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ENGR 6 ENGINEERING GRAPHICS4 Units
The application of orthographic projection to detail and assembly drawings, with examples from various engineering fields. Geometric construction, sketching, dimensioning for interchangeable assembly and specification of materials. Graphical analysis, documentation and presentation of engineering information. Theory of orthographic projection and its application to graphical solution of the more advanced three-dimensional space problems. Investigation of relationships between points, lines, planes and solids. Use of solid modeling computer program in carrying out the above course components.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
ENGR 10 INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING5 Units
Formerly: ENGR 20
An introduction to engineering and the engineering professions to include exposure to engineering project development, the use of computer tools, experimentation, data analysis, and presentation.
Prerequisites: MATH 220, high school Trigonometry and Physics
Advisory: ENGL 110 or ESLL 25; not open to students with credit in ENGR 20.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory. (108 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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ENGR 25 INTRODUCTION TO FRESH WATER5 Units
Introduction to freshwater resources from multiple scientific and policy perspectives. After a review of basic concept, water issues affecting cities, farms, open space, and multiple-use landscapes are studied. After completing this course, students will be able to perform basic calculations related to water quantity, flow, and energy generation from hydropower, have greater insight into how water policy is made and implemented, be introduced to cost, financing, and rate-making challenges in the water sector, have practice breaking a complex water problem into important parts and be knowledgeable about important water issues in California and worldwide.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
ENGR 28 INTRODUCTION TO BIOENGINEERING4 Units
This course will provide an introduction to the field of bioengineering. Topics covered will include an overview of basic biological systems and biochemistry for non-biology majors, how the basic principles of engineering and physics can be applied to problems in biological science, and an overview of current trends in bioengineering including: medical devices, biomaterials, bioinstrumentation, computational biology, and agricultural biotechnology.
Advisory: not open to students with credit in BIOL 28.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
ENGR 35 STATICS5 Units
Principles of statics as applied to particles and rigid bodies in two and three dimensions under concentrated and distributed force systems. Equilibrium conditions in structures, machines, beams and cables. Determination of centroids and moments of inertia. Dry friction and methods of virtual work.
Prerequisites: MATH 1B and PHYS 4A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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ENGR 37 INTRODUCTION TO CIRCUIT ANALYSIS5 Units
Analysis of lumped, linear circuits in steady state DC and AC. Principals and Laws are used such as Ohm's Law and Kirchhoff's Law, Thevenin's and Norton's Theorem. Method of analyze circuit also include Linearity, Superposition, Source Transformation, and Maximum Power Transfer. First and second order circuits' complete response, AC power and steady-state analysis, frequency and transient response and circuits using op-amps.
Prerequisites: MATH 1B and PHYS 4B.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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ENGR 37L CIRCUIT ANALYSIS LABORATORY2 Units
Practical verification of theorems and concepts learned in ENGR 37 (Circuit Analysis) through experimentation. Included will be experiments in DC and AC circuits involving the utilization of a variety of instruments such as DC/AC meters, regulated power supplies, signal generators, oscilloscopes and frequency counters.
Corequisite: ENGR 37.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture-laboratory, 3 hours laboratory. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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ENGR 39 ENERGY, SOCIETY & THE ENVIRONMENT5 Units
Guides the general education student without a science or technology background through humanity's efforts to harness and generate energy, for industry, work, habitat and recreation. Serves as a formal introduction to work, energy and efficiency, from human's earliest endeavors building pyramids to the development of railroads, the automobile and airplane, nuclear power, and alternative energy sources. Topics include energy, work, and power, steam and internal combustion engine, electricity, cars and transportation, and atomic energy. Emphasis on the environmental impact from acid rain, smog and the greenhouse effect, to pollution from coal, natural gas, and petroleum extraction, to nuclear accidents. Includes a comprehensive overview of sustainable energy systems, megacities, LEED and high efficiency buildings, and integrated food, water, and transportation services. Discussion and reflection on global population and consumption driven economic models.
