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Engineering Courses

Note: Most engineering, and many mathematics and science courses, required by the engineering program are offered only in the fall or spring semester, but not both. Consult individual course sections for semester offering pattern, or see an engineering advisor.

ENGR 101 Introduction to Engineering (3)
[Required preceptorial, freshman fall semester]
Introduction to the field of engineering. Exploration of problem solving in lecture and laboratory projects in differing engineering disciplines. Introduction to engineering software tools. Intended for majors in engineering or those exploring careers in engineering. Four hours lecture-recitation-laboratory weekly. Fall semester. Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in MATH 115 or 150 required.

ENGR 102 Introduction to Engineering Design Practice (3)
Planning, development, implementation, and documentation of a team design project including project proposals, design status reports, and final project reports. Skills and concepts in engineering disciplines. Four hours lecture-recitation-laboratory weekly. Spring semester. Prerequisites: ENGR 101. Concurrent enrollment in PHYS 270; MATH 150. Concurrent enrollment in MATH 151 recommended.

ENGR 121 Engineering Programming (3)
Fundamentals of computer usage and programming in a structured, high-level language as commonly used in engineering systems development and applications; modular programming principles; use of the operating system and language constructs for program input/output; object-oriented programming. Three hours lecture weekly. Prerequisites: MATH 150.

ENGR 294 Special Topics in Engineering (1-4)
Special topics in various areas of engineering science theory and practice, including laboratory. May be used to correct certain deficiencies in transfer work or for special projects. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing in engineering and permission of the instructor. May be repeated for credit for up to four credits total toward degree requirements.

ENGR 298 Internship / Co-op Experience (1-3)
Directed lower-division internship or co-operative experience in an engineering or related activity. Usually involves a three-month summer work assignment with industrial firms or government agencies. Written report required. Credit not applicable to minimum engineering program graduation requirements. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Permission of the engineering director; MENG 210 and ELEC 200 or 201 recommended. Summer semester.

ENGR 311 Engineering Materials Science (3)
Basic concepts of material structure and its relation to properties; atomic structure; mechanical, electrical, and magnetic properties; engineering applications; introduction to semiconductor physics. Three hours lecture weekly. Fall semester. Prerequisites: CHEM 151 and 151L or equivalent; PHYS 271; MATH 151.

Electrical / Electronics Engineering Courses (ELEC)

ELEC 102 Introduction to Electro-Technology (3)
Introduction to the underlying scientific principles of electrical and electronic technologies encountered in our daily lives. This course answers how and why for the student with minimal background in physical science. Foundations of both historic and emerging technologies, and how they affect our environment and society are presented. This course fulfills a non-laboratory core curriculum Physical Science requirement for non-majors. Three hours lecture-recitation-demonstration per week.

ELEC 200 Electrical Engineering Principles and Applications (4)
Introduction to the basic concepts related to circuits and circuit elements, power, and semiconductor devices. Selected topics that illustrate the variety of applications of electrical engineering. Three hours lecture and one three-hour laboratory weekly. Spring semester. Prerequisites: MATH 151, PHYS 271; concurrent enrollment in MATH 310. Not open to Electrical Engineering majors.

ELEC 201 Electrical Circuits (4)
Electrical element physical behavior and component models; network laws and analysis techniques; time and frequency domain techniques for the analysis of linear networks; computer-aided analysis using SPICE or approved equivalent; introduction to AC power; laboratory circuit design, testing, and verification. Three hours lecture and one three-hour laboratory weekly. Spring semester. Prerequisites: MATH 151, PHYS 271; concurrent enrollment in MATH 310.

ELEC 301 Electronics I (4)
Analysis and design of analog and digital electronic devices, circuits and systems including single and multiple transistor amplifiers, logic gates and other digital logic building block elements; low frequency models of bipolar junction transistors and field effect transistors; design features and characteristics of integrated circuit operational amplifiers; computer-aided analysis and design using SPICE; laboratory design, testing and verification. Three hours lecture and one three-hour laboratory weekly. Fall semester. Prerequisite: ELEC 201 or equivalent.

