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Math 171 - Calculus I

5 credits

Calculus I is based on the study of real valued functions of a single variable. The course topics includes limits and continuity, derivatives, antiderivatives, definite integrals and Riemann sums. Applications of differentiation and integration are also covered.

Prerequisites: MATH 108 Pre-Calculus or MATH 104 College Algebra and MATH 106 Trigonometry with grade(s) of C or better or four years of college preparatory mathematics and a satisfactory score on a placement examination.

Phys 191 - General Physics I and II

10 credits

PHYS 191 I: A survey of mechanics, sound, and heat providing a background for advanced work in these fields. Recommended for students in pre-engineering and majors in physics, chemistry, or mathematics.

PHYS 191 II Prerequisite: Concurrent registration in or prior completion of MATH 171 Calculus I

Math 172 - Calculus II

4 credits

Techniques of integration, improper integrals, elementary differential equations and mathematical modeling, sequences and series, Taylor series, and parametric equations.

Prerequisite: Math 171 Calculus I with a grade of C or better

Math 301 - Statistics

3 credits

Elementary probability models, discrete and continuous random variables, sampling and sampling distributions, estimation, and hypothesis testing.

Prerequisite: Mathematics 171 with a grade of C or better

Math 371 - Differential Equations

3 credits

An introductory course treating ordinary differential equations of the first and second order; linear equations with constant coefficients; solutions using series, the Laplace transform, and numerical methods.

Prerequisite: Math 172 Calculus II with a grade of C or better

Fundamentals Group

Egr 105 - Engineering Fundamentals

3 credits

This course is designed to equip students with the necessary tools and background information to prepare them to be successful engineering students as well as a successful practicing engineer. Topics covered in this course include project management, team work, technical writing, working with data and using spreadsheets, creating presentations, engineering design, and a survey of the engineering profession.

Prerequisites: Math 103. Special fees may apply

Egr 110- Engineering Graphics


3 credits

An introductory course in engineering graphics focusing on graphical communication. Topics include descriptive geometry elements, visualization, engineering drawing techniques, orthographic projection, pictorial representation, auxiliary views, section views, and dimensioning. The course incorporates computer aided drafting (CAD) with engineering applications using 2-D drawing and 3-D modeling techniques.

Egr 242 - Programming for Engineers

3 credits

This is an introductory course in computer programming using the Matlab programing language. Topics covered include data types, operators, expressions, flow controls, functions, data visualization, data import & export, symbolic computation, and debugging. An introduction to Simulink is also provided. Examples of computational problem solving, numerical simulation and modeling from different engineering and technology areas are presented.

Prerequisites: Math 104.

Egr 130 - Basic Electrical Circuits I

4 credits

This course uses theory, laboratory investigation, and circuit simulation software to introduce basic electrical and circuit analysis principles. Emphasis is placed on direct current (DC) circuits containing voltage and current sources and resistor networks in series, parallel, and series-parallel configurations. This course also introduces the concepts of electric and magnetic fields in the context of capacitors and inductors and their transient responses in DC circuits. A unit on basic alternating current (AC) resistive circuits with sinusoidal voltage and currant sources is included.

Prerequisites: MATH 106 Trigonometry

Egr 131 - Basic Electrical Circuits II

4 credits

This course uses theory, laboratory investigation, and circuit simulation software to introduce basic electrical and circuit analysis principles. Emphasis is placed on the steady state characteristics of sinusoidal alternating current (AC) circuits with resistive and reactive (capacitors and inductors) elements in series, parallel, and series-parallel configurations. Transformers, three-phase power, frequency response analysis, and selected direct current (DC) topics will also be introduced.

Prerequisite: EGRT 130 Basic Electrical Circuits I

Egr 221- Machine Components

3 credits

Introduces the basic concepts and techniques used in the design of a machine. The components studied include gears, shafts, cams, bearings, belts and other hardware. The importance of using reference handbooks and catalog specifications in choosing appropriate components for various applications is stressed.

Prerequisite: EGR 203 Mechanics of Materials

Egr 232- Semiconductor Devices

3 credits

Introduces properties of semiconductor materials and how they are manipulated to create several types of diodes, transistors, and optoelectronic devices. The theory and operation of these devices is explored in the context of a wide array of applications including rectifier, amplifier, and switching circuits. Laboratory experiments are performed to measure device characteristics and verify circuit performance.

Prerequisites: EGRT 130 Basic Electrical Circuits I and concurrent registration in or prior completion of EGRT 131 Basic Electrical Circuits II

Egr 240 - Logic & Control Devices

3 credits

This course introduces applications of electromechanical control using switches, indicators, relays, timers, and programmable logic controllers (PLCs). Two-state logic and Boolean algebra are used to create ladder logic control programs for electromechanical controls and in PLC software. PLC programming topics include troubleshooting, timers, counters, sequencers, and analog and digital input and output.

Prerequisite: EGRT 130 Basic Electrical Circuits I

Egr 201 - Engineering Mechanics: Statics

3 credits

This course is a study of rigid-body mechanics for systems in equilibrium. Topics include the principles of mechanics, force systems, equilibrium, structures, distributed forces, moments of inertia, and friction.

Prerequisites: Math 171 Calculus I with a grade of C or higher

Egr 202 - Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics

3 credits

This course is a study of rigid-body mechanics for systems in accelerated motion. Topics include kinematics, Newton’s Laws of Motion, work and energy, impulse and momentum, and moments of inertia.

