ENT - Engineering

Course Number/Title

Course description

Prerequisites

Credits

ENT 100 Introduction to Engineering Technology

This course introduces students to the responsibilities of the different job roles in the field of engineering technology. The tools and requisite skills needed by technicians and technologists are also highlighted. Students will be exposed to some of the computer programs and problem-solving skills needed. In addition, priority will be given to the most utilized mathematical topics in engineering technology.

MAT 106

3 Credits

ENT 101 Engineering Graphics I

This is an introductory engineering graphics course designed to teach computer-aided drafting (CAD) concepts and equipment design. The course will provide a general understanding of the components of a typical CAD system and its operation. Students will be exposed to a variety of computational methods and software tools for engineering problem solving and documentation. Fundamentals of engineering drawing utilizing freehand sketching, mechanical drawing, and solid modelling will be covered. The principles of orthographic projection, dimensioning, sectional views, auxiliary views, descriptive geometry, and assembly drawings will be discussed.

3 Credits

ENT 201 Engineering Graphics II

This course teaches production drawings and advanced operations in computer-aided drafting and blue print reading and interpretation. Contemporary techniques of 3-D modelling, rendering, animation on the personal computer, and the principles of visualization (photo-realism), which enables the student to create presentation drawings for both architectural and industrial product design are examined. Orthographic projection, details of drafting shop processes and terminology, assembly drawings and exploded views are covered. Reading, understanding and interpreting standard architectural drawings including plans, elevation, sections, and details will be emphasised.

ENT 101

3 Credits

 

ENT 202 Material Science

This course is designed to teach the basic principles governing the structure and properties of materials used in engineering. The course will investigate the structures and properties of metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites. Students will gain an appreciation for the processing and design limitations of materials used in engineering. Other topics to be examined will include elastic and plastic deformation, strengthening mechanisms, corrosion prevention and control, and the considerations in choosing appropriate materials for engineering applications. Laboratory experiments will demonstrate the behaviour of polymers, metals, ceramics, and other engineering materials.

CHE 111

3 Credits

ENT 203 Principles of Energy Systems

This course will present the basic physical laws governing the processes by which energy conversion technologies deliver electrical power to consumers who turn it into heat, light and power. The course will take a systems perspective on energy conversion, building upon fundamental principles, and embracing a variety of energy sources including fossil fuel, alternative and renewable energy technologies. The course will then describe how energy is transmitted and distributed to consumers, describing the underlying physical principles. Finally, the course will address energy conversion technologies in business, industry and the home.

MAT 106; PHY 110

3 Credits

ENT 204 Engineering Graphics

This course provides an introduction Engineering Graphics using the AutoCAD software. Students will sketch, draw accurate 2D objects, design and print 3D objects using AutoCAD, drawing and understanding and interpreting standard architectural drawings including floor plans and elevation views.

3 Credits

ENT 205 Civil Engineering Technology I

This course will teach both theoretical and practical applications of the basic principles of civil engineering technology. The course will examine the planning and operation of construction projects by the civil engineer, co-ordination and control of personnel, materials and machines, scheduling, cost pre- diction, timeline evaluation and resource allocation. The course will introduce the student to the fundamentals of construction technology, structural systems, blue print reading, building codes, water treatment technology and waste management. Other topics to be covered will include the chemical, physical and mechanical properties of steels, concrete materials, mix design, and the properties of fresh and hardened concrete.

MAT 106; PHY 110

3 Credits

ENT 207 Mechanical Engineering Technology I

This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of how to solve mechanical technology problems and gain insights into the manufacturing, production and design processes through the application of engineering principles. The course aims to help students develop core competencies in engineering fundamentals (statics, strengths of materials, and fluid dynamics), manufacturing applications (manufacturing processes, machining, welding, design for manufacturing and tooling, and quality assurance), mechanical design (computer-aided design, machine design, fluid power technology, measurement and test, etc.) and thermal sciences (thermodynamics, heat transfer and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.)

MAT 106; PHY 110

3 Credits

ENT 209 Electrical Engineering Technology I

This course will introduce the fundamentals of network theorems, and then investigate the frequency response of resistive, inductive and capacitive loads. The operating principles of single-phase motors and transformers will be explored. The characteristics of analogue electronic components and digital logic circuits will be investigated. Students will learn to use basic testing equipment, such as multi-meters, oscilloscopes, and power supplies.

MAT 106; PHY 110

3 Credits

ENT 210 Civil Engineering Technology

This course will examine the management of construction projects by civil and construction engineering personnel. The control of materials and machines, scheduling, cost estimation and resource allocation will be studied. The fundamentals of construction technology, structural systems, and construction techniques will be explored. Other topics to be covered will include the properties of steel, concrete materials, and mix design. The course will also examine the structural components of buildings from foundation to roof.

MAT 106, ENT 100

3 Credits

ENT 215 Civil Engineering Technology II

This course will introduce the basic concepts of engineering mechanics applicable to civil engineering. Basic structural design concepts such as shear and bending moment’s diagrams for simply supported and continuous beams will be introduced. The course will also examine the analysis of reinforced concrete sections, the design of beams, one-way slabs, columns, bearing walls and retaining walls using the ultimate strength theory and the principles of limit states design. Identification of project criteria and constraints, the generation of design options and selection of preferred design will be discussed.

