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ENGR 1172 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Introduction to Experimental Techniques
This is a Unique Need Course.
Prerequisite: MATH 2412 or the equivalent.
Course Description: Electrical Engineering fundamentals laboratory that stresses laboratory procedures; learning use of common laboratory equipment such as power supplies, multimeters, signal generators, and oscilloscopes; making measurements; familiarization with simple DC resistor circuits; Ohm's law; analyzing AC signals, including frequency, period, amplitude, and rms value; inductors, capacitors and DC transients; measuring phase shift in an AC circuit due to an inductor or capacitor; and basics of laboratory report writing. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1410017110


ENGR 1201 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at MVC, RLC

Introduction to Engineering
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: MATH 1314 or the equivalent.
Course Description: An introduction to the engineering profession with emphasis on technical communication and team-based engineering design. Includes instruction in the application of mathematical and scientific principles to the solution of practical problems for the benefit of society. (1 Lec. 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1401015110


ENGR 1304 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at MVC, RLC

Engineering Graphics I
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: MATH 1314 or the equivalent.
Course Description: Introduction to computer-aided drafting using CAD software and sketching to generate two- and three-dimensional drawings based on the conventions of engineering graphical communication; topics include spatial relationships, multi-view projections and sectioning, dimensioning, graphical presentation of data and fundamentals of computer graphics. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1513015111


ENGR 1305 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Engineering Graphics II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: ENGR 1304.
Course Description: Introduction to spatial relationships, multiview projection and sectioning, dimensioning, graphical presentation of data, and fundamentals of computer graphics. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1513015111


ENGR 1307 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at MVC, RLC

Plane Surveying
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: MATH 1316 and ENGR 1304.
Course Description: Development of skills necessary to recognize and solve problems in surveying; introduction and use of various precision instruments used for surveying, including level, theodolites, electronic distance measuring equipment, and total stations for collecting field data; introduction of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and their use in surveying; and use of graphic design software, such as AutoCAD or Microstation, in surveying problems. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1511025111


ENGR 2105 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Electrical Circuits I Laboratory
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: MATH 1316 and ENGR 1304.
Corequisite/Concurrent: ENGR 2305.
Course Description: Laboratory experiments supporting theoretical principles presented in ENGR 2305 involving DC and AC circuit theory, network theorems, time, and frequency domain circuit analysis. Introduction to principles and operation of basic laboratory equipment; laboratory report preparation. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1410015510


ENGR 2106 (1 Credit Hours) New course added March 23, 2012
Offered at RLC

Introduction to Digital Systems Laboratory
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: ENGR 2306.
Course Description: Basic laboratory experiments supporting theoretical principles presented in ENGR 2306 involving design, construction, and analysis of combinational and sequential digital circuits and systems, including logic gates, adders, multiplexers, encoders, decoders, arithmetic logic units, latches, flip-flops, registers, and counters; preparation of laboratory reports. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1410015710


ENGR 2107 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Fundamentals of Circuit Analysis Laboratory
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: ENGR 2307 and PHYS 2426.
Course Description: Basic laboratory experiments supporting theoretical principles presented in ENGR 2307 involving electrical and electronic components and circuits, including circuit analysis, network principles, motors, and steady-state and transient responses, and preparation of laboratory reports. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1410015310


ENGR 2110 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Introduction to Digital Systems Laboratory
This is a Unique Need Course.
Prerequisite: COSC 1415 or COSC 1436.
Corequisite/Concurrent: ENGR 2310.
Course Description: Laboratory to accompany ENGR 2310. The purpose of this laboratory is to give students an intuitive understanding of digital circuits and systems. Laboratory exercises include construction of simple digital logic circuits using prototyping kits and board-level assembly of a personal computer. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1401017110


ENGR 2300 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Applied Linear Algebra
This is a Unique Need Course.
Prerequisite: MATH 2414.
Course Description: Matrices, vectors, determinants, linear systems of equations, Gauss-Jordan elimination, vector spaces, basis, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, numerical methods in linear algebra using MATLAB, computer arithmetic, Gaussian elimination, LU factorization, iterative solutions to linear systems, iterative methods for estimating eigenvalues, singular value decomposition, QR factorization. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1410017210


