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The group photo was taken at a previous Young Professional Engineers Forum.

Young Professional Engineers Forum

Student attendees in a previously held Young Professional Engineers Forum. Professor Martin Mason is in the background.

Robotics Team winning excellence award at CSUN VEX U tournament.

Robotics Team @ CSUN 2018

A group photo of all members of the Mt. SAC Robotics Team who participated in the CSUN VEX U tournament in 2019.

Robotics Team @ CSUN 2018
Rocket Team's dual-stage KNSB M-class motor rocket traveled 10k feet.

Rocket Team Members@ Friends Of Amateur Launch Site

The Rocket Team standing in front of their dual-stage experimental KNSB M-class motor rocket for the 2019 FAR competition.

Rocket Team Members@ Friends Of Amateur Launch Site

Engineering Program

Course Offerings - Surveying

    • SURV 1A - Surveying

      3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: ENGR 180)

      Surveying and use and care of surveying instruments such as steel tape, engineer's level, theodolite, and total station. Includes horizontal and vertical measurements, layout, traverse, area computations, analysis and adjustments of systematic and random errors, stadia surveying, and mapping.

      Prequisites: MATH 150

      Advisory: None

    • SURV 1B - Surveying

      3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)

      Land surveying including coordinate geometry, missing data, construction surveying, volumes, property surveying, control surveying, California Coordinate System, and horizontal and vertical curves. Introduces photogrammetric methods, 3-D laser scanning, Global Positioning System (GPS), Geographic Information System (GIS), mapping project, method of least squares, and land survey descriptions. Field trips are required.

      Prerequisite: SURV 1A


Course Offerings -Engineering

    • ENGR 1 - Introduction to Engineering

      2 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: ENGR 110)

      Description: Engineering professions including academic requirements, licensure, articulation agreements with four-year institutions, transfer, engineering study as a preparation for other careers, and academic and employment strategies. Engineering design, creativity, and problem solving processes including working as a team member on an engineering design project. Field trips are required.

      Prerequisites: None

      Advisory: None

    • ENGR 1C - Engineering Critical Thinking

      3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)

      Description: A critical thinking course for science and engineering students. Analyze, criticize, and reason inductively and deductively and reach well-supported factual or judgmental conclusions. Main topics include: identifying topics for investigation, developing planning strategies, locating pertinent information, critically analyzing sources of information, testing hypotheses, synthesizing and organizing results for effective written and verbal communication. Students will complete a hands-on experience with a client-centered engineering design project to develop critical thinking skills.

      Prerequisites: ENGL 1A or ENGL 1AH

      Advisory: MATH 71 or equivalent

    • ENGR 6 - Introduction to Engineering programming Concepts and Methodologies

      4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: ENGR 120)

      Description: Fundamental concepts of procedure-oriented programming, associated abstraction mechanisms and design processes, interface of software with the physical world, use of sensors, and application of numerical techniques.

      Prerequisites: Math 160

      Advisory: None

    • ENGR 7 - Programming Application for Engineers

      4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: ENGR 220)

      Description: Engineering computation using MATLAB and Simulink. Topics include matrix computation, statistical analysis, graphics, and numerical methods. Common examples and applications of physics and engineering are used throughout the course.

      Prerequisites: Math 180

      Advisory: None

    • ENGR 8 - Properties of Materials

      4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: ENGR 140)

      Description: Mechanical, electrical, magnetic, optical, and thermal properties of engineering materials and their relation to the materials' internal structure. Atomic structure and bonding, crystalline structures, phase and phase diagrams, metals, polymers, ceramics, composites, mechanical deformation and fracture, structural control and influence of properties, materials naming and designating systems, corrosion process, lasers, semiconductors, and electronic packaging materials.

      Prerequisites: CHEM 50 and (PHYS 4A or PHYS 2AG)

      Advisory: None

    • ENGR 18 - Introduction to Engineering Graphics

      3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)

      Description: Fundamental engineering graphics and problem solving techniques. Skills in freehand and instrument drawing are developed and applied to the solution of problems. Orthographic, isometric and oblique drawings.

