Engineering (ENGR)

ENGR 1.     Introduction to Engineering. 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): Engineering major status or instructor permission


Engineering study skills, fundamentals of the engineering design process and problem solving, current engineering challenges. Distinctions and similarities of different engineering disciplines. The engineering profession, ethics, teamwork, communication skills. Course helps students make an informed choice of their engineering majors.

Credit/No Credit

ENGR 1A.     Fundamentals of Engineering. 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Algebra and trigonometry or instructor permission.


Problem solving skills needed in all areas of engineering offered at Sacramento State. Exposure to the different areas of engineering, and understanding of the relationship between them. Students will work in teams and complete hands-on engineering laboratory experiments and projects. Development of effective communication skills by presenting periodic oral and written reports. Computers will be used throughout. Lecture two hours, laboratory three hours.

Note: Not for degree credit.

Credit/No Credit

ENGR 2.     Robotics Explorations. 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Algebra and Trigonometry.


Introduction to robotics. History of robotics, recent advances in the field, common devices such as sensors and actuators. Use of modular robotic kits. Students will be assigned competition based projects.

ENGR 6.     Engineering Graphics and CADD (Computer Aided Drafting and Design). 3 Units


In-depth graphical analysis and solution of typical three-dimensional space problems by applying the principles of orthogonal projection. Fundamentals of interactive computer aided design and drafting. Preparation of engineering drawings utilizing the CAD system. Lecture two hours; laboratory three hours.

ENGR 6W.     Engineering Graphics and CADD Workshop. 1 Unit

Corequisite(s): ENGR 6.


Problem solving and discussion of topics in Engineering Graphics and CADD (Computer Aided Drafting and Design) to enhance students' understanding of subject matter. Not for degree credit. Technical activity and laboratory, two hours.

Credit/No Credit

ENGR 7.     3-D CAD Solid Modeling. 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): ENGR 4 or ENGR 6.


Applications of three-dimensional representation techniques as used in a typical CAD (computer aided drafting) software package (AutoCAD). Fundamentals employed in creating, modifying, analyzing and filing engineering drawings. This course will have a mechanical emphasis. Lecture two hours; laboratory three hours.

ENGR 17.     Introductory Circuit Analysis. 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 11C, MATH 45; either the math or physics may be taken concurrently, but not both.


Writing of mesh and node equations. DC and transient circuit analysis by linear differential equation techniques. Application of laws and theorems of Kirchoff, Ohm, Thevenin, Norton and maximum power transfer. Sinusoidal analysis using phasors, average power.

ENGR 17W.     Circuits Workshop. 1 Unit

Corequisite(s): ENGR 17.


Elaborates on fundamentals and enhances students' understanding of circuits.

Note: Not for degree credit.

Credit/No Credit

ENGR 30.     Analytic Mechanics: Statics. 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 11A and MATH 31


Statics of particles. Equivalent systems of forces. Equilibrium of rigid bodies. Centroids, centers of gravity and forces on submerged surfaces. Analyzes trusses including use of computer programs. Analyzes frames and machines. Forces in beams including shear and moment diagrams. Friction. Moments of inertia.

ENGR 45.     Engineering Materials. 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1E and MATH 30.


Basic principles of mechanical, electrical and chemical behavior of metals, polymers and ceramics in engineering applications; topics include bonding, crystalline structure and imperfections, phase diagrams, corrosion, and electrical properties. Laboratory experiments demonstrate actual behavior of materials; topics include metallography, mechanical properties of metals and heat treatment. Lecture two hours; laboratory three hours.

ENGR 45W.     Engineering Materials Workshop. 1 Unit


Problem solving and discussion of topics in materials science to enhance students' understanding of subject matter. Activity two hours.

Note: Can not be used for the degree requirement.

Credit/No Credit

ENGR 50.     Computational Methods and Applications. 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Math 30 and PHYS 11A; Physics 11A may be taken concurrently


Computational methods for solving problems in analysis and design. Introduces lower division students to the use of computer technology for the computations required to solve real world problems in science and engineering. Includes introduction to numerical techniques, introduction to structured programming, and graphic visualization. Practical applications of analysis and design using tools such as MATLAB and C++. Emphasis is on developing confidence and skill in finding computational solutions to practical science and engineering problems. Portable computer recommended. Lecture three hours.

ENGR 60.     MEP Orientation and Problem Solving. 2 Units


Mandatory class for MEP freshman students on orientation to the University, its resources, facilities and faculty. Students will be encouraged to form a group atmosphere where they can freely interact with each other and value each other as resources. Students will be provided with instruction and materials on study skills, note taking, time management, preparing for tests and dealing with stress. Presentation by working engineers and field trips to engineering firms will be taken. Personal and professional development will also be part of the freshman orientations with leadership, public speaking and career planning being topics of discussion. Lecture one hour; activity two hours.

Note: Not for use as an engineering major technical elective and is not applicable to the baccalaureate degree.

Field trip(s) may be required.

ENGR 70.     Engineering Mechanics. 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 11A.


Statics of particles. Equivalent systems of forces. Equilibrium of rigid bodies. Centroids, centers of mass and gravity. Analyzes trusses, frames and machines. Friction. Moments of inertia. Fundamental principles of kinematics and kinetics, study of motion and force analysis of particles and rigid bodies.

ENGR 96A.     Interdisciplinary Topics in Engineering. 1 Unit


Course will enable students to make an informed choice of their engineering majors, engage on interdisciplinary discussions between engineering fields, and equip them with relevant study skills. An introduction to engineering and the fundamentals of problem solving. Distinctions between different disciplines within engineering as well as other similarities. The engineering profession and ethics. Study skills for an engineering education.

