SUNY Oneonta

Physics & Astronomy Department
Dr. Michael Faux, Chair

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Engineering Courses


ENGR 110 Introduction to Engineering 1 s.h.
This course is designed to give students some understanding of the role of engineering in today's society, and of engineering as a professional career. Some specific topics will be: the development of engineering and its historic contributions to society; modern engineering topics; skills needed by engineers; similarities and differences between science and engineering. Skills such as spacial relations and sketching will be developed. Basic computer skills (word processing and other communications uses) and mathematical skills will be reviewed. Technical writing will be introduced. In addition, there will be frequent discussion of the challenges facing first-year students in the 3-2 engineering program. Recommended for all physics majors and first-year students interested in the 3-2 engineering program.
Prerequisite: three years of high school math or equivalent.
Corequisite: PHYS 203.

ENGR 214 Statics and Strength of Materials 3 s.h.
Forces, moments, and couples using vector approach; equilibrium; equivalent force system; friction; force analysis of trusses. Normal and shear stresses; stress-strain relations; shear and bending moment in beams; stress analysis on computer by using finite element software.
Prerequisite: PHYS 203 and MATH 276 completed or concurrent.

ENGR 313 Engineering CAD/CAM2 s.h.
Reviews techniques for geometric constructions and introduces routines for scaling, manipulating, and labeling through computer programming and use of software. Incorporates engineering applications into drawings and introduces manufacturing techniques.
Prerequisites: CSCI 113 or 114 or 116, and 4 s.h. of 200- or 300-level ENGR courses.

ENGR 315 Strength of Materials 4 s.h.
Mechanical properties of engineering materials, deformation, stress, and strain. Poisson's ratio; combined biaxial stresses and strains; torsion; shear force and bending moment; stresses and deflections in beams; column analysis; fundamentals of finite element method and stress analysis on computer by using finite element software.
Prerequisites: ENGR 214; MATH 277 completed or concurrent.

ENGR 310 Analytical Mechanics/Dynamics 4 s.h.
Vector operations; kinematics and dynamics of a particle; the harmonic oscillator; conservative force fields; systems of particles; energy and momentum methods; non-inertial reference systems; introduction to dynamics of rigid bodies; motion analysis using software.
Cross-listed with PHYS 310
Prerequisites: PHYS 203; MATH 277 completed or concurrent.

ENGR 335 Electronics/Circuits I 4 s.h.
Analysis of linear, lumped parameter electrical systems, including study of DC circuits and problems involving transients. Operational amplifiers. Introduction to semiconductors, diodes, transistors, and digital gates.Laboratory experience.
Cross-listed with PHYS 335
Prerequisites: PHYS 204; MATH 276 completed or concurrent.

ENGR 338 Electric Circuits II 4 s.h.
Continuation of ENGR 335 with review of transistor circuits and study of AC circuits, including Sinusoidal Steady-State Analysis, Balanced Three-Phase Circuits, Mutual Inductance, Laplace Transforms, and Filtering Circuits. Laboratory experience.
Prerequisites: ENGR 335 or PHYS 335; MATH 277 completed or concurrent.

ENGR 399 Independent Study in Engineering 1 - 3 s.h.
Independent studies under faculty supervision.
Prerequisites: JrS, 8 s.h. 300-level ENGR courses; permission of ENGR coordinator and instructor.