SLCC General Catalog 2013-2014

Mechanical Engineering APE

CTE Associate of Pre-Engineering (APE)
73 credits minimum

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Program Description

  • Chemical engineering emphasizes physical, life and engineering sciences to convert raw materials into necessary materials and energy systems.
  • Civil/Environmental engineering encompasses a wide range of engineering projects dealing with buildings, bridges, dams, highways, transportation systems, water supply systems, fluid flow, water reclamation and geotechnical problems.
  • Computer engineering focuses on design and use of computers to solve and analyze math and physics problems.
  • Electrical engineering is a branch of applied physics, which uses mathematical concepts to analyze and design electrical devices and systems.
  • Materials science engineering involves chemistry and physics to develop scientific and engineering aspects of materials.
  • Mechanical engineering also uses math and physics to analyze and design mechanical devices and machine systems.
  • Manufacturing engineering focuses on methods and processes of manufacturing.

Transfer/Articulation Information

The associate of pre-engineering degree is offered in each of the seven engineering disciplines. It is a transfer degree similar to the associate of science degree, but has reduced General Education requirements. Current accreditation board of engineering and technology (ABET) standards require upper-division General Education courses. The engineering students who complete this degree may apply for advanced-placement at an engineering school, but must complete General Education requirements at the senior institution.

Admission into an engineering major program at a transfer institution depends upon the receiving institution’s requirements for that major. Some major programs are restricted and require special application as well as a competitive GPA. See an Academic Advisor at both SLCC and the intended receiving institution for specific articulation information.

Program Entry Requirements

Each program requires as a prerequisite a science-oriented high school curriculum which includes as much mathematics, chemistry, physics and English as possible. Students who do not qualify to enter MATH 1210, CHEM 1210 and ENGL 1010 should take prerequisite courses before entering the first semester of their program. Students who need to take preparatory courses to meet the requirements of first semester courses should plan on extra time to complete the program. Consult with the academic advisor concerning these courses. It is the student’s responsibility to examine each course description for details of prerequisite courses. Those prerequisites must be satisfied before the designated class may be taken.

Estimated Time to Completion

If students follow the suggested sample schedule, time to completion is four semesters.

General Education Requirements

General Education requirement in this degree are reduced.  Students who earn an Associate of Pre-Engineering degree will need to complete additional General Education requirement for a bachelor’s degree at the receiving institution.  Transfer student should obtain advising regarding General Education requirement specific to Engineering majors.

Core Skills:

Composition (EN) 6 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ENGL 1010

Intro to Writing

3

A

WRTG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

ENGL 2010

Intermediate Writing

3

A

ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better

OR

 

 

 

ENGL 2100

Technical Writing

3

A

ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better

Quantitative Literacy (QL) 4 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

MATH 1210

Calculus I

3

A

Within the last year, MATH 1060 or MATH 1080 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

American Institutions (AI) Choose 3 Credits From One Of The Following

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ECON 1740

Econ History of US

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

HIST 1700

American Civilization

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

POLS 1100

US Govt & Politics

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

Distribution Areas:

Choose an additional six credits from two of the following distribution areas.

Course

Credits

 

 

Fine Arts (FA)

3-4

 

Humanities (HU)

3

 

Social Science (SS)

3

 

 

Required Courses: (55 Credits)

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

CHEM 1210

General Chem I

4

F, Sp

MATH 1050 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score.  Recommeded coreq: CHEM 1215

CHEM 1215

Gen Chem Lab I

1

F, Sp

MATH 1050 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score.  Recommeded coreq: CHEM 1210

ENGR 1030

MatLab Problem Solving

3

A

MATH 1060 or 1080

ENGR 2950

Engineering Seminar

1

F,Sp 

 

EE 2210

Elec En/Non EE

3

F, Sp

PHYS 2220; MATH 2250 (may be taken concurrently)

MATH 1220

Calculus II

4

A

Within the last year, MATH 1210 w/C grade or better.

MATH 2210

Multivariate Cal

3

A

MATH 1220 w/C grade or better

MATH 2250

Diff Equ/Lin Alg

4

F, Sp

MATH 1220 w/C grade or better

MEEN 1050

Des&Visual Comm

3

F, Sp

Coreq:  MEEN 2655
Recommended prereq: MATH 1050 or 1080

MEEN 2010

Statics

3

MATH 1210. Recommended prereq: PHYS 2210

MEEN 2020

Dynamics I

2

F, Sp

MEEN 2010

MEEN 2060

Dynamics II

2

Sp

MEEN 2020. Recommended prereq: MATH 2250

MEEN 2140

Strength Mtls I

2

F, Sp

Coreq: MEEN 2145 MEEN 2010 and MATH 2250 (either may be taken concurrently)

*MEEN 2145

Strgth of MatLab

1

F, Sp

Coreq: MEEN 2140

MEEN 2300

Thermodynamics

3

F, Sp

CHEM 1210 and MATH 1220. Recommended prereq: PHYS 2210

MEEN 2450

Numerical Methods

3

A

ENGR 1030 or 1040; and MATH 2250. Recommended prereq: MATH 2210

MEEN 2655

Engr Manufacturing Lab

1

A

Coreq: MEEN 1050

MSE 2160

Elem Mat Eng

3

F

CHEM 1210

PHYS 2210

Physics f/Sci & Eng I

4

A

MATH 1210. Recommended coreq: PHYS 2215

PHYS 2220

Physics f/Sci&Eng II

4

A

MATH 1220 and PHYS 2210. Recommended coreq: PHYS 2225

*Not required at the University of Utah

 

Program Electives:

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

MEEN 2000

CO-OP Education

1-2

A

Instructor approval


Advising Note

Students planning to major in Mechanical Engineering at Utah State University also need both Physics Labs (PHYS 2215 and PHYS 2225)

Sample Schedule

1st Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

ENGL 1010

3

ENGL 2010/2100

3

MATH 1210

4

MATH 1220

4

CHEM 1210

4

MSE 2160

3

CHEM 1215

1

PHYS 2210

4

MEEN 1050

3

AI

3

MEEN 2655

1

ENGR 2950

1

Distribution

3

 

 

Total

19

Total

18

 2nd Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

ENGR 1030

3

EE 2210

3

MATH 2250

4

MATH 2210

3

PHYS 2220

4

MEEN 2020

2

MEEN 2010

3

MEEN 2450

3

Distribution

3

MEEN 2060

2

MEEN 2300

3

MEEN 2140

2

 

 

MEEN 2145

1

Total

20

Total

16

 

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

 

  1. Acquire substantive knowledge
  2. Communicate effectively
  3. Develop quantitative literacies
  4. Think critically and creatively
  5. Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged
  6. Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner
  7. Develop computer and information literacy
  • Be prepared for further study in Mechanical Engineering or related disciplines at a four-year college or university.  

1, 5

 

  • Understand key concepts, definitions, formulas, applications, design & analysis of mechanical field.

1, 3

  • Understand the mathematical tools necessary to perform engineering calculations – in particular Calculus, Linear Algebra & Differential Equations.

1, 3

  • Develop the laboratory skills necessary to design, develop, build and perform scientific & engineering experiments, to be able to interpret collected data, and create an effective technical report/paper.

1, 3, 4

  • Be able to solve complex problems in science & mechanical engineering using critical thinking skills.

1, 4

  • Effectively communicate scientific and engineering concepts both orally and in writing.

2

Department Contact Info

Engineering Department

Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Science & Industry Building (SI) 220

General Information
801-957-4073

Program Information
801-957-4780

Academic Advisor
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Science & Industry Building (SI) 209
801-957-4858

Program Faculty

Professors
Nick Safai

Associate Professors
Francis Afghan
Lee Brinton
Holly Moore

Assistant Professors
Sara Farida