Engineering

*(The following courses are available Spring 2021 pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.)

ENGR 1113 (1-0-3) Manufacturing Process Lab

(Available Spring 2021*)

This course will teach teamwork and the dynamics of working with others who have different skill sets. The students will complete manufacturing projects at off-campus industry sites. Skills taught in the course include manufacture of parts dictated by mechanical drawings. Students will hone their skills using SolidWorks, a solid modeling computer-aided design and computer-aided engineering program. Students will become familiar with the use of various machine equipment including engine lathes, milling machines, drill presses, grinders, band saws, brakes, and precision measuring devices.  The student will learn how to work with the machines safely and how to maintain a safe working environment.  Students will also be instructed in metals joining (welding) with attention to Metal Inert Gas Welding (MIG), Tungsten Inert Gas Welding (TIG), and Stick Welding. Lab Fee.

Requisites: None.

Offered: Spring

ENGR 1311 (3-2-3) Introduction to Engineering Practice I

(Available Spring 2021*)

This course provides an introduction to the engineering profession and will address the question, “What do engineers really do?” To answer this question the students are introduced to graphical modeling using the program Solid Works as a tool for computer-based graphics. Various engineering disciplines and their uses to serve humankind will be introduced.  The students will gain an understanding of the basics of the engineering profession, including problem-solving, design, teamwork, creativity, ethics, and communication (verbally and graphic explanation of three-dimensional geometry), and engineering  ethics. The student will experience hands on build and test activities. The student will develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills as part of the Christ-centered quality higher education offered by Dallas Baptist University to prepare for life-long learning and service to others. Lab fee.

Requisites: None.

Offered: Fall.

ENGR 1312 (3-3-0) Introduction to Engineering Practice II

(Available Spring 2021*)

This course is a continuation of ENGR 1311 Introduction to Engineering Practice I; however, the emphasis in this course is on design projects in which the student will design, build, and test. The student will work on a design team and become familiar with engineering design processes, team dynamics, communication, reporting, decision making, goal setting, project planning, timelines, and completing task according to timelines and specifications.  The student will gain a basic proficiency in the LabView and Arduino programming languages. This course will provide the student with opportunities to communicate in the written word project documentation, memos, and reports. The student will also present their teams’ work orally.  The student will continue to learn about the engineering profession, engineering ethics, safety, and social responsibility.  The student will develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills as part of the Christ-centered quality higher education offered by Dallas Baptist University to prepare for life-long learning and service to others. Lab fee.

Requisites: ENGR 1311.

Offered: Spring.

ENGR 2015 (0-0-0) Sophomore Design Seminar

(Available Spring 2021*)

In this course students will learn the hard and soft skills/crafts that are necessary to successfully complete the engineering and design projects in an ethical manner.  Cultural differences and their effect on communication necessary for project success will be addressed. Case studies will be discussed and the elements of the projects that helped or hindered project success will be evaluated. Lab fee.

Requisites: ENGR 1312.

Offered: Spring.

ENGR 2131 (1-0-3) Circuits and Measurements

(Available Spring 2021*)

This course is an introduction to instrumentation, data collection and analysis, and report writing. Students will learn to use test equipment for electrical and mechanical measurements. Lab fee.

Requisites: ENGR 2316.

Offered: Fall.

ENGR 2223 (2-2-0) Mechanical Engineering Lab I

(Available Spring 2021*)

This course is an introduction to principles of metrology, instrumentation, collection, and analysis of experimental data, including presentation and report writing. Students will learn to use test equipment for electrical and mechanical measurements and basic measuring, sensing, and data acquisition devices. The selection of instrumentation, experimental setup, analysis, and reporting are emphasized. Lab fee.

Requisites: ENGR 2316.

Offered: Spring.

ENGR 2241 (2-2-0) Introduction to Computer Engineering

Available Spring 2021*)

An introduction to the design and operation of digital computers. The relationship between software and hardware is stressed. The concepts of computer engineering, including embedded controllers, software design, operating systems, and protocols will be introduced. Lab fee.

Requisites: None.

Offered: Fall.

ENGR 2316 (3-3-0) Introduction to Electric Circuits

(Available Spring 2021*)

In this course students will learn principles of linear networks covering applicable laws of circuit theory, including elements of network topology, mesh currents and node voltages, network theorems, op-amps, energy and power, basic concepts of transient response of R-L and R-C networks to a unit pulse driving function, steady state sinusoidal voltage and current, including polyphase circuits, mutual coupling, and ideal transformers. Lab fee.

Requisites: MATH 1406.

Offered: Fall.

ENGR 2321 (3-3-0) Statics

(Available Spring 2021*)

In this course students learn the application of equilibrium to the analysis of simple engineering structures and machines and the application of the fundamental principles of Newtonian mechanics to the statics of particles and the equilibrium of trusses, frames, beams, and other ridged bodies. Lab fee.

Requisites: PHYS 1401, MATH 1405, 1406.

Offered: Spring.

ENGR 2322 (3-3-0) Dynamics

(Available Spring 2021*)

In this course students learn about the motion of bodies under the action of forces. The kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies are covered along with the principals of impulse, momentum, work, and energy. Lab fee.

Requisites: ENGR 2321, MATH 2407.

Offered: Spring.

ENGR 2332 (3-3-0) Advanced Circuits

(Available Spring 2021*)

In this course students will learn complex frequency analysis of linear networks, transient RLC network response, mutual coupling and ideal transformers, frequency response, Laplace transforms as applied to two-port networks, and time and frequency domain transformations. Lab fee.

Requisites: ENGR 2316 and MATH 3305.

Offered: Spring.

ENGR 2414 (4-3-1) Project Management Design and Entrepreneurship (S-L)

(Available Spring 2021*)

An introduction to management aspects of the engineering profession, project management, prioritization of resource allocation, and management of technical design projects. Students are assigned an engineering and /or a business project under the supervision of the faculty member. Students are expected to meet regularly with the faculty member and complete assigned readings and projects as well as give a substantial oral presentation. Students will develop problem solving and critical thinking skills as part of the Christ-centered quality higher education offered by Dallas Baptist University to prepare for life-long learning and service to others. This course contains a field-based service-learning component. Lab fee.

Requisites: ENGR 1312.

Offered: Fall.

ENGR 3324 (3-3-0) Mechanics of Materials

(Available Spring 2021*)

This course covers stress and strain, properties of materials, axially-loaded members, stresses and deformation of beams, torsion, combined loading and principal stresses, elastic curves, superposition, design of beams and connections, continuous beams, and columns. Lab fee.

Requisites: ENGR 2321, PHYS 1401, and MATH 1406.

Offered: Spring.

ENGR 3333 (3-3-0) Digital Electronics

(Available Spring 2021*)

In this course students will learn application of Boolean algebra to the design of logic circuits; Karnaugh maps; registers, counters, and data conversion. The course includes microlabs for combinational and sequential logic circuits. Lab fee.

Requisites: ENGR 2316.

Offered: Spring.