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FRESHMAN ENGINEERING PROGRAM

Dr. David Cordes, Interim Coordinator
Office: 236 H.M. Comer

GES 100 Introduction to Engineering for Pre-Calculus Students.

1 hour.
Corequisite: MATH 100 or MATH 112.

Freshman program course for precalculus level students in all engineering disciplines covering engineering and academic materials relevant for student success in college and engineering. An overview of the field of engineering as a career and the introduction of skills such as problem solving, units and conversions, and graphing as well as personal time and money management, note and test taking, reading, and critical thinking. This course does not apply toward the core curriculum for any UA engineering major but is required for students entering below the MATH 113 level. It cannot be combined with DR 100/DR 125/DR 133 and CS 102 as a replacement or substitute for GES 131.

GES 131 Foundations of Engineering I. 2 hours.
Prerequisite: MATH 112 or math test placement in MATH 115 or higher.

Introductory freshman-level course for students from all engineering disciplines incorporating an overview of engineering as a profession and basic skills required for engineering with an emphasis on problem solving, ethics, teaming, oral and written technical communication, and the design process. Students are recommended to have a demonstrated knowledge of computer software usage for spreadsheets, word processing, presentation software, e-mail, and the internet prior to GES 131 or to enroll in CS 102 in conjunction with GES 131.

GES 132 Foundations of Engineering II. 2 hours.
Prerequisite: MATH 125.

Introduction to computer problem solving and algorithm development using MatLab. Includes matrix operations, systems of linear equations, curve fitting, root finding, Taylor series, and numerical integration.

GES 145 Honors Foundations of Engineering I. 2 hours.
Prerequisites: MATH 115 or higher and admission to University Honors or Computer-Based Honors Program.

Introductory freshman-level course for students from all engineering disciplines incorporating an overview of engineering as a profession and basic skills required for engineering with an emphasis on problem solving, ethics, teaming, oral and written technical communication, and the design process. Students are recommended to have a demonstrated knowledge of computer software usage for spreadsheets, word processing, presentation software, e-mail, and the internet prior to GES 145. Honors component will incorporate independent study projects designed to expand and broaden student’s knowledge base of engineering.

GES 146 Honors Foundations of Engineering II. 2 hours.
Prerequisite: MATH 125 and admission to University Honors or Computer-Based Honors Program.

Introduction to computer problem solving and algorithm development using MatLab. Includes matrix operations, systems of linear equations, curve fitting, root finding, Taylor series, and numerical integration. Honors component will incorporate independent study projects designed to expand and broaden student’s knowledge base of programming applications in engineering.

DR 100 Technical Sketching for Engineers. (1-1) 1 hour.
Prerequisite: MATH 112.

Lettering, geometric construction, multiviews, auxiliaries, sections, pictorials, and dimensioning.

DR 131 Construction Procedures. (2-0) 2 hours.

Construction design, materials, and methods. Covers assembly procedures for light construction and interpreting construction documents.

DR 133 2D AutoCAD for Engineers. (2-2) 2 hours.
Prerequisite: DR 100 or college-level technical graphics course without CAD.

Use of AutoCAD software to produce two-dimensional engineering drawings such as multiviews, sections, and auxiliaries, as well as isometric and oblique pictorials and dimensioned drawings.

DR 135 Construction Drawing. (2-4) 3 hours.

Introduction to the graphic language used by the construction industry. Covers architectural plans, elevations, sections, and pictorials, executed by freehand sketches, instrument drawings, and computer-aided drawings.

DR 233 3D AutoCAD for Engineers (also ME 233). (3-3). 3 hours.
Prerequisite: DR 125 or DR 133.

Communicating graphically with solid models. Use of AutoCAD software to create 3D wireframe, surface, and solid models. Models may be then dimensioned, sectioned, or rendered.

DR 350 Construction Materials and Systems. (2-0) 2 hours.
Prerequisite: DR 131.

Study of materials and systems used in residential and commercial construction. Covers the properties of these materials and their assembly.

DR 355 AutoCAD for Interior Design. (2-4) 3 hours.
Prerequisite: DR 135.

Use of AutoCAD software to produce two-dimensional architectural drawings such as floor plans, elevations, sections, and details. Explores three-dimensional views and presentation techniques.

DR 491 Special Problems (Area). 1 to 3 hours.
Prerequisite: DR 125 or DR 135.

Assigned graphics problem(s) supervised on an individual basis.

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