Course
Descriptions
Some
courses included in the engineering and applied science curricula are
taught by the College of Arts and Sciences faculty and are listed in
the course offerings of that school. These include physics (PHYS), chemistry
(CHEM), and college mathematics (MATH).
Note
Courses at the 600 level and above are listed in the Graduate
Record.
Introduction
to Engineering Mathematics
Includes
algebra, trigonometry, and analytic geometry; emphasizes graphing and
attaining proficiency in the manipulation of mathematical expressions.
Designed to promote the mathematical maturity necessary for success
in calculus. Does not count toward the degree requirements in engineering.
Calculus
I
The
concepts of differential and integral calculus are developed and applied
to the elementary functions of a single variable. Applications are made
to problems in analytic geometry and elementary physics. For students
with no exposure to high school calculus.
Calculus
II
Prerequisite: Prior
exposure to calculus.
Includes
the concepts of differential and integral calculus and applications
to problems in geometry and elementary physics, including indeterminate
forms; techniques of integration; polar coordinates; and infinite series.
Discrete
Mathematics I
Prerequisite: APMA
110 and CS 101, or equivalent.
Introduces
discrete mathematics and proof techniques involving first order predicate
logic and induction. Application areas include sets (finite and infinite,
such as sets of strings over a finite alphabet), elementary combinatorial
problems, and finite state automata. Develops tools and mechanisms for
reasoning about discrete problems. Crosslisted as CS 202.
Multivariate
Calculus
Prerequisite: APMA
110 or APMA 111.
Topics
include vectors in threespace and vector valued functions; and multivariate
calculus, including partial differentiation and multiple integrals,
line integrals, Green's Theorem, and Stokes's Theorem.
Ordinary
Differential Equations
Prerequisite: APMA
212.
An
introduction that includes basic linear algebra, systems of ordinary
differential equations, and Laplace transforms.
Discrete
Mathematics II
Prerequisite: APMA/CS
202 or equivalent.
A
continuation of APMA 202, consisting of topics in combinatorics, including
recurrence relations and generating functions. An introduction to graph
theory, including connectivity properties; and Eulerian and Hamiltonian
graphs, spanning trees and shortest path problems. Crosslisted as CS
302.
Linear
Algebra
Prerequisite: APMA
212 or equivalent.
Analyzes
the systems of linear equations; vector spaces; linear dependence; bases;
dimension; linear mappings; matrices; determinants; quadratic forms;
eigenvalues; orthogonal reduction to diagonal form; and geometric applications.
Probability
Prerequisite: APMA
212 or equivalent.
A
calculusbased introduction to probability theory and its applications
in engineering and applied science. Includes counting techniques, conditional
probability, independence, discrete and continuous random variables,
expected value and variance, joint distributions, covariance, correlation,
Central Limit theorem, an introduction to stochastic processes.
Applied
Statistics and Probability
Prerequisite: APMA
212 or equivalent.
Examines
variability and its impact on decisionmaking. Introduces students to
basic concepts of probability, such as random variables, probability
distribution functions, and the central limit theorem. Based on this
foundation, the course then emphasizes applied statistics  covering
topics such as descriptive statistics, statistical inference, and regression
modeling. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and APMA
312.
Statistics
Prerequisite: APMA
310 or equivalent.
Includes
confidence interval and point estimation methods, hypothesis testing
for single samples, inference procedures for singlesample and twosample
studies, single and multifactor analysis of variance techniques, linear
and nonlinear regression and correlation, and using Minitab for large
data sets. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and APMA
311.
Vector
Calculus and Partial Differential Equations
Prerequisite: APMA
213.
Includes
vector integration, boundary value problems, Fourier series, and the
solution of the heat, wave, and Laplace's equations by separation of
variables.
Independent
Reading and Research
Prerequisite: Fourthyear
standing.
Reading
and research under the direction of a faculty member.
Numerical
Methods
Prerequisite: Two
years of college mathematics, including some linear algebra and differential
equations, and the ability to write computer programs in any language.
Introduces
techniques used in obtaining numerical solutions, emphasizing error
estimation. Includes approximation and integration of functions, and
solution of algebraic and differential equations.
Physiology
I
Prerequisite: CHEM
151, PHYS 241E and BIOL 201, or instructor permission.
Studies
how excitable tissue, nerves and muscle, and the cardiovascular and
respiratory systems work. Focuses on understanding mechanisms, and includes
an introduction to structure, an emphasis on quantitative function,
and integration of hormonal and neural regulation and control.
