Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2011

Engineering

 

Faculty

A. Gates, P.E., Chair (860-832-1823); N. A. Al-Masoud; C. E. Anderson, P.E; S. Basim, P.E.; P. F. Baumann, M. Gadalla, E. J. Maydock, V. Naoumov, Z. Prusak, T. Vasko (Dept. phone: 860-832-1815; fax 860-832-1811; website: www.technology.ccsu.edu)


Department Overview

The Department of Engineering offers the BS degree with majors in engineering or engineering technology.

The department offers a mechanical engineering major designed to prepare students to become engineering designers and project leaders with the critical thinking and analytical skills necessary for professional engineering practice.

Additionally, the department offers three engineering technology majors designed to prepare students to become active partners with engineers and to be team members of the total technological enterprise that extends from planning and production to construction and/or service. 

Students who major in mechanical engineering will acquire the knowledge and application of fundamental engineering sciences common to most engineering disciplines and in-depth knowledge of engineering principles specific to mechanical engineering design and analysis. Students may obtain a general mechanical engineering degree, or select specializations in manufacturing and aerospace engineering.

Students who chose a specific major in engineering technology (civil, manufacturing, or mechanical) will be able to apply scientific, mathematical, and basic engineering knowledge and methods, combined with technical skills, in support of engineering activities. The four-year planned courses of study include science, mathematics, computer graphics, communications, and mechanics, along with laboratory courses in the engineering or technical specialization.

The civil, manufacturing, and mechanical engineering technology programs are accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (TAC of ABET), 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, Maryland 21202; phone: (410) 347-7700.

Students in the last semester of their senior year within an accredited program are eligible to take the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination as the first step towards obtaining their Professional Engineer (PE) licensure. Application materials may be requested from the Department of Consumer Protection, 165 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106-1630; phone: 860-713-6145. Additional information about the examination may be obtained from the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) website at www.ncees.org.

Plans of Study

Those students enrolled in the Department of Engineering may attend the University as full- or part-time students. Courses offered in the late afternoons or evenings allow part-time students to maintain full-time employment. Full-time students may complete their program in four years. The engineering technology major does not require a minor. Mechanical engineering majors receive a math minor with their required math courses. Proof of 400 hours professional experience is required for all mechanical engineering majors and a co-op experience is suggested for all students.

Program Objectives
For a description of the Program Objectives of the BS in Mechanical Engineering, please click here.  [Note: this information was added on February 5, 2010. MWM]

 

Programs

The department currently offers four majors: one engineering major (mechanical) and three engineering technology majors (civil, manufacturing, and mechanical). Course requirements for each major are presented below.

For all majors a minimum grade of C- is required in all courses in the major, all additional course requirements as well as courses in Study Area IV, Skill Area I, and Skill Area II.

Students are required to obtain an account and computer certification from the campus Microcomputer Lab office in their first semester of registration.

General Education Requirements for Engineering Technology (ET) Majors (40-49 credits)

Study Area I: Arts & Humanities                                               9
            3 credits of literature and 6 credits of literature, philosophy, or fine arts. No more than 6
            credits from any one discipline.
     
Study Area II: Social Sciences                                                   6
            3 credits of history and 3 credits of economics, geography, history, or political science or
            ET 399 (Engineering Economy)
     
Study Area III: Behavioral Sciences                                              3
            3 credits of anthropology, psychology, or sociology
     
Study Area IV: Natural Sciences                                           8
            PHYS 121 or 125**, and PHYS 122 or 126**  
     
Skill Area I: Communication Skills                                6
            ENG 110* and COMM 140  
     
Skill Area II: Mathematics                                                       6 or 8
            MATH 135 or 152**; and MATH 136 or 221**  
     
Skill Area III: Foreign Language Proficiency                             0-6
     
Skill Area IV: University Requirement                                     2-3
            PE 144 (or ENGR 150 for transfer students)  

* Placement exam may be required before enrolling in English or mathematics courses.

