Course Descriptions: engr

Engr171 Introduction to Engineering 2 hours

Introduces the engineering profession and the various different disciplines in engineering. Emphasis on engineering design process and the use of mathematics in analyzing technical problems. Topics such as measurements, units, engineering economics, statics and electrical theory will be introduced. Engineering ethics and impact of engineering solutions on society and the environment is also covered.

Engr207 Engineering Graphics 3 hours

Provides a broad introduction to engineering graphics and computer-aided design (CAD). Topics Include: sketching in CAD, spatial relationships, geometric dimensioning, orthographic projections, dimensioning and tolerancing. Emphasis is placed on a thorough understanding of projection principles and the visualization of exact space conditions relevant to 3D modeling. The concept of 3D problem solving techniques using CAD is stressed.

Engr221 Statics 3 hours

Covers compositions and resolutions of force systems, centroids, moment of inertia. Applies the principles of statics to engineering problems including force analyses of simple structures. Prerequisites: MASC 142 Calculus II and either PHYS 203 College Physics I or PHYS 213 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I.

Engr222 Dynamics 3 hours

Kinematics and dynamics of the three-dimensional motion of particles; kinematics and dynamics of the plane motion of rigid bodies; methods of force/acceleration, work/energy and impulse/momentum; moving reference frames. Prerequisite: ENGR 221 Statics.

Engr231 Circuits 3 hours

An introduction to linear circuit theory including analysis of AC and DC circuits contacting resistance, inductance and capacitance. This course also investigates network theorems, transformers and three-phase circuits. 2 hours of lecture, 1 hour of lab each week. Prerequisites: MATH 141 Calculus I, PHYS 214 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II and ENGR 171 Introduction to Engineering.

Engr261 Manufacturing Methods 3 hours

Fundamental principles are introduced associated with production processes and their application to the manufacture of products from metals, polymers, ceramics and composites. The overall goal is to develop an understanding of how process design involves considering the shape, functionality and materials required of a product. Topics in lean manufacturing and manufacturing process flow will be covered as well.

Engr323 Solid Mechanics 4 hours

Introduces solid body mechanics. This course provides foundational knowledge engineers use to properly design and size parts that will not fail or deform out of tolerance in operational conditions. Topics covered include: stress and strain, torsion, bending of beams, shearing stresses in beams, axial load, elastic stability, compound stresses, principal stresses, deflections of beams, and statically indeterminate members. Pre-requisites: MASC 241 Calculus III, ENGR 222 Dynamics.

Engr331 Digital System Design 3 hours

Covers the design, analysis and simulation of digital circuits. Topics include: Boolean algebra, switch and gate design, programmable logic devices, circuit simulation, storage elements, hardware description languages (HDL) and instrumentation. Prerequisites: BUCS 138 Programming I, ENGR 231 Circuits.

Engr333 Process Control 3 hours

Introduces analysis and design of control systems. Students will become familiar with analytical methods and will be exposed extensively to the use of computers for analysis and design of control systems. Topics include: Laplace transforms, transfer functions, frequency response, feedback control, stability analysis and steady state errors. Prerequisites: MASC 242 Differential Equations, ENGR 331 Digital System Design and ENGR 222 Dynamics.

Engr335 Electronics 3 hours

Introduces the basics of analysis and design of modern electronics. This course will cover different types of electronic devices including: op–amps, diodes, bipolar junction transistors (BJTs) and metal-oxide-semiconductor field effect transistors (MOSFETs). Laboratory activities to include the design, construction, computer simulation and analysis of semiconductor circuits and amplifiers. Prerequisite: ENGR 231 Circuits.

Engr360 Professional Ethics 3 hours

An introduction to both business ethics and engineering ethics. This course stresses analytical reasoning and emphasizes clear thinking regarding the application of professional ethical codes to specific cases. There will be a survey of some of the major ethical theories proposed by philosophers. These theories will be expanded on and then applied through many case studies presented throughout the course.Students will work through real-life ethical dilemmas to understand in-depth reasoning, and develop action plans for solving and preventing similar problems. The course will also cover the general relationship between advancing technology and society’s ethical standards. Finally, students will have an opportunity to develop a personal model for professional ethics.