ENGR 2301 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at MVC, RLC

Engineering Mechanics I - Statics
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: PHYS 2425.
Corequisite/Concurrent: MATH 2414.
Course Description: Basic theory of engineering mechanics, using calculus, involving the description of forces, moments, and couples acting on stationary engineering structures; equilibrium in two and three dimensions; free-body diagrams; friction; centroids; centers of gravity; and moments of inertia. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1411015210


ENGR 2302 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at MVC, RLC

Engineering Mechanics II - Dynamics
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: ENGR 2301.
Corequisite/Concurrent: MATH 2414.
Course Description: Basic theory of engineering mechanics, using calculus, involving the motion of particles, rigid bodies, and systems of particles; Newton's Laws; work and energy relationships; principles of impulse and momentum; application of kinetics and kinematics to the solution of engineering problems. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1411015310


ENGR 2304 (3 Credit Hours) New course added March 23, 2012
Offered at RLC

Programming for Engineers
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to computer programming. Emphasis on the fundamentals of structured design, development, testing, implementation, and documentation. Includes coverage of language syntax, data and file structures, input/output devices, and disks/files. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1102015207


ENGR 2305 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at MVC, RLC

Electrical Circuits I
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: MATH 2414 and PHYS 2425.
Corequisite/Concurrent: MATH 2320.
Course Description: Principles of electrical circuits and systems. Basic circuit elements (resistance, inductance, mutual inductance, capacitance, independent and dependent controlled voltage, and current sources). Topology of electrical networks; Kirchhoff's laws; node and mesh analysis; DC circuit analysis; operational amplifiers; transient and sinusoidal steady-state analysis; AC circuit analysis; first- and second-order circuits; Bode plots; and use of computer simulation software to solve circuit problems. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1410015110


ENGR 2306 (3 Credit Hours) New course added March 23, 2012
Offered at RLC

Introduction to Digital Systems
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Math 1314.
Corequisite/Concurrent: ENGR 2106.
Course Description: Introduction to theory and design of digital logic, circuits, and systems. Number systems, operations and codes; logic gates; Boolean Algebra and logic simplification; Karnaugh maps; combinational logic; functions of combinational Logic; flip-flops and related devices; counters; shift registers; sequential logic; memory and storage. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1410015610


ENGR 2307 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at MVC, RLC

Fundaments of Circuit Analysis
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: PHYS 2426.
Corequisite/Concurrent: ENGR 2107.
Course Description: Basic concepts of electrical engineering using calculus; the fundamentals of electrical and electronic components and circuits, circuit analysis, network principles, motors, and steady-state and transient responses; application of Laplace transforms; and use of computational software to solve network problems; application of the principles to the solution of electrical engineering problems; relationship between basic principles and advanced applications. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1410015210


ENGR 2308 (3 Credit Hours) New course added March 23, 2012
Offered at RLC

Engineering Economics
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Math 2413.
Corequisite/Concurrent: ECON 2301 or ECON 2302.
Course Description: Methods used for determining the comparative financial desirability of engineering alternatives. Provides the student with the basic tools required to analyze engineering alternatives in terms of their worth and cost, an essential element of engineering practice. The student is introduced to the concept of the time value of money and the methodology of basic engineering economy techniques. The course will address some aspects of sustainability and will provide the student with the background to enable them to pass the Engineering Economy portion of the Fundamentals of Engineering exam. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1499995110


ENGR 2310 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Introduction to Digital Systems
This is a Unique Need Course.
Prerequisite: COSC 1415 or COSC 1436.
Corequisite/Concurrent: ENGR 2110.
Course Description: Introduction to hardware structures and assembly-language concepts that form the basis of the design of modern computer systems. Internal data representation and arithmetic operations in a computer. Basic logic circuits. MIPS assembly language. Overview of PC architecture. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1401017210


ENGR 2332 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Mechanics of Materials
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: PHYS 2426.
Course Description: Stresses, deformations, stress-strain relationships, torsions, beams, shafts, columns, elastic deflections in beams, combined loading, and combined stresses. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1411015110



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.


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