** Recommended

Major in Civil Engineering Technology, BS

Accredited by TAC of ABET

Advisors: S.C. Basim, P.E. (860-832-1807) and C. Anderson, P.E. (860 832-1849)

This major provides students with a background in design support, construction, and maintenance of the infrastructure. Graduates may work in consulting firms, construction organizations, testing laboratories, municipal governments, and utility companies. Emphasis is on the areas of surveying, materials, structures, and use of the computer in the civil and construction industries. Students must complete the coursework in four categories: general education, major requirements, directed electives, and additional requirements.

Core Requirements (60 credits)

ENGR 150 Introduction to Engineering  3
ET 251 Applied Mechanics I-Statics 3
ET 252 Applied Mechanics II-Dynamics 3
ET 354 Applied Fluid Mechanics 3
ET 357 Strength of Materials 3
ET 361  Engineering Technology Instrumentation  3
ET 399 Engineering Economy 3
ETC 122 Introduction to CAD for AEC I 3
ETC 353 Introduction to Engineering Surveying 3
ETC 397 Structural Analysis 3
ETC 451 Soil Mechanics and Foundations 3
ETC 454 Introduction to Transportation Engineering 3
ETC 457 Advanced Surveying  3
   or    
ETC 458 GPS Mapping for GIS 3
ETC 470 Structural Steel Design 3
ETC 471 Reinforced Concrete Structures 3
ETC 475 Hydrology and Storm Drainage 3
ETC 498 Engineering Technology Senior Project (Capstone) 3
Students in ETC 498 must register to take the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination.

Directed Electives (3-9 credits)

The following courses, selected in consultation with an academic advisor, satisfy the directed technical electives requirement:

ETC 472 Timber Structures 3
ETC 476 Environmental Technology 3
ET 495 Topics in Engineering Technology 3
CM 155 Construction Documents 3
CM 455 Construction Project Management 3
GEOG 378 Geographic Information Systems 3
CET 113 Introduction to Information Processing 3
ENGR 490 Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) 3

Additional Requirements (30 credits)

CET 236  Circuit Analysis  3
CHEM 161  General Chemistry I  3
CHEM 162  General Chemistry I Laboratory  1
CM 356   Materials of Construction  4
ET 240  Spreadsheet and Engineering Problem Solving Tools 3
   or    
CS 213  Applications of Computing I 3
ETM 358  Applied Thermodynamics  3
MATH 119  Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry  4
   or    
MATH 116 Pre-Calculus Mathematics  3
STAT 104  Elementary Statistics  3
ENG 403  Technical Writing  3

Electives (3 credits, unrestricted)

Major in Manufacturing Engineering Technology, BS

Accredited by TAC of ABET

Advisors: Z. Prusak (860-832-1826), E. Maydock (860-832-1818), and M. Gadalla (860-832-1859)

This major develops concepts employed by manufacturing industries to increase productivity, reduce cost, and efficiently use tools and machinery. Emphasis is on the areas of manufacturing, process planning, CAD/CAM, production techniques, and the application of mathematics and computers. Students must complete the coursework in four categories: general education, major requirements, directed electives, and additional requirements.

Core Requirements (46 credits)

ENGR 150 Introduction to Engineering  3
ET 251 Applied Mechanics I-Statics 3
ET 252 Applied Mechanics II-Dynamics 3
ET 357 Strength of Materials 3
ET 361  Engineering Technology Instrumentation  3
ET 399 Engineering Economy 3
ETM 260 Computer Aided Design and Integrated Manufacturing 3
ETM 340 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 3
ETM 356 Material Analysis 3
ETM 360 Computer Aided Planning (CAP) 3
ETM 461 Composites and Plastics Manufacturing Processes 3
ETM 462 Manufacturing Process Planning and Estimating 3
ETM 466 Design for Manufacture 3
ETM 498 Engineering Technology Senior Project (Capstone) 3

Directed Electives (3-4 credits)

The following courses, selected in consultation with an academic advisor, satisfy the directed technical electives requirement:

