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Math 161 - Technical Calculus I

3 credits

Technical Calculus I course topics include derivatives and antiderivatives with an emphasis on applications to various scientific and technical fields, especially electrical and mechanical engineering. The course includes a scientific computation component in which students will apply mathematical techniques to engineering models using software packages such as Matlab and Maple.

Prerequisites: Mathematics 108 or 104 and 106 with grades of C or better or 4 years of college preparatory mathematics and a satisfactory score on a placement examination.

Math 162 - Technical Calculus II

3 credits

Technical Calculus II course topics include definite integration and series using several techniques with an emphasis on applications to various scientific and technical fields, especially electrical and mechanical engineering. The course includes a scientific computation component in which students will apply mathematical techniques to engineering models using software packages such as Matlab and Maple.

Prerequisites: Mathematics 161 with a grade of C or better.

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.

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 

Phys 171 or 191 - General Physics

5 credits

PHYS 171: A survey of mechanics and properties of matter. Recommended for liberal arts majors and pre-professionals. Not recommended for physics majors and minors and pre-engineers.

PHYS 171 Prerequisites: MATH 106 Trigonometry, MATH 108 Pre-Calculus or equivalent.

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

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

2 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.

Egrt 101 - Fundamentals of Engineering Technology

2 credits

This course is designed to equip engineering technology students with the necessary tools and background information to prepare them to be a successful student as well as a successful practicing engineering technologist. Topics covered in this course include ethics, project managements, team work, working with data, creating presentations, engineering design and a thorough understanding of the engineering profession.

Egrt 105 - Fundamentals of Drawing

3 credits

Introduces common industry drafting practices in the design process with an emphasis on computer-aided drafting/design (CAD). Topics include sketching, drawing setup and organization, dimensioning, orthographic and isometric projections, and CAD standards and guidelines.

Egrt 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

Egrt 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 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 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 

Egrt 118 - Fluid Control

3 credits

An introduction to hydraulics and pneumatics including properties of fluids, basic pneumatic and hydraulic circuits and their schematics, and airflow control. Applications include Pascal’s Law, effects of fluid friction, and designing hydraulic circuits with control valves. 

Prerequisite: MATH 106 Trigonometry or placement in/completion of any higher math course and EGRT 101 Fundamentals of Engineering Technology

Egrt 207 - Parametric Modeling

3 credits

Introduces solid modeling techniques for mechanical engineering designs. Topics include parametric principles, model creation, and complex assembly projects.

Prerequisite: EGRT 105 Fundamentals of Drawing

Egrt 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 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 

Egrt 246 - Electric Power Systems

3 credits

Characteristics of various three-phase power configurations and in-plant power distribution are covered. Students will also gain exposure utility systems interconnection from generation through distribution, which includes the utility grid, device coordination, metering, relays, fuses, breakers and fault interrupters.

Prerequisite: EGRT 232 and Math 162 or 172.

Egrt 257 - Introduction to the Internet of Things

3 credits

This course provides an introduction to the emerging field of IoT and its opportunities and challenges. It also gives a high-level coverage of the different technological pieces essential to implement IoT, namely, basic electronic hardware principles, converters, microcontrollers, sensors, communication protocols and cloud computing. Throughout the course real-world emerging applications in home, healthcare, manufacturing (Industry 4.0), transport, energy and environment are highlighted. The course culminates with the implementation of a practical IoT project.

Prerequisite: Math 106

Egrt 284 - Professional Skills in Engineering

1 credit

This course is required as you prepare for professional co-ops, internships, and/or full-time job opportunities. This course will expose students to the expectations of a professional work environment and help you learn to balance field and office responsibilities. The exploration of engineering-related professions will help students identify both personally and professionally satisfying opportunities. The course will also explore interviewing, social media, presentation, and personal conduct at the work place.

Advanced Study Group

Egrt 320 - Motors & Drives

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

Egrt 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

Egrt 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

Egrt 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

Egrt 322 - Design Problems

3 credits

Design principles and methods are applied to create a product or a machine. Students work within a team to prepare concepts sketches, assembly drawings, detail drawings and perform stress and cost analysis.

Prerequisites: EGRT 105 Fundamentals of Drawing and concurrent registration in/prior completion of EGRT 221 Machine Components

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

Egrt 360 - Engineering Project Management

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

Egrt 400 - Internship or Egrt 410 - Capstone Project

1-3 credits

EGRT 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.

EGRT 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.

EGRT 410 Prerequisites: Senior standing and consent of instructor

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 318 - Fluid Mechanics

3 credits

The theory of fluid dynamics including hydrostatic forces, buoyancy, viscosity, and stability. Applications include Bernoulli’s equation, pipe flow, open-channel flow, drag and lift. 

Prerequisite: EGRT 118 Fluid Control and MATH 162 Technical Calculus II or MATH 172 Calculus II

Egrt 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

Egrt 308 - Finite Element Analysis

3 credits

Introduces the finite element analysis (FEA) method and its application to stress analysis and structural mechanics. Topics include standard FEA techniques in one, two, and three dimensional systems, design optimization using FEA, incorporation of failure criteria and other constraints, and the interpretation of FEA results to ensure correctness. 

Prerequisite: EGRT 207 Parametric Modeling, EGR 203 Mechanics of Materials and MATH 162 Technical Calculus II or  MATH 172 Calculus II

Egrt 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

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