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Curriculum

  • Engineering Major
  • 64-65 Units
  • GEN 101: Introduction to Engineering and Design
  • 3

Develop creative thinking and problem solving skills essential to the engineer. Students are challenged to function as members of a team to communicate well. Broad exposure is provided to various engineering disciplines and practices.

  • GEN 210: Entrepreneurial Engineering Economics
  • 3

This course will introduce you to engineering economics, which is the application of economics and decision theory to the evaluation of engineering alternatives in planning, developing, constructing, and managing engineering projects

  • GEN 212: Project Management and Communication in Christian Context
  • 3

Students will incorporate the unique incarnational aspects of Jesus Christ into the skills related to service, teamwork, project planning and management, and communication within a team and for stakeholders. Students work in teams to plan and carry out semester-long projects.

  • GEN 310: Materials Engineering
  • 4

Study the relationship between material properties and micro-structure. Examine various processing techniques that alter the micro-structure allowing the engineer to control properties. This insight equips the engineer to select appropriate materials for various design and manufacturing settings.

Metals and alloys are emphasized with a survey of ceramic, polymer and composite materials.

  • GEN 312: Mechanics in Engineering
  • 4

Develop core competencies associated with mechanical, biomechanical, and structural engineering. Physics principles are used to determine internal and external forces in various types of members, including introduction to analysis software. The material's response to load - stress and strain - is also emphasized. Principles for design of simple mechanical and structural elements are introduced.

  • GEN 496: Research in Engineering
  • 3

Students engage the knowledge content of their academic discipline in the context of a specific technology problem or need and in collaboration with a partner organization or client community.

Teams demonstrate effective project management strategies, report on progress consistently, and document significant design activity.

  • Computer, Mathematics, and Basic Science
  • CSC 104: Fundamentals of Programming
  • 4

This course covers the basic principles of computer programming and algorithm design using the C# programming language. The class addresses basic language syntax, branching, looping, exceptions, I/O, string processing, best practices, and tools for writing quality computer programs. It also introduces the process of turning a program that was written in a high-level language into an intermediate language and how the operating system then loads and executes it. Students in the class will be able to write elementary programs that will run on the Microsoft .NET Framework and the open source equivalent, Mono.

  • MTH 265: Introduction to Statistics
  • 3

As a basic statistics course applicable to education, business, and the hard sciences, this course will include topics such as descriptive statistics, the normal, binomial, F-, and Chi-squared distributions, and hypothesis testing. Optional topics might include additional non-parametric tests and ANOVA. A TI-83 graphing calculator or Microsoft Excel is required. Prerequisite: C- or better in AMTH 101 or CMTH 101 or MTH 201 or MTH 252 or MTH 271 or equivalent.

  • MTH 271: Calculus I
  • 4

This course will study differential and integral calculus with applications including an emphasis on using calculus to solve problems. Lab time is included in the schedule. A graphing calculator is expected. Prerequisite: PreCalculus or Trigonometry (or equivalent).

  • MTH 272: Calculus II
  • 4

A continuation of MTH 271, this course will include a study of integral calculus with and emphasis on the definite integral, transcendental, parametric, and polar-functions along with their derivatives and integrals, series, and sequences, and an introduction to differential equations. A graphing calculator is expected along with the ability to use appropriate computer software. Lab time is included in the schedule. Prerequisite: C- or better in MTH 271 or acceptable AP examination credit.

  • MTH 371: Linear Algebra
  • 3

This course will study properties of matrix arithmetic, systems of linear equations, determinants, vector spaces, linear transformations, diagonalization, inner products, and applications of these topics. Prerequisite: C- or better in MTH 272.

  • MTH 373: Calculus III
  • 4

As a continuation of MTH 272, this course will include the study of vector calculus, three-dimensional calculus, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, differential calculus, and other selected topics in vector calculus. Prerequisite: C- or better in MTH 272.

  • MTH 384: Ordinary Differential Equations
  • 3

This course will cover the classification of differential equations along with first order equations, exact differentials, integrating factors, higher order differential equations, method of undetermined coefficients, variation of parameters, operator methods, solution by infinite series, and Laplace transformations. Prerequisite: C- or better in MTH 272. Offered alternate years.

  • PHY 221: Calculus-based Physics I
  • 4

This course will study Newtonian mechanics: vectors and scalars, kinematics and dynamics of translational and rotational motion, Newton's laws, speed, velocity, acceleration, force, torque, work, energy, linear and angular momentum, wave and harmonic motion, gravitation, friction, conservation of energy and momentum, thermodynamics. A lab fee is required. Prerequisite: MTH 271 (concurrent enrollment allowed) or consent of instructor.

  • PHY 222: Calculus-based Physics II
  • 4

As a continuation of PHY 221, this course will cover thermodynamics, Maxwell's equations of electricity and magnetism, current, voltage, resistance, inductance, reactance, power, optics and optical systems, interference, diffraction, polarization, dispersion, and coherence. Lab time is included in the schedule. A lab fee is required. Prerequisites: C- or better in PHY 221 and MTH 272 (concurrent enrollment allowed) or consent of instructor.

  • Choose 1 of the following emphases
  • Dynamical Change Emphasis
  • GEN 314: Thermodynamics
  • 4

Explore the science of energy and its application to engineered systems. Develop foundational knowledge related to thermodynamic properties and data, the first and second laws of thermodynamics, entropy and availability concepts, and control volume analyses. Apply those principles to thermodynamic systems and cycles for power generation, refrigeration, and heat pumping.

  • GEN 316: Fluid Dynamics
  • 4

Study of static and dynamic effects in Fluid Kinematics using Lagrangian and Eulerian analysis. Continuity, momentum, and energy equations in integral and differential form for incompressible flows. Introduction to boundary layer theory and transient fluid motion. Comparison of theory to experimental and computational fluid dynamic results.

  • GEN 410: Heat Transfer Analysis & Design
  • 4

Explore fundamental principles of conduction, convection, and radiation heat transfer, then apply them to engineering problems. Study steady and transient conduction, forced and free convection, multi-mode heat transfer, heat exchanger design, and methods for enhancement.

  • Materials and Fabrication Emphasis
  • PHY 325: Scientific Equipment Design and Fabrication
  • 3

This hands-on course will focus on the design of scientific equipment, the use of scientific glassblowing, and machine shop tools, particularly the lathe and the knee-type mill, to fabricate, repair, and modify scientific equipment; also included will be a comprehensive introduction to vacuum technology. Lab time is included in the schedule. A lab fee is required. Prerequisite: C- or better in PHY 221 or consent of instructor.

  • GEN 318: Mechanical Design
  • 4

Design components for common machines and mechanical devices through application of engineering mechanics, materials engineering, and manufacturing concepts. Topics include combined  stress, contact stress, stress concentration, fatigue, deflection, theories of failure and computer modeling.

  • GEN 412: Manufacturing Processes
  • 4

Study manufacturing methods common in production. Consider tooling techniques, fabrication techniques, and machinability of materials including 3D printing.

Current students, please note: The requirements listed here may not reflect the most current courses for this major and may not be the requirements for the catalog year you are following to complete your major. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for official requirements you must meet to qualify for a degree.


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