Cell
and Molecular Biology for Engineers
Prerequisite: CHEM
151 and BIOL 201, or instructor permission.
Introduces
the fundamentals of cell structure and function, emphasizing the techniques
and technologies available for the study of cell biology. A problembased
approach is used to motivate each topic. Divided into three general
sections: cell structure and function includes cell chemistry, organelles,
enzymes, membranes, membrane transport, intracellular compartments and
adhesion structures; energy flow in cells concentrates on the pathways
of glycolysis and aerobic respiration; information flow in cells focuses
on modern molecular biology and genetic engineering, and includes DNA
replication, the cell cycle, gene expression, gene regulation, and protein
synthesis. Also presents specific cell functions, including movement,
the cytoskeleton and signal transduction.
Bioinstrumentation
and Design
Prerequisite: ECE
203 or MAE 202, or instructor permission.
Introduces
transducers and instrumentation systems used in measuring biological
variables. Discusses the physical, electromagnetic, and chemical principles
of measurement, effects of interfaces between biological systems and
sensors, and design tradeoffs. Surveys major electronic circuits and
signal conditioning systems for biological and medical monitoring. Laboratory
experiments involve construction and characterization of simple transducers,
imaging systems, and signal conditioning equipment for biological variables,
such as blood pressure, displacement, force, temperature, flow, and
biopotentials. Exercises cover conceptual design to detailed design
specifications for selected biomedical instrumentation systems.
Biomechanics
Prerequisite: APMA
212, 213, and BIOM 301, or instructor permission.
Introduces
principles of mechanics, with applications to biological tissues and
systems. Includes statics, dynamics, freebody diagrams, elements of
continuum mechanics, constitutive equations of biological materials
including biofluids, biosolids, and viscoelastic structures, and strength
of materials. Treats basic mechanics of structural molecules and molecular
assemblies, membranes, and cells. Presents properties of blood vessels,
bone, muscle, skin, cartilage, ligaments, tendons, and other tissues.
Investigates mechanical basis and effects of pathology and trauma, applications
to medical diagnosis and therapy.
Motion
Biomechanics
Focuses
on the study of forces (and their effects) that act on the musculoskeletal
structures of the human body. Based on the foundations of functional
anatomy and engineering mechanics (rigid body and deformable approaches);
students are exposed to clinical problems in orthopedics and rehabilitation.
Bioelectricity
Prerequisite: ECE
203 or MAE 202; BIOM 301, or instructor permission.
Studies
the biophysical mechanisms governing production and transmission of
bioelectric signals, measurement of these signals and their analysis
in basic and clinical electrophysiology. Introduces the principles of
design and operation of therapeutic medical devices used in the cardiovascular
and nervous systems. Includes membrane potential, action potentials,
channels and synaptic transmission, electrodes, electroencephalography,
electromyography, electrocardiography, pacemakers, defibrillators, and
neural assist devices.
Advanced
Projects
Prerequisite: fourthyear
standing.
A
yearlong research project in biomedical engineering conducted in consultation
with a department faculty advisor; usually related to ongoing faculty
research. Includes the design, execution, and analysis of experimental
laboratory work and computational or theoretical computer analysis of
a problem. Requires a comprehensive report of the results.
Medical
Image Modalities
Studies
engineering and physical principles underlying the major imaging modalities
such as Xray, ultrasound CT, MRI, and PET. A comprehensive overview
of modern medical imaging modalities with regard to the physical basis
of image acquisition and methods of image reconstruction. Students learn
about the tradeoffs, which have been made in current implementations
of these modalities. Considers both primarily structural modalities
(magneticresonance imaging, electricalimpedance tomography, ultrasound,
and computer tomography) and primarily functional modalities (nuclear
medicine, single photoemission computed tomography, positronemission
tomography, magneticresonance spectroscopy, and magneticsource imaging.
Medical
Image Analysis
Prerequisite: ECE
323 or instructor permission.
Introduces
the fundamental principles of medical image analysis and visualization.
Focuses on the processing and analysis of ultrasound, MR, and Xray
images for the purpose of quantitation and visualization to increase
the usefulness of modern medical image data. Includes image perception
and enhancement, 2D Fourier transform, spatial filters, segmentation,
and pattern recognition. A weekly lab develops skill in computer image
analysis with the KHOROS system.
