHEM 210 and PHYS 250.

Description: This course presents the internal structures and resulting behaviors of materials used in engineering applications, including metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, and semiconductors. The emphasis is upon developing the ability both to select appropriate materials to meet engineering design criteria and to understand the effects of heat, stress, imperfections, and chemical environments upon material properties and performance. Laboratories provide direct observations of the structures and behaviors discussed in the course, experience with the operation of testing equipment, and the preparation of experimental reports. Transfer: CSU, UC.

ENGR 695 INDEPENDENT STUDY

Units (Grade Option) 0.5-3; Class Hours: By Arrangement; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Designed for students who are interested in furthering their knowledge via self-paced, individualized instruction provided in selected areas or directed study to be arranged with instructor and approved by the division dean using the Independent Study Form. Varying modes of instruction can be used -- laboratory, research, skill development, etc. For each unit earned, students are required to devote three hours per week throughout the semester. Students may take only one Independent Study course within a given discipline. Transfer: CSU.

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