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BAS-ET Course Descriptions

Year Three - Fall Quarter

Introduction to limits, derivatives, higher-order derivatives and implicit differentiation. Applications involving maximums and minimums, and related-rates. Analysis of graphs of functions. Prerequisites: MATH& 142 with a "C" (2.0) or better or appropriate placement score.
Introduces principles and techniques used to analyze and design wireless communication systems. Topics include radio communication, electromagnetic waves, antennae, propagation and digital modulation. Mobile and cellular systems are emphasized. Wireless sensing devices will be used to communicate with computerized and non-computerized networked control systems. Prerequisites: experience or classes related to wired electrical control systems is preferred.
Design, create and test systems which require the integration of mechanical and electronic components. Topics include microcontrollers, sensors, actuators, mechanical systems, real-time control system programming and modeling of electronic and mechanical systems. Prerequisites: highly recommend ELTRO 240 and ELEC 135 classes or experience working with electric and mechanical systems.

Year Three - Winter Quarter

Fundamental concepts, techniques and applications of risk analysis and risk-informed decision making for engineering students. An introduction to lock-out tag procedures, electrical arc flash protection, personal protection equipment (PPE) safety gear, and hands-on safety training.
Focuses on definite, indefinite, and improper integrals, techniques of integration and using integration to solve area, volume, work and other application problems. Prerequisites: MATH&151 with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better or appropriate placement score.
This course covers sensors, transducers, signal conditioning devices and computer-based instrumentation. Input/output (I/O) characteristics of sensors for pressure, distance, light, airflow, temperature, Hall effect and humidity are evaluated using data acquisition equipment and virtual instrumentation. Emphasis is placed on industrial applications, troubleshooting and determining I/O requirements to interface actuators such as AC, DC, stepper and servo motors to programmable logic controllers (PLCs). Prerequisites: ELEC 225, ENGR 315, CHEM&161 and PHYS&116.
This course covers crystal structure, microstructure, and physical properties of metals, ceramics, polymers, composites and amorphous materials. It also includes elementary mechanical behavior and phase equilibria. Prerequisites: CHEM&163, PHYS&115 or PHYS&222, PHYS&116 or PHYS&223 & MATH&142.

Year Three - Spring Quarter

Calculus of parametric and polar functions. Vector operations, calculus of vector-valued functions, analysis of motion in three dimensions. Sequences, series, Taylor polynomials, and Power Series. Prerequisites: MATH&152 with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better or appropriate placement score.
Principles of engineering statics including basic concepts, resultants, force-couple relationships, equilibrium diagrams, equilibrium analysis, three dimensional structures, two-dimensional frames, trusses, beams and friction. Prerequisites: MATH& 152, PHYS& 222 or equivalent, or instructor's signature.
A course in fluid mechanics. Topics include: fluid properties, hydrostatics, conservation laws, infinitesimal and finite control volume analysis, Navier-Stokes equations, dimensional analysis, internal and external flows.  Students will build upon knowledge gained in ENGR 325 and analyze, troubleshoot, predict and problem-solve complex structures.

Year Four - Fall Quarter

Modeling and analysis of dynamic systems and introductions to feedback control. Topics include dynamic modeling and response of mechanical, electrical, fluid and thermal systems; and feedback control sytems analysis. Students will build upon skills learned in prior courses that enables them to draw conclusions about complex problems and provide solutions. Prerequisites: ENGR&214, ELTRO 240, ELEC 225 or ELTRO 121. 
A course in engineering professional ethics. This course will focus on ethical situations engineering technology students will face throughout their careers. Research projects included will be taught from the administrator lens. 
The mechanics of materials emphasizing the analysis and design of statistically determinate beams, columns, and structural members in torsion and application of the three moment equations to statically indeterminate beams. 
Utilizing Lean principles and concepts, this course develops a foundation of solutions that support planning, scheduling, monitoring and performance measurement activities required for successful project completion. 

Year Four - Winter Quarter

Analysis of hydraulic control components and systems. Topics include pumps, valves, actuators, and industrial and mobile control systems.
Safety and health in the manufacturing, construction, and utilities industries, including pertinent laws, codes, regulations, standards, and product liability considerations. Organizational and administrative principles and practices for safety management and safety engineering, accident investigation, safety education, and safety enforcement. Prerequisites: ENGR 201.
Prepare and plan for capstone project.
Fundamentals of planning, scheduling, allocating resources and controlling projects using project management software and tools. The role of leadership and organizational structure in project management is also covered. Prerequisites: ENGR 310.

Year Four - Spring Quarter

Supervised on-the-job training with a manufacturer, processor, or related industrial firm. Students will need a letter of recommendation and faculty director permission.
Students can choose projects in electronics, renewable energy systems, wireless/data communications and automation/robotics. Typical project activities include the research and design phase, the execution phase, and the project report phase. A written report and oral presentation is required.