Prerequisites: EGR 201 Engineering Mechanics: Statics with a grade of C- or better and MATH 172 Calculus II with a grade of C or better

Egr 203 - Mechanics of Materials

4 credits

This course is a study of the internal effects of stress and strain in solid bodies subjected to external loads. Topics include stress and strain, shear, torsion, compound stresses, deflection, statically indeterminate members, buckling, fatigue, creep, and impact.

Prerequisite: EGR 201 Engineering Mechanics: Statics

Advanced Study Group

Egr 320- Motors & Drive

4 credits

Selection, setup and circuitry association with AC and DC drives and motors. Topics include DC motor and generator characteristics, configurations, and performance measures. Series and compound DC motors, AC induction motors, stepper motors, servomotors, and three-phase power systems are also included. 

Prerequisite: EGRT 130 Basic Electrical Circuits I and PHYS 171 or PHYS 191 General Physics I

Egr 330 - Thermodynamics

3 credits

Topics include the laws of thermodynamics, thermodynamic properties of ideal and real gases, vapors, and mixtures, and analysis of ideal and real power and refrigeration cycles.

Prerequisites: PHYS 171 or PHYS 191 General Physics I and MATH 172 Calculus II

Egr 360 - Project Managment

3 credits

This course is an overview of project management with an emphasis on project management in the engineering setting. It is based on the Project Management Institute’s standard for project management. Topics include pre-construction planning, project scheduling systems, critical path management, risk and effects analysis, and failure modes. 

Prerequisite: Engineering Technology major

Egr 390 - Mechatronics

4 credits

The study of the integration of mechanical, electrical, and electronic systems. Students from the Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Technology programs will form multidisciplinary teams and will design and build a project using an electromechanical control system. 

Prerequisites: EGRT 320 Motors & Drives and EGRT 260 Automation Controllers or EGRT 322 Design Problems


3 credits


Egr - NEW- TBD

3 credits 

Egr 325 -Signals & Systems

3 credits

An introduction to analysis techniques for continuous time and discrete time signals and typical model systems. Topics include system definitions and properties such as linearity, causality, time invariance and stability. Signal representations including Fourier and Laplace transforms will be used in convolution calculations, transfer functions and determinations of system responses. Applications to circuit analysis will be made. Software packages such as MATLAB will be used in laboratory and course work. 

Prerequisite: EGRT 232 Semiconductor Devices and MATH 162 Technical Calculus I or MATH 172 Calculus II

Egr 342 - Measurement, Control & Data Acquisition

3 credits

Introduces techniques for collecting precision measurements, interpreting measurement data, and using it to control systems. Hands-on laboratory experiments will demonstrate the operation of real industrial systems (compressed air, pumping, chilled water, and furnace) and use precision measurement theory as it relates to process measurements and the accuracy of measurements in industrial processes. 

Prerequisite: EGRT 130 Basic Electrical Circuits I

Egr 400 - Internship or Egr 410 - Capstone Project

1-3 credits

EGR 400: Students will participate in a structured experience to gain professional skills and experiences that integrate their course work with real-world applications. These experiences can be obtained through employment, volunteer activities, or project-based opportunities. A description and timeline documenting the scope of the internship is developed by the student, the sponsoring agency, and the faculty coordinator. Evaluation of outcomes will be assessed through written reports, oral presentations, and interviews.

EGR 410: This course will provide the student with a culminating experience in their chosen area of engineering technology. This project will apply principals of engineering technology into practice during an off campus experience.

EGR 410 Prerequisites: Senior standing and consent of instructor


3 credits

Electives (3 cr minimum)

Egr 282 - Engineering Economics

3 credits

A study of the economic and financial factors in the engineering environment to be considered in managerial decision making. Topics include the time value of money, present worth analysis, uniform series, rate of return, benefit cost ratios, depreciation, income taxes, and inflation.

Prerequisites: MATH 104 College Algebra and EGR 105 Engineering Fundamentals

Egrt 375 - Renewable Energy

3 credits

This course will be an introduction to renewable energy technology past and present. The course targets a general engineering and/or science student to the concepts of renewable energy. Social issues related to renewal energy adoption will also be explored. Lectures will contain examples from real world applications (preferable in Wisconsin) and in-progress industrial developments. Particular emphasis will be placed on local renewable energy installations. 

Prerequisites: Two lab science courses including BIO 105, 233 or 309, GEOL 150, CHEM 105, 106, 109 or 110 or PHYS 171, 108, 191 or 110 or consent of instructor

Egr 446 - Independent Study

1-3 credits

See Independent Study under Course and Academic Advisement Policies information for general course description, general prerequisites and proper contract form requirements.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

Egr 116 - Basic Manufacturing Processes

3 credits

Introduces machining, stamping, casting, forging and joining of metallic and non-metallic materials. Covers the basic machining processes used to cut, form and shape materials to desire forms, dimensions and surface finishes. Students examine the manufacturing of metals, heat treatments, foundry work, metals and plastics casting, rolling, extrusion and welding. 

Prerequisite: EGRT 101 Fundamentals of Engineering Technology

Egr 365 - Special Topics

1-3 credits

An Engineering Technology course on a topic not covered in the program’s curriculum. This course may be repeated with different content. Each time it is offered, the topic will be announced in the class schedule.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

Egrt 335 - Heat Transfer

3 credits

Fundamentals of heat transfer by conduction, convection, and radiation including transient and stead state conditions as applied to one-dimensional and multi-dimensional systems. Topics include free and forced convection, boiling and condensation, heat exchangers, and diffusion. 

Prerequisite: EGRT 330 Thermodynamics

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