Engineering Technology (ET)

ET120 Engineering Problem Solving

Credits 4Fall

Registration Requirement: RD090, WR090 and MTH020, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.

Engineering problem solving is a framework for bringing problems of the "real world" into the classroom. Students solve these problems by proceeding through a problem-solving cycle, step by carefully documented step. In addition to this process students learn to use tools such as EXCEL, WORD, and other engineering software's to solve typical problems. Students in the course will be exposed to concepts of persistence, responsibility, and college success through the GRIT model.

ET150 Plane Surveying

Credits 4Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better, or placement above stated course levels; and MTH095.

This course introduces fundamental concepts of plane surveying. Mathematics is used in applying the correction of errors, calculation of angles and bearings and the adjustment of traverses. Field survey practice is included.

Additional Course Fee: $25.00

ET210 Sustainable Engineering

Credits 3Winter

Registration Requirement: RD090, WR090 and MTH020, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.

This course is an introduction to sustainable engineering practices including present sustainable analysis, life cycle analysis and alternative material analysis. The course explores the benefits and possible pit falls to "going green" with a product and builds strategies to create an eco-advantage.

ET221 Statics

Credits 4Winter

Registration Requirement: RD090, WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better, or placement above stated course levels; and MTH095.

This course covers the study of forces and the effect of forces acting upon rigid bodies at rest, including resolution of forces, equilibrium and resultants of force systems.

ET222 Fluid Mechanics

Credits 3Fall

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better, or placement above stated course levels; and MTH095.

This course covers the basic principles of fluid mechanics: hydrostatic pressure, buoyancy, flow rates, Bernoulli's Equation, energy losses, viscosity, laminar and turbulent flow and open channel flow.

ET227 Engineering Project Management

Credits 4Fall

Registration Requirement: RD090, WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better, or placement above stated course levels; and MTH065.

Project management practices used in manufacturing and construction are introduced. Topics include project delivery, contractual arrangements, project phases, cost-estimating, work-planning and scheduling, tracking and cost control, trend analysis and forecasting, group process and leadership and economic feasibility analysis. The basics of engineering economics are introduced and use of the critical-path method is included.

ET231 Basic Strengths of Materials

Credits 4Spring

Registration Requirement: ET221.

A study of stresses and deformations resulting from forces acting on structural materials.

ET249 Advanced Solidworks

Credits 3Spring

Registration Requirement: ENGR248

Advanced SolidWorks course covers the topics of Advanced Parts and Assemblies. You will learn how to use multi-body solids, sweeping and lofting features, as well as the more advanced shaping and assembly modeling capabilities of SOLIDWORKS mechanical design automation software. Sheet metal applications and load analysis will also be covered.

Additional Course Fee: $25.00

ET250 Project Capstone

Credits 4Spring

Registration Requirement: ET240; or instructor consent.

A course designed as a capstone project-based course. The student will develop a real project schedule, progress reports, presentations and team meeting agendas. Projects are composed of engineering analysis, graphics and communication. The course is designed to allow students the opportunity to accomplish a project from concept to completion.

Additional Course Fee: $25.00

ET261 Concrete Construction Design

Credits 3Winter

Registration Requirement: ET221.

This course covers the design of concrete mixes, concrete testing and inspection, techniques of forming, placement, finishing and curing of Portland cement concrete and introduces structural design or reinforced concrete foundations.

Additional Course Fee: $25.00

ET263 Structural Design

Credits 4Spring

Registration Requirement: ET231.

This course introduces the fundamentals of structural design for buildings. Students learn to design simple wood and steel systems to resist gravity and lateral forces in accordance with IBC code requirements.

Additional Course Fee: $25.00

ET266 Concrete and Soil Technology

Credits 4Winter

Registration Requirement: ET221

This course covers the properties and behavior of Portland cement concrete, soil, and aggregates as they relate to construction. Topics include the design of concrete mixes, techniques of placement, curing, testing and inspection. Additionally, common laboratory and field tests to determine index properties for classification and mechanical properties of soils and compacted fills for foundation engineering are covered.

Additional Course Fee: $25.00

ET270 Intro to Thermodynamics

Credits 4Winter

Registration Requirement: MTH095

This course provides an introduction to Thermodynamics: the science of transferring energy from one place or form to another place or form. We will introduce the tools you need to analyze energy systems from solar panels, to engines, to insulated coffee mugs. More specifically, we will cover the topics of mass and energy conservation principles; first law analysis of control mass and control volume systems; properties and behavior of pure substances; and applications to thermodynamic systems operating at steady state conditions.

Course fees are subject to change. Additional section fees (web, hybrid, etc.) may apply.