Engineering Courses

ENGR M01 – Introduction to Engineering (2 Units)    Sample Syllabus

Prerequisites: None

Class Hours: 1 lecture, 3 lab

Explores the branches of engineering, the engineering profession, the interface of the engineer with society, and engineering ethics. Explains the engineering education process and explores effective strategies for students to reach their full academic potential. Introduces the methods of engineering analysis, engineering design and problem solving. Develops written, computer and oral communication skills in analyzing and presenting data in engineering design and problem solving.

Applies to Associate Degree. Transfer credit: CSU; UC


ENGR M04 – Engineering Design/CAD (3 Units)  Sample Syllabus

Prerequisites: None

Class Hours: 2 lecture, 3 lab

Develops engineering drawing skills through manual and computer-aided drafting (CAD) in two- and three-dimensions. Improves three-dimensional spatial visualization skills. Utilizes principles of orthographic drawing, pictorial drawing, and descriptive geometry. Covers principles of orthographic projections; graphical presentation of normal, inclined, and oblique surfaces; auxiliary and sectional views; dimensioning; and tolerances. Builds an understanding for the engineering problem solving and design process through design projects.

Applies to Associate Degree. Transfer credit: CSU; UC (ENGR M04, DRFT M02A, and DRFT M02B combined: maximum credit, one course)


ENGR M12 – Engineering Materials (3 Units)  Sample Syllabus

Prerequisites: PHYS M20A, PHYS M20AL, and CHEM M12

Class Hours: 3 lecture

Examines the interrelationships between processing, structure, properties, and performance of various engineering materials such as metals, polymers, ceramics, composites, and semiconductors. Studies the effects of heat, stress, imperfections, and chemical environments upon material properties and performance. Emphasizes developing an ability to select appropriate materials to meet engineering design criteria. Requires a design project on material properties, selection, or application.

Applies to Associate Degree. Transfer credit: CSU; UC


ENGR M16 – Engineering Statics and Strength of Materials (4 Units)  Sample Syllabus

Prerequisites: PHYS M20A and M20AL

Class Hours: 4 lecture

Examines the relationships which exist between two important branches of mechanics, namely, statics and strength of materials. Applies the principles of statics to the study of forces both external and internal to the body responsible for maintaining a state of equilibrium. Also, uses the principles of strength to investigate the effect of external and internal forces on the stability and deformation of the body. Analyzes two and three-dimensional force systems including frictional and distributed forces, trusses, frames, machines, beams, shafts, and thin-walled vessels. Covers centroids, area moments of inertia, stresses, strains, stress and strain transformation, Mohr’s Circle, shear and bending moment diagrams, deformations associated with axial, torsional and flexural loading, statically indeterminate systems, ductile and brittle failure theories, deflection, and the buckling of columns.

Applies to Associate Degree. Transfer credit: CSU; UC


ENGR M20 – Electrical Engineering Fundamentals (3 Units)

Prerequisites: PHYS M20B

Recommended Prep: MATH M35

Class Hours: 3 lecture

Introduces the theory and analysis of electrical circuits and circuit elements. Topics include DC circuits, AC circuits, circuit theorems, operational amplifiers, energy and power in electric circuits, impedance, phasors, frequency response, and computer aided circuit analysis.

Applies to Associate Degree. Transfer credit: CSU; UC


ENGR M20L – Electrical Engineering Fundamentals Laboratory (1 Unit)

Prerequisites: PHYS M20BL

Corequisites: ENGR M20

Class Hours: 3 lab

Examines the operation of basic electrical and electronic circuits. The building and trouble shooting of the circuits is practiced. The principles of data taking, data reduction, synthesis, and analysis, as well as the writing of scientific reports are part of the course.

Applies to Associate Degree. Transfer credit: CSU; UC


ENGR M80 – Internship in Engineering (1-4 Units)

Prerequisites: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in one course in the discipline

Class Hours: 3 to 33 work experience hours as arranged

Provides on-the-job learning to enhance coursework under the direct supervision of faculty and industry supervisors. Both supervisors provide feedback and written evaluations. Some meetings and workshops may be required as part of the course. To take this course, contact the Career Transfer Center, (805) 378-1536. May be taken for a total of four (4) times for credit. (Same course as WEXP M20.)

Applies to Associate Degree.  Transfer credit: CSU


ENGR M122 – Independent Study - Engineering (0.5-3 Units)

Prerequisites: A previous course in Engineering and instructor approval

Class Hours: 1.5 to 9 lab hours as arranged

Allows independent study for students who wish to extend their knowledge of a particular area of engineering through research and study. Utilizes an approved independent project. Includes one-on-one work with instructor. Interested students should contact an Engineering instructor for assistance in developing a contract for learning about a specific topic. (Formerly ENGR M22A/B.)

Transfer credit: CSU; UC (determined after admission)