Mechanical Engineering Major
This course is designed to meet the needs of chemistry, biology, pre-engineering, premedical, pre-dental, and other science-oriented students. Subjects covered include symbols, formulas, equations, stoichiometry, structure of the atom, chemical bonding, descriptive inorganic chemistry, gas laws, periodic law, liquid and solid states, solutions, colloids, acids, bases and salts kinetics, equilibrium, ionic equilibrium, solubility product, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, oxidation-reduction, nuclear chemistry, coordination compounds, and introduction to organic chemistry. Prerequisite: eligibility for enrollment in or credit for Mathematics 1113 or higher.
Corequisite: Chemistry 1211. Lecture, 3 hours.
This course is designed to complement General Chemistry Lecture 1113. Laboratory must be taken with its corresponding lecture course. The laboratory experiments serve to introduce students to such topics density, specific heat, chemical composition, chemical change, spectrophotometric analysis, single replacement reactions, molecular weight determination, gas laws, solubility of salts, calorimetry, titrations, pH indicators, reaction rates, inorganic preparations, and onorganic qualitative analysis. Corequisite: Chemistry 1113. Laboratory, 3 hours.
Functions and limits, differentiation of polynomial functions, applications of the derivative, antidifferentiation, the definite integral, transcendental functions, numerical methods. Prerequisite: Mathematics 1123 with a minimum grade of “C,” or Mathematics 1135 with a minimum grade of “C”; or a semester of high school trigonometry and at least a 26 ACT (or 590 SAT) math score.
Applications of integration, techniques of integration, indeterminate forms, improper integrals, numerical methods, conics, polar coordinates, infinite series, and parametric equations. Prerequisite: Mathematics 1314 with a minimum grade of “C,” or at least a 3 on the AP exam.
Plane and space vectors, multivariable differentiation and integration, directional derivatives, gradients, extremes, and vector calculus (including line integrals, Green’s theorem, surface integrals, Gauss’ theorem, and Stokes’ theorem). Prerequisite: Mathematics 2314 with a minimum grade of “C,” or a 5 on the Advanced Placement Calculus BC exam.
The solution of differential equations of first order and first degree (with applications); linear differential equations of higher order (with applications); Laplace transform methods; solutions by series. Prerequisite: Mathematics 2314 with a minimum grade of “C.”
2414 General Physics I (4) SP
?A calculus based introduction to general physics and its applications. Mechanics, heat, and sound. Prerequisite: Mathematics 1314 with a minimum grade of “C.” Lecture, 3 hours; laboratory, 3 hours.
A calculus based introduction to physics and its applications. Electricity and magnetism, optics, modern physics. Prerequisites: Mathematics 2314 and Physics 2414 with a minimum grade of “C.” Lecture, 3 hours; laboratory, 3 hours.
An introduction to the profession of engineering: its history, role, disciplines, and functions. Engineering ethics, life-long learning, engineering teams and teamwork. Engineering design including a series of projects that are designed, built and tested against design requirements. Engineering graphics including sketching and CAD. Fundamental concepts of engineering mechanics are introduced including forces, equilibrium, dynamics, strength and stress. Corequisite: Mathematics 1123. Lecture, 1hour; laboratory 2 two-hour labs.
Fundamentals of engineering mechanics and of computer engineering are presented, and designs involving both are carried out by student teams, starting with performance specification formulated by the instructor, and culminating in a set of fabrication drawings and specifications prepared by student teams. Prerequisite: Engineering 1114. Lecture, 2 hours; laboratory, 3 hours.
Introduction to the use of engineering computational tools, as well as a review of basic vector and matrix operations. A
major component of this course is the design and implementation of MatLAB programs. Prerequisites: Engineering 1123 with a minimum of “C” (or equivalent) and satisfaction of Information Technology Proficiency requirement. Lecture, 3 hours.
Partial differential equations, vector calculus, Fourier analysis, orthogonal functions, elementary matrices, applications of complex variables, Cauchy theorem, residues, and infinite series. Prerequisites: Mathematics 3133. Lecture, 3 hours.
Classical feedback control systems for continuous time systems. Block diagrams and performance and stability criteria. Root locus, frequency methods, and state space approach. Prerequisites: Electrical and Computer Engineering 2013 or 2214, Mechanical Engineering 2013 or 2123, Mathematics 3133. Lecture, 3 hours.
This course is intended to equip the student with a basic understanding of project management techniques, including work breakdown structures, scheduling, and resource management. It will also incorporate topics related to environment, reliability, and safety. As part of this course, the students will develop the proposal and concept for the project to be completed during Interdisciplinary Design Project. Corequisite: Mechanical Engineering 3812 or Electrical and Computer Engineering 4823, lecture/lab/recitation; 3 hrs, Credit 2.
A major, realistic design experience based on the knowledge and skills acquired in prior and concurrent course work, and requiring teamwork involving more than one discipline. The project begins with a performance specification formulated by the instructor. The student team must carry out the design, generate professional design documentation, including fabrication and test drawings and specifications, and produce and test a prototype product. Prerequisite: Engineering 4942 or consent of instructor. Laboratory, 9 hours.
A course intended to provide students with a broader view of the engineering profession in the context of society. This is an interdisciplinary course in which a variety of topics will be presented and discussed. Topics will include contemporary issues in engineering, ethics, social and professional responsibilities, life-long learning and selected technical topics. Corequisite: Engineering 4942 or consent of instructor. Seminar, 1 hour.
An examination of the philosophical and (implicit) theological framework undergirding the use and development of technology, as it particularly relates to the engineering sciences. The course will pay significant attention both to questions of “the good,”and to more concrete questions of application. The course will also have a component that requires students to become familiar with codes of professional ethics in their respective fields of study.
The ethical teachings of the Bible, including the basis and content of Christian ethics and an evaluation of modern challenges.
Basic economic principles in the context of modern society and business; scarcity and the allocation of resources, supply and
demand, the American economy, the global economy, market structures, and resource markets.