Engineering

School of Mathematics, Science, and Engineering

Dean: Michael Odu, Ph.D.

Department Chair: Jeffrey Veal, Ph.D.

School/Department Location: www.swccd.edu/cvlocation

Office: 215A, (619) 482-6344

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/C4E3PnKsdU92

General Description

Engineering focuses on the application of scientific principles and knowledge of mathematics to create solutions for problems involving human, biological, and mechanical systems. Engineering is a broad discipline of related areas of study including civil, mechanical, electrical, computer, and industrial.

Career Options

Below is a sample of the career options available for the engineering major. A few of these require an associate degree, most require a bachelor’s degree, and some require a graduate-level degree: technician, engineer’s assistant, civil engineer, urban planner, biomedical engineer, electronics engineer, computer engineer, software designer, telecommunications specialist, computer architect, test engineer, environmental engineer, soil engineer, aerospace engineer, CADD specialist, product engineer, estimator, technical sales representative, construction manager, and general contractor.

Degree/Certificate Options Major Code
Associate in Science Degree: Transfer Preparation
Engineering 01565

Consult with a counselor to develop a Student Education Plan (SEP), which lists the courses necessary to achieve your academic goal.

Faculty

Lauren Zinola, M.A.
lzinola@swccd.edu

ENGR 101

INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING CAREERS

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Provides orientation to the various careers and future employment in engineering and related technical fields. Investigates education requirements, university programs, and student resources available on campus. [D; CSU; UC]

ENGR 110

ENGINEERING DESIGN AND GRAPHICS

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Covers fundamentals of engineering graphics, the design process, and solid modeling. Develops skills and techniques of solid modeling (Creo and Solidworks) to create parts, assemblies and drawings, including orthographic, detail, sectional, and auxiliary views. Includes dimensioning and dimensional tolerance, and thread notation per AMSE Y 14.5m standards [D; CSU; UC]

ENGR 120C

ENGINEERING PROBLEM ANALYSIS-C/C++ LANGUAGE

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Prerequisite: MATH 104 or MATH 244 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Mathematics Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces programming methodology and problem solving using C and C++. Emphasizes concepts of computer systems, algorithm design and development, data types, program structures, object- oriented programming, documentation, testing, and verification techniques. [D; CSU; UC]

ENGR 202

ENGINEERING STATICS FOR ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS

1.5 UNIT

Grade Only

Prerequisite: MATH 121 or 250 or equivalent.

Lecture 1.50 hour

Offered: ALL

Covers the principles of engineering statics for rigid bodies. For the electrical engineering student. (Not open to students with credit in ENGR 250.) [D; CSU; UC]

ENGR 204

ENGINEERING DYNAMICS FOR ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS

1.5 UNIT

Grade Only

Prerequisite: ENGR 202 or 250 or equivalent.

Lecture 1.50 hour

Offered: ALL

Covers kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies; application to engineering problems. (Not open to students with credit in ENGR 251.) [D; CSU; UC]

ENGR 250

ENGINEERING STATICS

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Prerequisite: MATH 250 and PHYS 270 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Analyzes engineering structures in equilibrium. Includes topics of 2D and 3D forces, moments, couples, vector mathematics, friction, distributed forces, centroids, moments of inertia, shear and bending diagrams, and virtual work. [D; CSU; UC]

ENGR 251

ENGINEERING DYNAMICS

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Prerequisite: ENGR 250 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Analyzes kinematics and kinetics of particles in two- and three-dimensional motion. Includes Newton's and Euler's equations of motion, energy and momentum methods, impulsive motion and impact, systems of particles, kinetics and kinematics of rigid bodies in 2-D, and vibration and time response. Introduces 3-D dynamics of rigid bodies. [D; CSU; UC]

ENGR 270

ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Prerequisite: PHYS 272 and MATH 251, or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Covers circuit analysis by reduction method, source transformations, mesh and nodal analysis, reduction of circuit to Norton or Thevenin's equivalent, analysis of operational amplifiers, mutual inductance, natural and step response of RC, RL, RCL circuits, alternating current circuits, phasors, impedance, and balanced three phase power networks. Includes computer programming using Spice and application software for circuit analysis. [D; CSU; UC]

ENGR 299

INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Limitation on Enrollment: Eligibility for independent study.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Individual study or research in some area of engineering of particular interest to the student and not included in regular courses of the college. [D; CSU; **UC] (**UC Limitation: credit for variable topics courses is given only after a review of the scope and content of the courses by the enrolling UC campus.)