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ENGR 1201 - Introduction to Engineering

2 Credits (2 hrs. lec.) An introduction to the engineering profession with emphasis on technical communication and team-based engineering design.


ENGL 0305 or ENGL 0365 AND ENGL 0307 or ENGL 0375 or higher level course (ENGL 1301) or placement by testing and MATH 1314

ENGR 1201 – Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the engineering profession and engineering ethics, including professional practice and licensure.
  2. Use technical communication skills to explain the analysis and results of introductory laboratory exercises in engineering and computer science.
  3. Explain the engineering analysis and design process.
  4. Analyze data collected during laboratory exercises designed to expose students to the different engineering disciplines.
  5. Describe the impact engineering has had on the modern world.
  6. As part of a team, design a simple engineering device, write a design report, and present the design.
  7. Demonstrate computer literacy.

ENGR 1201 Textbook: recommended, not required

Oakes, William C., Leone, Les L., and Gunn, Craig J. Engineering Your Future –A Comprehensive Introduction to Engineering, Oxford University Press.

ENGR 1304 - Engineering Graphics I

3 Credits (2 hrs. lec., 4 hrs. lab.) Introduction to computer-aided drafting using CAD software and sketching to generate two- and three-dimensional drawings based on the conventions of engineering graphical communication; topics include spatial relationships, multi-view projections and sectioning, dimensioning, graphical presentation of data, and fundamentals of computer graphics.


MATH 1314

ENGR 1304 – Learning Outcomes

  1. Discuss the basic steps in the design process.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in freehand sketching.
  3. Demonstrated proficiency in geometric modeling and computer aided drafting and design(CADD).
  4. Communicate design solutions through sketching and computer graphics software using standard graphical representation methods.
  5. Solve problems using graphical geometry, projection theory, visualization methods, pictorial sketching, and geometric (solid) modeling techniques.
  6. Demonstrate proper documentation and data reporting practices.
  7. Complete a project involving creation of 3D rapid prototype models.
  8. Function as part of a design team as a team leader and as a team member.

ENGR 1304 textbook


ENGR 2301 - Engineering Mechanics: Statics

3 Credits (3 hrs. lec.) Basic theory of engineering mechanics, using calculus, involving the description of forces, moments, and couples acting on stationary engineering structures; equilibrium in two and three dimensions; free-body diagrams; friction; centroids; centers of gravity; and moments of inertia.


PHYS 2425 Corequisites: MATH 2414 unless course has already been taken.

ENGR 2301 – Learning Outcomes

  1. State the fundamental principles used in the study of mechanics.
  2. Define magnitude and directions of forces and moments and identify associated scalar and vector products.
  3. Draw free body diagrams for two- and three-dimensional force systems.
  4. Solve problems using the equations of static equilibrium.
  5. Compute the moment of force about a specified point or line.
  6. Replace a system of forces by an equivalent simplified system.
  7. Analyze the forces and couples acting on a variety of objects.
  8. Determine unknown forces and couples acting on objects in equilibrium.
  9. Analyze simple trusses using the method of joints or the method of sections.
  10. Determine the location of the centroid and the center of mass for a system of discrete particles and for objects of arbitrary shape.
  11. Analyze structures with a distributed load.
  12. Calculate moments of inertia for lines, areas, and volumes.
  13. Apply the parallel axis theorem to compute moments of inertia for composite regions.
  14. Solve problems involving equilibrium of rigid bodies subjected to a system of forces andmoments that include friction.
  15. Solve problems involving dry sliding friction, including problems with wedges and belts.

ENGR 2301 Textbook

Beer, Johnston, Mazurek. Statics: Vector Mechanics for Engineers, 10th or 11th Edition, McGraw Hill

ENGR 2302 - Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics

3 Credits (3 hrs. lec.) Basic theory of engineering mechanics, using calculus, involving the motion of particles, rigid bodies, and systems of particles; Newton’s Laws; work and energy relationships; principles of impulse and momentum; application of kinetics and kinematics to the solution of engineering problems.


ENGR 2301

ENGR 2302 – Learning Outcomes

  1. Express dynamic quantities as vectors in terms of Cartesian components, polar coordinates, and normal-tangential coordinates.
  2. Compute mass moments of inertia for systems of particles and rigid bodies.
  3. Solve kinematic problems involving rectilinear and curvilinear motion of particles.
  4. Solve kinetic problems involving a system of particles using Newton's Second Law.
  5. Apply the principles of work and energy, conservation of energy, impulse and momentum, and conservation of momentum to the solution of engineering problems involving particles and systems of particles.Solve kinematic problems involving the translation and rotation of a rigid body.
  6. Solve kinetic problems involving planar translation and rotation of rigid bodies.
  7. Apply the principles of work and energy, conservation of energy, impulse and momentum, and conservation of momentum to the solution of engineering problems involving rigid bodies in planar motion.

