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ET Course Descriptions

ET 0011 Engineering Drawing
Covers the basics of engineering drawing utilizing freehand sketching, mechanical drawing, computer-aided drafting, and solid modeling.  The fundamental principles of orthographic projection, as well as the topics of dimensioning, sectional views, auxiliary views, descriptive geometry, and assembly drawings are covered.  3 Credits
ET 0023 Introduction to Computer-Aided Engineering
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to a variety of computational methods and software tools for engineering problem solving and documentation.  2 Credits
ET 0030 Computer Systems, Programming, and Applications
Introduces the student to the basic structure of a digital computer and several of its programming languages.  Use of a programming language as a problem-solving tool is emphasized.  The student is exposed to a wide variety of computer applications within the engineering field.  Typical application areas include numerical methods, modeling, simulation, computer graphics, linear programming, statistical analysis, and engineering economics.  Prerequisites:  Math 0221or 0220 and ET 0023.  2 Credits
ET 0031 Computer Systems, Programming, and Applications in "C"
Introduces the student to the basic structure of a digital computer and several of its programming languages. Use of the "C" language as a problem-solving tool is emphasized. The student is exposed to a wide variety of computer applications within the engineering field. Typical application areas include numerical methods, modeling, simulation, computer graphics, linear programming, statictical analysis, and engineering economics. May be taken by students in the Arts and Sciences. Prerequisites: Math 0221 or 0220 and ET 0023.   3 Credits
ET 0035 Engineering Design
Introduction to the basic concepts involved in good engineering design. Design methodology, analysis,  and synthesis techniques are studied. Fundamental engineering concepts and laws studied in prior courses, such as statics and electrical circuits, along with concurrent courses like dynamics and strength of materials are used in completing required design projects. Prerequisites: EET 0110, EET 0010, ET 0051.  Corequisites: ET 0052 and (ET 0053 or EET 0111).    3 Credits
ET 0051 Mechanics-Statics
The principal objective of this course is to develop the ability to analyze any problem in a logical manner and to document that analysis in a clear and orderly fashion.  Concepts to be studied include equilibrium of two- and three-dimensional force systems acting on rigid bodies as well as particles, plane trusses and frames, centroids and centers of gravity, elementary principles of dry friction, and moments of inertia of both areas and masses.  The use of free-body-diagrams is stressed.  Prerequisites:  Math 0221 or 0220, Physics 0150 or 0174.  Prerequisite or Corequisite:  Math 0231 or 0230.   3 Credits
ET 0052 Mechanics-Dynamics
This second course in mechanics adds the concept of motion to the principles developed in the first course.  Kinematics of rigid bodies as well as particles, including relative motion as well as both simple rectilinear and curvilinear motion are studied.  In addition, kinetic analysis using Newton's Second Law, work-energy methods, and impulse-momentum techniques will be applied to those same systems.  The free-body-diagram rational analysis of rigid bodies will be emphasized.  Prerequisites:  Math 0231 or 0230, Physics 0150 or 0174. 
ET 0053 Strength of Materials
The study of stress and strain relationships of bodies subjected to loads.  Topics studied are axially loaded members; beam anaylsis including shear and moment diagrams, flexural and shearing stresses and beam deflections; torsion; principal stresses including Mohr's circle; combined stresses; temperature effects; statically indeterminate members.  Prerequisites:  ET 0051, Math 0231 or 0230.    3 Credits
ET 0054 Strength of Materials Lab
Physical tests are conducted and lab reports written on many of the basics learned in the lecture course.  Prerequisite: ET 0023.  Corequisite:  ET 0053.   1 Credit
CAS 0001 University Scholarship
This course is designed to help students maximize their potential for academic success in college by presenting various methods and procedures for successful management of their college learning experience. The course is intended to provide participants an opportunity to learn, adopt, and adapt techniques, strategies, and skills to enhance their college success. The course will center on academic content and readings assigned by the instructor. Registration in this course is restricted to students who have successfully completed fewer than 30 credits. A student who fails this course is required to repeat it prior to progressing beyond 30 credits.  1 Credit
ET 0082 Freshman Engineering Technology Seminar
Presents a detailed description of both the Engineering Technology Program at UPJ and the engineering profession.  Professional engineers currently in practice with industrial, governmental, and/or consulting organizations are invited as guest lecturers.  ET faculty members from each department describe specific UPJ ET Programs.  0 Credit
ET 1103 Engineering Economics
This course involves the integration of engineering and business decision making. It emphasizes analytical investment decision methodologies as they relate to engineering management decisions. It focuses on basic capital project evaluation techniques to include: Interest calculations, present and annual worth comparisons, rate of returns, depreciation, income taxes, benefit/cost ratio analysis, replacement analysis, bonds, breakeven analysis and cash flows before and after taxes.  Sophomore/Junior/Senior Status.     3 Credits
ET 1115 Engineering Leadership
A course designed for the individual who wants to learn and develop their leadership and team building skills.  Topics include influence, integrity, attitude, vision, change, priorities, self-discipline, personal and interpersonal effectiveness, development of teams and principles of leadership.  Junior/Senior Satus.   3 Credits
Last Reviewed: August 8, 2008