Academic Catalog

Engineering (ENGR)

ENGR 6  •  ENGINEERING GRAPHICS

ENGR 6 Details
Units: 4
Hours: 3 lecture, 3 laboratory per week (72 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: MATH 48C or equivalent.
Advisory: ENGL 110 or ESLL 125.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: CSU/UC
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

The application of orthographic projection to detail and assembly drawings, with examples from various engineering fields. Geometric construction, sketching, dimensioning for interchangeable assembly and specification of materials. Graphical analysis, documentation and presentation of engineering information. Theory of orthographic projection and its application to graphical solution of the more advanced three-dimensional space problems. Investigation of relationships between points, lines, planes and solids. Use of solid modeling computer program in carrying out the above course components.

ENGR 10  •  INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING

ENGR 10 Details
Units: 5
Hours: 4 lecture, 3 laboratory per week (84 total per quarter)
Advisory: ENGL 110 or ESLL 125; UC will accept for transfer credit either ENGR 10 or ENGR 49, not both; not open to students with credit in ENGR 20.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: CSU/UC
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

A first experience in engineering, this course is open to all students intending to major in engineering or who want to try out engineering. Students will gain experience with project management and design, insights from discussions on ethics and environmental impact and skills in written and oral technical communication.

ENGR 11  •  PROGRAMMING & PROBLEM-SOLVING IN MATLAB

ENGR 11 Details
Units: 5
Hours: 4 lecture, 3 laboratory per week (84 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: MATH 1B or 1BH.
Advisory: Demonstrated proficiency in English by placement via multiple measures OR through an equivalent placement process OR completion of ESLL 125 & ESLL 249.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: CSU/UC
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

This course utilizes the MATLAB environment to provide students with a working knowledge of computer-based problem-solving methods relevant to science and engineering. It introduces the fundamentals of procedural and object-oriented programming, numerical analysis, and data structures. Examples and assignments in the course are drawn from practical applications in engineering, physics, and mathematics.

ENGR 35  •  STATICS

ENGR 35 Details
Units: 5
Hours: 5 lecture per week (60 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: MATH 1B or 1BH; PHYS 4A.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: CSU/UC
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Principles of statics as applied to particles and rigid bodies in two and three dimensions under concentrated and distributed force systems. Equilibrium conditions in structures, machines, beams and cables. Determination of centroids and moments of inertia. Dry friction and methods of virtual work.

ENGR 37  •  INTRODUCTION TO CIRCUIT ANALYSIS

ENGR 37 Details
Units: 5
Hours: 5 lecture per week (60 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: PHYS 4B.
Corequisite: MATH 2A.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: CSU/UC
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Analysis of lumped, linear circuits in steady state DC and AC. Principals and Laws are used, such as Ohm's Law and Kirchhoff's Law, Thevenin's and Norton's Theorem. Methods of analyzing circuits also include Linearity, Superposition, Source Transformation, and Maximum Power Transfer. First and second order circuits' complete response, AC power and steady-state analysis, frequency and transient response and circuits using op-amps.

ENGR 37L  •  CIRCUIT ANALYSIS LABORATORY

ENGR 37L Details
Units: 2
Hours: 1 lecture, 3 laboratory per week (48 total per quarter)
Corequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENGR 37.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: CSU/UC
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Practical verification of theorems and concepts learned in ENGR 37 through experimentation. Included will be experiments in DC and AC circuits involving the utilization of a variety of instruments, such as DC/AC meters, regulated power supplies, signal generators, oscilloscopes and frequency counters.

ENGR 40  •  INTRODUCTION TO CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY

ENGR 40 Details
Units: 5
Hours: 4 lecture, 3 laboratory per week (84 total per quarter)
Advisory: CHEM 25 or equivalent; ability to do basic engineering calculations, including use of spreadsheets.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: CSU/UC
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Introduces the technical student to the field of clean energy technology, including modern energy systems and utility infrastructure, fossil fuel and renewable energy power generation, solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind technology, buildings as systems, green and LEED building, smart energy and active distribution (microgrid concept), transportation energy and advanced transportation solutions, and the future of sustainable energy systems. Overview of the energy industry, environmental and economic considerations, and key research and policy areas for clean and sustainable energy solutions. Provides students with a conceptual framework and foundation to proceed to more advanced study, as well as exploring emerging clean energy careers.

ENGR 45  •  PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS

ENGR 45 Details
Units: 5
Hours: 4 lecture, 3 laboratory per week (84 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: CHEM 1B or 1BH; MATH 1C.
Corequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in PHYS 4B.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: CSU/UC
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Properties of engineering materials related to basic structure; applications to the selection and use of engineering materials.

ENGR 47  •  DYNAMICS

ENGR 47 Details
Units: 5
Hours: 5 lecture per week (60 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: ENGR 35.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: CSU/UC
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Intended for engineering majors planning to transfer to four-year institutions. It covers the fundamentals of kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies. Topics include general and relative motion, force and acceleration, work and energy, and impulse and momentum analyzed in two and three dimensions. Provides an introduction to vibrations and oscillations.

ENGR 49  •  ENGINEERING PROFESSION

ENGR 49 Details
Units: 1
Hours: 1 lecture per week (12 total per quarter)
Advisory: UC will accept for transfer credit either ENGR 10 or ENGR 49, not both.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: CSU/UC
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

A study of the engineering profession, its requirements, opportunities and responsibilities. Exposure to engineers and their educational, personal, and career paths. Review of engineering ethics. Students formulate a career plan.

ENGR 70R  •  INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING

ENGR 70R Details
Units: 1
Hours: 3 laboratory per week (36 total per quarter)
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: CSU
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Provides an opportunity for the student to expand their studies in Engineering beyond the classroom by completing a project or an assignment arranged by agreement between the student and instructor. The student is required to contract with the instructor to determine the scope of assignment and the unit value assigned for successful completion. Students may take a maximum of 6 units of Independent Study per department.

ENGR 71R  •  INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING

ENGR 71R Details
Units: 2
Hours: 6 laboratory per week (72 total per quarter)
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: CSU
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Provides an opportunity for the student to expand their studies in Engineering beyond the classroom by completing a project or an assignment arranged by agreement between the student and instructor. The student is required to contract with the instructor to determine the scope of assignment and the unit value assigned for successful completion. Students may take a maximum of 6 units of Independent Study per department.

ENGR 72R  •  INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING

ENGR 72R Details
Units: 3
Hours: 9 laboratory per week (108 total per quarter)
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: CSU
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Provides an opportunity for the student to expand their studies in Engineering beyond the classroom by completing a project or an assignment arranged by agreement between the student and instructor. The student is required to contract with the instructor to determine the scope of assignment and the unit value assigned for successful completion. Students may take a maximum of 6 units of Independent Study per department.

ENGR 73R  •  INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING

ENGR 73R Details
Units: 4
Hours: 12 laboratory per week (144 total per quarter)
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: CSU
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Provides an opportunity for the student to expand their studies in Engineering beyond the classroom by completing a project or an assignment arranged by agreement between the student and instructor. The student is required to contract with the instructor to determine the scope of assignment and the unit value assigned for successful completion. Students may take a maximum of 6 units of Independent Study per department.