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Metropolitan Community College Engineering Program

Engineering Course Descriptions

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MCC-Longview: Nicole Bonnette-Pflum, 816.604.2343
MCC-Maple Woods
MCC-Penn Valley: Dan Justice, 816.604.4458

ENGR 101 - Introduction to the Engineering Profession - 1.00 credits

Designed to help engineering students understand the learning process, acquire essential academic survival skills, and to learn the necessary study skills for engineering. This course is an equivalent for COLL 100 for students in Engineering and Engineering Technology.

ENGR 113 - Engineering Design Microcomputer Applications - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: MATH 95 with a grade of C or better or appropriate placement test score. Introduction to software tools (computer aided design drafting, word processing, spreadsheets) with application to professional engineering practice. Principles of engineering design. A semester long group project designed and built by students in an integral part of the course.

ENGR 180 - Engineering Design with Calculus I - 1.00 credits

Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in MATH 180 or completion of MATH 180 with a C or higher. This course supplements a traditional first calculus course. It includes a study of limits, the derivative for functions of a single variable, differentials, definite integrals, and applications of the derivative and the integral. The course introduces students to software tools (computer aided design drafting, spreadsheets, computation software) with application to professional engineering practice.

ENGR 204 - Programming for Engineers and Scientists - 3.00 credits

Prerequisites: MATH 180 with a grade of C or better. This course includes analysis and synthesis of structured computer algorithms in MATLAB and Python. These tools will be used to solve engineering problems and present data graphically.

ENGR 215 - Engineering Statistics and Computation - 3.00 credits

Prerequisites: MATH 190. An introduction to statistical methods in engineering dealing with basic probability, statistical distribution functions, confidence intervals, significance tests, and sampling. Limited treatment of curve-fitting and time-series analysis. Structured programming in Matlab.

ENGR 223 - Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer - 4.00 credits

Prerequisite: MATH 190 & PHYS 220. Properties of pure substance, work and heat, the first law of thermodynamics, the second law of thermodynamics, entropy, irreversibility, exergy (availability), and some power and refrigeration cycles. Introduction to heat transfer, thermal conduction, convective heat transfer, and thermal radiation.

ENGR 229 - Statics - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: MATH 190 & PHYS 220. Resultants of force systems, including couples in two and three dimensions, centroids, equilibrium of force systems, friction, and vector methods, moments of inertia, shear and bending moment diagrams.

ENGR 230 - Dynamics - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: ENGR 229. Principles of kinematics, kinetics, and moments of inertia. Engineering applications and vector methods.

ENGR 233 - Circuit Analysis I - 4.00 credits

Prerequisite: PHYS 221 or concurrent enrollment in PHYS 221. DC Steady-state Circuit analysis, Node and Mesh analysis, Independent and Dependent Sources, Capacitors and Inductors, Op-Amps, Transient analysis, AC Analysis.

ENGR 234 - Circuit Analysis Laboratory - 1.00 credits

Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in ENGR 233. This course covers lab safety, basic measurements and meters, oscilloscopes, resistor networks, measurement of capacitors and inductors, and RLC circuit response.

ENGR 240 - Mechanics of Materials - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: ENGR 229. Introduction to the techniques of determining stresses and strains in mechanical and structural components.