**This course is INACTIVE**

School

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Division

Science - DNU

Department

Pre-Engineering

Academic Level

Undergraduate

Course Subject

Engineering

Course Number

102

Course Title

Principles of Engineering (POE)

Credit Hours

3.00

Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester

77.00 (for 15-week classes)

Student Contact Hours Per Semester

77.00 (for 15-week classes)

Grading Method

A-E

Catalog Course Description

A survey course discussing major topics covered in a post-secondary engineering course of study, including mechanisms, energy, statics, materials, and kinematics. Emphasizes how to develop effective problem-solving skills and apply research and design to create solutions to various challenges. Also discusses how to properly document work and communicate solutions.

## Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Goal Statement

This course intends to give students an overview of the course topics for an engineering major. Topics include mechanisms, energy, statics, materials, and kinematics.

Core Course Topics

- Mechanisms
- Energy Sources
- Energy Applications
- Energy and Power
- Statics
- Material Properties
- Material Testing
- Materials and Structures
- Machine Control
- Fluid Power
- Kinematics

Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)

- Mechanisms

a. Measure forces and distances related to mechanisms.

b. Distinguish between the six simple machines, their attributes, and components.

c. Calculate mechanical advantage and drive ratios of mechanisms.

d. Design, create, and test gear, pulley, and sprocket systems.

e. Calculate work and power in mechanical systems.

f. Determine efficiency in a mechanical system.

g. Design, create, test, and evaluate a compound machine design. - Energy Sources

a. Identify and categorize energy sources as nonrenewable, renewable, or inexhaustible.

b. Create and deliver a presentation to explain a specific energy source.

c. Summarize and reflect upon information collected during a visit to a local utility company.

d. Define the possible types of power conversion.

e. Calculate work and power.

f. Demonstrate the correct use of a digital multimeter.

g. Calculate power in a system that converts energy from electrical to mechanical.

h. Determine efficiency of a system that converts an electrical input to a mechanical output.

i. Calculate circuit resistance, current, and voltage using Ohm’s law.

j. Understand the advantages and disadvantages of parallel and series circuit design in an application. - Energy Applications

a. Test and apply the relationship between voltage, current, and resistance relating to a photovoltaic cell and a hydrogen fuel cell.

b. Experiment with a solar hydrogen system to produce mechanical power.

c. Design, construct, and test recyclable insulation materials.

d. Test and apply the relationship between R-values and recyclable insulation.

e. Complete calculations for conduction, R-values, and radiation. - Energy and Power

a. Brainstorm and sketch possible solutions to an existing design problem.

b. Create a decision-making matrix for a design problem.

c. Select an approach that meets or satisfies the constraints provided in a design brief.

d. Create a detailed pictorial sketch or use 3D modeling software to document the best choice, based upon the design team’s decision matrix.

e. Present a workable solution to the design problem. - Statics
a. Create free body diagrams of objects, identifying all forces acting on the object.

b. Mathematically locate the centroid of structural members.

c. Calculate moment of inertia of structural members.

d. Differentiate between scalar and vector quantities.

e. Identify magnitude, direction, and sense of a vector.

f. Calculate the X and Y components given a vector.

g. Calculate moment forces given a specified axis.

h. Use equations of equilibrium to calculate unknown forces.

i. Use the method of joints strategy to determine forces in the members of a statically determinate truss. - Material Properties

a. Investigate specific material properties related to selected common household products.

b. Conduct investigative non-destructive material property tests on selected common household products.

c. Test material properties to identify continuity, ferrous metal, hardness, and flexure.

d. Calculate weight, volume, mass, density, and surface area of selected common household product.

e. Identify the manufacturing processes used to create selected common household product.

f. Identify the recycling codes.

g. Promote recycling using current media trends. - Material Testing

a. Utilize a five-step technique to solve word problems.

b. Measure material samples.

c. Test a material sample for tensile strength.

d. Identify and calculate test sample material properties using a stress strain curve. - Materials and Structures

a. Brainstorm and sketch possible solutions to an existing design problem.

b. Create a decision making matrix for the design problem.

c. Select an approach that meets or satisfies the constraints given in a design brief.

d. Create a detailed pictorial sketch or use 3D modeling software to document the best choice, based upon your team’s decision matrix.

e. Present a workable design solution. - Machine Control

a. Create detailed flow charts utilizing a computer software application.

b. Create control system operating programs utilizing computer software.

c. Create system control programs that utilize flowchart logic.

d. Choose appropriate input and output devices based on the need of a technological system.

e. Differentiate between the characteristics of digital and analog devices.

f. Judge between open and closed loop systems in order to choose the most appropriate system for a given technological problem.

g. Design and create a control system based on given needs and constraints. - Fluid Power

a. Identify devices that utilize fluid power.

b. Identify and explain basic components and functions of fluid power devices.

c. Differentiate between the characteristics of pneumatic and hydraulic systems.

d. Distinguish between hydrodynamic and hydrostatic systems.

e. Design, create, and test a hydraulic device.

f. Design, create, and test a pneumatic device.

g. Calculate values in a fluid power system utilizing Pascal’s Law.

h. Distinguish between pressure and absolute pressure.

i. Distinguish between temperature and absolute temperature.

j. Calculate values in a pneumatic system, utilizing the perfect gas laws.

k. Calculate flow rate, flow velocity, and mechanical advantage in a hydraulic system. - Kinematics

a. Calculate distance, displacement, speed, velocity, and acceleration from data.

b. Design, build, and test a vehicle that stores and releases potential energy for propulsion.

c. Calculate acceleration due to gravity given data from a free fall device.

d. Calculate the X and Y components of a projectile motion.

e. Determine the angle needed to launch a projectile a specific range given the projectile’s initial velocity.

## Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement

- Unit Tests
- Lab Projects
- Group Assignments
- Active class participation and discussion
- Final Exam

## Outcomes

General Education Categories

- Natural Sciences

Institutional Outcomes

- Scientific Reasoning

MTA Categories

- Category 6: Natural Sciences (Lecture Only)

Satisfies Wellness Requirement

No

## Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Other Details

Students having completed the POE course at another institution, and having passed the final exam with a 70% or higher grade, will be granted credit for prior learning.

Effective Term

Winter 2024