ENGINEERING

L.EGR-105: Intro to Engineering I
Introduction to the engineering profession and its disciplines. Introduction to engineering design. Visualization of objects. Manual sketching of pictorials (isometric, oblique). Solid modeling using SolidWorks CAD software. Multi-view projection theory and standard engineering drawing practices (reading, dimensioning, auxiliary views and section views). Required for all engineering students. 3 credits.

L.EGR-106: Intro to Engineering II
Engineering design process applied to a team project involving the creation of a product that meets specific design specifications. The design project and other engineering problems will involve conceptualization, analysis, and implementation. Oral and written reports that are typical of engineering design process are required. Required for all engineering students. Prerequisite: L.EGR-105. 3 credits.

L.EGR-231: Engineering Statics
An introduction to engineering statics. Topics include vectors, resultants, equilibrium, structural analysis, centroids, friction, and moment of inertia. Prerequisite: L.MAT-150 or above. 3 credits.

L.EGR-232: Engineering Dynamics
An introduction to engineering dynamics. Topics include kinematics and kinetics (displacement, velocity, acceleration, work, energy, impulse, and momentum) for particles and rigid bodies. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing; L.EGR-231. 3 credits.

L.EGR-236: Properties & Mechanics of Materials
Introduction to materials and solid mechanics of typical engineering materials emphasizing how the microscopic scale properties impact the macroscopic properties such as stress-strain curves, hardness, fatigue curves, creep curves. Topics in solid mechanics include strains, stresses, Mohr’s Circle, shear and bending moment diagrams, simple structural members. This class also includes a semester-long design project. Prerequisites: L.MAT-160 or higher; L.EGR-106, L.EGR-231. 4 credits.

L.EGR-240: Mechatronics & Smart Product Design
A hands-on course in mechatronics which includes designing, constructing, and testing a smart system or product controlled using a microcontroller. Additional topics include: digital logic, transistors, relays, motor control, use of common sensors and actuators. Activities include a design project where students design, build, program, and test a product which is controlled by the microcontroller and an off campus daytrip or company tour. Prerequisite: An introductory programming course or equivalent background. 3 credits. January term.

L.EGR-242: Manufacturing Processes & Design
Method of commercial manufacturing. Includes topics of casting, forging, forming, joining, cutting, drilling, milling, and lathe work. Also includes: designing parts to make them easy to manufacture, workshop laboratories where students learn basic use and safety of metal and wood working equipment; completion of a project where students design and construct project of their choosing; and tours of local manufacturing facilities. There are no prerequisites although a CAD background may be helpful. 3 credits. January term.

L.EGR-333: Fluid Mechanics
The laws of fluid statics and dynamics. Topics include: properties of substances, fluid statics, the energy equation, the momentum equation, and viscous effects in external and internal flows. Prerequisites: L.CHE-111 or 114; L.EGR-232; L.MAT-260; L.PHY-224. 3 credits.

L.EGR-334: Thermodynamics
The laws of thermodynamics. Topics include: properties of substances and phase equilibrium, the first and second laws of thermodynamics, entropy, power cycles and refrigeration cycles. Prerequisites: L.CHE-111; L.EGR-232; L.MAT-260; L.PHY-224. 3 credits.

L.EGR-335: Electric Circuits
Introduction to DC and AC circuit analysis using Laplace Transforms, Kirchhoff’s laws, network simplification, nodal and loop techniques. Consideration of amplifiers, power supplies and discrete circuit elements including resistors, capacitors, inductors, diodes, transistors, and operational amplifiers. Introduction to circuit analysis tools. Prerequisites: L.PHY-224; L.MAT-310. 4 credits.

L.EGR-342: Modeling & Control of Dynamic Systems
Modeling and analysis of dynamic systems and controls in the electrical and mechanical realms. Categories of models include linear vs. nonlinear, 1st vs. 2nd order, continuous vs. discrete, transient, steady-state, and frequency responses. Open-loop and closed-loop control systems. Modeling will include computer simulations. Prerequisites: L.EGR-232; L.MAT-260, L.MAT-310; L.CIT-115; L.PHY-224. 3 credits.

L.EGR-350: Engineering Laboratory I
This is a laboratory course associated with the L.EGR-335: Electric Circuits course. A lab course in which students design, build and test of electric circuits of various types. Circuits that interface with mechanical systems will be emphasized. Prerequisites: L.MAT-310; L.CIT-115; L.PHY-224. Co-requisite: L.EGR-335. 1 credit.

L.EGR-351: Engineering Laboratory II
This is a laboratory course associated with the L.EGR-333: Fluid Dynamics course. This course will be focused on examining phenomena in fluid flow such as fluid statics, fluid energy, momentum, internal flows, drag, and viscous effects. This course will integrate engineering topics such as thermodynamics, controls, dynamic systems, circuits, dynamics and statics. Prerequisites: L.EGR-232; L.MAT-260, L.MAT-310; L.CIT-115; L.PHY-224. Co-requisite: L.EGR-333. 1 credit.

L.EGR-352: Engineering Laboratory III
This is a laboratory course associated with the L.EGR-342: Dynamic Systems course. This course will be focused on examining phenomena in modeling and control of systems in the mechanical and electrical realms. This course will integrate engineering topics such as thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, circuits, dynamics and statics. Prerequisites: L.EGR-232; L.MAT-260, L.MAT-310; L.CIT-115; L.PHY-224. Co-requisite: L.EGR-342. 1 credit.

L.EGR-353: Engineering Laboratory IV
This is a laboratory course associated with the L.EGR-334: Thermodynamics course. This course will be focused on modeling of thermodynamic systems (such as heat transfer and power cycles) and design of thermodynamics systems. This course will integrate engineering topics such as fluid dynamics, dynamic systems, circuits, dynamics and statics. Prerequisites: L.EGR-232; L.MAT-260, L.MAT-310; L.CIT-115; L.PHY-224. Co-requisite: L.EGR-334. 1 credit.

L.EGR-490: Engineering Capstone Design I-PJ
First part of year-long, multidisciplinary-team-based, open-ended engineering design project. Projects will target designing electromechanical systems. Skills practiced include teaming, project and time management, conflict resolution, literature search, job search, experimental design, oral and written reports. Prerequisites: L.EGR-105, L.EGR-106, L.EGR-231, L.EGR-232, L.EGR-236, L.EGR-335, L.EGR-342, L.MAT-310. Completion of three of the five AGE categories is highly recommended. 3 credits.

L.EGR-491: Engineering Capstone Design II
Second part of year-long, team-based, open-ended engineering design project. Projects will target designing electromechanical systems. Skills practiced include teaming, project and time management, locating materials and services, conflict resolution, experimental design, oral and written reports. Design process will consist of students taking part in a simulated industrial work place setting. Students will interact with local companies to evaluate and access available resources and services. Students will complete self-reflection and self-assessment exercises. Prerequisite: L.EGR-490. 3 credits. January term.

L.EGR-492: Engineering Capstone Design III
Third part of year-long, team-based, open-ended engineering design project. Projects will target designing electromechanical systems.  Skills practiced include analysis and assessment, testing, redesign, project and time management, oral and written reports. Culmination of the project will include a poster presentation, formal written report, and team oral presentation. Course will also include preparation and review of topics for taking of the FE Examination. Prerequisite: L.EGR-491. 3 credits.

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