This course is designed to provide an introduction to the practice of engineering, surveying its history and its current state. The social and political aspects of engineering decisions will be illustrated by a number of case studies.
This course is intended for students proceeding to studies in Applied Science/Engineering. This is a project-based course focusing on design and design-analysis. Students will learn the role of technical drawing in project design and produce two-dimensional and three-dimensional technical drawings. This course replaces APSC 1110.
This course is intended for students proceeding to studies in Applied Science and Engineering. This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of engineering problem solving, with focus on problem identification, formulation and solution. Topics such as equilibrium of coplanar force systems, analysis of frames and trusses, non-coplanar force systems, distributed loads and friction will be covered.
An introduction to MATLAB and its use in engineering. The course introduces basic features of MATLAB programming. MATLAB is used to implement and analyze various algorithms used in data analysis within the context of engineering disciplines such as signal and image processing, robotics and communications engineering.
As part of a complete first-year engineering program this course will cover introductory principles of engineering design concepts through practical projects to be undertaken by teams of students. The projects and exercises will give students experience with the entire design process, from needs-assessment to final testing and documentation. The final project will involve design, construction and programming of a computer controlled machine such as an autonomous robot to perform an assigned task.
This project course will introduce students to mechanical fabrication. Students will design, build, and prototype mechanical devices.
This project course will introduce students to electronics circuits. Students will design and prototype circuits that incorporate sensors, electromechanical actuators, and embedded computers.
This course enables students to acquire practical experience. Working in groups, students will take on projects where they define, design, develop, and implement a prototype electronic, or mechanical, or electro-mechanical device or system. Student groups, in consultation with a faculty adviser, will select an appropriate project. Project topics may vary from in-depth research to systems analysis and design development proposals. Students will learn more about technical documentation. Project management fundamentals will also be covered.