Special
Topics in Biomedical Engineering
Prerequisite: fourthyear
standing and instructor permission.
Applies
engineering science, design methods, and system analysis to developing
areas and current problems in biomedical engineering. Topics vary by
semester.
Thermodynamics
Prerequisite: APMA
112.
Includes
the formulation and analysis of the first and second laws of thermodynamics;
energy conservation; concepts of equilibrium, temperature, energy, and
entropy; equations of state; processes involving energy transfer as
work and heat; reversibility and irreversibility; and closed and open
systems and cyclic processes. Three lecture and one laboratory/ workshop
hour.
Material
and Energy Balances
Prerequisite: CHEM
151, APMA 111.
Introduces
the field of chemical engineering, including material and energy balances
applied to chemical processes, physical and thermodynamic properties
of multicomponent systems. Three lecture and one discussion hour.
Modeling
and Simulation in Chemical Engineering
Prerequisite: CS
101, CHE 215, APMA 213.
Mathematical
and computational tools for the analysis and simulation of chemical
processes and physicochemical phenomena. Mathematical and numerical
methods. Three lecture and one laboratory hour.
Introduction
to Biotechnology
Prerequisite:
CHEM 151.
Introduction
to the fundamentals of biochemistry and molecular and cell biology emphasizing
their relevance to industrial applications of biotechnology. Three
lecture hours.
Chemical
Thermodynamics
Prerequisite: CHE
202 or equivalent.
Principles
of chemical thermodynamics further developed and applied. Emphasizes
phase and chemical equilibria calculations. Three lecture hours.
Chemical
Reaction Engineering
Prerequisite:
CHEM 151, 152, CHE 215, 216, APMA 213; corequisite: CHE 322.
Determination
of rate equations for chemical reactions from experimental data. Use
of kinetics and transport relations in the design of both batch and
continuous reactors; homogeneous, heterogeneous, uncatalyzed and catalyzed
reactions. Three lecture hours.
Transport
Processes I: Momentum and Heat Transfer
Prerequisite: CHE
215, 216, and APMA 213.
Development
and application of the concepts of momentum and heat transfer to chemical
processing operations, emphasizing continuous operations. Four lecture
hours.
Transport
Processes II: Mass Transfer and Separations
Prerequisite: CHE216,
316, and 321.
Fundamental
concepts of diffusion and mass transfer. Application to continuous contacting
in separation devices. Material and energy conservation calculations
for equilibrium stage processes, including multistage, multicomponent
calculations as involved in distillation, absorption, and extraction
systems. Four lecture hours.
Biochemical
Engineering
Prerequisite:
CHE 246, CHE 321 or instructor permission; corequisite: CHE 322 or instructor permission.
Quantitative
engineering aspects of industrial applications of biology including
the microbial synthesis of commercial products, environmental biotechnology,
and the manufacture of biopharmaceuticals through recombinant microorganisms,
transgenic animals, and plants. Three lecture hours.
Chemical
Engineering Laboratory I
Prerequisite: CHE
215 and 321.
Experimental
study of selected operations and phenomena in fluid mechanics and heat
transfer. Students plan experiments, analyze data, calculate results
and prepare written and/or oral planning and final technical reports.
One hour discussion, four laboratory hours.
Process
Modeling, Dynamics, and Control
Prerequisite:
CHE 318 and 322.
Introduction
to the dynamics and control of process systems, controller, sensors,
and final control elements. Time and frequency domain characterization
of these subsystems are developed and employed in stability analysis
of closed control loops. Design of simple process control systems. Three
lecture hours.
Applied
Surface Chemistry
Prerequisite:
Instructor permission.
Factors
underlying interfacial phenomena, emphasizing thermodynamics of surfaces,
structural aspects, and electrical phenomena. Application to areas such
as emulsification, foaming, detergency, sedimentation, fluidization,
nucleation, wetting, adhesion, flotation, and electrophoresis. Three
lecture hours.
Bioseparations
Engineering
Prerequisite:
CHE 322 or instructor permission.
Principles
of bioseparations engineering, including specialized unit operations
not normally covered in regular chemical engineering courses. Processing
operations downstream of the initial manufacture of biotechnology products,
including product recovery, separations, purification, and ancillary
operations such as sterile processing, cleanin place and regulatory
aspects. Three lecture hours.
Polymer
Chemistry and Engineering
Prerequisite: CHE
321 or instructor permission.
