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Engineering, B.S. Mechanical Concentration (ME)
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BIBL 1033   Biblical Literature
This survey provides an overall perspective for understanding the Bible within its historical and cultural setting. The course will focus on the reading of significant portions of the Bible so that students may grasp the framework and themes of the Old and New Testaments as well as the relationship between the Testaments. Throughout the course students will also develop skills in interpreting and applying the Bible to contemporary situations. Class 3.
 
BIBL 1043   Biblical Foundations For Living (L)
An introductory course highlighting the relationship between Biblical teaching and contemporary Christian living. This initial experience in the integration of faith and learning focuses on principles of Biblical interpretation and application. Students learn how to interpret core Biblical passages so as to give guidance for some of the tough issues Christians face today. Class 3.
 
BIBL     Jr.-Sr. Level Elective
Any Junior or Senior (3000 or 4000) level Bible (BIBL) course. Class 3.
 
BIBL     Jr.-Sr. Level Elective
Any Junior or Senior (3000 or 4000) level Bible (BIBL) course. Class 3.
 
CHEM 1111   General Chemistry I Laboratory
Laboratory work to be taken concurrently with CHEM 1113. Lab 3. Corequisite: CHEM 1113.
 
CHEM 1113   General Chemistry I
Examines all the general areas of modern chemistry. Included are atomic and molecular structure, periodic classification of the elements, acids and bases, solutions, thermodynamics, kinetics, electrochemistry, descriptive inorganic chemistry, nuclear chemistry, and an introduction to organic and biochemistry. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1123. Corequisite: CHEM 1111.
 
COMM 1113   Introduction To Speech Communication
A study of basic oral communication principles, including verbal and nonverbal language, listening, group dynamics, and public speaking. Emphasis is upon application of these principles in the sending and receiving of different types of oral discourse. Class 3.
 
COSC 1303   Computer Science I
An introduction to the field of computer science. Problem solving strategies, basic data structures, and an introduction to algorithms in the context of a modern programming language. A first course in programming with an emphases on scientific and engineering applications. Class 2. Lab 1.
 
EEGR 2053   Electric Circuits
Principles of linear networks covering the laws of circuit theory that apply to such networks, including elements of network topology, mesh currents and node voltages, network theorems, op-amps, energy and power, basic concepts of transient response of R-L and R-C networks to a unit pulse driving function, steady state sinusoidal voltage and current, including polyphase circuits, mutual coupling, and ideal transformers. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 2013. Corequisites: EEGR 2051 Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
EEGR 3213   Digital Electronics
Application of Boolean algebra to the design of logic circuits; Karnaugh maps; registers, counters, and data conversion; microlabs for combinational and sequential logic circuits are included. Class 3. Prerequisite: EEGR 2053. Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
ENGL 1013   English Composition I
A study of effective writing, reading, and speaking. Emphasis is on effective personal and expository writing. (This course must be completed before reaching Junior standing.) Class 3. Prerequisite: Qualification on ACT or SAT exam or completion of ENGL 1004 with a grade of D..
 
ENGL 1023   English Composition II
A study of argumentation/logic and writing for the professions with an emphasis on using the personal computer to plan, draft, and revise written projects. Each student is required to write a fully documented research paper and give oral presentations in class. (This course must be completed before reaching Junior standing.) Class 3. Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 1004 with a grade of C or better or ENGL 1013..
 
ENGL     Literature Elective
Any ENGL 2000+ level courses <b><u>except</u></b>:
ENGL 2011 Applied Journalism
ENGL 2603 Creative Writing
ENGL 3213 Technical Writing
ENGL 3223 Advanced Grammar and Composition
ENGL 3403 Journalism-Publications
ENGL 3413 Visual Literacy
ENGL 3931 English Internship
ENGL 4023 Writing for Digital Media
ENGL 4913 Literary Criticism
ENGL 4923 History of the English Language
ENGL 4931 Digital Writing Practicum
Class 3.
 
ENGR 1311   Manufacturing Processes Laboratory
Lab experience in basic manufacturing processes including materials separation and materials joining processes including mechanical and thermal processes. Safety issues and the use of precision measuring devices are stressed. Lab 3.
 
ENGR 1513   Introduction to Engineering Practice I
An introduction to engineering as a career, including problem solving, engineering disciplines, design, teamwork, and communication. An introduction to engineering graphics is included, with an emphasis on solids modeling. Class 2. Lab 3. (Fall)
 
ENGR 1523   Introduction to Engineering Practice II
An introduction to the engineering design process, including teamwork development, ethics, professionalism, and reporting. Class 2. Lab 3. Prerequisite: ENGR1513. (Spring)
 
ENGR 2313   Materials Engineering
Atomic nature of materials including atomic structure, atomic and molecular bonding, crystalline and noncrystalline structures, imperfections, and electronic properties. Basic material properties of metals, organics, and ceramics. Solutions, phase relationships, reactions, modification of properties, stability of materials in service, and composite materials. Class 3. Prerequisites: CHEM 1111, CHEM 1113, and PHYS 2013 or PHYS 1113.
 
