Engineering Courses

This is a listing of Engineering (ENSC) classes available at Bethany. These courses are included in the requirements for the Engineering Sciences Major. Not all courses are available every semester. Please contact the registrar with any questions.

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CodeCourse Title / Description
ENSC101Introduction to Engineering 3 credits
The intent of this course is to give prospective engineering students an early exposure to the engineering field to aid them in making an informed professional decision. Clarifications of what it means to be an engineer including: introduction to careers in engineering; emphases on personal and professional communication skills and engineering fundamentals; presentations from guest practitioners and other engineering field professionals. Hands-on projects that emphasize design methodology and teamwork.
ENSC313Statics and Dynamics 4 credits
Three-dimensional equilibrium; analysis of frames, machines and trusses; centroids and second moments; kinematics. Prerequisite: PHYS213 - General Physics I and Lab.
ENSC314Introduction to Electrical and Electronic Circuits 4 credits
Physical principles underlying the modeling of circuit elements; first- and second-order circuits; circuits in sinusoidal steady state; Kirchoff's rules; Wheatstone bridges; Thevinen's theorem; capacitive and inductive reactances, RLC circuits; transformers and mutual inductance. Experiments with simple circuits; familiarization with basic circuit measurement tools and equipment. Prerequisite: PHYS214 - General Physics II and Lab.
ENSC321Introduction to Fluid Mechanics and Transport Processes 3 credits
Elements of steady and unsteady thermal conduction and mass diffusion. Dimensional analysis. Hydrostatics and hydrodynamics. Archimedes' Principle and buoyancy stability in hydrostatics. Laminar and turbulent viscous flow. Potential flow. Hydrodynamic lift and drag. Boundary layers. Continuity equation. Navier-Stokes equation. Applications in mechanical and biomedical engineering, aerodynamics, chemical and environmental engineering, and physics. Prerequisites: PHYS213 - General Physics I and Lab, PHYS214 - General Physics II and Lab.
ENSC323Solid Mechanics 3 credits
Stress and strain; Mohr's circle; axially loaded members, deformations and displacement; elasticity and inelasticity; torsion, shear forces and bending moment; stresses and deflections of beams; statically indeterminate structures; column buckling; centroids and moments of inertia. Prerequisites: ENSC313 - Statics and Dynamics, MATH243 - Multivariable Calculus.
ENSC381Engineering Thermodynamics 4 credits
Zeroth, first, second, and third laws of thermodynamics. Single-component solid, liquid and vapor properties. Equations of state. Thermodynamic energy. Heat transfer. Internal energy and enthalpy. Applications to heat engines, refrigerators and power cycles. Phase diagrams and chemical equilibrium in multicomponent systems. Chemical potential. Electrochemistry, batteries and fuel cells. Applications in mechanical and biomedical engineering, aerodynamics, chemical and environmental engineering, and physics. Laboratory included. Prerequisites: PHYS213 - General Physics I and Lab, PHYS214 - General Physics II and Lab.
ENSC480Topics in Engineering 3 credits
A course designed to include topics outside the scope of the other engineering sciences course offerings. Topics may include, but are not limited to, linear systems analysis, building science, automatic control, structural analysis, robotics, project management, quality control, and production engineering and management. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.
ENSC490Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering 3 credits
Introduction to material properties and materials applications. Crystalline structure and symmetry. Phase diagrams and phase transformations. Nucleation and crystalline growth. Microstructure-dependent properties. Applications in mechanical and biomedical engineering, aerodynamics, chemical and environmental engineering, and physics. Prerequisites: PHYS213 - General Physics I and Lab, PHYS214 - General Physics II and Lab.
ENSC491Introduction to Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Engineering 3 credits
Engineering graphics including dimensioning and tolerances. Design methodology from ideation to prototyping and testing. Extensive use of 3D solid modeling computer-aided design (CAD) software. Rapid prototyping tools including laser cutters and 3D printers. Introduction to finite element methods (FEM) for analysis of steady-state and transient problems. Applications include solid mechanics, structural design and analysis, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer. Tools include MATLAB as well as relevant engineering industry-standard finite element analysis (FEA) software. Emphasis will be given to problem solving skills based on applying scientific principles and mathematical models. Includes laboratory sessions with hands-on activities and student design projects. Prerequisites: ENSC381 - Engineering Thermodynamics (Thermodynamics), ENSC321 - Introduction to Fluid Mechanics and Transport Processes (Fluid Mechanics), ENSC323 - Solid Mechanics (Solid Mechanics).
ENSC499Engineering Science Internship 3 credits
An engineering-related field experience with an approved agency fulfilling an individual learning contract negotiated between student, faculty-advisor, and worksite. Each student will be expected to give a presentation of their internship to the Bethany community in a seminar or colloquium setting. Prerequisite: Consent of engineering sciences department chair.

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