ENGR - Engineering Science

Alfred State courses are grouped into the following sections:

  • An examination of strategies for success, including organizational and study skills, and career opportunities for computer engineering technology, electrical engineering technology and electromechanical engineering technology students in industry.
  • An introductory, software-oriented, engineering computing course using an interactive, high-performance, scientific and engineering software package which integrates computation and visualization in a programming environment to solve engineering application problems. Topics will include embedded mathematical functions, complex numbers, matrix manipulation, plotting, user defined script and function files, matrix algebra, numerical techniques and graphical user interfaces.

  • The purpose of this course is to assist sophomore engineering science students in choosing and transferring to the college or university of their choice in order to complete a baccalaureate degree in engineering. Transfer admissions visitors are invited to classes and there may be class trips to potential transfer institutions depending on the interest of the students. This is a required course for the Engineering Science associate degree.

  • A student may contract for an independent study through an arrangement with an instructor who agrees to direct such a study. The student will submit a plan acceptable to the instructor and to the department chairperson. The instructor and student will confer regularly regarding the process of the study.

  • This Calculus-based course covers DC circuit analysis including voltage, current, resistance, power and energy. Circuit analysis techniques and Kirchhoff's laws are applied to series, parallel and complex circuits. Thevenin, Norton and Superposition theorems are applied to DC circuits. Operational amplifiers are introduced. Inductance and capacitance are introduced and the transient response of RL, RC and RLC circuits to step inputs is studied using differential equations.

  • Statics at the intermediate level. Equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies in two and three dimensions, centroids, and centers of gravity, analysis of structures, friction, area and mass moments of inertia. Calculus and vector mathematics are employed throughout.

  • This course is an introduction to modeling, analysis and design of dynamic and feedback control systems using a common methodology regardless of physical discipline. Mathematical modeling, block diagrams, transfer functions, system excitation, response and stability of linear mechanical and electrical systems in both time and frequency domains will be studied using classical techniques, state space representation, matrix notation and Laplace transforms.

  • This course covers AC circuit analysis beginning with the study of sinusoidal steady-state solutions for circuits in the time domain. Nodal, loop and mesh methods of AC circuit analyses and the Thevenin, Norton and Superposition theorems are applied to the complex plane. AC power, transformers, mutual induction, three-phase circuits and two-port networks are introduced and used for analysis. Laplace and Fourier Transforms and the Fourier Series are applied to circuit analyses.

  • This calculus-based circuit course follows the generic Systems Dynamics course with in-depth coverage of techniques for the analysis of linear electric circuits. Simplification and formal procedures for resistive circuits containing independent and dependent sources. Time-domain and frequency domain analysis of first and second order circuits containing energy storage elements. AC steady state, power and three phase circuits. Magnetic coupling and transformers. Passive and active filters. Laplace transform, state variable and computer aided analysis and testing.

  • Dynamics at the intermediate level. Kinematics and kinetics of particles, systems of particles and rigid bodies and mechanical vibrations. Force, mass, acceleration, work power and energy, impulse and momentum. Calculus and vector mathematics are employed throughout.

  • This course is a calculus-based study of advanced concepts in Mechanics of Materials. It addresses the behavior of deformable mechanical components when subjected to tension, compression, torsion, flexure/bending or a combination of these loads. Extensive use is made of free body diagrams as well as Mohr's Circle for stress and strain. Experience is gained in the analysis of beam deflection, shafts in torsion, power, column buckling and thin walled pressure vessels.

  • A student may contract for one to six credit hours of independent study through an arrangement with an instructor who agrees to direct such a study. The student will submit a plan acceptable to the instructor and to the department chair. The instructor and student will confer regularly regarding the process of the study.