ENGR 2400   Sophomore Design Seminar
Seminar topics emphasizing skills necessary to successfully complete design projects, including the study of design project case studies. Class 1. Prerequisite: ENGR 1523. (Spring)
 
ENGR 2704   Project Management, Design and Entrepreneurship
An introduction to management aspects of the engineering profession, project management, prioritization of resource allocation, and management of technical design projects. Students are assigned an engineering and/or a business project under the supervision of the faculty member. Students are expected to meet regularly with the faculty member and complete assigned readings and projects as well as give a substantial oral presentation. Class 3. Lab 3. Prerequisite: ENGR1523.
 
ENGR 3813   Engineering Design Methodology
The study of engineering design principles with application to a team project. Topics include: planning the design process, stakeholder analysis, design specifications, functional analysis and concept generation, feasibility estimation, prototyping, and design-for-manufacturing. Project requirements include significant oral and written communication components. Class 2. Lab 3. Prerequisites: Junior standing and ENGR 3022 or ENGR 2704..
 
ENGR 4813   Senior Design I (L)
Applications of design principles to a capstone engineering project. Projects are team based and include developing design specifications, conceptual designs, and final designs. Project requirements include significant oral and written communication components. Examples of projects include intercollegiate competition, industry sponsored, applied research, and service projects. Students pursuing more than one concentration in engineering or engineering technology must complete a two semester sequence in senior design for each concentration. Includes weekly seminar on professional topics. Class 2. Lab 3. Prerequisites: Senior standing (completion of junior courses in concentration), ENGR 3813 or MJET 3413 or CVGR 4203 or CVGR 3223 and CVGR 3221, and consent of instructor.. (Fall)
 
ENGR 4823   Senior Design II (L)
Completion of final design, fabrication, testing, and reporting of the engineering design projects initiated in ENGR 4813. Class 2. Lab 3. Prerequisite: ENGR 4813. (Spring)
 
HIST     History Elective
Any History (HIST) course. Class 3.
 
KINE     Physical Activities
Offerings include: aerobics, archery, action games, badminton, basketball, bowling, fitness, flag football, golf, racquetball, scuba diving, soccer, swimming, tennis, volleyball, weight training, etc. (Half of semester.) Class 1.
 
KINE 1512   Concepts Of Lifetime Fitness
General studies requirement under Kinesiology. The course examines various concepts of health and physical fitness with the purpose of encouraging the student to establish positive patterns of activity and healthful living. Class 2.
 
LETU 1101   Cornerstones Of Life And Learning (L)
This course introduces students to the LeTourneau University community and prepares them for the pursuit of whole person education and lifelong learning. It helps students explore and learn how to fulfill God's unique design for their lives through a holistic approach that establishes four essential cornerstones of life and learning: personal, intellectual, spiritual, and community development. Class 1.
 
MATH 1903   Calculus I
An introduction to calculus with emphasis on concepts and principles. Topics studied include limits, derivatives, applications of derivatives, and antiderivatives. Class 3. Prerequisites: MATH 1252 and MATH 1303, or equivalent. Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
MATH 2013   Calculus II
A continuation of MATH 1903 including techniques and applications of integration, polar coordinates, and infinite series. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1903. Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
MATH 2023   Calculus III
A continuation of MATH 2013 including parametric equations, vectors, vector functions, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, and vector analysis. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 2013.
 
MATH 2203   Differential Equations
Solutions, properties, and applications of ordinary differential equations, including the use of Laplace transforms and Fourier series. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1613 or MATH 2013.
 
MATH 3303   Linear Algebra
A study of systems of linear equations, matrices, vector spaces, linear independence, bases, dimension, linear transformations, determinants, eigenvalues, and geometric applications. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1613 or MATH 2013.
 
MATH 3403   Statistics
A study of elementary concepts and techniques of statistics including representations of data, statistical measures, fundamentals of probability, distribution laws, and statistical tests. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 2013.
 