Analyzes
the mechanisms and kinetics of various polymerization reactions; relations
between the molecular structure and polymer properties, and how these
properties can be influenced by the polymerization process; fundamental
concepts of polymer solution and melt rheology. Applications to
polymer processing operations, such as extrusion, molding, and fiber
spinning. Three lecture hours.
Special
Topics in Chemical Engineering
Prerequisite: Fourthyear
standing and instructor permission.
Applies
engineering science, design methods, and system analysis to developing
areas and current problems in chemical engineering. Topics are announced
at registration.
Chemical
Engineering Design
Prerequisite: CHE
216, 318, and 322.
Application
of academically acquired skills to the practice of chemical engineering
in an industrial environment: industrial economics; process synthesis
and selection; flow sheet development; equipment sizing; plant layout
and cost estimation. Report preparation and oral presentations. Use
of commercial process simulation software. Two lecture hours, two discussion
hours, and design laboratory.
Chemical
Engineering Laboratory II
Prerequisite: CHE
318, 322, and 398.
Continuation
of CHE 398; emphasizes separations, chemical reaction, and process dynamics
and control. One discussion and four laboratory hours.
Chemical
Engineering Research
Prerequisite:
Instructor permission.
Library
and laboratory study of an engineering or manufacturing problem conducted
in close consultation with a departmental faculty member, often including
the design, construction, and operation of laboratory scale equipment.
Requires progress reports and a comprehensive written report.
Introductory
Chemistry for Engineers
Corequisite: CHEM
151L and 152L; or CHEM 181L and 182L.
Develops
the principles and applications of chemistry. Topics include stoichiometry,
chemical equations and reactions, chemical bonding, states of matter,
thermochemistry, chemical kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, electrochemistry,
nuclear chemistry, and descriptive chemistry of the elements. Designed
for engineering students and may be used as a prerequisite for further
courses in chemistry. Three class hours.
CHEM
151L, 152L  (1) (Y)
Introductory
Chemistry for Engineers Laboratory
Corequisite: CHEM
151 and 152.
Investigates
the practice of chemistry as an experimental science; the development
of skills in laboratory manipulation; laboratory safety; observation,
measurement, and data analysis; separation and purification techniques;
and qualitative and quantitative analysis. Three and onehalf laboratory
hours. Meets every other week.
Introduction
to Organic Chemistry
Prerequisite:
One semester of general chemistry; corequisite: CHEM 212L.
Introduces
the nomenclature, structure, reactivity, and applications of organic
compounds, including those of importance in the chemical industry. Three
lecture hours.
Introduction
to Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Corequisite: CHEM
212.
Sixtoseven
fourhour laboratory sessions and an equal number of onehour laboratory
lectures to accompany CHEM 212.
Introduction
to Environmental Engineering
Focuses
on society's interaction with water, air, and soil systems. Management
of these major environmental components is examined, considering health
and ecological needs and technical limitations. This course may stand
alone as introduction to the current environmental challenges that we
face, or as the foundation for further study in the field of environmental
engineering.
Statics
Prerequisite: PHYS
104E.
Basic
concepts of mechanics, systems of forces and couples: equilibrium of
particles and rigid bodies; analysis of structures: trusses, frames,
machines; internal forces, shear and bending moment diagrams; distributed
forces; friction, centroids and moments of inertia; principle of virtual
work; computer applications. Crosslisted as MAE 230.
Strength
of Materials
Prerequisite: CE
230, APMA 212.
Stress
and strain definitions: Normal stress and strain, thermal strain, shear
stress, shear strain; transformations of stress and strain; Mohr's circle
for plane stress and strain; stresses due to combined loading; axially
loaded members; torsion of circular and thinwalled closed sections;
deformation, strains and stresses in beams; deflections of beams; stability
of columns; energy concepts in mechanics. Cross listed as MAE 231.
Dynamics
Prerequisite: PHYS
142E and CE 230.
Reviews
kinematics and kinetics of particles and the kinematics of rigid bodies,
including translation and fixedaxis rotation relative to translating
axes; general planar motion; fixed point rotation; and general motion
and the kinetics of rigid bodies, specifically center of mass, mass
moment of inertia, product of inertia, principalaxes, parallel axis
theorems, planar motion, and the workenergy method. Crosslisted as
MAE 232.
Fluid
Mechanics
Prerequisite: CE
230 or equivalent.
Studies
the statics and dynamics of incompressible fluids, primarily water.
