Engineering Technology & Advanced Manufacturing

Program Description
This offers students the core skills, technical, and academic knowledge that are needed to be successful in acquiring an Engineering Technology and Advanced Manufacturing Associate in Science degree. Many of the department’s offerings include labs that provide direct hands-on experience in the application and use of state-of-the-art engineering and manufacturing software, tools, and equipment.

This program is structured to be completed within 2 to 3 years and through careful, advisor assisted, selection of electives a student can be prepared for transfer to pursue a Bachelor's degree in the field of Engineering or Manufacturing.

Engineering Technology and Advanced Manufacturing Program

ENR101 Intro to Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing

ENR103 Introduction to Robotics

ENR105 Circuit Theory and Analysis

ENR106 3D Design and Analysis I

This introductory course explores careers in engineering, architecture, and design. Principles associated with 3D design, visualization, documentation, and product simulation are taught through hands-on use of Computer Aided Design (CAD) modeling software. In addition, student designed parts are fabricated using both additive (3D printing) and subtractive (CNC milling, laser cutting) techniques to enhance the understanding of the design to manufacturing process.

Prerequisite: MAT035 or MAT041, ENL108 or satisfactory basic skills assessment scores

ENR107 3D Design and Analysis II

This is the second of a two course 3D mechanical design series for students interested in careers as product engineers, architects, and designers using computer aided design (CAD) software. This course prepares students for the Certified SolidWorks Associate Exam (CSWA) and the Certified SolidWorks Professional Exam (CSWP). A research paper that addresses an advanced topic in 3D solid modeling is required.

Prerequisite: ENR106

ENR110 Engineering and Scientific Computing

ENR201 Statics

ENR202 Dynamics

Learn about the branch of applied mathematics concerned with the study of forces and torques, and their effect on motion. The course focuses on kinematics, vector descriptions of a point, vector equations related to velocity and acceleration, Newton’s Law for a particle, angular velocity and acceleration, moment of inertia of a rigid body, parallel axis theorem, work/energy for a particle and a rigid body, and conservation of momentum and angular momentum.

Prerequisite: ENR201; MAT250

ENR204 Circuit Theory I

This is the first of two courses that begin a student’s preparation for a career in electronics and related fields. The course is structured for those interested in expanding their background into the world of electronics. The course focus is on DC and transient electric circuit analysis, use of computer-based circuit simulation, and operational amplifier circuits. Laboratory experiments reinforce course concepts, develop laboratory and measurement skills, and provide system-level understanding.

Prerequisite: MAT250, ENL108 or satisfactory basic skills assessment scores

ENR205 Circuit Theory II

This is the second of two courses that begin a student’s preparation for a career in electronics and related fields. The course is structured for those interested in expanding their background into the world of electronics. The course focus is on AC and polyphase circuit analysis, Laplace and Fourier transforms, the s-Domain, and Bode diagrams.

Prerequisite: ENR204

ENR206 Quality Manufacturing

ENR207 Materials Science

Materials science incorporates elements of physics, chemistry, and engineering and focuses on the structure, processing, and the characteristic limits of various materials. Study of materials science advances understanding of research areas such as nanotechnology, biomaterials, and metallurgy, forensic engineering and failure analysis. The course focuses on structure and characteristics of materials, material defects, testing and failure mechanisms of materials, applications of different materials, and the economic/environmental impact of various materials.

Prerequisite: CHM151

ENR208 Thermodynamics

Thermodynamics (a branch of physics) is a study of heat and temperature and their relation to energy and work. The laws of thermodynamics describe how fundamental physical quantities (temperature, energy, and entropy) behave under various circumstances. The course focuses on concepts of thermodynamics, the laws of thermodynamics, work, heat, energy, the Carnot Cycle, energy conservation, enthalpy, specific heat, efficiency, entropy, phase, phase change, heat engines, and heat transfer.

Prerequisite: CHM151 and MAT250

ENR209 Strength of Materials

The study of strength of materials shows the methods of calculating the stresses and strains in structural members such as beams, columns, and shafts. These methods predict the response of a structure when subjected to loading, as well as its susceptibility to various failure modes. The course focuses on types of stresses and strains, thermal effects on material strength, calculation of stresses and strains, normal stress in beams, shear/moment diagrams, and design of simple beams.

Prerequisite: ENR201

Engineering Faculty

Rick Bshara
Fredrick Bsharah, Associate Professor of Engineering
Office Science 216
Phone 774.330.4580
  • 30 + years in the automotive and aerospace industries as a senior technical specialist and product develop engineer. Current areas of interest include 3D solid modeling, robotics, quality, and product lifecycle management (PLM). Extensive participation and leadership in the ANSI, SASIG, OMG, and ISO standards communities, including the AIAG Collaborative Engineering & Product Development Steering Committee, PDES Inc. industry cooperative, and STEP Product Data Management (PDM) Roundtable.
  • BS Civil Engineering – University of Notre Dame
  • MS Engineering Systems – UCLA
  • SOLIDWORKS Accredited Educator
  • Quality Six Sigma Black Belt
Daniel Prior
Daniel Prior, Adjunct Instructor: Engineering
Office Adjunct Faculty Office – first floor Science Building
Phone 774.330.7027

Daniel Prior has been an Electrical Engineer for 42 years, working in engineering design and management, employee training, human resources, labor contract negotiations, budgeting, and supply chain logistics software.

BSEE & MBA – Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Registered Professional Engineer – Massachusetts and Rhode Island

Dennis Miller
Dennis Miller, Adjunct Instructor
Office Adjunct Faculty Office – first floor Science Building
Phone 203.994.3823
or through Pat Phelan: 774.330.4363

Dennis Miller has been an Engineer for 40+ years; 34 years at AECOM an international infrastructure planning, design, construction, and operations firm. He also spent 6 years in other public and private engineering operations.

BS Civil Engineering – Penn State University
MBA – University of Connecticut

Robert Bartholomay
Robert Bartholomay, Adjunct Instructor
Office Varies
Phone 908.403.5704

Bart is a retired engineer with 41 years of experience in the pharmaceutical, vaccine, and biotech industry. Bart has been a registered PE in the State of Pennsylvania since 1978. Bart has earned a BSIE from Lehigh University, an MBA from Drexel University, an MSIE from Penn State University, and an MSCM from Stevens Institute of Technology.