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Engineering Course Information

 

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. 

Student Learning Outcomes for Engineering 12:

  1. A student will be able to analyze a simple structure using the concept of Free Body Diagram.
  2. A student will be able to analyze a complex structure using the concept of Free Body Diagram.

Engineering 12 Course Outline of Record


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. 

Student Learning Outcomes for Engineering 16:

  1. A student will be able to predict the behavior and motion of a system under the action of forces.
  2. A student will be able to describe the motion of bodies under the influence of forces both conceptually and mathematically.

Engineering 16 Course Outline of Record

Note:  Santa Monica College is not currently offering Engineering 16: Dynamics due to relatively low student demand for the course.