MATH     Math Elective
Approved 3000+ Math course Class 3. Approved 3000+ Math course (3 hours)
 
MEGR 2013   Statics
Fundamental concepts of mechanics, equilibrium of force systems, structural applications, cables, friction, and virtual work. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 2013. Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
MEGR 2023   Dynamics
Kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies. Principles of impulse and momentum, and work and energy. Class 3. Prerequisite: MEGR 2013. Corequisite: MATH 2023. Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
MEGR 2122   Mechanical Engineering Lab 1
Introduction to principles of metrology, instrumentation, collection, and analysis of experimental data, including data presentation and report writing. Includes the use of test equipment for electrical and mechanical measurements including the use of basic measuring, sensing, and data acquisition devices. Emphasis on selection of instrumentation, experimental setup, analysis and reporting. Class 1. Lab 3. Corequisite: EEGR 2053
 
MEGR 3133   Mechanical Engineering Lab 2
Introduction to basic experimental methods and instrumentation used in mechanical engineering, including solid mechanics and thermal-fluid sciences. Emphasis on data acquisition, reduction, analysis, and report preparation. Class 2. Lab 3. Prerequisite: MEGR 2122.
 
MEGR 3323   Mechanics Of Materials
Stress and strain, properties of materials, axially-loaded members, stresses and deformations of beams, torsion, combined loading and principal stresses, elastic curves, superposition, design of beams and connections, continuous beams, and columns. Class 3. Prerequisite: MEGR 2013. (Spring)
 
MEGR 3413   Mechanisms And Kinematics
Graphical and analytical solutions for velocity and acceleration of mechanisms, synthesis of mechanisms, dynamic analysis of mechanisms and design of cams, gears, and gear trains. Class 3. Prerequisites: COSC 1303, MATH 2023, and MEGR 2023. (Spring)
 
MEGR 3513   Fluid Mechanics
Fluid statics and dynamics, flow of an ideal fluid, boundary layer, flow of real fluids through pipes and ducts, flow around immersed bodies, and analysis and design of hydraulic systems. Class 3. Prerequisites: COSC 1303, MATH 2023, and MEGR 2023.. (Fall)
 
MEGR 3713   Thermodynamics
Properties of pure substances, heat and work, first and second laws of thermodynamics, entropy, ideal gases, gas-vapor mixtures, and availability. Class 3. Prerequisites: CHEM 1113, COSC 1303, and MEGR 2013.
 
MEGR 4423   Mechanical Vibrations
Vibration of single degree of freedom systems, natural and forced motions, and dynamic loading; multiple degree of freedom systems and approximate methods; vibration of elastic bodies. Applications include packaging, fatigue, critical speed determination, and vibration suppression. Class 3. Prerequisites: MATH 2203, MEGR 2023, and MEGR 3323. (Fall) ENGR 3423 Mechatronics may be substituted for Mechanical Vibrations.
 
MEGR 4443   Machine Design
Application of the principles of statics and mechanics of materials to the design of machine elements. Topics include stress and deformation, finite element method, failure criteria in yielding, fatigue and buckling, statistical considerations, and selection of shafts, bearings, and gears. Class 3. Prerequisites: ENGR 1523 and MEGR 3323. (Fall)
 
MEGR 4723   Heat Transfer
Principles of conduction, convection, and radiation heat transfer, transient heat flow, condensation and boiling, and heat exchangers. Class 3. Prerequisites: MATH 2203 and MEGR 3513. Corequisite: MEGR 3713. (Spring)
 
PHYS 2011   University Physics I Laboratory
Laboratory work to be taken concurrently with PHYS 2013. Lab 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1903. Corequisite: PHYS 2013. (Spring)
 
PHYS 2013   University Physics I
A calculus based study of the theory and application of Newton's laws of motion, gravity, work, energy, momentum, and angular momentum. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1903. Corequisite: PHYS 2011. (Spring)
 
PHYS 2021   University Physics II Laboratory
Laboratory work to be taken concurrently with PHYS 2023. Lab 3. Prerequisites: PHYS 2013 and MATH 1903. Corequisite: PHYS 2023. (Fall)
 
PHYS 2023   University Physics II
A calculus based study of the theory and application of oscillations, waves, sound, electricity, magnetism, Maxwell's equation of electromagnetism and light. Class 3. Prerequisites: PHYS 2013 and MATH 1903. Corequisite: PHYS 2021. (Fall)
 
     

 
      Elective
Approved 3000+ Business, Science, Math, Engineering course, Approved 2000+ Computer Science course Approved 3000+ Business, Science, Math, Engineering course, Approved 2000+ Computer Science course (3 hours)
 
      Technical Elective
Approved 3000+ Engineering course Approved 3000+ Engineering course (6 hours)
 
      Technical Elective
Approved 3000+ Engineering course Approved 3000+ Engineering course (6 hours)
 
Total Hours: 137
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