## Engineering Option

Provides the first two years of a traditional engineering program, in which the student chooses a particular engineering field: Mechanical/Civil/Industrial, Electrical, or Computer Systems.

Upon graduating from this program, students will demonstrate:

- An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
- An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
- An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve problems
- An ability to communicate effectively
- The education necessary to understand the impact of engineering in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
- An ability to engage in life-long learning
- A knowledge of contemporary issues.

All students are encouraged to check with their transfer institution as to what their requirements are for their particular area of interest so they do not have to take more courses than are needed.

We advise that students start their mathematics courses as soon as they enter the program.

The majority of our students transfer to UMass or WNEU. For students transferring to UMass Amherst the minimum GPA is 2.7.

**Availability:**- Degree

A.S. in Engineering Studies

Contact: Ileana Vasu, (413) 552-2438, ivasu@hcc.edu

## General Education Requirements

**Total Credits: 20**Course TitleNumberPre-requisitesCreditsENG 101Click arrow3This course is the first half of the college composition sequence and focuses on expository writing, critical thinking, and research, with emphases on the following: critical reading and interpretation of nonfiction texts; engaging with and analyzing texts; using summary, paraphrase, and quotation; finding, evaluating and documenting sources; and writing with purpose. Students will produce approximately 3000 words of formal written work, including a documented research paper of at least 1250 words. 4 class hours Prerequisite: Appropriate scores on English placement tests or C- or better in ENG 095 or C- or better in ENG 097 and ENG 098, or C- or better in ENG 096 or ENG 099.

ENG 102Prerequisite: ENG 101 with a grade of C- or better3This course is the second half of the first-year composition sequence and focuses on comprehending literary works, thinking critically, and writing analytically. The emphasis is on writing critically about fiction, poetry, and drama. Frequent short essays are assigned, amounting to a total of approximately 3000 words. Prerequisite: ENG 101 with a grade of C- or better

3Select from the following courses: ANT 101, ANT 103, ANT 110, ANT 114, ANT 120, ANT 130, ANT 150, ANT 250, CRJ 110, CRJ 117, CRJ 208, CRJ 210, CRJ 217, ECN 100, ECN 101, ECN 102, ECN 120, ECN150, ECN 250, GEO 110, GRT 110, GRT 120, HON 206, HSV 205, HSV 208, HSV 210, HSV 212, HSV 226, LAW 215, POL 101, POL 110, POL 120, POL 125, POL 140, POL 150, POL 230, PSY 110, PSY 203, PSY 210, PSY 215, PSY 216, PSY 217, PSY 218, PSY 220, PSY 222, PSY 224, PSY 225, PSY 230, PSY 233, PSY 242, PSY 250, PSY 260, PSY 265, PSY 270, SOC 110, SOC 130, SOC 204, SOC 208, SOC 210, SOC 213, SOC 214, SOC 215, SOC 220, SOC 240, SOC250, SSN 120, SSN 230, WST 100, WST 215, WST 217

SSN XX23Select from the following courses: ANT 101, ANT 103, ANT 110, ANT 114, ANT 120, ANT 130, ANT 150, ANT 250, COM 212, CRJ 110, CRJ 117, CRJ 200, CRJ 208, CRJ 210, CRJ 217, ECN 100, ECN 101, ECN 102, ECN 104, ECN 105, ECN 120, ECN150, ECN 250, GEO 110, GRT 110, HON 206, HSV 120, HSV 205, HSV 208, HSV 212, HSV 226, HSV 230, LAW 215, POL 101, POL 110, POL 120, POL 125, POL 126, POL 140, POL 150, POL 230, PSY 110, PSY 202, PSY 203, PSY 210, PSY 215, PSY 216, PSY 217, PSY 218, PSY 220, PSY 222, PSY 224, PSY 225, PSY 226, PSY 230, PSY 233, PSY 240, PSY 242, PSY 250, PSY 260, PSY 265, PSY 270, SOC 110, SOC 130, SOC 150, SOC 204, SOC 208, SOC 213, SOC 214, SOC 215, SOC 216, SOC 220, SOC 240, SOC250, SSN 120, SSN 230, WST 100, WST 215, WST 217