The basic principles of fluid flow, energy equation, and momentum equation,
are presented and applied to closed conduit flow, open channel flow,
and problems of flow measurement pertinent to civil engineering practices.
Introduction
to Geotechnical Engineering
Prerequisite: CE
231.
Introduces
the fundamental principles of particulate mechanics with an emphasis
on soil strength, consolidation behavior, and fluid flow. Concepts of
theoretical soil mechanics and soil physics combined with laboratory
investigation of soil behavior. Three lecture and three laboratory hours.
Structural
Mechanics
Prerequisite: CE
231.
Fundamentals
of structural mechanics: equilibrium compatibility, determinacy, stability;
mathematical models of structural elements: stress resultants in bars,
beams, and framed structures; calculation of deflections; general analysis
of structures: concepts of stiffness and flexibility, force and displacement
methods of analysis.
Properties
and Behavior of Materials
Prerequisite: CE
231.
Studies
the properties and behavior of engineering materials, emphasizing construction
materials, including metals, concrete, wood, and composites. Considers
service conditions and underlying scientific principles related to applications
and performance of materials.
Design
of Concrete Structures
Prerequisite: CE
319.
Introduces
physical properties of concrete and reinforcing steel. Design and analysis
of basic structural elements of reinforced concrete including beams,
slabs, columns, and footings. Consideration of construction practices
and building codes.
Water
Resources Engineering
Prerequisite: CE
315.
Principles
of fluid mechanics and hydrology, including open channel and groundwater
flow, rainfall, evaporation, and surface runoff applied to water resources
development and management. Applications include water supply, drainage,
flood control, and water control, emphasizing computer simulation tools.
Civil
Engineering Systems Analysis
Introduces
the tools of operations research and engineering economy as applied
to civil engineering problems; problem formulation, linear programming,
economic analysis, and decision analysis; optimization, minimum cost
and utility methods; and application to structural optimization, traffic
flow, resource allocation and environmental design.
Transportation
Engineering I
Prerequisite: Thirdyear
standing.
Analyzes
of the characteristics of the driver, pedestrian, vehicle, and road;
highway surveys and locations; geometric design, horizontal and vertical
alignment of highway cross sections, highway drainage and drainage structures;
and highway pavement design.
Materials
Laboratory
Corequisite: CE
323.
Laboratory
study of the macroscopic mechanical, thermal, and timedependent properties
and behaviors of typical civil engineering construction materials (metals,
concrete, wood, plastics). Students plan and conduct experiments, and
prepare written reports.
Fluid
Mechanics Laboratory
Corequisite: CE
315.
Laboratory
study of the flow of fluids. Six experiments are conducted: hydrostatics,
jet impact, weir, orifice, Venturi meter, and pipe flow. Uses laboratory
data to quantify hydrostatic pressure and force, force due to momentum
impact, and flow rates. Also determines friction losses in pipe networks.
Design
of Metal Structures I
Analyzes
the behavior and design of tension, compression, and flexural members
in metal, and the behavior and design of bolted and welded connections.
Applies AISC Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) specification
for use of structural steel in buildings.
Design
of Metal Structures II
Analyzes
the behavior and design of continuous beams, plate girders, composite
steelconcrete members, members subjected to combined bending and compression,
and eccentric connections using LRFD design approach; and torsion and
torsional stability of structural members.
Advanced
Reinforced Concrete Design
Prerequisite: CE
326.
Design
of building and bridge components, including floor systems, rigid frames,
retaining walls, and tanks. Introduction to prestressed concrete.
Advanced
Concrete Technology
Topics
include the fundamentals of concrete: ingredients, hydration, and proportioning;
production of concrete: batching, transport, finishing, curing, testing,
and inspection; special types of concrete: highperformance, fiberreinforced,
roller compacted, polymer, shrinkage compensating, structural lightweight,
and shotcrete; and design and code provisions: working stress and ultimate
strength design, and provisions of ACI code.
Foundation
Engineering
Prerequisite: CE
316 and 326 or CE 401.
Analyzes
the methods and purposes of subsurface exploration; control of ground
water; excavations; sheeting and bracing design; shallow foundations;
bearing capacity and settlement analysis; deep foundation'piles, piers,
caissons and cofferdams; underpinning; and the legal aspects of foundation
engineering.
Experimental
Analyses in Environmental Engineering
Prerequisite: CHEM
151/151L, APMA 213, CE 315, or equivalent.
