Engineering (ENGR)

ENGR-110  Introduction to Engineering  3 Credits  

This course provides a solid foundation in fundamental skills needed for freshmen and transfer students to academically succeed and professionally prepare them for challenges within the disciplines of Engineering and Technology Management. The project-based assignments will provide students with opportunities to apply mathematics to solve engineering problems, acquire team working skills, practice written and verbal communication skills, and enhance problem solving and design skills. Early understanding of these skills will assist students throughout their undergraduate experience.

Prerequisite: MATH-180C

Terms Typically Offered: Spring, odd years.

ENGR-307  Computational Problem Solving  4 Credits  

While this course is designed for students with majors in the engineering and physical sciences and applied mathematics it is open to all majors. The course will focus on scientific computing and problem-solving using MATLAB and/or similar programing tools. Topics studied include: the design of algorithms, algorithmic problem solving, abstraction, pseudocode, and iteration, important algorithms of computer science, methods used by computer scientists to classify algorithms according to their efficiencies, making predictions of execution times for algorithms, converting algorithms to programming languages such as Visual Basic, C++ and MATLAB. The course will focus on scientific computing and problem-solving using MATLAB and/or similar programing tools).The goal of the course is to design and execute computer programs using practical applications of the following: matrix algebra, and numerical integration of ordinary differential equations (ODEs). The course will also include applying the methodology for solving systems of linear and nonlinear equations and analysis of numerical results. Lab Fee.

Prerequisite: CSCI-110C and MATH-180C

ENGR-310  Electronics I  3 Credits  

An introduction to the theory and application of electronic (analog and digital) circuits and devices. The course focuses on the analysis and building of simple electronic circuits. Topics covered include: steady state circuit analysis using complex numbers, simple time-domain analysis and circuit simulation software, semiconductor physics, junctions and transistors, amplifiers, feedback, control circuits, filters, oscillators, optoelectronic devices, electronic noise and signal to noise improvement, field effect transistors, logic gates, digital electronics, signal processing and hybrid analog/digital circuits, and AM/FM and high frequency circuits.

Prerequisite: PSCI-225

Co-Requisite: ENGR-310L

Pre- or Co-Requisite: MATH-310

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, even years.

ENGR-310L  Electronics I Lab  1 Credit  

This course supports the ENGR-310 lecture.

Prerequisite: PSCI-225L

Co-Requisite: ENGR-310

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, even years.

ENGR-320  Optics  4 Credits  

This is an introductory Optics course with emphasis on applying lectured, theoretical principles in a hands-on setting. This course will cover the fundamental properties of light propagation and interaction with amtter under the approximations of geometrical optics and scalar wave optics. In particular, topics in geometrical optics will include: ray-tracing, aberrations, lens design, apertures and stops, radiometry and photometry. Topics covered in wave optics include: basic electrodynamics, polarization, interference, wave-guiding, Fresnel and Fraunhofer diffraction, image formation, resolution.

Prerequisite: PSCI-225

Co-Requisite: ENGR-320L

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, odd years.

ENGR-320L  Optics Labratory  1 Credit  

This course supports the ENGR-320 lecture.

Prerequisite: PSCI-225L

Co-Requisite: ENGR-320

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, odd years.

ENGR-400  Introduction to Materials Science Engr.  3 Credits  

Topics include: 1. Atomic structure, chemical bonding, crystal structure, defects, diffusion, phase diagrams, mechanical and magnetic properties, thermal, electrical and optical behavior; 2. Correlation of the mechanical, electrical and optical properties of different material systems such as metals and alloys, ceramics, polymers to the microstructure of the material; 3. How material properties are influenced by thermal and mechanical treatments; 4. Strengthening mechanisms in materials; 5. The effects of the environment on materials and the possible failure modes of structures; 6. Application of material systems in photonics, microelectronics, and other technology fields; 7. Design limitation for metal alloys, ceramics, semiconductors and polymers; 8. Application of materials design concepts to selecting the material most suitable for a given application.

Prerequisite: PSCI-223C/PSCI-223CL, PSCI-225/PSCI-225L, CHEM-120/CHEM-120L

Co-Requisite: ENGR-400L

Terms Typically Offered: Spring, odd years.

ENGR-400L  Intro/Materials Science Laboratory  1 Credit  

This laboratory course supports the ENGR-400 lecture. Lab Fee.

Prerequisite: CHEM-121L, PSCI-225L, PSCI-227L

Co-Requisite: ENGR-400

Terms Typically Offered: Spring, odd years.

ENGR-450  Research Internship Program  1-4 Credits  

This course may be taken for a maximum of 4 units in one semester. A maximum of 6 combined units credit for ENGR-450 or ENGR-485 apply to graduation. This course is designed with the purpose of providing students the opportunity to conduct research off-campus at universities or STEM companies in the community. This course promotes early entry into the workplace for the student through part-time employment. This course requires actual work experience be sought in an engineering or STEM-focused business firm providing an opportunity to integrate classroom teaching in practical application under the direct supervision of the assigned instructor. Students are responsible for completing a project report and presenting their research results in ENGR-499C

Prerequisite: PSCI-225

Terms Typically Offered: On Demand.

ENGR-485  Undergraduate Research  1-4 Credits  

Problems in advanced laboratory research with emphasis on research techniques. Research is carried out under the supervision of the instructor with weekly conferences to discuss results and direction. Emphasis will be placed on project management, safety, instrumentation, solution preparation, and research documentation skills. A written proposal and report emphasizing the literature background of the problem and the experimental results are required. The results of the research project will also be presented in an oral format in ENGR-499C. This course is a variable credit course. At least two units of ENGR-450 or ENGR-485 are required for all engineering physics majors. A minimum of 50 hours of laboratory work is required per unit. May be repeated. Lab fee.

Prerequisite: PSCI-225

Terms Typically Offered: Summer.

ENGR-499C  Engineering Physics Capstone Seminar  2 Credits  

This course analysis and evaluation of current research in engineering and physics and the integration of faith and the physical sciences. An oral presentation of the research accomplished in ENGR 450 or ENGR 485 in a classroom setting is required. In-class presentations by faculty and guests are part of the course. This course fulfills the Core Curriculum Capstone requirement for Engineering Physics majors.

Prerequisite: ENGR-450, ENGR-485

Terms Typically Offered: Spring.