PHS 111Corequisites: MTH 111 or MTH 1134The study of particle kinematics and dynamics, work and energy, conservation laws of energy and linear momentum, rotational kinematics and dynamics, conservation of angular momentum, and simple harmonic motion. Calculus is used throughout the course. Corequisites: MTH 111 or MTH 113

PHS 112Click arrow4Concepts and principles of electricity and magnetism leading to Maxwell's equations. Topics covered are charge and matter, Gauss' Law, electrical potential, capacitors and dielectrics, current and resistance, magnetic field, Ampere's Law, Faraday's Law, inductance, electromagnetic oscillations, alternating current, and electromagnetic waves. Prerequisites: PHS 111 Prerequisite or Corequisite: MTH 112 or MTH 114

## Program Requirements

**Total Credits: 30-31**Course TitleNumberPre-requisitesCreditsCHM 113Click arrow4A study of the fundamental chemical laws and theories, including stoichiometry, the gaseous and liquid states, periodic law, atomic and molecular structures, and energy. Descriptive material supporting the discussion is from the field of inorganic and organic chemistry. Qualitative and quantitative laboratory work supports the lecture discussion. Prerequisite: MTH 085, or an equivalent self-paced level, or equivalent score on the math placement exam.

CHM 121Click arrow4This course is recommended as a preparation for future chemistry courses. A study of scientific method; chemical laws and theories; electronic, atomic, and molecular structure and their underlying experimental basis; chemical bonding; periodic table relationships; quantitative and stoichiometric relationships; thermochemistry; gas laws; liquid state; and solutions. Qualitative and quantitative laboratory work supports lecture discussion. Prerequisite: MTH 104 Eligibility; or MTH 104 taken previously or concurrently, or eligible by equivalent score on the math placement test. High school chemistry is recommended.

CHM 114Prerequisite: CHM 113 or CHM 121 or equivalent.4A study of solutions, ionization, acid-based theories, equilibria, oxidation-reduction, electrochemistry, and nuclear chemistry, and an introduction to organic chemistry. Descriptive material supporting the discussion is from the field of inorganic and organic chemistry. Qualitative and quantitative laboratory work supports the lecture discussion. Prerequisite: CHM 113 or CHM 121 or equivalent.

CHM 124Prerequisite: CHM 113 or CHM 121.4A study of properties of solutions, electrolytes, ionization, oxidation-reduction, electro-chemistry, kinetics, energy, thermodynamics, principles of chemical equilibria including ionic equilibria and solubility product, hydrolysis, acid-base theories, nuclear chemistry, and descriptive chemistry. Qualitative and quantitative laboratory work supports lecture discussion. Prerequisite: CHM 113 or CHM 121.

EGR 109Prerequisite: MTH 104 or adequate score on MPE4A treatment of digital logic as it applies to electronic circuits. Topics include Boolean logic, logic gates, combinational and sequential devices and the simulation language Verilog. Students will be required to write Verilog programs. Prerequisite: MTH 104 or adequate score on MPE

EGR 117Click arrow3Approximately two-thirds of the course, will be devoted to computer aided solid modeling using the SolidWorks software, with the other one-third focused on learning MATLAB, mathematics software. Emphasis will be on solving problems related to engineering, and students will be required to do their assignments using the College's microcomputer facilities. Prerequisite: MTH 104 or adequate score on the Mathematics Placement Examination

EGR 221Prerequisites: MTH 114 and PHS 111 previously or concurrently3A vector treatment of the equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies. Topics to be included are vector algebra, forces, moments, couples, equations of equilibrium, free body diagrams, graphical techniques, constraints, structures and mechanisms, friction, centroids and moments of inertia, and method of virtual work. Prerequisites: MTH 114 and PHS 111 previously or concurrently

EGR 223Prerequisite: MTH 114 previously or concurrently, and PHS 1114Covers time-Domain Analysis and techniques for writing and solving system dynamic equations with applications to electronics and other types of circuits. No prior knowledge of electricity or electronics is required. Prerequisite: MTH 114 previously or concurrently, and PHS 111