ET 300 Ergonomics 3
ET 495 Topics in Engineering Technology 3
ETM 358 Applied Thermodynamics 3
ETM 367 Machine Design 3
ETM 454 Applied Heat Transfer 3
ETM 460 Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) 3
ETM 463 Plastics and Composite Tool Design 3
ETM 467 CAE Applied Finite Element Analysis 3
ENGR 490 Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) 3

Additional Requirements (44 credits)

CET 236  Circuit Analysis  3
CHEM 161  General Chemistry I  3
CHEM 162  General Chemistry I Laboratory  1
EMEC 324  Fluid Power Systems  3
ET 240  Spreadsheet and Engineering Problem Solving Tools 3
   or    
CS 213  Applications of Computing I 3
MFG 121  Technical Drafting and CAD  3
MFG 216  Manufacturing Processes  3
MFG 226  Principles of Computer Numerical Control  3
MFG 236  Tool Design  3
MATH 119  Pre-calculus with Trigonometry  4
   or    
MATH 116 Pre-calculus Mathematics  3
TM 464  Six Sigma Quality 3
TM 480   Robotics  3
STAT 104  Elementary Statistics  3
ENG 403   Technical Writing  3

Electives (3 credits, unrestricted)]

 

Major in Mechanical Engineering Technology, BS

Accredited by TAC of ABET

Advisors: N. Al-Masoud (860-832-1825), P. Baumann (860-832-0086), A. Gates, P.E. (860-832-1823), and T. Vasko (860-832-1896)

This major integrates the aspects of energy conversion, mechanism control, heat and mass transfer, machine dynamics, and design with computer design and analysis to prepare engineering support personnel to assist in the design of machinery and instrumentation for industrial, transportation, and utility applications. The mechanical engineering technologist makes significant contributions in supporting engineering design, testing, production, research, and development operations in a wide variety of industrial, aerospace, and government organizations. Students must complete the coursework in four categories: general education, major requirements, directed electives, and additional requirements.

Core Requirements (58 credits)

ENGR 150 Introduction to Engineering  3
ET 251 Applied Mechanics I-Statics 3
ET 252 Applied Mechanics II-Dynamics 3
ET 354 Applied Fluid Mechanics 3
ET 357 Strength of Materials 3
ET 361  Engineering Technology Instrumentation 3
ET 399 Engineering Economy 3
ETM 260 Computer Aided Design and Integrated Manufacturing 3
ETM 340 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 3
ETM 356 Material Analysis 3
ETM 358 Applied Thermodynamics 3
ETM 367 Machine Design 3
ETM 462 Manufacturing Process Planning and Estimating 3
ETM 464 CAD Solid Modeling and Design 3
ETM 466 Design for Manufacture 3
ETM 467 CAE Applied Finite Element Analysis 3
ETM 498 Engineering Technology  
  Senior Project (Capstone) 3

Directed Electives(3-7 credits)

The following courses, selected in consultation with an academic advisor, satisfy the directed technical electives requirement:

ET 495 Topics in Engineering Technology 3
ETM 360 Computer Aided Planning (CAP) 3
ETM 423 Applied Feedback Control Systems 3
ETM 460 Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) 3
ETM 461 Composites and Plastics Manufacturing Process 3
ETM 463 Plastics and Composite Tool Design 3
ETM 468 Composite Design and Analysis 3
MFG 226 Principles of Computer Numerical Control 3
EMEC 334 Mechanisms for Automation 3
CET 113 Introduction to Information Processing 3
ETC 454 Introduction to Transportation Engineering 3
ENGR 490 Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) 3

Additional Requirements (32 credits)

CET 236  Circuit Analysis  3
CHEM 161  General Chemistry I 3
CHEM 162  General Chemistry I Laboratory  1
EMEC 324  Fluid Power Systems  3
ET 240   Spreadsheet and Engineering Problem Solving Tools 3
   or    
CS 213  Applications of Computing I 3
MFG 121  Technical Drafting and CAD  3
MFG 216  Manufacturing Processes  3
MATH 119  Pre-calculus with Trigonometry  4
   or    
MATH 116 Pre-Calculus Mathematics  3
STAT 104  Elementary Statistics  3
ENG 403  Technical Writing  3

Electives (3 credits, unrestricted)

General Education Requirements for Mechanical Engineering (ME) Majors (42-49 credits)

Study Area I: Arts & Humanities 9
3 credits of literature and 6 credits of literature, philosophy,
or fine arts. No more than 6 credits from any one discipline.
     
