Academics

    EGR

    EGR 102  Introduction to Industrial/Engineering Careers  (0-3-1)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisite:  Placement into RDG 100 and placement into MAT 101
    Co-requisite:  COL 103
    This course is an overview of a variety of technical careers in the industrial and engineering technologies and the technical skills required for each.  Students will evaluate different career paths through courses, guest speakers, and site visits. Students will also assess their aptitude and abilities through standardized tests to choose a technology major that best fits their ability and personal goals.

    EGR 130  Engineering Technology Applications and Programming  (2-3-3)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisite:  MAT 102
    Co-requisite:  RDG 100
    This course covers the development and use of computer programs to solve engineering technology problems, including spreadsheets, databases, word processing and operating systems.  Analytical problem solving using calculators and computers as preparation for physics and statics courses is also covered.

    EGR 140  Collaborative Product Development  (1-6-3)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Prerequisites:  AMT 101, AMT 106, IMT 103
    Co-requisite:  AMT 220 (required)
    This course provides insight into nonlinear product design processes in which all the people necessary to produce a product work together as a team. Effective teamwork skills, product design, and manufacturing cost estimates will be emphasized.

    EGR 170  Engineering Materials  (2-3-3)
    Offered Fall and Spring Semesters
    Co-requisites:  ENG 101 and MAT 102 or suitable math placement (required)
    This course is a study of the properties, material behaviors, and applications of materials used in engineering structures and products.  The mechanical properties and the classification systems of metals, ceramics, plastics and composites are covered.  Studies start with the forces that bind atoms together and proceed up through crystal structure to macroscopic properties.  Includes techniques for improving the strength of materials, with heavy emphasis on the heat treatment of steel.

    EGR 172  Bioinstrumentation  (3-3-4)
    Offered Fall Semester        
    Prerequisites:  ENG 101, MAT 110
    This course is a study of the basic concepts of electronic devices, analog instrumentation, origins of biological signals, biological transducers, and digital instrumentation.

    EGR 175  Manufacturing Processes  (2-4-3)
    Offered Spring and Summer Semesters
    Pre- or Co-requisites:  ENG 101, and MAT 110 (prerequisite preferred)
    Co-requisite:  EGR 210 or EGR 275 or EGT 152 or other department head approved CAD course (required)
    This course includes the processes, alternatives, and operation in the manufacturing environment.  The most important methods used by modern industry to convert materials into useful shape, including numerous variants of casting, forging, rolling, extruding, pressing and sintering, molding, joining, machining and grinding.  Emphasis will be placed on types of parts for which each process is best suited.

    EGR 179  Bio-Control Systems  (2-3-3)
    Offered Spring Semester
    Prerequisite:  EGR 172
    This course is a study of open and closed loop control system operations, elements, and applications. Various industrial model programmable logic controllers are used to simulate application to bioinstrumentation in the lab and in the field.

    EGR 194  Statics and Strength of Materials  (2-6-4)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisite:  PHY 201
    Pre- or Co-requisite:  MAT 111 or MAT 179 (prerequisite preferred)
    This course covers external and internal forces in structures and/or machines, including conditions of equilibrium, systems of force, moment of inertia and friction.  It also covers the stress/strain relationships in materials, centroids, shear and moment diagrams, bending stresses and shear stresses with application to size determination of components under various loading conditions.

    EGR 206  Introduction to Materials Science (2-3-3)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisite:  CHM 110
    Co-requisite: MAT 141 (required)
    This course studies the relationships between a material's structure, processing, and properties (electrical, mechanical, and thermal).  All levels of structure are considered from gross structures easily visible to the eye through electronic structure of atoms.  This transfer course is primarily intended for engineering students.

    EGR 210  Introduction to Engineering CAD  (2-3-3)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisite:  CPT 170 or EGR 130 or EGR 269, or instructor permission
    Co-requisite:  AET 110 or EGT 110 or EGR 285 or CET 103
    This course is a study of basic computer-aided design concepts required for engineering, architectural, surveying, construction, and related industry applications.  2D and 3D AutoCAD applications are introduced in this course.

    EGR 220  Biosystems Technology I  (2-3-3)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Prerequisites: BIO 101, CHM 100 or CHM 110, EGR 130, MAT 110
    Co-requisite:  CHM 105 - required
    This course introduces fundamental and applied concepts used in bioprocessing for biofuels and other compounds.  Topics include operation of bioreactors, aerobic and anaerobic microbial growth, biofuel production by fermentation, and renewable energy in bioprocessing.