ELEC 302 Electronics II (4)
Electronic circuit design including integrated circuit realizations; computer-aided design using SPICE; power amplifiers and output stages; design of feedback amplifiers and active filters; frequency response including high frequency models of electronic devices; laboratory design, testing and verification. Three hours lecture and one three-hour laboratory weekly. Spring semester. Prerequisites: ELEC 301, concurrent enrollment in ELEC 350.

ELEC 310 Introduction to Microcomputers (4)
Introduction to a basic microprocessor and its applications; microcomputer systems organization; memory and I/O device interfacing; assembly language programming of a basic microprocessor; use of assemblers and other development tools. Three hours lecture and one three-hour laboratory weekly. Fall semester. Prerequisites: ENGR 121, ELEC 201 or equivalent and consent of instructor.

ELEC 320 Principles of Electrical Power (3)
Fundamentals of electrical power circuits and devices; electromechanical energy conversion; theory and analysis of magnetic circuits and transformers; theory and analysis of DC and AC electric machines including steady-state and dynamic characteristics. Three hours lecture weekly. Fall semester. Prerequisites: ELEC 201 or equivalent, MATH 310.

ELEC 340 Systems Logic Design (4)
Analysis and design of combinational and sequential digital circuits; digital circuit design using MSI, LSI, and VLSI; digital systems design using programmable logic devices; design and simulation using a hardware description language; asynchronous sequential logic; digital electronics. Three hours lecture and one three-hour laboratory weekly. Spring semester. Prerequisites: ELEC 310, 301.

ELEC 350 Signals and Systems (3)
Mathematical modeling of physical systems; methods of analysis for linear, time-invariant systems; time and frequency domain analysis; Fourier series; Laplace and Fourier Transform methods of analysis; state variable representation; sampling theorem; simulation diagrams; introduction to discrete-time approximations and analysis; computer-aided analysis and simulation using MATLAB or equivalent. Three hours lecture weekly. Spring semester. Prerequisites: ENGR 121 or equivalent, ELEC 201, or equivalent, and MATH 310.

ELEC 410 Microcomputer-Based Systems Design (3)
Use of microcomputer as an engineering system component in design; systems characteristics and programming of microprocessors, microcontrollers and related architectures; data acquisition, control, timing, I/O, and interfacing; use of computer-aided tools for design and evaluation of microcomputer-based systems; design projects. Prerequisite: ELEC 340.

ELEC 430 Applied Electromagnetics (4)
Principles of electromagnetic fields, propagation, and transmission; Maxwell’s equations and classical solutions using boundary conditions; microwave transmission line principles and applications; waveguides; introduction to antennas. Computer-aided analysis and design. Three hours lecture and one three-hour laboratory weekly. Fall semester. Prerequisite: MATH 250 and 311, PHYS 271, ELEC 350.

ELEC 432 Radio Frequency and Microwave Engineering (3)
An introduction to the design and analysis of active and passive radio frequency and microwave circuits. Topics include radio frequency and microwave circuit analysis, measurement methods, transmission line structures, matching networks, oscillators, and mixers. Computer-aided analysis and design. Prerequisites: MATH 311, ELEC 302, and ELEC 430 completed or concurrent. Co-requisite: ELEC 470.

ELEC 450 Digital Signal Processing and Applications (4)
Analysis and design of sampled-data and discrete-time systems; z-transform and state-space techniques; introduction to hardware implementation; principles of digital signal processing and control including noise considerations; computer-aided analysis and design. Prerequisites: ELEC 350 and MATH 315 or equivalent completed or concurrent.

ELEC 456 Biomedical Instrumentation (3)
Techniques and equipment used by engineers in biomedical signal acquisition, biomedical signal analysis, and medical environment. Theory and application of biomedical technology. Basics of and requirements for biosignal transducing, amplification, and processing. Topics include current biomedical imaging technology, biomedical safety, and biomedical ethics. Prerequisite: ELEC 302.