Study Area II: Social Sciences 6
3 credits of history and 3 credits of economics, geography,
history, or political science or ET 399 (Engineering Economy)
     
Study Area III: Behavioral Sciences 3
3 credits of anthropology, psychology, or sociology  
     
Study Area IV: Natural Sciences 8
PHYS 125 and PHYS 126  
     
Skill Area I: Communication Skills 6
ENG 110* and COMM 140  
     
Skill Area II: Mathematics* 8
MATH 152; and MATH 221  
     
Skill Area III: Foreign Language Proficiency 0-6
     
Skill Area IV: University Requirement 2-3
PE 144 (or ENGR 150 for transfer students)  

* Placement exam may be required before enrolling in English or mathematics courses.

Major in Mechanical Engineering, BS

Advisors: N. Al-Masoud (860-832-1825), P. Baumann (860-832-0086), M. Gadalla, (860 832-1859), A. Gates, P.E. (860-832-1823), V. Naoumov (860-832-1820), Z. Prusak (860 832-1821), and T. Vasko (860-832-1896)

The BS in mechanical engineering is a program of study requiring 127-135 credits of undergraduate work, including a two-term senior project capstone requirement completed through oral and written reports. If desired, the candidate may also choose an appropriate sequence of elective courses for specialization in manufacturing or aerospace.

Admission to the mechanical engineering program requires: Completion of, or eligibility to enroll in, MATH 152 (Calculus I) and completion of, or eligibility to enroll in, ENG 110 (Freshman Composition)

Students must complete the coursework in four categories: general education, core requirements, electives or specialization requirements, and additional requirements.

Core Requirements (34-37 credits)

ENGR 150 Introduction to Engineering 3
ENGR 251 Engineering Mechanics I - Statics 3
ENGR 252 Engineering Mechanics II - Dynamics 3
ENGR 257 Mechanics of Materials 3
ME 216 Manufacturing Engineering Processes 3
ME 258 Engineering Thermodynamics 3
ME 345 Engineering Statistical Analysis of Operations 3
ME 354 Fluid Mechanics 3
ME 367 Machine Design 3
ME 370 Instrumentation 3
ME 454 Heat Transfer 3
ME 497 Senior Project I: Project Research 2
ME 498 Senior Project II: Design Project 2

Electives or Specialization Requirements (12 credits)

Electives    
3 mechanical engineering electives                                                   9
and    
1 technical elective                                                                            3
   or    
Specialization Requirements  
             
Manufacturing:    
MFG 226 Principles of Computer Numerical Control 3
ME 360 Manufacturing Operations Analysis and Simulation  
    3
ME 460 Manufacturing System Design 3
ME 466 Inventive Engineering Design 3
             
Aerospace:    
ME 403 Mechanical Systems and Control 3
ME 480 Propulsion Systems 3
ME 483 Aerodynamics 3
ME 486 Aerospace Structures and Materials 3

Additional Requirements (38 credits)

CET 236 Circuit Analysis 3
CHEM 161 General Chemistry I 3
CHEM 162 General Chemistry I Laboratory 1
CHEM 163 General Chemistry II 3
CHEM 164 General Chemistry II Laboratory 1
CS 151 Computer Science I 3
ENG 403 Technical Writing 3
ETM 260 Computer Aided Design and Integrated Manufacturing CAD/CAM/CIM 3
ETM 356 Materials Analysis 3
ETM 467 CAE Applied Finite Element Analysis 3
MATH 222 Calculus III 4
MATH 226 Linear Algebra and Probability for Engineers 4
MATH 355 Introduction to Differential Equations with Applications 4

Proof of 400 hours professional experience.

Click here for Department's description of the Program Objectives for the BS in Mechanical Engineering. [added February 5, 2010. MWM]

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