This course is an introduction to the underlying principles and methodology of engineering graphics communication as a means to the solution of engineering problems, and includes fundamentals of graphic visualization, sketching, PC-based Computer-Aided-Design (CAD), and technical presentations. Students will be introduced to engineering problem solving methods and the design process as a systematic methodology. They will also be introduced to computer-aided- design software as a tool to create solid models of mechanical parts and assemblies, visualization, and analysis of engineering problems.

Principles of Graphic Language: Fundamentals of delineation, analysis and solution of space problems, symbols and standards as applied in engineering. Freehand drawing as a tool for visualization. Principles of orthographic projection, sections, auxiliary views and conventional practices. Pictorial drawings: isometric, oblique and perspective. Introduction to descriptive geometry. Hand drawing with traditional tools and computer-aided drawing. Fundamentals of academic integrity and engineering ethics. Fundamentals of academic integrity and engineering ethics.

Introduction to general concepts of fluids behavior and properties. Development of the fundamental equations of fluid mechanics and its applications.  Introduction to dimensional analysis and similitude. Motion of ideal and real fluids including internal and external viscous flows. Introduction of turbo machinery in hydraulic systems.

The main purpose of this course is to provide the student with clear and thorough understanding of theory and application of engineering mechanic statics. The main subjects are: Analysis of  forces systems; The laws of equilibrium, Analysis of simple structures, Distributes loads, Centroids and moments of inertia, and Friction.

Introduction to the basic concepts of location and geometric design of highways and streets. Design and stakeout of simple, compound, and reverse circular horizontal curves, and spiral curves. Design and stationing of superelevation transition sections. Design of parabolic vertical curves and calculation of profile elevations. Analysis of earthwork operations of a highway construction project.