Engineering Science (ESCI)


ESCI 105  Fundamentals of Engineering  3 Credits (3,0)

This course explores the topic of engineering and is appropriate for both those intending to major or specialize in engineering (or engineering sciences) and those with an interest in learning about the design process and other aspects of the engineering profession. Students will learn how to formulate, articulate, and solve problems, how to work on a conceptual design team, and how to present the results of engineering work in oral and written form. Students will also learn about the different disciplines of engineering and the multidisciplinary nature of modern engineering design.
Corequisites: MATH 251.

ESCI 201  Statics  3 Credits (3,0)

The purpose of this course is to provide the engineering student with the ability to analyze static equilibrium problems in a logical manner. It is designed to provide assistance to the student for preparation in all solid mechanics courses. Emphasis is placed on an understanding of principles employed in the solution of problems rather than reliance on a rote process of substitution in numerous formulas.
Prerequisites: PHYS 150 and ENGR 101 or ESCI 105.

ESCI 202  Solid Mechanics  3 Credits (3,0)

The concepts of stress and strain and their tensor properties. Elastic stress strain relations. Analysis of stress and deformation in members subject to axial, torsional, bending and combined loading. Column stability.
Prerequisites: ESCI 201.

ESCI 204  Dynamics  3 Credits (3,0)

A vector treatment of the kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies. Acceleration, work, energy, power, impulse, and momentum. Prerequisite: ESCI 201.

ESCI 206  Fluid Mechanics  3 Credits (3,0)

Physical characteristics of the fluid state. Fluid statics. Kinematics of fluid motion. Flow of an incompressible ideal fluid. The impulse-momentum principles. Similitude and dimensional analysis; fluid measurements.
Prerequisites: ESCI 201 and PHYS 160.

ESCI 305  Thermodynamics  3 Credits (3,0)

This course is a study of the concepts of heat and work and their transformation as governed by the first and second laws of thermodynamics. Topics discussed include properties of pure substances, ideal gas behavior and relationships, reversible processes and temperature- entropy diagrams, conventional power cycles, properties of ideal gas mixtures and combustion.
Prerequisites: ESCI 206 and MATH 345.

ESCI 320  Engineering Materials Science  2 Credits (2,0)

Materials used in aeronautical engineering applications. Electrical and mechanical properties of materials and their measurements. Metals and their structures. Characteristics of metallic phases. Equilibrium diagrams. Processing of metals and alloys. Plastics, their structures, and characteristics. Ceramics and their characteristics. Composite materials. Corrosion.
Prerequisites: ENGL 221 and ESCI 202 Corequisites: ESCI 321.

ESCI 321  Engineering Materials Science Laboratory  1 Credit (0,1)

Students will complete laboratory experiments and study techniques in materials science, composites and solids mechanics.
Corequisites: ESCI 320.