This course introduces beginning civil engineering students to the broad field of Civil Engineering and its disciplines, including careers in civil engineering, requirements for the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam and Professional Engineer Exam, and professionalism and ethics within the engineering field.


First course in engineering mechanics covering equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies with an emphasis on free body diagrams and vector notation.  Application of equilibrium to trusses, frames, simple machines, and internal forces on beams is included.  Static and kinetic friction, centroid and area moment of inertia are also explored.  Prerequisite: PHY 213 General Physics I; Co-requisite: MAT 200 Calculus II


The EGR120: Engineering Graphics course will provide instruction in the various commands, methods and techniques of computer aided drafting systems for civil engineering especially using the Autodesk product AutoCAD.