ELEC 460 Control Systems Engineering (4)
Analysis and design of linear feedback systems; control components; time, frequency, and transform domain representations and design techniques; systems specifications, performance indices, evaluation and testing; controller and compensator design; complex frequency and state-variable techniques. Introduction to sampled-data systems. Computer-aided design and simulation. Three hours lecture and one three-hour laboratory weekly. Spring semester. Prerequisites: ELEC 320, 350, and MATH 311.

ELEC 470 Communication Principles and Circuits (4)
Signal analysis; analog and digital modulation and detection techniques; modern communication circuits and devices. Application of probability theory and random processes to communication systems. Three hours lecture and one three-hour laboratory weekly. Fall semester. Prerequisites: ELEC 302, 350, and MATH 311, 315 or equivalent completed or concurrent.

ELEC 472 Wireless and Digital Communications (3)
Digital and wireless communication systems and modulation techniques. Schemes for multiplexing and multiple access in wireless networks. Propagation and channel coding issues. Practical issues in the design and development of cellular, satellite-based, and other wireless communication systems. Prerequisite: ELEC 470

ELEC 480 Optoelectronic Materials and Devices (3)
Introduction to the operation and design of optoelectronic materials and devices including compound semiconductors, fabrication, crystal growth, and devices such as lasers, LEDs, and detectors. Prerequisites: ENGR 311 and ELEC 301 completed or concurrent.

ELEC 491W Electrical Engineering Design and Practice I (4)
Proposal and design phase of a capstone project culminating in a documented and approved project to be completed in Electrical Engineering Design and Practice II (ELEC 492). Computer-aided design techniques to study design alternatives and support the final design selection: evaluation of ethical, economic, societal, organization, and safety considerations in the design process. Development of individual and group written and oral communication skills. Topics include formal memo writing, oral and written reports incorporating peer review, iterative drafting techniques, and formal final multimedia presentation incorporating peer and external review. Three hours lecture-recitation and one three-hour laboratory weekly. Fall semester. Prerequisites: ELEC 302, ELEC 340, and ELEC 350.

LEC 492 Electrical Engineering Design and Practice II (3)
Principles of engineering design of electrical and electronic circuits and systems; technical and non-technical considerations; planning, implementation, evaluation, and documentation of an engineering design project; written and oral proposal, design reviews, and final project report; application and computer-aided analysis and design. Two hours lecture-recitation and one three-hour laboratory weekly or approved equivalent via a sponsored internship project. Spring semester. Prerequisites: ELEC 491W.

ELEC 494 Special Topics in Electrical Engineering (1-4)
Special topics seminar in areas of special interest to current engineering practice in electrical/electronics/computer engineering. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

ELEC 498 Internship / Co-op Experience (1-3)
Directed upper-division level internship/ co-operative experience in engineering research, design, development, manufacturing, or the engineering activity. Written report required. Credit not applicable to minimum program graduation requirement. Placement contingent upon approval of participating organization. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Second semester junior standing in the EE major or consent of instructor. Summer semester.

ELEC 499 Independent Study (1-3)
Individual project in creative design and synthesis under the general supervision of a participating professor. Project proposal must be submitted and approved prior to enrollment. Prerequisite: Second semester junior standing in the EE major or approval of instructor. Every semester.

Industrial and Systems Engineering Courses (ISyE)

ISyE 220 Engineering Economics (3)
Principles of financial analysis appropriate for evaluating the economic impact of engineering projects. Three hours lecture weekly. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing in engineering. Spring semester.

ISyE 310 Work Analysis and Design (4)
Introduction to the fundamental methods for analyzing and designing procedures to perform operations in the workplace. Includes time and motion study, methods improvement and workplace design. Three hours lecture and one three-hour laboratory weekly. Fall semester. Prerequisite: ENGR 101, MATH 151; Junior standing in engineering.

ISyE 320 Introduction to Systems Engineering (3)
Introduction to the theory and methods used to design and analyze systems. Principles of the system life-cycle including problem identification, description, modeling, solution and implementation. Three hours lecture weekly. Spring semester. Prerequisite: ENGR 101, MATH 151, Junior standing in engineering.

