Engineering

The Engineering program at College of the Desert:

  • Provide students with the fundamental knowledge and skills in mathematics, science, and engineering to prepare them for successful transfer to four-year engineering programs and complete their degree in a timely manner.
  • Produce engineering transfer students that recognize the importance of and engage in life-long learning, as they pursue their four-year degrees and perhaps a graduate level education while at the same time encourage others to have this same motivation.
  • Produce students that have an understanding of ethical responsibility and service toward their peers, employers, and society and follow these precepts in their daily lives.

Upon completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Analyze real world engineering problems and apply appropriate theory to solve them.
  • Acquire the skills necessary to interact and communicate in an effective manner in a technical environment such as Engineering.
  • Demonstrates the skills relevant to the engineering field.
  • Apply and transfer to an engineering program at a four-year school.

Advisor:   

Carl Farmer      
Astronomy, Engineering, Physics
cfarmer@collegeofthedesert.edu
(760) 776-7455

Associate Degrees (AA/AS)

ENGR 006A  Electric Circuits for Engineering & Science Units: 4

This course is the first semester of a one year course designed to provide students with a broad knowledge of the theoretical background and experimental application of modern electronic devices and circuitry. It covers basic electronic concepts, solid state devices such as diodes and transistors and an introduction to basic analog and digital circuit design and analysis emphasizing practical applications including Ohm's Law and Kirchhoff's Laws; nodal and loop analysis; analysis of linear circuits; network theorems; transients in RLC circuits; sinusoidal steady-state analysis and application of PSPICE to circuit analysis. (Equivalent to PH 006A.)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: MATH 001A
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE:C1                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ENGR 009  Introduction to Engineering Units: 3

This course is a basic introduction to Engineering and its different fields. Covers procedures and pathways to reach full academic potential in each student's field of choice. Discusses ethics and communication skills while applying design and analysis techniques to projects from various areas of engineering. This course is intended for students pursuing a degree in engineering.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: MATH 054
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ENGR 011  Statics Units: 3

This course is an introduction to the analysis of forces on engineering structures in equilibrium. Vector analysis is utilized to study two- and three-dimensional frames, machines and trusses. Principles of friction, centroids, center of gravity, and moment of inertia for areas and masses are applied to analyze complex real-world problems. (Equivalent to PH 011.)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: MATH 001B & PH 003A
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ENGR 012  Dynamics Units: 3

This course is 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 kinematics of particle motion, Newton's Second Law, planar and three dimensional motion of rigid bodies, momentum and energy principles for rigid body motion and an introduction to vibrations and oscillations. (Equivalent to PH 012.)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ENGR 011 or PH 011
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ENGR 013  Materials Science Units: 3

Application of basic principles of chemistry and physics to the mechanical, electrical, optical, thermal, magnetic, and deteriorative properties of materials. Special emphasis is given to the relationship between microstructure and the properties of metals, polymers, ceramics, and semiconducting materials.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: CH 001A & MATH 001A
Advisory: PH 003A
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None