Engineering Course Descriptions
Engineering 12: Statics
Prerequisite: Physics 1 and Math 7
This course has been designed to fulfill the needs of students whose main goals are to develop an insight into engineering technology, architecture and other related fields. The main objective is to give the students the ability to analyze any simple structure, and to breakdown a more complex structure into simpler ones using the concept of Free Body Diagram. Statics is a basic engineering course, and is considered one of the more important ones, since it is the foundation of many other engineering courses such as; dynamics, strength of materials, engineering mechanics, fluid mechanics, structural analysis, etc.
Engineering 16: Dynamics
Prerequisite: Engineering 12
The purpose of this course is to provide essential tools for the prediction of behavior and motion of engineering systems under the action of forces. Successful prediction of the behavior of a system requires a careful formulation of the problems through both physical and mathematical reasoning. The objective of this course is to aid the students in developing a dual thought process of both physical and mathematical understanding of problems involving motion of the bodies under influence of forces.
Note: Santa Monica College is not currently offering Engineering 16: Dynamics due to relatively low student demand for the course.