Advisory: MATH 10 or 57.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (84 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area:
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
ENGR 40 INTRODUCTION TO CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY5 Units
Introduces the technical student to the field of clean energy technology, including modern energy systems and utility infrastructure, fossil fuel and renewable energy power generation, solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind technology, buildings as systems, green and LEED building, smart energy and active distribution (microgrid concept), transportation energy and advanced transportation solutions, and the future of sustainable energy systems. Overview of the energy industry, environmental and economic considerations, and key research and policy areas for clean and sustainable energy solutions. Provides students with a conceptual framework and foundation to proceed to more advanced study, as well as exploring emerging clean energy careers.
Advisory: High school chemistry or CHEM 25; ability to do basic engineering calculations including use of spreadsheets.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (84 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area:
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
ENGR 45 PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS5 Units
Properties of engineering materials related to basic structure; applications to the selection and use of engineering materials.
Prerequisites: CHEM 1B and MATH 1C.
Corequisite: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in PHYS 4B.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 1 hour lecture-laboratory, 2 hours laboratory. (84 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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ENGR 49 ENGINEERING PROFESSION1 Unit
A study of the engineering profession, its requirements, opportunities and responsibilities. Exposure to engineers and their educational, personal, and career paths. Review of engineering ethics. Students formulate a career plan.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture. (12 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
ENGR 70R INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING1-4 Units
This course of study provides an opportunity for the student to expand their studies in Engineering beyond the classroom by completing a project or an assignment arranged by agreement between the student and instructor. The student is required to contract with the instructor to determine the scope of assignment and the unit value assigned for successful completion. Students may take a maximum of 6 units of Independent Study per department.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours per week, per unit, as determined by unit value of the contracted project or course of study 36-144 total hours.. (0 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
ENGR 81 ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEMS5 Units
Introduces the technical professional and engineering student to the field of modern power systems, from electrical power generation to transmission and distribution to electrical power networks in buildings. Overview of AC and DC power, electrical power infrastructure, operation of motors and generators, capacitors and inductors, and real and reactive power. Develops a working knowledge of how electrical utilities work, including both power production and distribution as well as electricity markets. The course will conclude with challenges faced by technology, the smart grid of the 21st century.
Advisory: ENGR 39, 40, MATH 105.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (84 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
ENGR 82 PHOTO VOLTAIC & SOLAR CELL DESIGN5 Units
Introduces the technical student and working professional to the field of photovoltaic technology, including design, fabrication technology, commercial applications and grid incorporation. Gives an overview of the solar industry, environmental and economic considerations, and key research and policy areas for clean and sustainable energy solutions. Provides students with a conceptual and practical framework to proceed to more advanced study towards careers in the solar technology.
Prerequisite: ENGR 40.
Advisory: ENGR 81; high school chemistry or CHEM 25; high school or introductory college physics preferable; ability to do basic engineering calculations including use of spreadsheets.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (84 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
ENGR 83 SMART ENERGY SYSTEMS5 Units
Introduces the technical professional and engineering student to the emerging field of smart energy systems, active power management, and éƒ˛smart grid' technologies. Topics include SCADA and Phasor networks for monitoring power systems and distribution automation, distributed energy management systems (DEMS) to integrate Renewable Energy (RE) with building/campus EMS/BMS, integration of renewables, and system requirements for an Electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure. Includes an overview of goals, challenges, and milestones for developing a éƒ˛supergrid' for integrating utility scale wind, low emission baseload energy, and systemwide management tools for network stability.
Advisory: ENGR 40, 81, and 82.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (84 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
ENGR 102 BUILDING SCIENCE & PERFORMANCE ENGINEERING5 Units
Introduces practicing engineers, practitioners and engineering students to the field of building energy efficiency and green building technology, with an emphasis on building science and performance engineering. Key topics include understanding buildings as integrated systems, lighting, ventilation, heating and cooling, and energy efficiency as a design principle. Includes an overview of energy programs for financing energy efficiency projects, sustainable design assistance; field engineering (commissioning and auditing); and integration of renewable energy (BIPV). Prepares working students to effectively practice in this field. Laboratory includes real commissioning and auditing work on existing buildings, economic analysis of projects, and working with industry professionals to apply building efficiency skills to real buildings.
Advisory: ENGR 40, 81.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (84 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.