    EGR 240  Biosystems Technology II  (2-3-3)
    Offered Spring Semester
    Prerequisite: EGR 220
    This course introduces basic unit operations used in bioprocessing for biofuel and other bioproducts. Topics include operation and selection of pumps, heat exchangers, separation systems, and sensors used in bioprocessing.

    EGR 255 Engineering Technology Senior Systems Project (0-6-2)
    Offered Spring Semester
    Prerequisite:  EGR 194 and completion of all other technical courses in the program in which the student is majoring, plus department head approval
    This course includes an instructor-approved project which is designed, specified, constructed and tested.  Students work in teams on "real world" industrial, mechanical, or manufacturing projects and solve them by applying skills learned in previous program courses.

    EGR 260  Engineering Statics  (2-3-3)
    Offered Fall and Spring Semesters
    Prerequisite:  PHY 221
    Co-requisite:  MAT 240
    A pre-engineering university transfer elective.  This course is an introduction to the principles of engineering mechanics as applied to force systems.  The techniques of vector mathematics are employed.  Both two and three-dimensional systems are studied.

    EGR 262  Engineering Dynamics  (2-3-3)
    Offered Spring and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisites:  EGR 260, MAT 240
    A pre-engineering university transfer course.  This course is an introduction to the principles of engineering as applied to kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies.  The techniques of vector mathematics are employed.

    EGR 269  Engineering Disciplines and Skills  (1-3-2)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters 
    Prerequisite:  MAT 111
    Co-requisite:  ENG 101
    This course assists students in selecting an engineering field while studying professionalism, ethics, safety, communications, and career planning. Computers are used to study spreadsheets, obtain graphical solutions to problems, perform on-line tasks, and work on a team design project and report.

    EGR 270  Introduction to Engineering  (2-3-3)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisite:  EGR 269
    Co-requisite:  MAT 140
    A pre-engineering university transfer course.  This course covers the applications of computers in engineering practices, including the use of an appropriate operating system, programming in a high level language, spread sheets, and word processing applications.  It introduces students to team problem solving and the application of computers in engineering.  Advanced Excel and MATLAB will be emphasized.

    EGR 275  Introduction to Engineering/Computer Graphics  (2-3-3)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisite:  CPT 170 or EGR 130 or EGR 269 or permission of instructor
    A pre-engineering university transfer course.  This course is a study of basic graphical concepts needed for engineering applications.  This course emphasizes mechanical applications utilizing 3D SolidWorks as the CAD software.

    EGR 285  Engineering Surveying I  (3-0-3)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Prerequisite:  MAT 102
    Co-requisite:  EGR 295
    This course covers linear measurements, leveling, compass and transit/theodolite, theory of errors, areas, stadia, coordinate geometry, state plane coordinates, and standard map projections.

    EGR 286  Engineering Surveying II  (3-0-3)
    Offered Spring Semester
    Prerequisite:  EGR 285
    Co-requisite:  EGR 296
    This course covers land surveying and boundary laws, public land surveys, topographic mapping, horizontal and vertical curves, lot calculations, and engineering astronomy.

    EGR 295  Engineering Surveying Lab I  (0-3-1)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Prerequisite:  MAT 102
    Co-requisite:  EGR 285
    This course covers horizontal control, including distance and angular measurements, traversing, and preparation of a plat. Vertical control includes the performance of a level loop.

    EGR 296  Engineering Surveying Lab II  (0-3-1)
    Offered Spring Semester
    Prerequisite:  EGR 295
    Co-requisite:  EGR 286
    This course covers locating buildings and other objects within a boundary survey, performing a topographic survey, preparing a topographic map, and staking out a horizontal curve.

    EGR 299  Applied Research in a Technical Field  (0-9-3)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters based on student request and permission of instructor
    Prerequisite:  Permission of instructor
    This course provides an opportunity for students to investigate a faculty-approved topic in the Engineering, Industrial, or Transportation disciplines using the application of practical research methods. The course is designed for students in an Engineering, Industrial, or Transportation program to explore part of their major in more depth by working one-on-one or in small groups on faculty- or student-designed research projects.