Course Descriptions

Engineering Technology

ET 0011 Engineering Drawing     3 credits

Covers the basics of engineering drawing utilizing freehand sketching, mechanical drawing, and Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD), 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.

Engineering Technology

ET 0022 Introduction To Engineering Fundamentals        2 credits

Introduction to engineering analysis and design includes utilization of the fundamentals of mathematics and science in the solution of engineering problems. Design fundamentals including functional decomposition are combined with Newton's laws of motion, statics, dynamics, friction, electrical circuits, and magnetism to solve real problems. Students are required to design and build solutions, predict outcomes, and report on the success of the design.

ET 0023 Introduction To Computer-Aided Engineering   2 credits

Introduce students to a variety of computational methods and software tools for engineering problem solving and documentation.

ET 0030 Computer Systems Programming And Applications         2 credits

Introduces the student to the basic structure of a digital computer and a higher level programming language. Use of a programming language as a problem-solving tool is emphasized. The student is exposed to a 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:ET 0023 and MATH 0221 or 0220.

ET 0031 Computer Systems Programming Application In C           2 credits

Introduces the student to the basic structure of a digital computer and a higher level programming language. Use of the C language as a problem-solving tool is emphasized. The student is exposed to a 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 0221 or 0220. and ET 0023.

ET 0035 Engineering Design        2 credits

Introduction to the basic procedures 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: ET 0023, EET 0010, and EET 0110. Corequisites: ET 0052, ET 0053 and EET 0111 and (0053 or EET 0111).

ET 0051 MECHANICS—Statics     3 credits

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 will be stressed. PREQ: MATH 0221 or 0220 and PHYS 0150 or 0174; CREQ: MATH 0231 or 0230.

ET 0052 Mechanics—Dynamics  3 credits

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 and PHYS 0150 or 0174..

ET 0053 Strength Of Materials    3 credits

The study of stress and strain relationships of bodies subjected to loads. Topics studied are axially loaded members; beam analysis including shear and moment diagrams, flexural and shearing stresses, and beam deflections; torsion; principal stresses including Mohr's circle; combined stresses; temperature effects; and statically indeterminate members. PREQ: ET 0051 and (MATH 0231 or 0230); CREQ: ET 0054.

ET 0054 Strength Of Materials Lab            1 credits

Physical tests are conducted and lab reports written on many of the basics learned in the lecture course. Prerequisite: ET 0023. Corequisite: ET 0053.

ET 0081 Freshman Engineering Technology Seminar       0 credits

Presents a detailed description of both the engineering technology program and the engineering profession. Professional engineers currently in practice with industrial, governmental, and/or consulting organizations are invited as guest lecturers.

ET 0082 Freshman Engineering Technology Seminar       0 credits

Presents a detailed description of both the engineering technology program and the engineering profession. Professional engineers currently in practice with industrial, governmental, and/or consulting organizations are invited as guest lecturers.

ET 1103 Engineering Economics    3 credits

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, break-even analysis and cash flows before and after taxes. Sophomore level or higher

ET 1115 Engineering Management           3 credits

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. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior level students only.