Engr363 Project Management 3 hours

Provides an overview of the principles and techniques for managing projects from the initiation phase through planning, execution, control and closeout. The areas covered will include the major elements in a project, project management phases and processes, major influences on a project, major project roles, the ten project management knowledge areas, and the technical, cultural and interpersonal skills necessary to successfully manage projects from start to finish. This course emphasizes that project management is a professional discipline with its own tools, body of knowledge and skills. A real-world project management exercise will be required as part of the course.

Engr365 Engineering Economics 3 hours

Emphasizes the systematic evaluation of the costs and benefits associated with proposed technical projects. The student will be exposed to the concepts of the time value of money. Additional topics include: cost of capital, depreciation, taxes and risk analysis. Students will be prepared to make decisions regarding money as capital within a technological or engineering environment. Contemporary economic issues affecting engineers are discussed.

Engr371 Fundamentals of Mechatronics 3 hours

Presents background information on what mechatronics is and why it is becoming so important in society. Mechatronics integrates control, sensors, actuators and computers to create a variety of electromechanical products. Lectures are intended to provide the student with foundational concepts in mechatronics and practical familiarity with common elements making up mechatronic systems. Knowledge gained from lectures will be used to complete lab exercises. Prerequisites: ENGR 171 Introduction to Engineering and ENGR 207 Engineering Graphics.

Engr372 Mechatronics System Design 3 hours

Apply mechatronics knowledge in a dynamic semester-long team design project. This interdisciplinary course is primarily lab and project based, but also includes lectures to provide background in key underlying principles. In this design course, students will follow the engineering design process with emphasis on thinking through the challenges that arise when moving from problem definition to product delivery, collaboration and team dynamics. Topics include mechanism design, motor and sensor integration and theory, programming of microprocessors, mechanics prototyping, and the design process. Students will work in teams to complete a hardware-based final project. Prerequisites: ENGR 335 Electronics and ENGR 371 Fundamentals of Mechatronics.

Engr422 Dynamics of Machines 3 hours

Teaches the analysis of motion, velocity, acceleration and forces in mechanisms and machines. The elements of machines are analyzed in terms of their dynamic behavior. Students use the finite element technique for the analysis of machines and their counterparts. Analysis and balancing of shaking forces in machines, flywheel analysis, gyroscopic forces in machines. Students numerically simulate rigid body systems and use rigid body geometry to visualize simulations. Prerequisite: ENGR 222 Dynamics.

Engr425 Introduction to Thermal Sciences 3 hours

Presents basic concepts of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics as well as heat transfer. Presentation of the basic equations of thermal-fluid science. Topics include: the second law of thermodynamics, Carnot cycle, viscosity, surface tension and conservation of mass and conservation of energy. Prerequisites: ENGR 222 Dynamics and MASC 241 Calculus III.

Engr435 Electrical Power and Machinery 3 hours

Overview of concepts in electricity and electromagnetism. Analysis and modeling of power system components. Topics include: AC and DC rotating machines, power transmission, transformers, inductors, energy conservation and energy based torque and force calculations. Prerequisites: ENGR 331 Circuits.

Engr471 Mobile Robotics 3 hours

Introduces the design and implementation of autonomous mobile robots. Outlines the fundamental principles of mobile robots, which are integrated mechanical, electrical and computational systems functioning in the physical world. Topics include: locomotion, sensing, localization, path planning and computer vision. Prerequisites: ENGR 222 Dynamics, ENGR 335 Electronics and BUCS 138 Computer Programming I.

Engr477 Senior Capstone I 3 hours

Assess and select a design project under the guidance of a faculty supervisor. This course is the first semester of the two semester senior capstone design experience for students in engineering. This course will follow the guided discovery learning methodology and conclude with well-developed pre-prototype design solution. Prerequisites: ENGR 338 Control Systems and ENGR 372 Mechatronics System Design.

Engr478 Senior Capstone II 3 hours

Build, update, improve and finalize a design project under the guidance of a faculty supervisor. This course is the second semester of the two semester senior capstone design experience for students in engineering. This course will follow the guided discovery learning methodology and conclude with working prototype that meets all required design specifics. Prerequisites: ENGR 477 Senior Capstone I.