General Engineering (GE)
GE 101. Technical Computer Applications. 3 Credit Hours.
This course is an introduction to the use of personal computers in technology. Topics of this course include PC hardware, operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, graphics and the Internet.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.
GE 121. Principles of Engineering. 3 Credit Hours.
This course is an introduction to the opportunities and responsibilities of Engineering. Students will learn the field of Engineering, and explore Engineering Careers. They will complete projects in Design, Engineering Systems, Thermodynamics, Fluid Systems, Electrical and Control Systems, Strength and Properties of Materials, and Production Process and Quality Control.
GE 122. Engineering Design and Development. 3 Credit Hours.
Students will work in teams to design and build solutions to authentic engineering problems. Student teams will make progress reports to their peers, mentor and instructor, and will present their research paper and defend their projects to a panel of engineers, business leaders and instructors for professional review and feedback.
Prerequisites: GE 121 and EGR 147 or ME 121; or ME 151 and EGR 100.
GE 131. Engineering Technology Orientation. 1 Credit Hour.
This course introduces students to college level thinking skills, interpersonal skills, effective study skills and college services necessary for academic and professional success in engineering technology. Students will also be exposed to career opportunities and responsibilities in various fields of technology. Additional lab hours required.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.
GE 133. Quantitative Methods in Engineering Technologies. 2 Credit Hours.
This is a study of the mathematical and scientific applications found in engineering technologies. Topics include SI (metric) and customary (English) conversions, Pythagorean applications and triangular structures, and electrical resistance. Mechanical and electrical systems applications are demonstrated and investigated for each topic area.
Prerequisites: MTH 030 or higher and Reading Proficiency.
GE 151. Introduction to Aerospace Engineering. 3 Credit Hours.
This course will expose students to the world of aeronautics, flight and engineering. Through activity-based, project-based and problem-based learning students will be engaged in engineering design problems related to aerospace information systems, astronautics, rocketry, propulsion, the physics of space science, space life sciences, principles of aeronautics, structures and materials, and systems engineering. Additional lab hours required.
Prerequisites: EGR 147 and GE 121 or department approval.
GE 240. Product Design and Fabrication. 4 Credit Hours.
This course presents students with an authentic engineering design challenge. Engineering technology students from a variety of disciplines, work together to define problems, evaluate possible solutions and build a functional prototype. The course brings together skills developed in other engineering and technology courses. Additional lab hours required.
Prerequisites: Prior or concurrent enrollment in ME 152 or EE 233 or department approval, and Reading Proficiency.
GE 290. Workplace Learning: General Engineering. 1-6 Credit Hours.
This workplace-based course provides the student the opportunity to apply theory and skills learned in the classroom, learn new skills, and explore career possibilities while supervised by a professional in the field and a faculty member. Students will observe and participate in the functions of the industry to enhance their preparation for entering the field. Minimum 50 hours per credit hour in the workplace throughout the term.
Prerequisites: Department approval and Reading Proficiency.