Natural Science: Engineering

Academic Division of Natural & Health Sciences

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The Quincy College Natural Science- Engineering program provides a foundation in mathematics and physical sciences to prepare a student for transfer to a four-year program in electrical engineering, computer science, or robotics. The sequence provides the opportunity to take three engineering electives, allowing a student to select an emphasis track in a particular engineering discipline. The theoretical and laboratory skills acquired by this program will contribute greatly to the ability to work in teams and think critically. A student entering this program must be ready to take Calculus I and Chemistry.

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The Quincy College Natural Science- Engineering program provides a foundation in mathematics and physical sciences to prepare a student for transfer to a four-year program in electrical engineering, computer science, or robotics. The sequence provides the opportunity to take three engineering electives, allowing a student to select an emphasis track in a particular engineering discipline. The theoretical and laboratory skills acquired by this program will contribute greatly to the ability to work in teams and think critically. A student entering this program must be ready to take Calculus I and Chemistry.

Program Outcomes

At the completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Think critically using the scientific method and scientific reasoning
  • Communicate scientific information (orally and in writing) and work as part of a team to carry out project-based activities
  • Use laboratory investigations and appropriate procedures to generate accurate/meaningful quantitative and qualitative data and derive reasonable conclusions from them
  • Develop technical and measurement skills essential to basic scientific and engineering inquiry
  • Utilize computer technology to analyze/synthesize data
  • Analyze data to define a problem and implement a solution

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Natural Science: Engineering Courses
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    • Credits
    • CSI 116
    • Introduction to Programming
    • 3
    This course is designed to provide the background necessary for an understanding of computers and computer languages. Programming assignments introduce the student to methods of problem solving, programming logic, development of algorithms, coding in C, debugging and documenting programs. Topics include an overview of computer organization, simple data structures, and file management.
    • EGR 101
    • Electrical Fundamentals
    • 3
    This course is designed to provide the student with a firm foundation in electrical theory. The course material will cover Direct Current (DC) and Alternating Current (AC), with an emphasis on circuit analysis. Learned electrical principles will be applied using computer-aided simulation as well as physical electrical circuits in a laboratory. Lab segments will aid the student’s understanding of electricity using test equipment to measure performance and troubleshoot electrical circuits. Prerequisites: MAT 103.
    • MAT 206
    • Calculus II B
    • 4
    Topics include applications of definite integrals to the calculus of areas, volumes and arc length, review of substitution method, methods of integration, L’Hopital’s Rule, improper integrals, sequences and series, Taylor polynomials, Taylor series, parametric equations and elementary differential equations. Students will be required to complete homework assignments using a web-based computer program. Prerequisite: MAT 204.
    • MAT 208
    • Multivariate Calculus B
    • 3
    This course will focus on differential calculus in serval variables, with emphasis in Series, 3D geometry, dot and cross products, partial derivatives, the Jacobian, directional derivatives, chain rule, and maxima and minima applications, and double and triple integrals with applications. Students will be required to complete homework assignments using a web-based computer program. Prerequisite: MAT 206 or permission of the instructor.
    • MAT 225
    • Differential Equations
    • 4
    The laws of nature are expressed in the language of differential equations. In engineering and science, students must know how to model the world in terms of differential equations, properly interpret the solutions and apply those solutions to areas of application. This course focuses on linear differential equations and their applications in science and engineering. Also, this course stresses the beauty and complexity of nature that can be comprehended in the language of differential equations. Prerequisite: MAT 204 and MAT 206.
    • PHY 211
    • College Physics I
    • 4
    This is a calculus-based physics course designed to introduce students to ideas of measurements, units, motion, force, energy, momentum, rotation, and gravitation. Topics include analyzing the motion of physical systems including objects in free-fall, objects moving at a constant velocity, objects moving with constant acceleration, collisions between multiple objects, and systems undergoing rotation. In addition, during the lab component of the course, students will design and carry out experiments, collect and analyze data, and communicate experimental results. Prerequisite: MAT 204.
    • PHY 212
    • College Physics II
    • 4
    This is a calculus-based physics course covering electricity, magnetism, optics and waves. Students will study electric and magnetic fields, the motion of charged particles, and the function of simple electric circuits. Students will also study periodic motion, oscillations, waves and the propagation of light through various media. In addition, during the lab component of the course, students will design and carry out experiments, collect and analyze data, and communicate experimental results. Prerequisites: PHY 211 with a ‘C’ or better.

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Plymouth, MA 02360

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