ENT 205

3 Credits

ENT 217 Mechanical Engineering Technology II

This course will introduce the mechanical technology underpinning motor vehicle and marine drive systems. The working principles of the two and four stroke internal combustion engine will be studied, including the diesel engine. The course will also cover the operation and maintenance of pumps for water, effluent, oil and fuels.

ENT 207

3 Credits

ENT 219 Electrical Engineering Technology II

The course will cover electrical power systems as well as the utilization and control from both commercial and residential installations. The construction and operation of three-phase motors and transformers will be introduced. The student will be exposed to the essential local legislations: Cayman Islands Electricity Law and associated Codes of Practice. Finally, the digital technique concepts acquired in ENT 209 are extended.

ENT 209

ENT 220 Electrical Engineering Technology

This course is concerned with the study of electric circuits and their elements. DC and AC circuit theory, semi-conductor devices and their applications are presented. Students will study, single phase transformer theory and applications. Additionally, the magnetic and electromagnetic principles related to the construction and operation of motors, generators and transformers will be explored.

MAT 106, ENT 100

3 Credits

ENT 225 Civil Engineering Workshop

This competency-based course trains stu- dents how to apply technology as it relates to the construction industry. For workshop practice, the students will learn how to conduct the slump test on concrete, test concrete for compressive strength (PSI), test sand for bulking, silt content, organic matter and moisture content. Students will also conduct field work on the practical applications of measurement theories using surveying equipment. Students will learn how to use: Level, Theodolite, Electronic Distance Meter (EDM) and Total Station. This work- shop will expose students to the techniques of linear and angular measurements in plane surveying, topographic surveying and mapping, and volumes measurements.

Co-requisite: ENT 215. Prerequisite: ENT 205

3 Credits

ENT 227 Mechanical Engineering Workshop

The objective is to impart safe working practice in the use of hand and machine tools (such as pillar drills, table saws, grinders and lathes) in a typical engineering workshop environment. The student will learn the correct use of welding and brazing equipment for the joining of metals (mild steel, stainless steel, brass and aluminium) and also in the fabrication of components. The dismantling and reassembly of automotive power plant for road and marine applications will be undertaken.

Co-requisite: ENT 217. Prerequisite: ENT 207

3 Credits

ENT 229 Electrical Engineering Workshop

In this workshop practice course the student will learn the correct use of hand and power tools and measuring instruments. The salient points of electrical, power and data systems will be reviewed along with the different types of cables and conductors required and their termination methods, including bolted, lug, crimp and solder. The student will be exposed to service equipment provision and undertake the installation of associated branch circuitry and connection of utilization equipment.

Co-requisite: ENT 219. Prerequisite: ENT 209

3 Credits

ENT 230 Engineering Law and Ethics

This course will introduce students to the basic legal concepts and procedures for understanding the implications of engineering management decisions. The course will examine the codes of conduct and standards for the engineers’ obligations to the public, their clients, employers and the profession. Concepts to be discussed will include: code of ethics and standards of engineering con- duct; contracts and liability, environmental obligations and workplace health and safety.

ENT 205; or ENT 207; or ENT 209

3 Credits

ENT 235 Engineering Management

This course will provide students with the foundation and tools needed to effectively design and manage projects in the engineering profession. Concepts to be discussed will include project management, team building, quality leadership, planning, scheduling, implementation, control and evaluation. The course will also introduce students to the economic analysis of engineering alternatives; valuation techniques and time use of money, cash flow analysis, cost estimation, depreciation; operations planning and control, project evaluation, accounting and budgeting tools. Concepts taught in the course will be reinforced through projects incorporating the full project development life cycle.

ENT 205; or ENT 207; or ENT 209

3 Credits

ENT 240 Mechanical Engineering Technology

This course introduces students to the field of mechanical engineering technology. The basic concepts of static and dynamic forces will be explored along with potential energy. Kinematics will be studied, and students will explore the mathematical description of motion. Concepts of kinetic energy will be covered including work energy and power. Studies will also include the application of thermodynamic concepts.

MAT 106, ENT 100

3 Credits

ENT 245 Electro-Mechanical Workshop

This course extends work undertaken in the electrical and mechanical engineering technology courses. Emphasis is placed on the practical exercises related to DC and AC circuit theory, the utilization, and measurement of electrical quantities. Statics and dynamics mechanical laboratory exercises are also covered. Safety measures are explored as students appreciate the design, manufacturing, and fabrication processes. Students will study the various tools and equipment used in the workshop and experiential training given.

ENT 220, ENT 240

3 Credits

ENT 270 Internship in Engineering Technology

This course provides the student with an Internship in an engineering situation with individual faculty supervision to allow students to apply academic knowledge to actual and professional experience. This internship is experiential learning for credit taking place outside the classroom and directed by a field supervisor and a UCCI faculty member. At the end of the intern- ship, the student will be required to submit a report on the experience gained. A mini- mum of 20 hours of actual field work per week under the supervision of a work supervisor is required.

Prerequisites: GPA of 2.0; and completion of 54 credits

3 Credits