List of Courses
ENS 150 Introduction to Engineering (3 credits)
An introduction to the engineering discipline/profession. Topics covered will include the following: an introduction to the various types of engineering majors and professions, engineering design and analysis methods, elementary engineering statistics and data analysis, computer literacy, working in a team setting, oral and written communications, use of practical engineering tools, and engineering ethics. Coverage of computer literacy may include word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint), graphical applications software (CAD or solid modeling), scientific programming, and mathematical or laboratory software applications.
ENS 201 Digital Logic Design (4 credits)
An introduction to digital (computer) integrated circuits, emphasizing the concepts that are basic to any digital system: number systems, small-scale and mid-scale gates, programmable logic devices, sequential logic, combinational networks, Boolean algebra, truth tables, Karnaugh maps, state machine design, timing diagrams, and digital arithmetic. Three class hours and a three-hour lab. Co-requisite: MAT 114 or equivalent.
ENS 207 Engineering Mechanics I: Statics (3 credits)
Basic concepts, vector algebra, forces and moments about a point and a line. Free Body diagrams, equilibrium conditions in two and three dimensions. Plane trusses, frames and machines. Forces in beams and cables. Application of friction in machines. Centroids and moments of inertia of lines, areas, and volumes. Principal axes and principal moments of inertia, Mohr's circle. Three lecture hours plus recitation. Prerequisites: PHY 105 and MAT 162.
ENS 207R Engineering Mechanics I: Statics Recitat ion (1EQ credits)
This is an optional recitation for students taking ENS 207. It is structured as small group activities and provides students an opportunity to develop problem-solving skills in the subject of Statics. Co-requisite: ENS 207.
ENS 208 Engineering Mechanics II: Dynamics (3 credits)
Kinematics and kinetics of particles. Energy and momentum methods. Central force and space dynamics, relative motion, impact. Kinetics of systems of particles. Plane kinematics and kinetics of rigid bodies. Energy and momentum methods. Three-dimensional dynamics of rigid bodies. Three lecture hours plus recitation. Prerequisites: ENS 207 and MAT 263.
ENS 208R Engineering Mechanics Ii: Dynamics Recit ation (1EQ credits)
This is an optional recitation for students taking ENS 208. It is structured as small group activities and provides students an opportunity to develop problem-solving skills in the subject of Dynamics. Co-requisite: ENS 208.
ENS 210 Electrical Circuit Analysis (4 credits)
A first course in basic circuit theory. Topics covered include: circuit definitions, voltampere relationships for circuit elements, Kirchhoff's laws; resistive circuit analysis including loop and nodal analysis, network theorems; transient behavior of R-L, R-C, and R L-C circuits; sinusoidal steady-state analysis and phasors; introduction to active devices such as transistors and operational amplifiers and applications of network theorems to circuits with active devices. Prerequisite: PHY 205.
ENS 212 Mechanics of Materials (3 credits)
First course in the development of the mechanics of deformable bodies, primarily for engineering students. Topics include: theories of stress and strain, deformations, Hooke's Law, axial loads, shearing loads, bending loads, design of beams, Mohr's Circle, shear and bending moment diagrams, elastic stability and deflection of beams. Prerequisite: ENS 207; co-requisite: MAT 264.