(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 32-36 lecture/48-54 lab. Prerequisite: MATH 130 or equivalent. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
An introduction to the engineering profession and its different sub-disciplines, intended to provide a foundation for further study in engineering. 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 technical communications, ethical considerations, engineering design, and analysis skills applied to illustrative projects and problems drawn from various engineering fields. A spreadsheet program (Microsoft Excel) and a computer language (MATLAB or equivalent) are introduced and used in the course. Transfer credit: UC; CSU.
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Prerequisite: PHYS 260 or equivalent; and completion of or concurrent enrollment in MATH 275, or equivalent.
An introduction to the analysis of electrical circuits. Use of analytical techniques based on the application of circuit laws and network theorems. Analysis of DC and AC circuits containing resistors, capacitors, inductors, dependent sources, operational amplifiers, transformers, and switches. Natural and forced responses of first and second order RLC circuits; phasors; steady-state sinusoidal analysis; AC power calculations; power transfer; three-phase circuits; and energy concepts. Characteristics and circuit models of electronic devices including diodes and transistors.Transfer credit: UC; CSU.
Hours/semester: 48-54 lab. Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENGR 260. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent; and completion of or concurrent enrollment in MATH 275.
An introduction to the design, construction, and measurement of electrical circuits. Basic use of electrical test and measurement instruments including multimeters, oscilloscopes, power supplies, function generators, and network and spectrum analyzers. Use of circuit simulation software. Interpretation of measured and simulated data based on principles of circuit analysis for DC, transient, and sinusoidal steady-state (AC) conditions. Practical considerations including component value tolerance and non-ideal aspects of measurement instruments. Design, measurement, and analysis of circuits with resistors, inductors, capacitors, transformers, diodes, transistors, and operational amplifiers.Transfer credit: UC; CSU.
Hours/semester: 16-18 lecture/48-54 lab. Prerequisite: MATH 811 or equivalent. Recommended: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in MATH 110 or equivalent.
Introduces and explores 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 credit: CSU.
ENGR 680SA AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS ENGINEERING ACADEMY
Hours/Semester: 48-54 lecture/48-54 lab. Prerequisite: MATH 130 or equivalent. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent.
Introduction to engineering disciplines and the engineering design process. Involves the design, manufacture, and construction of a Quadcopter drone system equipped with sensors for data collection and flight control. CAD tools, electronics, and the Arduino microcontroller system are an integral part of the course.
ENGR 695 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING
Hours/semester: 24-162 lab. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Designed for students who are interested in furthering their knowledge via self-paced, individualized, directed instruction provided in selected areas 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 credit: CSU.