ENGR 100 Introduction to Engineering and Design (Fall, Spring, 3 hour lecture + 3
You will be introduced to the world of engineering in this course, and will learn
what aerospace, mechanical, civil, electrical, and computer engineers do for a living.
You will discuss the academic and career paths open to you, get a preview of your
upcoming classes, and learn basic concepts of engineering design and ethics. This
course also covers the fundamentals of graphics as a language for communication in
all engineering fields. This includes geometric construction, multiview projections,
and pictorial drawing. You will also learn the basics of 3D solid modeling, and explore
the use of microcontrollers in the design of automatic devices. This course strongly
emphasizes engineering design and includes several design projects.
ENGR 119 Basic Engineering CAD (Fall, Spring, 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab)
This course covers the fundamentals of CAD (Computer Aided Drafting). You will learn
basic 2-D drawing techniques and commands in AutoCAD. This includes geometric construction,
multiview and singleview projections, section views, dimensions, and text.
ENGR 120 Engineering Computer Applications (Spring, 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)
In this class you will gain experience interpreting real-world engineering problems,
translating them into mathematical problems, and solving them with computers. You
will learn basic programming techniques using Matlab, a powerful programming and graphical
computer tool used throughout the engineering world.
ENGR 125 3D Parametric Solid Modeling (Fall, 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab)
This is an advanced course in graphic communication using 3-D parametric modeling
software. You will learn to create 3-D computer models of objects, then use the models
to produce 2-D working drawings. The course also covers dimensioning and tolerancing,
descriptive geometry, and manufacturing processes.
ENGR 175 Mechatronics: Introduction to Microcontrollers and Robotics (2 hour lecture,
3 hour lab)
Mechatronics is the combination of mechanical, electronic, and computer engineering
to create automatic “intelligent” devices. Microcontrollers offer an easy and flexible
way to do this. This course introduces the use of microcontrollers to operate motors,
lights, and other electromechanical devices in response to inputs from sensors. Application
of these ideas through the development of an autonomous robot
ENGR 176 Mechatronics: Electromechanical Prototyping (2 hour lecture, 3 hour lab)
This course focuses on electromechanical product development. Control of single chip
microcontrollers including memory-mapped I/O (Input/Output), direct access to registers,
and fine control of timing. Development of custom circuits including manufacture of
printed circuits. Control of DC and AC motors and stepper motors. Development of mechanisms
and transmissions. Introduction to manufacturing techniques. This course includes
a capstone design project.
ENGR 200 Engineering Mechanics - Statics (Fall, 3 hours lecture)
Engineering Mechanics is the study of how objects behave when subjected to forces.
Statics is the first course in the Engineering Mechanics sequence at Cuyamaca College.
On one level, Statics is the study of objects in force equilibrium, objects such as
bridges, dams, and buildings, and objects moving in a straight line without acceleration.
In this regard, statics provides basic knowledge needed for both structural design
and machine design. More subtly (and fundamentally), Statics is a first course in
representing real-world engineering problems graphically and mathematically, so that
they can be solved. Most engineers consider Statics to be the most fundamental of
all engineering courses: the concepts developed in this course will be useful throughout
your engineering career.
ENGR 210 Electric Circuits (Spring, 3 hours lecture)
You will learn basic concepts of electrical engineering, including impedance, frequency
response, resonance, and filtering. By the end of the course you should be able to
analyze any passive-element network and design circuits to perform basic functions
like amplification, filtering, and impedance matching.
ENGR 218 Plane Surveying (Spring, 2 hours lecture, 6 hours lab)
You will learn fundamental surveying techniques, make transverse and area computations
and construction layouts. You will be introduced to topographic mapping. You will
also learn to use and maintain surveying instruments.
ENGR 220 Engineering Mechanics - Dynamics (Spring, 3 hours lecture)
Dynamics is the study of objects in motion. In this class we examine the effects of
forces and moments on the position, velocity, acceleration, and energy of objects
in rectilinear, curvilinear, and rotational motion. Students completing this course
will know fundamentals needed for machine design and dynamic structural design.
ENGR 260 Engineering Materials (Fall, 3 hours lecture)
This course offers an introduction to material types and processing methods used in
engineering. By the end of the course you should: 1) Have a broad knowledge of metals,
ceramics, polymers, and composites, 2) Understand basic measures of material properties,
like strength, and hardness, and toughness. 3) Be able to relate macroscopic material
properties to molecular structure, 4) Know how to manipulate material properties through
mechanical, chemical, and thermal means, 5) Be able to select a material for a particular
application, and 6) Be able to do simple failure analysis.
ENGR 270 Digital Design (Fall, 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)
In this course you will learn the basics of combinational and sequential digital logic
systems. The course covers binary logic, multilevel gate circuits, multiplexers, adders,
flip-flops, registers, and counters. You will also learn VHDL (Very High Speed Integrated
Circuit Hardware Description Language), a computer tool for digital circuit design.