Engineering

Tyler Wallace, Division Chair
509.793.2150
engineering@bigbend.edu

Engineering courses may be taken as part of the Associate in Arts and Science DTA degree or as part of the Associate in Science- Transfer (AS-T 2) degree. Within the Associate in Arts and Science DTA degree, these courses may be used toward the Specified or General Elective credit. Students seeking Associate in Arts and Science DTA degree should refer to the catalog section “Degrees & Certificates” for a detailed description of the degree, its program outcomes, and courses that will satisfy degree requirements.

Within the Associate in Science-Transfer degree, engineering courses satisfy the AS-T 2 Pre-Engineering MRP Degree path. The AS-T 2 Pre-Engineering MRP Degree path allows students to prepare for upper division study toward a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering and enter the college or university at junior standing should they be admitted to the school’s engineering program. This degree gives students the opportunity to make substantial progress toward fulfilling major requirements while completing at least half of the Breadth requirements for Humanities and Social Science.

At a basic level, engineers apply scientific and mathematical principles to make the world a better place. They may design machines, roads, buildings, or circuitry; combine the inventions of others to develop or improve processes; oversee the operation of technological equipment in facilities ranging from waste treatment plants to large manufacturing facilities to water purification plants; develop new materials that are stronger, lighter, or more environmentally friendly.

Since programs differ at each college, students should consider program outlines published by the college or university where the student plans to continue his/her course of study. The following recommended courses will prepare students for most senior institutions. Students should prepare their quarterly schedules with the assistance of an advisor knowledgeable in their transfer area. Students should seek out their advisor for more information and guidance on possible courses to take to complete this degree and to prepare and plan for future transfer.

Advising Maps

Advising maps for the AS-T degrees offered at BBCC are available on the BBCC Website. Use the Academics dropdown, below Programs & Degrees, select Advising Maps. Once on the Advising Maps page look for:

  • Biology AS-T Track I
  • Chemistry AS-T Track I
  • Engineering, Computer Science, or Physics AS-T Track II

AS-T Track 2 Pre-Engineering MRP degrees offered statewide include four pathways. 

  • Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering (BioE and ChemE) Pathway
  • Computer and Electrical Engineering (Comp E and EE) Pathway
  • Civil and Mechanical Engineering (CE and ME) Pathway
    • Note: This pathway includes Aeronautical, Environmental and Industrial Engineering.
  • Materials Science and Manufacturing Engineering (MSE and MFGE) Pathway

BBCC does not offer all of the courses required within these Pre-Engineering MRP pathways.  Students interested in one of these Pre-Engineering MRP pathways should see their advisor to develop an educational plan that would enable students to work toward one of the above listed MRPs. 

The advising map is helpful to prepare for advising and registration each quarter. Students should maintain an accurate record of courses completed and bring their advising map with them for advising appointments.

Degrees and Certificates

Courses

ENGR& 111: Engineering Graphics I

Credits 5
This course studies the principles of mechanical drawings: geometric construction, orthographic projection, sectional views, auxiliary views, isometric and oblique drawings, dimensions, threads, fasteners, and lettering using AutoCad software. This software is used by engineers to communicate proposed designs and new ideas. (Formerly ENGR 160)

ENGR& 112: Engineering Graphics II

Credits 5
This course uses computer software to draft parametric models in three dimensions using Solidworks software. This course covers file management methods, rapid prototyping, and 2D drawing development techniques. (Formerly ENGR 265)

ENGR& 204: Electrical Circuits

Credits 5
This course introduces electrical circuit concepts and mathematical models to analyze electrical circuits and systems. The behaviors of circuit components including resistors, sources, capacitors, inductors and operational amplifiers will be examined. The analytic solutions of mathematical models will be calculated and presented in terms of voltage, current and electrical power. Fundamentals of electrical power generation, transmission, analysis and calculation will also be covered.

ENGR& 214: Statics

Credits 5
Statics is the study of objects which are either at rest or moving with constant velocity. Students in this course will learn to apply mathematics and physical science to the analysis of the forces and moments acting on these objects, developing engineering problem-solving skills in the process. Topics studied will include the following: vector notation and operations; equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies; moments of forces; couples; trusses and frames; shear and moment diagrams; applications of friction; center of gravity, centroids, and moments of inertia. (Formerly EGR211)

ENGR& 215: Dynamics

Credits 5
Dynamics is the study of the accelerated motion of particles and rigid bodies. The study of the motion in this course will deal with kinematics (the mathematical description of the motion) and kinetics (the analysis of the forces causing the motion). Vector notation and operations will be used extensively in this course, and calculus will be used regularly. (Formerly EGR 212)

ENGR& 224: Thermodynamics

Credits 5
Thermodynamics is the science of energy. This course introduces the basic principles of thermodynamics from a macroscopic point of view and applies them to engineering systems such as heat pumps, engines, power plants, and refrigeration. Topics include property tables, equations of state, first and second laws of thermodynamics, analysis of closed and open systems, power and refrigeration cycles.

ENGR& 225: Mechanics of Materials

Credits 5
An introduction to the concepts of stress, strain, deformation, and failure theory in solid materials. Applies mechanics of materials concepts to structural and machine elements such as rods, shafts, and beams. These elements are analyzed in tension, compression, bending, torsion, and shear. (Formerly EGR 214)

ENGR 110: Intro to Science and Engineering

Credits 3
Students in this course will investigate careers in science and engineering, and will research the educational pathways to those careers. In addition, students will learn techniques for becoming a successful student in science and engineering majors.

ENGR 201: Material Science

Credits 5
An introduction to Materials Science that includes the atomic, molecular, and crystalline structures of materials and their relationship to electrical, mechanical, thermal, and chemical properties, as well as an introduction to materials processing and fabrication techniques.

ENGR 202: Design of Logic Circuits

Credits 6
This course introduces students to the methods, skills and theoretical knowledge needed to design, simulate, and build combinational logic and basic sequential logic circuits. Using industry relevant CAD tools and design technologies, students will learn through homework and projects to design and implement a collection of combinational and sequential logic circuits. Upon completion, students will apply the same tools prevalent in industry and their transferrable skills to many digital electronic applications today.

ENGR 205: Electric Circuits Lab

Credits 1

This course utilizes lab experiments to verify electrical circuit principles that are learned in ENGR& 204. Students will also perform measurements to confirm the analytical solutions from mathematical models. Some engineering programs including electrical engineering require this course. Please see your advisor.

ENGR 240: Applied Numerical Methods

Credits 5

This course includes application of the following methods: elements of error analysis, real roots of an equation, polynomial approximation by finite difference and least square methods, interpolation, quadrature, numerical solution of ordinary differential equations, and numerical solutions of systems of linear equations. The student should expect to program a computer in addition to using a graphing calculator.