This course is an introduction to computer software applications involving engineering spreadsheets (Excel) and symbolic processing (MATLAB) in order to solve a variety of engineering-related problems.
This course is an introduction to the techniques of drawing for three-dimensional spatial relationships, visualization, sketching and graphical presentation. Engineering drawing, descriptive geometry and graphical solution techniques using both manual and computer methods will be emphasized. Lab fee required.
This course will help students understand the relationship between sustainability and buildings by addressing the three E's of sustainability in the built environment. Students will explore the environmental influence of buildings on natural resources and the interdependence of economics, return on investment and the reduction of operating expenses. Social equality benefits to occupant production, health and quality of life will be examined. Sustainable best practices and standards will be emphasized.
This course focuses on axioms of probability, combinational and geometrical probability, probability distributions, measures of location and dispersion, sampling and sampling distributions, estimations and tests of hypotheses and engineering applications.
This course will introduce the student to the role of the engineer as a creative design professional. Emphasis will be on understanding the creative process and the factors that influence it. The student will participate in engineering orientation and make case studies of selected engineering fields.
Students will learn advanced concepts for building systems associated with residential and commercial-type structures. Particular emphasis will be given to the H.V.A.C., mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems. Different types of systems in each discipline will be discussed. The student will be exposed to design processes and system selections for each building system used.
The purpose of this course is to help drafting students develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to work at an entry-level job in such positions as CAD technician trainee, CAD system operator or CAD technician. This course is designed for students who have already received in-depth training in one or more application areas. Lab fee required.
This course is a three-dimensional CAD course which introduces the student to advanced concepts in Autodesk Revit Software. The student continues to learn how to draw and design in a three-dimensional architectural computer model format. Advanced concepts in three-dimensional modeling are introduced and implemented in class projects. This software allows the student to work in various views of the parametric building model at the same time. Each view may be opened separately and any changes that are made in one drawing are immediately updated in all other views. The Revit platform for building information modeling also allows the student to identify and produce a material list (automatically) for every item required for a particular design as the design develops and changes. This becomes an invaluable tool for the estimating and scheduling functions required by the contractor.
This course is a study of the drawing and design techniques related to the production of mechanical (HVAC), electrical and plumbing drawings. CAD and Revit software may be implemented in the production of these drawings. Lab fee required.
This course will prepare the student for the field of Engineering Technology and/or related sciences. The course will focus on specialized practical knowledge related to the mathematical, scientific or technical aspects of mathematics, science and engineering. Fundamental principles of statics, co-planar and non-co-planar force systems including concurrent and non-concurrent forces will be covered. Additional focus will be placed on both friction and non-friction systems. Stress and strain evaluations on columns, beams, trusses and foundation systems will also be addressed.
This course will continue to prepare the student for the field of engineering technology and/or a related science. The course will focus on specialized, practical knowledge related to more advanced mathematical, scientific or technical aspects of mathematics, science and engineering. Relationships between external forces and action of members of a structure will be covered. Topics include stress, shear, moment, deflections, column and beam connections and Mohr’s Circle.
In this course the student will use everything previously learned in the program to plan a related engineering problem or project. The student will be responsible for planning the basic design, material selection, structural analysis and related calculations, etc. Project must be approved by faculty advisor. The student will produce a formal oral presentation. This course must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course provides a review of the ANSI standards of federal project management including the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) standards (and its nine project management knowledge areas and five project processes) and other applicable standards. The course will also introduce the concept of Earned Value Management as defined in the ANSI A748 document. All federal projects in excess of $50M must be managed using certified EVM management systems.
This course provides an overview of the theory and practice of managing projects within various organizational structures. The fundamental building blocks of project management are addressed with special emphasis on the triple constraint. Students gain a solid understanding and foundation to successfully manage each phase of the project life cycle, work within organizational and cost constraints, set goals linked directly to stakeholder needs and utilize proven project management tools to complete the project on time and within budget. The key management aspects and proven techniques that differentiate project management from other types of management are fully addressed.
Managing the human elements of project management is as challenging as mastering the technical aspects. Innovative approaches are employed to successfully motivate, communicate, negotiate and resolve conflicts among the team members and stakeholders. In this course students develop an understanding of the individual, the group and the project team. Proven techniques to make conflict a constructive rather than a destructive experience are discovered. Students develop effective communication, negotiation and conflict resolution skills to successfully lead both domestic and global projects.
This course provides the student with the skills to formulate, develop and apply analytical techniques to reach cost-effective solutions to business, government and/or engineering-related problems. The course will focus on time-based analysis of selection, replacement, lease-to-buy options, multiple alternatives, uncertainty and sensitivity analysis. A problem-solving approach will be implemented to develop the concepts identified. Topics include engineering, decision-making, cash flow equivalence, present worth analysis, annual cash flow analysis, rate of return analysis, incremental analysis, depreciation, income tax assessment, replacement analysis, inflation and deflation, estimating in future event, selecting a minimum attractive rate of return and the successful evaluation and rationing of capital among competing projects.
Quality management ensures that project deliverables meet pre-determined criteria. Methods for quality management are studied including quality planning, assurance and control. Risk management is the systematic process of identifying, analyzing, evaluating and controlling project risks. Both qualitative and quantitative risk analyses are conducted and strategies for proactive risk aversion and reactive risk response are developed. Procurement management is the acquisition of direct project scope and auxiliary services from outside the business unit or organization. Methods for procurement management are studied including planning, solicitation, selection and contract administration.
In this comprehensive course, students will build statements of work and work breakdown structures, make activity and resourcing decisions, set timelines and utilize scheduling and resource allocation methods. Risk management methods will also be used in working as groups to create and manage project plans. Techniques will be appropriate for large and small projects within commercial, academic or non-profit organizations.
This course covers the essential principles of sustainable forms of energy. Specific topics include the units of measure, analytical comparisons of energy types, calculating consumption and production values and exploring essential underlying formulas. Case studies will emphasize useful applications of existing sustainable energy sources.
This course will introduce the student to the principles and fundamental photovoltaic technology. Solar radiation, site survey and planning, solar components and configuration, batteries, PV panel construction, inverters and system sizing are some of the topics covered in depth in this course. This course will help the student develop knowledge of the complete photovoltaic system and the different configurations used in industry.
As the demand for energy grows worldwide, there has been an increased emphasis on utilization of non-conventional power sources. This course addresses and explores technological advances in alternative forms of energy. Characteristics of both conventional and emerging technologies such as nuclear, hydro-electric, solar, wind, geo-thermal, ocean energy, hydrogen and battery-electric will be explored. Students will be exposed to the obstacles of alternative energy development and technological challenges of their implementation such as cost, infrastructure and availability bases on geography. Pollution and global climate change will be discussed. Identification of major outdoor air pollutants, the scope of outdoor air pollution and the assessment of potential solutions will be emphasized.
This course covers the analysis of map properties and use of maps as sources of information including the essentials of location, scale, projections, direction, elevation and general map elements. An introduction to map-making in geographic information systems is presented.
This course involves the practical uses of applied mathematics in the areas of engineering technology, design and construction. Trigonometric functions are covered as well as law of sines, law of cosines and basic vector mechanics.
This course covers the theory and practice of surveying, use and care of instruments, instrument error, balancing and closing traverses, introduction to land and construction surveying. Lab fee required.
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