Credit/No Credit

ENGR 105.     Sustainable Design and Construction. 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Upper division standing or instructor permission.

General Education Area / Graduation Requirement: GE AREA D


Strategies, analysis methods, and processes of environmentally conscious planning, design, construction, operation, deconstruction, and assessment of engineered facilities. Presents a systematic framework for problem solving, decision making, design, and construction using the principles of sustainability as guiding objectives. Tools, and techniques for gathering information, generating, analyzing, and evaluation alternatives, and developing implementation strategies are presented and demonstrated.

ENGR 110.     Analytic Mechanics - Dynamics. 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Student must pass ENGR 30, MATH 45, and MATH 32 or MATH 35 or MATH 100 with a minimum grade of C- or better.


Fundamental principles of kinematics and kinetics, study of motion and force analysis of particles and rigid bodies, application to idealized structures and physical systems, introduction to free and forced vibrations.

ENGR 110W.     Analytic Mechanics-Dynamics Workshop. 1 Unit

Corequisite(s): ENGR 110.


Problem solving and discussion of topics in dynamics to enhance students' understanding of subject matter. Activity two hours.

Note: Can not be used for degree requirement.

Credit/No Credit

ENGR 112.     Mechanics Of Materials. 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): ENGR 30; ENGR 45; MATH 45; and either CE 4 or ENGR 6 (CE 4 or ENGR 6 may be taken concurrently).


Stresses, strains and deformations in elastic behavior of axial force, torsion and bending members, and design applications. Statically indeterminate problems. Strain energy. Column stability.

ENGR 115.     Statistics For Engineers. 2 Units

Prerequisite(s): MATH 31, may be taken concurrently.


Application of statistical methods to the analysis of engineering and physical systems. Data collection, characteristics of distributions, probability, uses of normal distribution, regression analysis, and decision-making under uncertainty.

ENGR 117W.     Networks Workshop. 1 Unit

Corequisite(s): EEE 117.


Elaborates on fundamentals and enhances students' understanding of networks.

Note: Not for degree credit.

Credit/No Credit

ENGR 120.     Probability and Random Signals. 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): EEE 180; may be taken concurrently.


Probability and random signals and their application in engineering systems. Topics include the random sample space model, concept of axiomatic probability, conditional probability, discrete and continuous random variables, probability density and distribution functions, functions and statistics of random variables, random vectors multivariate distributions, and correlation and covariance of random vectors. Applications include estimation, risk, signal detection, random signals and noise in linear systems, reliability, and estimation.

ENGR 124.     Thermodynamics. 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1E, PHYS 11A, and MATH 32 or MATH 35 or MATH 100.


Study of thermodynamic principles and their applications to engineering problems. Includes a study of the first and second laws, the properties of pure substances and ideal gas, gas/vapor mixtures, and an introduction to thermodynamic cycles.

ENGR 124W.     Thermodynamics Workshop. 1 Unit

Corequisite(s): ENGR 124.


Problem solving and discussion of topics in thermodynamics to enhance students' understanding of subject matter. Activity two hours.

Credit/No Credit

ENGR 132.     Fluid Mechanics. 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): ENGR 110 (may be taken concurrently)


Lectures and problems in the fundamental principles of incompressible and compressible fluid flow.

ENGR 140.     Engineering Economics. 2 Units

Prerequisite(s): ENGR 17 or ENGR 30


Evaluation of economic consequences of engineering design proposals on projects. Emphasis on marginal or incremental economic analysis using Net Present Value, Annual Equivalence, Rate of Return and Benefit-Cost methods including multiple alternatives, taxes, uncertainty, inflation, organizational constraints and money market factors.

ENGR 150.     Technical Communication. 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Recommendation based on the results of the WPG or instructor permission


Practical technical communication for engineers and computer scientists. Topics covered include practical technical writing, improving technical writing style, development of strategies to improve writing, oral presentations, running effective meetings, and the use of visual aids. The use of appropriate communication technology is emphasized throughout the course.

ENGR 181.     Electronic Materials. 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1A, PHYS 11A, MATH 45.


Basic principles of materials behavior pertaining to electronics applications. Topics include electrical conductivity, bonding, crystal structures, optical properties, magnetic properties, energy transfer, and the fundamentals of some simple electronic devices. Lecture 3 hours.

ENGR 201.     Engineering Analysis I. 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): MATH 45.


Mathematical methods for the solution of advanced engineering problems. Vector analysis, tensors and matrix algebra, complex variable techniques. The applications of these methods to practical engineering problems are demonstrated.

ENGR 202.     Engineering Analysis II. 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): MATH 45.


Mathematical methods for the solution of advanced engineering problems. Solutions of ordinary and partial differential equations, Fourier series and Laplace transforms and operational calculus. The applications of these methods to practical engineering problems are demonstrated.

ENGR 203.     Engineering Statistics. 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): ENGR 115 or equivalent.


Applications of statistics to engineering problems. Collection and analysis of data, sampling methods, design of experiments, probability theory, decision theory, analysis of variance, regression analysis, and mathematical curve fitting.

ENGR 296A.     Quality Management Systems for Engineers. 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Graduate Standing


Designed to equip students with understanding of basic terms and definitions related to quality, a brief history and basic quality concepts, understanding measurement systems and tools, understanding differences of quality control (QC), quality assurance (QA) and quality management (QM), getting familiar with the applications of different tools, systems and standards and how to select proper tools for different quality requirements. Understanding basic inspection, auditing, assessment and evaluation techniques.