Engineering Science

ESC 110      Introduction to Engineering (3)

Students will be introduced to the engineering profession. Lectures will cover what engineering is, how engineers solve problems, the design aspects of engineering, and what types of projects engineers in different disciplines work through. The course will be 2 hours of class lectures and a 2 hour laboratory each week. Prerequisites: Admission to a B.S. in Engineering program or permission by instructor.


ESC 120      Design Tools and Processes (3)

Introduction to the basic tools and techniques in engineering design. Fundamentals of graphical communication, including sketching, computer-aided design, and parametric modeling. Two hours of lecture and a 2-hour laboratory each week. Prerequisites: Admission to a B.S. in Engineering program or permission by instructor.


ESC 210      Engineering Mechanics-Statics (3)

Equilibrium of coplanar force systems; analysis of frames and trusses; noncoplanar force systems; friction; centroids and moments of inertia. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: MAT 152 and PHY 201T and PHY 201L.


ESC 220      Material Science (3)

The fundamentals of material science are presented for the following topical areas: Physical Metallurgy, Mechanical Metallurgy, Testing of Materials Ceramics, Optical and Electronic Materials, Plastics and Polymers, Nanoscale Materials, Composite Materials and Adhesives. The use of these fundamentals in design and manufacturing applications and environments is explored. Prerequisites: PHY 201T, PHY 201L, CHE 130T and CHE 130L. Three lecture hours per week.


ESC 230      Mechanics of Materials (4)

Effect of shape and composition on mechanics of materials. Moments of inertia in beams, shear forces, beam deflection, beam and column design, torsion of shafts, thermal expansion, and pressure vessels. Experimental analysis of solid materials subjected to loads. Measurement and analysis of stress, strain, and deflection of mechanical and structural components. Three hours of lecture and two hours of lab per week. Restricted to Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering majors.


ESC 240      Engineering Mechanics-Dynamics (3)

Kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies using vector analysis. Force-mass-acceleration; work and energy, impulse and momentum, translating and rotating coordinate systems. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: PHY 201T, PHY 201L, MAT 230, ESC 210.


ESC 370      Design of Engineering Experiments (3)

Modern Methodologies for design of experiments and data analysis. This includes Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), factorial design, and response surface methods. The course is intended for engineers and it deals with the types of experiments that are frequently conducted in industrial settings. The principles taught in the course are applicable to all phases of engineering work including new product design and development, process development, and manufacturing process improvement. Prerequisites: Junior standing in Mechanical Engineering and permission of the instructor.


ESC 494      Co-Op Assignment (3-4)

Provides a semester of supervised experience in an industrial or Government installation or faculty approved setting applying technical knowledge towards the solution of engineering problems and developing abilities and skills required in the student’s career. At least two reports and two supervisors’ evaluations are required. Course will not count towards meeting a technical elective requirement. A minimum of 60 contact hours or technical work is required per credit hour. Prerequisite: Permission of employer, Program Coordinator, and Department Chair.