Course Descriptions

Engineering Science Courses


Engineering Science courses are common courses available to the departments of Chemical and Biomedical, Civil and Environmental, Electrical and Computer, Industrial and Manufacturing, and Mechanical Engineering, and Engineering Technology. The courses are taught in cooperation with the departments involved.

Course Descriptions

ESC 100 New Student Orientation (1-0-1). Strategies for a successful college experience, including study habits, time management, learning styles, and the many rules and regulations to consider when working toward a degree. Includes an in-depth look at the differences between the six majors offered in the Engineering College. Return to top

ESC 102 Technical Writing & Professional Communication (3-0-3). Prerequisite: ENG 101. Technical writing as a process for organized expression of ideas and knowledgeable opinion; oral presentation and writing of letters, reports, memos, and proposals for effective communication; utilization of word-processing software to assist in the writing process. English: Equivalent to ENG 102. Return to top

ESC 120 Introduction to Engineering Design (0-4-2). Prerequisite: Placement within one of the academic colleges at Cleveland State University. An introduction to the practice of engineering design, use of hand tools, reverse engineering, the creative process, and the various career paths within engineering. Course is intended for engineering students and for any other student interested in understanding the basics of engineering design and learning about engineering as a possible career. Return to top

ESC 151 C Programming (2-2-3). Prerequisite: MTH 168 or MTH 181 as a prerequisite or corequisite. Fundamentals of scientific and engineering problem-solving using computers; covers ANSI C and concepts of accuracy and efficiency in programming solutions to engineering problems. Return to top

ESC 152 Programming with Matlab (3-2-3). Prerequisite: MTH 168 or MTH 181 as a prerequisite or corequisite. Fundamentals of scientific and engineering problem-solving using computers. Covers the MATLAB language and concepts of accuracy and efficiency in programming solutions to engineering problems. Return to top

ESC 200 Engineering History and Heritage (3-0-3). Prerequisite: none. History and heritage of civil, environmental, mechanical, electrical, industrial, manufacturing, and chemical engineering. Uses a case study approach with emphasis on northeast Ohio. Examines how constraints and considerations such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability influence engineering practice. How professional and ethical responsibility affect engineering. Places the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context. Return to top

ESC 201 Statics (3-0-3). Prerequisites: MTH 181, PHY 241 or 243. Mechanics of forces and force systems; static equilibrium, forces in structures and machines, friction, centroids, moments of inertia, radii of gyration, and virtual work. Return to top

ESC 202 Dynamics (3-0-3). Prerequisite: ESC 201. Motion of particles and rigid bodies subjected to unbalanced force systems; the kinematics of plane motion, relative motion, coriolis acceleration; the concept of force, mass and acceleration; work and energy, and impulse and momentum. Return to top

ESC 203 Statics and Dynamics (4-0-4). Prerequisites: MTH 181, PHY 241 or 243. Statics-mechanics of forces, friction, moment of a force, free body diagrams, 2D static equilibrium. Dynamics-kinematics of particles, kinetics of particles in 2D, force and acceleration, work and energy, impulse and momentum. Return to top

ESC 211 Strength of Materials (3-0-3). Prerequisite: ESC 201. Study of stress, strain and stress-strain relations; stress-load and load-deformation relationships for axial, torsion and bending members; buckling of columns; combined stresses, inelastic behavior. Return to top

ESC 250 Differential Equations for Engineers (3-0-3). Prerequisite: MTH 182 or permission of instructor. Pre- or corequisite: ESC 150 or ESC 151. First-order differential equations, and linear, and nonlinear differential equations. Laplace transform techniques. Applications to engineering problems. Return to top

ESC 270 Materials Science and Engineering (3-0-3). Prerequisites: CHM 261 and MTH 168 or equivalent. Structure of materials and their relationship to the mechanical and physical properties of materials, applications and uses. Return to top

ESC 282 Engineering Economy (3-0-3). Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Course focuses on the coupling of technical analysis and economic feasibility to determine the best course of action among alternatives competing for scarce resources in both public and private sector projects. Studies the principles, concepts, and methodology of the time value of money as applied to governmental, industrial, and personal economic decisions. Topics include benefit-cost analysis, inflation, depreciation, taxes, tax abatements, risk and sensitivity analysis, and the comparison of alternatives. Discussion includes the ethical and social responsibilities of engineers as they apply to project decisions affecting job creation and loss, personnel placement, and capital expenditure. Return to top

ESC 300 Co-op Education Experience (1-0-1). Required of and limited to students on co-op work assignments in all colleges. One hour of credit is awarded for each successful assignment completed. This credit is not counted toward the number of hours needed for graduation but it will add academic hours to a student's credit total and enhance career preparedness. Return to top

ESC 301 Fluid Mechanics (3-0-3). Prerequisite: ESC 250. Study of fluid properties, hydrostatics, friction loss, dimensional analysis, statics, and dynamics of compressible and incompressible fluids; continuity, energy, and momentum principles; laminar and turbulent flow; general concepts of boundary layer flow. Return to top

ESC 310 Engineering Statistics and Probability (3-0-3). Prerequisite: MTH 182. Concepts of statistics and probability for engineers. Probability distributions of engineering applications; sampling distributions; hypothesis testing; parameter estimation; response surface methodology. Return to top

ESC 315 Electrical Engineering Concepts (3-0-3). Prerequisites or corequisites: MTH 182, ESC 250. Solutions of linear DC and AC circuits, impedance, power, power factor correction, operational amplifiers and rotating DC and AC machines; applications to engineering situations. Return to top

ESC 321 Thermodynamics I (3-0-3). Prerequisite: MTH 182. Classical thermodynamic approach to systems and to control volumes containing simple compressible substances; establishment of important thermodynamic properties and their application to the zeroth, first and second laws analysis of systems and control volumes; analysis of ideal and actual gas cycles. Return to top

ESC 350 Linear Algebra and Numerical Methods in Engineering. (2-2-3). Prerequisites: ESC 151, ESC 152 or equivalent computer programming language, MTH 182. Prerequisite or corequisite: ESC 250, MTH 283. Vectors and vector operations, matrices and determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, systems of linear and non-linear equations, applications and numerical methods. MATLAB for linear algebra applications. Return to top

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