Engineering Science (ESC) Courses

ESC 100 Introduction to Engineering (2-2) 3 hr.

An introduction to various branches of engineering using descriptive and quantitative perspectives. Topics include modeling, analysis, and experimental investigation of basic engineering problems related to chemical, mechanical, and electrical systems with special focus on sustainability and clean environment. Team work, problem solving, and critical thinking as well as oral and written communication skills are emphasized throughout the course. Corequisite: MAT 145  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF

ESC 105 Engineering Graphics (1-5) 3 hrs.

This course includes technical sketching, visualization, design, and the use of computer aided design (CAD). Topics include geometric construction and modeling, lettering, freehand sketching, orthographic projection, isometric projection, oblique projection, sectional views, dimensioning, working drawings, and the use of CAD software. Emphasis is on developing both manual sketching and CAD skills to convey engineering designs in accordance with industry standards.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF

ESC 170 Computing for Engineers (2-3) 3 hrs.

A first course that introduces a variety of fundamental computational techniques to the engineering student which are essential in the analysis and solution of engineering problems. The course utilizes the software packages of MATLAB, LabVIEW, and EXCEL as the main computational tools. Topics include modeling, simulation, numerical analysis, data acquisition, data visualization, and instrument control. Both the structured text and graphical programming approaches are used in the course. Corequisite: MAT 145.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF

ESC 174 Computing with LabVIEW (1-2) 2 hrs.

This is a computational course focused on developing and implementing algorithms for monitoring and control of engineering systems using LabVIEW software. Topics covered include: problem solving, data acquisition, instrumentation and control, computer programming concepts, and spreadsheet concepts.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF

ESC 211 Statics (3-0) 3 hrs.

This introductory course presents the theory and application of the principles of statics for use in subsequent courses and in engineering practice. The subject of statics deals with bodies at rest or in equilibrium, including a study of force systems, vectors, analytical methods of solution, friction, center of gravity and centroids, moments of inertia of areas. Prerequisites: MAT 272, PHY 151.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF

ESC 212 Dynamics (3-0) 3 hrs.

This course is the second semester of a two-semester sequence in Engineering Mechanics. It presents the fundamental laws of Newtonian dynamics for particles and rigid bodies, provides a rigorous methodology for solution of problems, and presents a wide variety of examples of application. The course relies heavily on the use of vectors and vector algebra. Subject areas discussed are kinematics of particles including rectilinear, relative and curvilinear motion; kinetics of particles including Newton's Laws, dynamic equilibrium, angular momentum, work, energy principle, conservation of energy, and impulse-momentum; kinematics of rigid bodies including Newton's Laws, angular momentum, plane motion, work and energy; introduction to vibrations (time permitting). Prerequisite: ESC 211.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF

ESC 213 Strength of Materials (3-0) 3 hrs.

A study of the basic concepts of strength of materials; stress and strain in external loading, shear and torsion; centroids and moments of inertia; shear, moment, and stress in beams; load, shear, and moment diagrams; design and deflection of beams (statically determinate and indeterminate); combined stresses; welded, bolted and riveted joints; columns. Prerequisite: ESC 211.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF

ESC 222 Electric Circuits (3-2) 4 hrs.

This course is designed as the introductory course in linear circuit analysis normally offered to engineering students in the sophomore year. It provides an introduction to the theory of circuit analysis. Subject areas include basic circuit quantities, voltage and current sources, purely resistive circuits, Kirchhoff's Laws, equivalent resistances, nodal analysis, loop analysis, linearity, source transformation, Thevenin and Norton theorems, capacitance and inductance, RC, RL, and RLC circuits, sinusoidal response, phasors, power. An introduction to op-amps is included. There is a strong emphasis on problem solving and many examples will be worked in class. Homework will be assigned at each class. Prerequisite: PHY 152.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF

ESC 235 Thermodynamics (3-0) 3 hrs.

First and second laws of thermodynamics. Thermodynamic processes as applied to perfect gases and pure substances. Energy analysis of heat engines including Carnot, Otto, Diesel, and Stirling. Brayton cycle, gas turbines, and jet propulsion. Rankine cycle and power plants. Heat pumps and refrigeration systems. Prerequisites: MAT 271.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF

ESC 240 Engineering Design (2-3) 3 hrs.

An introductory course in engineering design where student teams are guided through a comprehensive engineering design-build project. In this course, students will learn about programming microcontrollers, using machine tools, fabricating mechanisms, designing circuit boards, and selecting engineering materials. Teamwork, problem solving, prototype testing, and troubleshooting are skills that are emphasized throughout the course. Prerequisite: MAT 272  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF