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Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Monterey Peninsula College campuses have been closed until further notice. MPC classes and student support services will be offered fully online.


ENGR 1A INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING
3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture; one hour lab

This course explores careers in engineering, science, and technology, including the role and the function of engineering in modern society, problems and responsibilities of the engineering profession, and an introduction to the methods of engineering analysis, design, and problem solving.

ENGR 2 ENGINEERING DESIGN GRAPHICS
3 units • LG • Two hours lecture; three hours lab

This course introduces the graphical tools used by engineers to support and enhance the engineering design process. Topics include spatial reasoning skills, orthographic projections, mechanical dimensioning and tolerancing practices, and the engineering design process. Assignments develop sketching and 2-D and 3-D CAD skills. The use of CAD software is an integral part of the course. Also offered online.

ENGR 4 ENGINEERING MATERIALS
4 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture; three hours lab

This course presents the internal structure and physical properties of materials used in engineering applications, including metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, and semiconductors. Through analytical and experimental work, students develop the ability to select appropriate materials and understand the effects of heat, stress, imperfections, and other environmental factors on material performance. Also
offered online.

ENGR 8 ENGINEERING STATICS
3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture; one hour problem

Students learn the principles of statics and their application to engineering problems. Topics include two- and three-dimensional force systems acting on particles and rigid bodies in equilibrium, analysis of trusses and beams, distributed forces, shear and bending moment diagrams, friction, center of gravity, centroids, and moments of inertia. Optional additional topics include fluid statics, cables, Mohr’s circle, and virtual work. Also offered online.

ENGR 12 ENGINEERING CIRCUITS
3 units • LG • Three hours lecture; one hour problem

This course introduces the analysis of electrical circuits containing resistors, capacitors, inductors, dependent sources, op-amps, and/or switches. Topics include circuit laws, network theorems, superposition, natural and forced responses, complex phasors, power, energy, and associated calculations. Also offered online.

ENGR 12L ENGINEERING CIRCUITS LABORATORY
1 unit • LG-P/NP • Three hours lab

Students build, measure, analyze, and model standard electronics circuits while verifying theoretical circuit principles. Multimeters, oscilloscopes, power supplies, function generators, and circuit simulation tools are used to collect data and describe circuit behavior. Laboratory projects present circuits similar to those covered in ENGR 12 while also introducing semiconductor components such as diodes, transistors, and other integrated circuits. Also offered online.

ENGR 17 TECHNICAL COMPUTING WITH MATLAB
3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture; one hour lab

This course utilizes the MATLAB environment to provide students with a working knowledge of computer-based problem-solving methods relevant to science and engineering. Topics include programming techniques, data visualization, numerical analysis, symbolic manipulation, and simulation. Representative examples are drawn from engineering, science, and mathematics. Also offered online. 

ENGR 50 ROBOTICS
1 unit • LG-P/NP • .75 hour lecture; .75 hour lab

This is a hands-on introduction to modern robotics using the BASIC Stamp microcontroller. Topics include construction, movement, object detection/avoidance, and programming. Students may purchase their own robotics kit or use school-provided kits. No prior electronics experience needed.