ISyE 330 Engineering Probability and Statistics (3)
Introduction to probability and applied statistics within an engineering context. Topics include probability, discrete and continuous probability distributions, and statistical tests and confidence intervals for one and two samples. Three hours lecture weekly. Fall semester. Prerequisite: MATH 250 completed or concurrent.

ISyE 335 Statistical Process Control (4)
Application of statistics to improving quality and productivity. Both traditional and modern methods are presented, including state-of-the-art techniques for statistical process monitoring and control. Introduction to Six Sigma quality methodology and the DMAIC (define, measure, analyze, improve, and control) problem-solving strategy for continuous quality improvement. Three hours lecture and one three-hour laboratory weekly. Spring semester. Prerequisite: ISyE 330.

ISyE 340 Operations Research I (3)
Deterministic and stochastic models in operations research.  Linear programming, networks, markov processes, queuing, and other modeling techniques. Emphasis on modeling and interpreting solutions to problems encountered by industrial and systems engineers. Three hours lecture weekly. Fall semester. Prerequisites: Mathematics 250, Mathematics 310 or 320. Credit or concurrent registration in ISyE 330.

ISyE 350 Manufacturing Processes (4)
Description, classification and analysis of manufacturing processes used in the transformation of metal, polymers, and ceramics into consumer or capital goods. Topics include analysis of variables that affect process operations, performance, quality and cost, and the design of process plans. Three hours lecture and one three-hour laboratory weekly. Spring semester. Prerequisites: MENG 210, ENGR 311. Crosslisted as MENG 350.

ISyE 391W Industrial and Systems Engineering Professional Practice (3)
Development of skills and knowledge needed to successfully manage projects in ISyE. Topics include project management, teamwork, the role of ISyE in an organization, career planning, formal memo writing, oral and written reports incorporating peer review, iterative drafting techniques, and formal final multimedia presentation incorporating peer review. Three hours lecture weekly. Fall semester. Prerequisites: Junior Standing in ISyE.

ISyE 410 Human Factors (4)
An introduction to the field of ergonomics/human factors engineering. Principles of workplace and environmental design to conform to the physical and mental abilities and limitations of people are presented. Three hours lecture and one three-hour laboratory weekly. Spring semester. Prerequisites: ISyE 330 or equivalent.

ISyE 420 Simulation of Production and Service Systems (4)
Modeling and analysis of systems using computer-based discrete event simulation. Principles of modeling, validation, and output analysis are developed using high-level simulation languages. Three hours lecture and one three-hour laboratory weekly. Fall semester. Prerequisite: ENGR 121 or equivalent, ISyE 340 completed or concurrent.

ISyE 430 Design and Analysis of Experiments (3)
Systematic application of statistical techniques to the design and analysis of engineering experiments. Application of experimental design to the improvement of products, processes, and services. Topics will include analysis of variance, single factor experiments, factorial and fractional factorial experimental designs, robust design, and response surface methods. Three hours lecture weekly. Fall semester. Prerequisite: ISyE 330, ISyE 335 or consent of instructor.

ISyE 440 Operations Research II (3)
Methods for developing and analyzing operations research models. Simplex method, duality, sensitivity analysis, integer programming methods, dynamic programming, network algorithms, decision theory, queuing. Three hours lecture weekly. Spring semester. Prerequisites: ISyE 340.

ISyE 450 Manufacturing Systems (4)
Introduction to principles of manufacturing automation, including process and machine control, control systems, programmable logic controllers, robotics, material transport and storage systems. Application of group technology and flexible manufacturing systems to manufacturing industries. Three hours lecture and one laboratory weekly. Fall semester. Prerequisite: ENGR 121, ELEC 200 or 201, ISyE 350.

ISyE 460 Operations and Supply Chain Management (3)
Concepts in planning, controlling, and managing the operations function of manufacturing and service firms. Topics include operations strategy, forecasting, capacity, production planning and control, and trends in operations and supply chain management. Emphasis on the development and use of mathematical models and algorithms used to analyze and improve the use of material, labor and information in various processes. Three hours lecture weekly. Spring semester. Prerequisites: ISyE 220, 340.