MTH 113Click arrow4Functions, limits, continuity, the derivative, applications, the integral, the fundamental theorem of calculus.NOTE: MTH 162 Applied Calculus is not a substitute for MTH 113 and cannot be used as a prerequisite for MTH 114. Prerequisite: MTH 108 or adequate score on the Mathematics Placement Exam

MTH 114Prerequisite: MTH 111 or MTH 1134Antiderivatives, techniques of integration, application, infinite series, approximating functions, Taylor series. Prerequisite: MTH 111 or MTH 113

MTH 213Prerequisites: MTH 1144Vectors in two and three dimensions, vector-valued functions, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, line and surface integrals. Prerequisites: MTH 114

## Program Electives. Choose ALL of the courses in any one of the following three groups.

**Total Credits: 9-17**Course TitleNumberPre-requisitesCreditsMECHANICAL, CIVIL or INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING REQUIREMENT

MTH 214Prerequisites: MTH 212 or MTH 213, previously or concurrently3First order and simple higher-order ordinary differential equations, linear equations, Laplace transforms, additional topics, and applications Prerequisites: MTH 212 or MTH 213, previously or concurrently

EGR 222Prerequisite: EGR 2213A study of the methods of determining stresses, strains, and deflections in engineering materials and structures that result from the application of physical loads. Prerequisite: EGR 221

EGR 250Prerequisite: MTH 114 previously or concurrently, and PHS 1113The classical thermodynamic principles and laws, including thermodynamic properties of substances, work, and heat; as well as the first and second laws of thermodynamics and their implications, including the concepts of entropy, reversible and irreversible processes, and cycles. Prerequisite: MTH 114 previously or concurrently, and PHS 111

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING OR COMPUTER SYSTEMS REQUIREMENTS

MTH 205Prerequisite: MTH 112 or MTH 114, previously or concurrently3Fundamental concepts of linear algebra: systems of equations, matrices, determinants, vector spaces, eigenvectors, and eigenvalues, with applications. Prerequisite: MTH 112 or MTH 114, previously or concurrently

MTH 214Prerequisites: MTH 212 or MTH 213, previously or concurrently3First order and simple higher-order ordinary differential equations, linear equations, Laplace transforms, additional topics, and applications Prerequisites: MTH 212 or MTH 213, previously or concurrently

MTH 230Prerequisite: MTH 1133Topics will be chosen from analysis of algorithms, feasibility, intractability, graph theory and trees, induction and recursion, counting techniques, and Boolean algebra. A rigorous course dealing with both theory and applications. Prerequisite: MTH 113

EGR 118Click arrow4A brief discourse on the fields and functions of engineering followed by an in depth introduction to computer programming using Java with emphasis on engineering applications. Topics are decimal and binary numbers, selection and repetition structures, arrays, methods, classes, input/output and pointers. Students will write programs to be run on the college's computers. Prerequisites: MTH 104 or adequate score on the Mathematics Placement Examination

EGR 224Prerequisite: EGR 2234A continuation of EGR 223 covering concepts relating to transfer functions, digital and Analog Solutions of System Equations, and Time and Frequency domain analysis techniques. Prerequisite: EGR 223

4-12Biology: Any 100 or higher Biology Course(s)

## General Elective (Sufficient to complete 60 credit graduation requirement)

**Total Credits: 0-1**Course TitleNumberPre-requisitesCredits

NOTES:

**Students must achieve a minimum grade of "C" in all EGR, MTH, PHS in order prefix courses in order to graduate from these programs and options.**

**Social Science Electives:** Students are strongly suggested to select 1 course that meets diversity requirements if they are transferring to UMASS. See transfer counselor for list.

Students intending to transfer to UMASS. in Mechanical, Industrial, Electrical or Computer Engineering should take one course in Chemistry and one in Biology. Students interested Civil Engineering and wanting to transfer to UMass should take 2 semesters of Chemistry and one of Biology.

Students intending to transfer to UMASS, Amherst, should take EGR 109; Students transferring to WNEU in Mechanical, Civil, and Industrial should take EGR 117.

Students may select from Chemistry courses: CHM 114, 124, 221, 222

Students may select from Engineering courses: EGR 110, 111, 118, 205, 222, 224, 250.

Students may select from Mathematics courses: MTH 205, 214, 230, 245.