EGR 246 Syllabus


Division: Arts and Sciences                                                                                                                      Date:  February 2014


Curricula in Which the Course is Taught:  Science, Engineering, Liberal Arts


Course Number and Title:  EGR 246 Mechanics of Materials


Credit Hours:   3      Hours/Wk Lecture: 3          Hours/Wk Lab:        Lec/Lab Comb: 3



I.              Catalog Description:  Teaches concepts of stress, strain, deformation, internal equilibrium and basic properties of engineering materials. Analyses axial loads, torsion, bending, shear and combined loading. Studies stress transformation and principle stresses, column analysis and energy principle.


II.                Relationship of the Course to Curricula Objectives in which course is taught:  This is a transfer level engineering course that helps develop understanding of the basic principles of mechanics of materials and their application to problems in the field of science and engineering.


III.             Required Background: EGR140


IV.          Course Content:

1.    Stress and Strain

2.    Mechanical properties of materials

3.    Axial load

4.    Torsion and Bending

5.    Transverse Shear

6.    Combined loading

7.    Stress and strain transformation

8.    Design of beams and shafts

9.      Deflection of beams and shafts


V.    Learner Outcomes:

VI.   Evaluation

       Students will be able


Students will be evaluated based upon their performance in the classroom discussions, homework, tests, quizzes and other assignments as deemed necessary by the faculty.



A.   To demonstrate an understanding of basic principles.


B.   To demonstrate an ability to evaluate stress, strain, torsion, bending, deflection in a beam and a shaft


C.   To demonstrate an ability to transform stress and strain from one coordinate system to another


D.   To demonstrate an ability to design beams and shafts.


VII.      This course supports the following objectives


DCC Objectives:


Critical Thinking

Quantitative Reasoning
Scientific Reasoning