ISyE 470 Facilities Planning (3)
Analysis and design of production and service facilities. Analytical and computer-based techniques to assist with strategic planning, process design, material handling and flow, layout and facility location. Three hours lecture weekly. Fall semester. Prerequisite: ISyE 340, 460.

ISyE 492 Industrial and Systems Engineering Design Project (2)
Capstone Senior design project. Application of principles of Industrial and Systems Engineering from throughout the curriculum to a design project. Written and oral reports, design reviews, final project report and presentation. Six hours of laboratory weekly. Spring semester. Prerequisites: ISyE 391W, credit or concurrent registration in ISyE 310, 320, 335, 350, 420, 470.

ISyE 494 Special Topics in Industrial and Systems Engineering (1-4)
Special topics seminar in areas of special interest to current engineering practice in Industrial and Systems Engineering. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

ISyE 498 Internship / Co-op Experience (1-3)
Directed upper-division level internship/ co-operative experience in engineering research, design, development, manufacturing, or the engineering activity. Written report required. Credit not applicable to minimum program graduation requirement. Placement contingent upon approval of participating organization. May be repeated for credit Prerequisites: Second semester junior standing in the ISyE major or consent of instructor.

ISyE 499 Independent Study (1-3)
Individual project in creative design and synthesis under the general supervision of a participating professor. Project proposal must be submitted and approved prior to enrollment. Prerequisite: Second semester junior standing in the ISyE major or approval of instructor.

Mechanical Engineering Courses (MENG)

MENG 210 Statics (3)
Equilibrium analysis of particles and rigid bodies using vector analysis of forces and moments in two and three dimensions; free body diagrams; friction; analysis of trusses; distributed forces; basics of shear and moment diagrams; centroids; and moments of inertia. Three hours lecture weekly. Fall semester. Prerequisites: PHYS 270; MATH 150; MATH 250 completed or concurrent recommended.

MENG 260 Introduction to Thermal Sciences (3)
Introduction to basic engineering thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer. Applications to engineering systems. Three hours lecture weekly. Spring semester. Prerequisites: MATH 151, PHYS 270.

MENG 300 Applied Thermodynamics (3)
Further developments of concepts from classical thermodynamics. Application of laws of thermodynamics to gas and vapor power cycles, mixtures of gases and vapors, and refrigeration cycles. Moist air analysis and chemically reacting systems. Three hours lecture weekly. Fall semester. Prerequisites: MENG 260.

MENG 350 Manufacturing Processes (4)
Description, classification and analysis of manufacturing processes used in the transformation of metal, polymers, and ceramics into consumer or capital goods. Topics include analysis of variables that affect process operations, performance, quality and cost, and the design of process plans. Three hours lecture and one three-hour laboratory weekly. Spring semester. Prerequisites: MENG 210, ENGR 311. Crosslisted as ISyE 350.

MENG 351 CAD and Machine Shop Practices (2)
Introduction to 3D computer-aided design of components and assemblies using modern solid modeling tools. Introduction to metal and wood working machines and practices, with emphasis on development of basic competence and safety. Two three-hour laboratories weekly. Fall semester. Prerequisites: ENGR 102.

MENG 360 Fluid Mechanics (4)
Basic laws of fluid mechanics with applications to engineering problems, including dimensional analysis and similitude, boundary layer analysis, internal and external flows, compressible flow, and turbomachinery analysis. Three hours lecture and three-hour laboratory weekly. Spring semester. Prerequisites: MENG 260 and MATH 310.

MENG 370 Mechanics of Materials (4)
Analytical methods for determining stress and strain, torsion, bending of beams, shearing stress in beams, combined stresses, principal stresses, and deflection in beams. Three hours lecture and three-hour laboratory weekly. Spring semester. Prerequisites: MENG 210; ENGR 311.

MENG 375 Dynamics (3)
Analysis of dynamics of particles and rigid bodies using vector methods in two and three dimensions. Topics include kinematics and kinetics of translational and rotational motion, energy and momentum methods. Three hours lecture weekly. Fall semester. Prerequisites: MENG 210.

