Engineering Courses


EGR 101 Introduction to Engineering (3) Introduction to engineering design and decision-making. Christian worldview applied to engineering. Use of logic, experimental data, and design criteria. Project-oriented. First semester.

EGR 102 Computer-Aided Engineering (3) Design problems requiring the use of computers and professional software. Continuation of issues addressed in EGR 101. Introduction to engineering graphic design. Second semester. Prerequisite: EGR 101 or consent of the instructor.

EGR 211 Solid Mechanics (4) Statics of particles and rigid bodies. Equivalent force-couple systems and equilibrium in 2D and 3D. Frames and machines; centroids; introduction to friction. Mechanics of deformable bodies: stress, strain, tension, compression, torsion, bending, shear. Design and deflection of beams, stability of columns. First Semester. Prerequisite: MAT 161.

EGR 212 Linear Circuit Analysis (3) DC and AC circuit analysis, network theorems, Kirchoff′s Laws, topology, and computer aided techniques. Introduction to Fourier Analysis. Prerequisite: MAT 162.

EGR 213 Systems Engineering (3) Systems approach to engineering problem solving. Economic analysis of projects including: time value of money, rate of return, break even and replacement techniques. Decision analysis using linear programming. Statistical analysis explored. First semester. Prerequisite: MAT 161.

EGR 214 Dynamics (3) Plane kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies. Equations of motion, work and energy, impulse and momentum. Simple gyroscopic phenomena. Second semester. Prerequisites: MAT 162, EGR 211.

EGR 304 Technology and Society (3) An examination of the interactions between technological development and the development of human societies. Emphasizes the historical approach and involves the use of historical, imaginative, theoretical, sociological, philosophical, and/or theological writings on technology and society. Cross-listed as HUM 304. Second semester. Prerequisites: HUM 203, SCS 110 (or two lab science courses), or consent of the instructor.

EGR 314 Engineering Thermodynamics (3) Application of first and second laws of thermodynamics. Work, heat, thermodynamic propoerties of pure substances. Introduction to refrigerationand power cycles. First semester. Prerequisite: PHY 201.

EGR 315 Transport Processes (4) Transport of momentum, heat, and mass; balances and equations of change. Applications to steady laminar and turbulent systems. Friction factor, heat transfer coefficient, and mass transfer coefficient. Introduction to macroscopic balances, including Bernoulli equation and applications to heat exchangers. Second semester. Corequisite: MAT 405. Prerequisites: MAT 261 and either EGR 314 or CHM 307.

EGR 316 Process Control (3) Introduction to classical and modern control theory. Discussion of the elements of a practical system and computer modeling of such systems. Second semester. Prerequisites: EGR 212, MAT 405.

EGR 322 Manufacturing Engineering (3) Introduction to manufacturing processes. Manufacturing as a total system: functional design of a product through the manufacturing process. Fundamentals of engineering materials, manufacturing processes, and automation; selection of the most favorable materials, processes, and methods. Second semester, alternate years (next offered spring 2007).

EGR 325 Materials Engineering (3) Atomic bonding, crystal lattices, dislocation theory, phase diagrams, heat treatment, ferrous and non-ferrous alloys, ceramics and glasses, polymers, and composites. First semester, alternate years (next offered fall 2006). Prerequisite: CHM 221.

EGR 371 Operations Research (3) Quantitative approaches to management decision making. Includes review of probability, decision theory, linear programming, network analysis, inventory control, waiting line theory and simulation. Applications to business and industry. Taught concurrently with BUS 371. Second semester, alternate years (next offered spring 2008). Prerequisite: EGR 213 or MAT 105.

EGR 401 Christian Ethics and Engineering (1) The engineering profession, professional life. Christian ethics applied to engineering, discussion of case histories of ethical problems in engineering. Second semester. Prerequisite: Senior standing or consent of the instructor.

EGR 481, 482 Senior Design Project (2,2) Projects derived from industry sources or realistic integrated design problems. Projects may be undertaken by individuals or teams. Projects may be interdisciplinary or specific to an area of concentration. Must be taken in sequence; EGR 481 will be graded in progress (IP); the final grade in EGR 482 will count for all four hours in the GPA. Prerequisite: senior standing.

EGR 491 Special Study

EGR 493 Internship

EGR 494 Honors Course

EGR 495 Independent Study

EGR 499 Specialized Summer Course