      Prerequisites: None

      Advisory: None

    • ENGR 24 - Engineering Graphics

      4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: ENGR 150)

      Description: 2D and 3D Computer-aided design (CAD) for engineering students. The principles of engineering drawing and sketching for mechanical design, the use of computer graphics and solid modeling in design representation of 3D objects, assembly and simulation as well as ASME standards on geometric dimensioning and tolerances.

      Prerequisites: MATH 150 and (ENGR 18 or instructor approval)

      Advisory: CISB 15

    • ENGR 40 - Statics

      3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: ENGR 130)

      Description: Vector approach to static equilibrium of rigid bodies, forces, couples in two-and three-dimensional space. Application of equilibrium principles to trusses, frames and machines. Calculation of center of mass and centroid. Friction, moment of inertia, distributed and concentrated loads. Forces in cables and beams. Fluid statics. Introduction to virtual work.

      Prerequisites: PHYS 4A and MATH 181

      Advisory: None

    • ENGR 41 - Dynamics

      3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: ENGR 230)

      Description: Vector approach to classical mechanics including absolute and relative motion of particles and rigid bodies in translational and rotational motion. Instantaneous center of rotation. Application of Newton's Second Law, work-energy and impulse-momentum methods, and introduction to mechanical vibrations.

      Prerequisites: ENGR 40

      Advisory: None

    • ENGR 42 - Mechanics of Materials

      4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: ENGR 240)

      Description: Mechanics of deformable bodies subjected to axial, torsional, shearing, and bending loads. Includes combined stresses, statically indeterminate structures, deflection and stress analysis of beams, stability of columns, strain energy methods, and design of pressure vessels and structures.

      Prerequisites: ENGR 40

      Advisory: None

    • ENGR 44 - Electrical Engineering

      4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: ENGR 260)

      Description: Electrical circuit analysis including applications of Kirchhoff's Laws and Thevenin's Theorems to direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC) circuits. Fundamental principles, including steady state and transient circuit response, complex impedance and admittance, Fourier and Laplace transforms, and three-phase circuits. Application of fundamental circuit principles to operational amplifier and transistor circuits.

      Prerequisites: PHYS 4B

      Advisory: None

      Corequisite: MATH 285 (may have been taken previously)

    • ENGR 50A - Robotics Team Project Development

      2 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
      (May be taken four times for credit)

      Description: This course is for members of the Robotics Team. Introduces the knowledge, skills and activities needed to organize, promote and manage the design phase of a robotics competition team. Includes a survey of problem analysis, programming, mechanical design, and project management. Intended for students with an interest in robotics who need to gain experience as members of an engineering design team. Instructor approval required. Off-campus competition required.

      Prerequisites: Instructor approval required for robotics competition team members

      Advisory: None

    • ENGR 99 - Special Projects in Engineering

      1-2 Units (Not Degree Applicable)
      Corequisite: PHYS 1 or PHYS 2AG or PHYS 4A (May have been taken previously)

      Description: In order to offer selected students recognition for their academic interests and ability and the opportunity to explore their disciplines to greater depth, the various departments from time to time offer special projects courses. The content of each course and the methods of study vary from semester to semester and depend on the particular project under consideration. Student must have instructor's authorization before enrolling in this class. Students who repeat this course will meet with the instructor and make individual contracts of a more advanced nature to ensure that proficiencies are enhanced.

      Prerequisites: PHYS 1 or PHYS 2AG or PHYS 4A (May have been taken previously)

      Advisory: None

    • ENGR 285 - Differential Equations and Linear Algebra for Engineers

      4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)

      Description: Linear algebra, ordinary and partial differential equations, systems of differential equations, Fourier series, and Laplace and Fourier transforms and their applications in engineering. Applications include mechanics, vibration, circuits, and computer vision.

      Prerequisite: MATH 181

      Advisory: None