MENG 380 Machine Design I (3)
Kinematics and dynamic analysis of machinery; mechanism synthesis techniques for function, motion, path generators; and design applications with linkages, cams, and gears. Three hours lecture weekly. Spring semester. Prerequisites: MENG 375.

MENG 400 Heat Transfer (4)
Heat transfer by conduction, convection, radiation, and combinations thereof. Introduction to heat exchanger analysis and design, along with other applications. Three hours lecture and three-hour laboratory weekly. Fall semester. Prerequisites: MENG 360.

MENG 410 Alternative Energy Systems (3)
Thermodynamics of traditional fossil fuels and bio fuel combustion. Analysis of solar, wind, wave, and tidal power systems. Introduction to fuel cells and advanced battery technology. Discussion of the current technological limitation of each topic listed above. Three hours of lecture weekly. Prerequisite: MENG 360, or consent of instructor.

MENG 420 Computer Applications in Mechanical Engineering (3)
Mechanical design and analysis using commercially available solid modeling, kinematics, and FEA computer software. Numerical methods and their applications using root solving, optimization, regression analysis, numerical differentiation and integration will be covered. An introduction to finite difference and finite element methods will also be presented. Two hours lecture and one three-hour laboratory weekly. Fall semester. Prerequisites: ENGR 121, MATH 250 and 310, MENG 351 and 370.

MENG 430 Machine Design II (3)
Analysis and design of mechanical components against failures under steady and fatigue loads. Design applications of various machine elements, such as shafts, bearings, gears, springs, and fasteners. These are integrated into mini-design projects required of all students. Three hours lecture weekly. Spring semester. Prerequisites: MENG 370 and 380. Concurrent enrollment in MENG 420.

MENG 460 System Dynamics and Vibrations (4)
Analysis and design of dynamic systems in various engineering domains; modeling of mechanical and electrical systems, free and forced responses, time and frequency domain analysis, applications in isolation and control of mechanical vibrations, and vibration measuring instruments. Three hours lecture and three-hour laboratory weekly. Spring semester. Prerequisites: MENG 375 and 420.

MENG 462 Topics in Fluid Mechanics (3)
Additional topics in fluid mechanics, including the differential description of fluid flow, its application to channel flow, pipe flow, and boundary layers, scaling of the equations, methods in computational fluid dynamics, and an introduction to turbulence. Three hours lecture weekly. Prerequisite: MENG 360

MENG 491W Senior Design Project I (4)
This course prepares students to approach an engineering design project in a small team. Topics include project selection, research methods on the chosen project, a review of the design process, including concept generation, concept selection, construction, testing, and evaluation, as well as written and oral presentation skills. Three-hour lecture-recitation and one three-hour laboratory weekly. Fall semester. Prerequisites: COMM 103. Concurrent enrollment in MENG 400 and 430.

MENG 492 Senior Design Project II (3)
Mechanical engineering capstone design experience in a simulated industrial environment. Students work in teams, in collaboration with an engineering faculty and/or an engineering professional from industry, on an open-ended design project. This involves designing, construction, testing and evaluation as well as consideration of issues related to ethics, economics, safety and professional practice. Two-hour lecture-recitation and one three-hour laboratory weekly. Spring semester. Prerequisite: MENG 491W in semester immediately preceding.

MENG 494 Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering (1-4)
Special topics seminar in areas of special interest to current engineering practice in Mechanical Engineering. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

MENG 498 Internship / Co-op Experience (1-3)
Directed upper-division level internship/co-operative experience in engineering research, design, development, manufacturing, or the engineering activity. Written report required. Credit not applicable to minimum program graduation requirement. Placement contingent upon approval of participating organization. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Second semester junior standing in the ME major or consent of instructor.

MENG 499 Independent Study (1-3)
Individual design or research project under the general supervision of participating professor. Project proposal must be submitted and approved prior to enrollment. Prerequisite: Second semester junior standing in the ME major or consent of instructor.