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Course Descriptions ENGR

ENGR 300 Introduction to Engineering

Units: 1

Hours: 18 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU; UC

This course will provide students with information to evaluate the engineering profession as a personal career choice. Students will explore the branches of engineering and the different types of work that engineers do. Participants will investigate personal characteristics which contribute to being happy and successful engineers, and will examine their own traits. They will learn what preparation is needed and strategies for successful completion. Course participants will appreciate the role of engineers in society and understand the responsibilities of engineers in their service to society.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO#1 – DESCRIBE ASPECTS OF ENGINEERING AS A PROFESSION

ENGR 304 How Things Work

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: MATH 100

Transferable: CSU; UC

This course covers how everyday things and technologies operate and is designed primarily for non-science students or anyone interested in learning about technology. The basic scientific principles behind the technology will be explored. Systems studied will include mechanical, electrical, thermal, optical and others. Students will gain hands-on experience with basic machines and technologies during lab.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

APPLY THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD TO DEMONSTRATE HOW MODERN TECHNOLOGY WORKS AND IS DEVELOPED. (SLO 1)

ENGR 312 Engineering Graphics

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 72 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: Completion of MATH 110 or high school geometry with a grade of C or better; and MATH 120 with a grade of C or better.

Transferable: CSU; UC

Students will learn the graphical tools needed to develop and communicate engineering ideas. They will learn to represent objects in technical drawings (orthographic projection). Students will create drawings using computer aided drafting software (two-dimensional). They will solve civil engineering problems using grade, bearing, scales, topographical maps, and plan and profile views. Students will use three-dimensional solid modeling software to create models of mechanical objects from which they will make drawings. Students will learn the steps in engineering design, and will complete a design project which will culminate in detail and assembly drawings. This course is primarily for Mechanical and Civil Engineering majors.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO#1 - CREATE AND USE TECHNICAL DRAWINGS USING TWO DIMENSIONAL COMPUTER SOFTWARE

ENGR 400 Introduction to Electrical Circuits and Devices

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC; 18 hours LAB

Prerequisite: PHYS 421 with a grade of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU; UC

This course will provide engineering students with circuit analysis concepts and applications that will be of value in any engineering field as well as a solid foundation for electrical engineering and related majors. The course includes the analysis of circuits with resistors, inductors, capacitors, and independent and dependent voltage and current sources. Many analysis techniques will be applied to DC and AC circuits. Differential equations will be used to find the transient response of circuits. Power calculations will be performed on both DC and AC circuits, including an introduction to three-phase AC power. This course is required for most engineering Bachelors of Science degrees.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO#1 - ANALYZE ELECTRIC CIRCUITS FOR DC, TRANSIENT, AND AC VOLTAGE AND CURRENT RESPONSES

ENGR 412 Properties of Materials

Units: 4

Hours: 54 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: CHEM 400 and PHYS 411 with grades of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU; UC

This is an introductory course on the relationship of the internal structure of materials to their properties. Topics include crystalline structure, imperfections, phases and phase diagrams, steels and non-ferrous alloys, polymers, ceramics, semiconductors, and corrosion. Students will apply the concepts in laboratory activities and will use typical materials testing equipment and analysis techniques. This course is required for CRC's A.S.-Engineering, Civil/Mechanical Engineering option degree, and many university engineering B.S. degrees.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO1: RELATE THE PROPERTIES OF A MATERIAL TO ITS STRUCTURE ON A SUB-MICROSCOPIC SCALE.

ENGR 420 Statics

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: MATH 401 and PHYS 411 with grades of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU; UC

CID: C-ID ENGR 130

This course covers analysis of two and three dimensional force systems for bodies in static equilibrium. Vector and scalar analysis methods address forces acting on rigid bodies, trusses, frames, and machines. Students will calculate internal forces in members and will create shear and bending moment diagrams for beams. Friction problems will include slipping vs tipping. Students will learn methods to calculate centroids and moments of inertia for bodies that are combinations of simple geometric shapes. This course is required for most engineering majors.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO#1 - REDUCE SYSTEMS OF FORCES TO ONE EQUIVALENT FORCE, OR ONE FORCE AND ONE COUPLE.

ENGR 495 Independent Studies in Engineering

Units: 1 - 3

Hours: 54 - 162 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

An independent studies project involves an individual student or small group of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regularly offered courses. See the current catalog section of "Special Studies" for full details of Independent Studies.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Actively engage in intellectual inquiry beyond that required in order to pass a course of study (College Wide Learning Outcome – Area 4).

ENGR 498 Work Experience in Engineering

Units: 1 - 4

Hours: 60 - 300 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Enrollment Limitation:

Students must be in a paid or unpaid internship, volunteer position or job related to career goals in Engineering.

Transferable: CSU

This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment in their major field of study or advancement within their career. It is designed for students interested in work experience and/or internships in transfer level degree occupational programs. Course content includes understanding the application of education to the workforce; completion of required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site; and developing workplace skills and competencies. Appropriate level learning objectives are established by the student and the employer. During the semester, the student is required to participate in a weekly orientation and 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. Work Experience may be taken for a total of 16 units when there are new or expanded learning objectives. Only one Work Experience course may be taken per semester.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

DEMONSTRATE AN UNDERSTANDING AND APPLICATION OF PROFESSIONAL WORKPLACE BEHAVIOR IN A FIELD OF STUDY RELATED ONE’S CAREER.(SLO 1)