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THE FACULTY   Thomas Sanford
DIVISION   Applied Arts and Sciences
DIVISION CHAIR   Diane Hurd
DEPARTMENT CHAIR   Soroush Ghahramani
PHONE   408-741-4097
E-MAIL   soroush.ghahramani@westvalley.edu
COUNSELING   408-741-2009

Program Information


Engineers are problem solvers. Engineers apply the principles and theories of math and science to technical problems. Engineers design, discover, and invent new products and processes.

Learning Outcomes
After completing courses and/or a certificate in Engineering, a student will be able to:
  • Identify and to solve environmental problems;
  • Apply fundamental science and engineering in an integrative fashion, to effectively work and solve problems at the interface of mathematics, science, engineering and technology;
  • Apply diverse techniques, methods, and tools towards the solution of engineering problems;
  • Apply the engineering process and design driven research;
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills;
  • Conduct reliable independent work as well as teamwork experience;
  • Identify and apply ethical principles and standards
Career Options
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Biological Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Software Engineering
Degree
A.S., Engineering

ENGINEERING: Transfer:
See Transfer Planning Guide available at the Counseling Center.

ENGINEERING (A.S. Degree)
Common Lower-Division Requirements: Certain math and physical science courses are common to all engineering programs as follows (check with your counselor regarding the specific four-year transfer school of your choice):

Course   Units
CHEM 001A General Chemistry (see note below)   5
ENGR 010 Intro to Engineering   4
ENGR 020 Engineering Graphics   3
ENGR 021 Intro to Computing for Scientists and Engineers   3
ENGR 023 Mechanics   3
ENGR 024 Intro to Circuit Analysis   3
MATH 003A,B Analytical Geometry and Calculus   5-5
MATH 004A Intermediate Calculus   4
MATH 004B Differential Equations   4
PHYS 004ABC Engineering Physics   5-5-5

To be awarded an A.S. degree, a student must complete
1. All the major requirements
2. Additional units to meet the college graduation requirements.

NOTE: Only CHEM 001A is required for the A.S. degree. Transfer students may need to take additional chemistry courses to complete the requirements for a B.S. degree. Please consult with a counselor to determine campus-specific requirements.
Additional math may be required.
Those students majoring in civil engineering should enroll in ENGR 01A, Plane Surveying.

Recommended Electives:
Choose those general education requirements outside the major which may apply toward the bachelor's degree requirements at the four-year institution where you transfer.

ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY: Transfer:
See Transfer Planning Guide available at the Counseling Center

ENGR 001A PLANE SURVEYING
3 units
Lecture 3 hours; lab 0 hours, lab 0 hours by arrangement
Prerequisite: MATH 000D or high schol trigonometry.
Acceptable:for credit: University of California, California State University
Theory and practice of engineering measurements as applied to surveying work, instruments and techniques used in making horizontal, vertical and angular measurements. Application to practical field and mapping problems.

ENGR 010 INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING
4 units
Lecture 3 hours; lab 2 hours, lab 2 hours by arrangement
Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University
This course will introduce first-year enginering students to experimentation, data analysis engineering design, and to the engineering profession.
This course is transferable to the California State University and the University of California. Pass/No Pass Option

ENGR 020 ENGINEERING GRAPHICS
3 units
Lecture 2 hours; lab 4 hours, lab 0 hours by arrangement
Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University
A study of orthographic projection, sections, auxiliary (single and double) dimensioning, tolerancing, subassemblies, threads and fasteners and weldments. Some work to be done in freehand sketching. Primarily for engineering transfer students. Detail and assembly drawings. Engineering design projects. Both drawing board and CAD techniques will be utilized.

ENGR 021 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTING FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS
3 units
Lecture 3 hours; lab 0 hours, lab 3 hours by arrangement
Co requisite: MATH 003A
Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University
This course emphasizes the use of the computer as a tool using the C++ program language to solve scientific and engineering problems. Topics include program design, algorithms, development, documentation and elementary data structures. The student will use the C++ language for programming the solution to a variety of engineering problems.

ENGR 022 - DESCRIPTIVE GEOMETRY
3 units
Lecture 2 hours; lab 4 hours, lab 0 hours by arrangement
A thorough study of orthographic projection techniques utilizing both drawing board and CAD. The study of points, lines and planes in space and of their intersections. The graphical solution of space problems. Develops an understanding of visualizing objects in various positions.
Primarily for transfer students in engineering or for drafting majors.

ENGR 023 VECTOR MECHANICS
3 units
Lecture 3 hours; lab 0 hours, lab 0 hours by arrangement
Prerequisite: PHYS 004A
Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University
Application of static principles for solution of problems with particles, trusses, frames, cables, and other structural components under concentrated and distributed force systems.

ENGR 024 INTRODUCTION TO CIRCUIT ANALYSIS
3 units
Lecture 3 hours; lab 0 hours, lab 0 hours by arrangement
Prerequisite: PHYS 004B
Co requisite: MATH 004A
Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University
Introduction to the analysis of lumped, linear, bilateral circuits. Considers basic elements; elementary network differential equations; development of steady state sinusoidal circuits analysis from the network differential equations.

ENGR 025 INTRODUCTION TO MATERIALS
3 units
Lecture 3 hours; lab 2 hours, lab 0 hours by arrangement
Prerequisites: MATH 003A, PHYS 004A, CHEM 001A
Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University
This course is an introduction to engineering materials, including pure metals, binary alloys, steels, semiconductors, plastics and polymers, with an introduction into mechanics of materials including basic material failure mechanisms. Pass/No Pass Option

ENGR 060 INTRODUCTION TO MATH CAD
.5 unit
Lecture 1 hour (over 9 weeks); lab 0 hours, lab 0 hours by arrangement
Introduction to solving mathematical equations and expressions using MathCAD. Lectures, examples and hands-on practice from several engineering fields will be given. This course may be repeated once. Pass/No Pass Option

ENGR 065 MATLAB
.5 unit
Lecture 1 hour (over 9 weeks); lab 0 hours, lab 0 hours by arrangement
Recommended preparation: MATH 106/106R
This course is an introduction to solving mathematical equations and expressions using MATLAB. This course may be taken for a total of two times. Pass/No Pass Option

ENGR 066 ENGINEERING PROBLEM SOLVING USING MATLAB
4 units
Lecture 3 hours; lab 3 hours, lab 0 hours by arrangement
Recommended preparation: MATH 106/106R
Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University
This course provides an opportunity to use the computers to solve engineering problems using MATLAB. The student will learn to use basic programming techniques including program control, relational/logical operators, and selection scripting and file management as they implement computational solutions. This course may be repeated one time. Pass/No Pass Option

ENGR 100 SPECIAL TOPICS
.5-3 units
The course will explore topics related to this discipline and will be offered as needed. See the class schedule for current offerings. Credit/No Credit
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