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General Engineering (ASGE)

The Associate of Science in General Engineering degree provides the opportunity for students to develop a solid, general proficiency in engineering, mathematics, physics and computer science by providing their beginning two-to-three years of General Engineering. Students who complete the two-to-three year ASGE degree program will be prepared for transfer to an ABET-accredited four-year engineering school in order to obtain their Bachelor of Science degree in an engineering discipline. Engineering as a major is a diverse and rewarding field that can open up a vast array of engineering career options including, but not limited to: aerospace, biological, biomedical, chemical, environmental, electrical, mechanical and control systems.

Major in General Engineering (AS)

Required courses: 47 credit hours*

ENGR 2150 Intro Mathematics for Engineering Applications (4)
ENGR 2200 Circuit Theory (3)
ENGR 2370 Vector Mechanics/Statics (3)
ENGR 2450 Programming for Engineering and Scientists (3)
ENGR 2510 Digital systems Modeling Analysis, Simulation and Design (3)
ENGR 2880 Vector Mechanics/Dynamics (3)
ENGR 2980 Thermodynamics (3)
MATH 1510 Calculus 1 (4)* (also applies to core requirements)
MATH 1520 Calculus 2 (4)
MATH 2530 Calculus 3 (4)
MATH 3250 Applied Ordinary Differential Equations (3)
PHYS 1310 Calculus-based Physics 1 (5)* (also applies to core requirements)
PHYS 1320 Calculus-based Physics 2 (5)* (also applies to core requirements)

Major Total: 36 credit hours
Core Requirements: 21 credit hours
Flex Requirements: 10 credit hours
Extended Requirements: 8 credit hours
Proficiency Requirements: 11-17 credit hours

*Total units for the degree may exceed 76 credit hours if proficiency courses are required. The University requires a minimum of 76 credit hours for this degree. MATH 1510, PHYS 1310 and PHYS 1320 are required for both the core and major, and count in both areas.

Engineering Course Description

Engineering (ENGR), Courses in
ENGR 2150. Introductory Mathematics for Engineering Applications (4); 3, 2 Fa, Sp
This course will provide an overview of the salient math topics most heavily used in the core sophomore-level engineering courses. These include algebraic manipulation of engineering equations, trigonometry, vectors and complex numbers, sinusoids and harmonic signals, systems of equations and matrices, differentiation, integration and differential equations. All math topics will be presented within the context of an engineering application, and reinforced through extensive examples of their use in the core engineering courses. Prerequisites: MATH 1220 and 1250

ENGR 2200. Circuit Theory (3); 2, 2, 1 Fa, Sp
Almost all disciplines of engineering must be familiar with the basic concepts of circuit analysis and design. Topics covered in this course are circuit principles, network theorems, natural and forced responses of first and second linear order. Computer modeling using SPICE and lab design experiments support this class. Prerequisites: MATH 1520 and PHYS 1320.

ENGR 2370. Vector Mechanics/Statics (3); Fa, Sp
A lecture/laboratory course concerning the application of laws of Newtonian mechanics to stationary systems and rigid bodies. Topics included are: fundamental concepts, review of vector operations, types of forces, systems of forces and moments, objects and structures in equilibrium, centroids and center of mass, moments of inertia, friction, internal forces and moments. Prerequisite: MATH 1520 and PHYS 1310.

ENGR 2450. Programming for Engineers and Scientists (3); 2, 2 Fa, Sp
This course is an introductory lecture/laboratory course concerned with the application of a high level computer language to solve engineering and scientific problems. Topics to be covered will include: data types, operators, and functions, control flow, programming methods, arrays, introduction to numerical methods, and external device/port programming. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MATH 1510, ENGR 115 or permission of instructor.

ENGR 2510. Digital Systems Modeling Analysis, Simulation and Design (3); 2, 3 Fa, Sp
This course will introduce the principles and practice of digital logic design and simulation. Contemporary computer simulation and hardware design tools such as hardware description language (VHDL) and field programmable gate array (FPGA) will be used. Basics of Boolean algebra, combinatorial and sequential circuits will be covered. Prerequisite: MATH 1510 or permission of instructor.

ENGR 2880. Vector Mechanics / Dynamics (3); 2, 2 Fa, Sp
This course is a lecture/laboratory course concerned with the application of Newtonian mechanics to the motions of particles, systems of particles, and rigid bodies. Topics to be covered include: review of dynamic systems and MATHLAB programming, Newton’s law, energy methods, momentum methods, kinematics of particles, kinetics of particles, kinematics of rigid bodies and kinetics of rigid bodies. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ENGR 237.

ENGR 2900. Independent Study in Engineering (1 – 4 VC); Fa, Sp
Individual study arranged with an instructor. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

ENGR 2980. Thermodynamics (3); 2, 2, 1 Fa, Sp
This is a lecture course concerning the application of classical thermodynamics to engineering systems. Topics included are: properties of a pure substance, work and heat, the first law of thermodynamics, first law of analysis for a control volume, and second law analysis for control volume, and power and refrigeration cycles. Prerequisite: CHEM 1215, PHYS 192, and MATH 2530, or permission of instructor.