ENGR 2302 Textbook

Beer, Johnston, Cornwell. Vector Mechanics for Engineers, Dynamics 10th or 11th Edition, McGraw Hill

ENGR 2304 - Programming for Engineers

3 Credits (2 hrs. lec., 4 hrs. lab.) Programming principles and techniques for matrix and array operations equation solving, and numeric simulations applied to engineering problems and visualization of engineering information; platforms include spreadsheets, symbolic algebra packages, engineering analysis software, and laboratory control software.


ENGL 0305 and ENGL 0307 or ENGL 0356 or higher level course (ENGL 1301) or placement by testing. Corequisites: MATH 2413

ENGR 2304 – Learning Outcomes

  1. Use matrix and array operations for equation solving.
  2. Identify the strengths and weaknesses of the conventional programming languages.
  3. Use spreadsheets and their built-in features to solve a variety of engineering problems, applying both quantitative and qualitative methodologies.
  4. Describe methods for the design of programs that control equipment or analyze data.
  5. Write computer programs to solve engineering problems and perform engineering simulations using common software tools.
  6. Graphically present engineering data, results, and conclusions.

No required textbook

ENGR 2405 - Electric Circuits I

3 Credits (3 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab) Principles of electrical circuits and systems. Basic circuit elements (resistance, inductance, mutual inductance, capacitance, independent and dependent controlled voltage, and current sources). Topology of electrical networks; Kirchoff’s laws; node and mesh analysis; DC circuit analysis; operational amplifiers; transient and sinusoidal steady-state analysis; AC circuit analysis; first- and second-order circuits; Bode plots; and use of computer simulation software to solve circuit problems. Laboratory experiments supporting theoretical principles involving DC and AC circuit theory, network theorems, time, and frequency domain circuit analysis. Introduction to principles and operation of basic laboratory equipment; laboratory report preparation.


PHYS 2425 and MATH 2414 and MATH 2320. Corequisites: MATH 2320

ENGR 2405 – Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain basic electrical concepts, including electric charge, current, electrical potential,electrical power, and energy.
  2. Apply concepts of electric network topology: nodes, branches, and loops to solve circuit problems, including the use of computer simulation.
  3. Analyze circuits with ideal, independent, and controlled voltage and current sources.
  4. Apply Kirchhoff's voltage and current laws to the analysis of electric circuits.
  5. Explain the relationship of voltage and current in resistors, capacitors, inductors, and mutual inductors.
  6. Derive and solve the governing differential equations for a time-domain first-order and second-order circuit, including singularity function source models.
  7. Determine the Thévenin or Norton equivalent of a given network that may include passive devices, dependent sources, and independent sources in combination.
  8. Analyze first and second order AC and DC circuits for steady-state and transient response in the time domain and frequency domain.
  9. Derive relations for and calculate the gain and input impedance of a given operational amplifier circuit for both DC and frequency domain AC circuits using an ideal operational amplifier model.
  10. Apply computer mathematical and simulation programs to solve circuit problems.
  11. Prepare laboratory reports that clearly communicate experimental information in a logical and scientific manner.
  12. Conduct basic laboratory experiments involving electrical circuits using laboratory test equipment such as multimeters, power supplies, signal generators, and oscilloscopes.
  13. Explain the concepts of Thévenin-equivalent circuits and linear superposition and apply them to laboratory measurements.
  14. Predict and measure the transient and sinusoidal steady-state responses of simple RC and RLC circuits.
  15. Predict the behavior and make measurements of simple operational-amplifier circuits.
  16. Relate physical observations and measurements involving electrical circuits to theoretical principles.
  17. Evaluate the accuracy of physical measurements and the potential sources of error in the measurements.

ENGR 2405 Textbook

Elexander, Charles K. and Sadiku, Mathew N.O. – Fundamentals of Electric Circuits, 5th edition, Mc Graw Hill. ISBN 9780073380575

EDUC 1300: Learning Framework - First Year Experience

3 credits, 3 lecture hours. Did you know that there is an EDUC class for engineering students?  Engineering students should sign up for Colette Lewis' section.  Colette is a mechanical engineer, and has designed her section of 1300 to specifically help engineering students.  The goal of this class is to transform students’ academic behaviors and create a learning environment to integrate students into a collegiate environment, ensure college readiness, enhance overall performance in college courses, and facilitate successful completion of a degree or certificate. 



EDUC 1300 -  Learning Outcomes

Students in the college success course will be able to:

  1. Identify, describe, and utilize campus support services, systems, and student life opportunities.
  2. Use financial literacy knowledge and skills to create a personal money management plan for college success.
  3. Establish collegial relationships with LSCS faculty, staff, and peers.
  4. Assess and report on their strengths, preferences, and college and career success attributes.
  5. Formulate educational goals, career goals and apply strategies to advance their goals and college performance.
  6. Create an academic plan and identify the requirements for successful completion of their academic plan.

EDUC 1300 Course Materials (Required)

Gardner, J. N. & Barefoot, B. O. (2012). Your College Experience: Two Year College Edition. 10th Edition. Bedford/St. Martin’s. ISBN: 978-1-319-3264-7