Increases
familiarity with the theory and implementation of laboratory, computational,
and field procedures common to environmental engineering. Weekly inclass
laboratories alternate between handsonlaboratory, field, or computer
experiments, and demonstrations of advanced analytical instrumentation
or field sampling procedures. Weekly lectures provide the theoretical
background that pertains directly to the laboratory for that week. Topics
covered are relevant to water and wastewater treatment operations, ground
and surfacewater hydrology, and the fate and transport of pollutants
in the environment.
Environmental
Engineering
Prerequisite: CE
315.
Analyzes
the design of unit processes used to control the quality of water and
waste water associated with people and the environment. Process considerations
include pump systems, mixing, sedimentation, filtration, precipitation,
coagulation, disinfection, and biological oxidation. Presents principles
of design and design practices used in physical, chemical, and biological
treatment are presented.
Groundwater
Hydrology
Prerequisite: CS
101, CE 315, CE 336 or equivalent.
Topics
include Darcy's Law, fluid potential, hydraulic conductivity, heterogeneity
and anisotropy, the unsaturated zone, compressibility, transmissivity
and storativity, the 3D equation of groundwater flow, steadystate and
transient regional groundwater flow, and well hydraulics, including
discussions involving Theis' Inverse Method, Jacob's Method, slug test
analyses, and the principle of superposition. Introduces computer simulation
of groundwater flow using the finitedifference method. Requires computer
programming using FORTRAN, C++, or equivalent.
Construction
Engineering and Economics
Legal
and commercial aspects of the relation between owner, engineer, architect,
and contractor. Salient features of labor law affecting the construction
industry. Job planning and scheduling construction stages and operations.
Depreciation, replacements, comparison of alternate proposals, and calculation
of prospective rate of return. Design of material handling facilities
and theoretical analysis of construction equipment performance. SEAS
students cannot receive degree credit for both CE 441 and ARCH 534.
Transportation
Engineering II
Prerequisite: CE
344 or instructor permission.
Analyzes
traffic characteristics: the road user, the vehicle and roadway; traffic
engineering studies: speed, volume, and delay; and intersection control,
capacity, and level of service.
Transportation
Engineering III
Prerequisite:
Graduate standing or CE 344; or instructor permission.
Framework
and principles of urban transportation planning; transportation decision
making; transportation data and information systems; analysis and evaluation
of alternatives; forecasts of population and socioeconomic activity;
small area land use allocation; introduction to supplydemand equilibrium,
trip generation, trip distribution, modal choice, traffic assignment;
quick response model applications.
Introduction
to Geographic Information Systems
Introduces
engineering problemsolving using geographic information systems (GIS).
GIS has proven to be an effective tool in Civil Engineering applications
that include a significant spatial component. Focuses on the fundamental
concepts of GIS, the topdown process required to effectively use advanced
information technology tools, and the acquisition of handson experience
in GIS problemsolving using the ArcView GIS package. Provides experience
with the GIS application process, rather than expertise in a particular
GISsoftware package.
Special
Topics in Civil Engineering
Prerequisite: Fourthyear
standing and instructor permission.
Applies
basic engineering principles, analytical procedures and design methodology
to special problems of current interest in civil engineering. Topic(s)
for each semester are announced at the time of course enrollment.
Mechanics
of Composite Materials
Prerequisite: CE
231.
Introduces
engineering properties and advantages of advanced fibrous composites;
anisotropic, thermomechanical constitutive theory for plane stress
analysis; thermalmechanical stress analysis of laminates subjected
to inplane and bending loads; engineering properties of laminates; test
methods and material response (in the laboratory); designing with composites;
computer implementation. Crosslisted as MAE 454.
Computer
Applications in Civil Engineering
Prerequisite: Fourthyear
standing.
Studies
civil engineering problems and their solutions in a numerical context,
using the digital computer; the formulation of these problems using
various computational procedures; the development of typical algorithms;
utilization of microcomputers, including structured programming with
graphics. Emphasizes construction of numerical models for applications
and the solution of representative multidimensional problems from all
areas of civil engineering.
Advanced
Structural Analysis
Prerequisite: CE
319.
The
general methods of analyzing indeterminate structures; fundamentals
of structural theory, including virtual work and energy theorems; introduction
to concepts of stiffness and flexibility; force and displacement methods
of analysis, methods of consistent deformation, slopedeflection, moment
distribution; and an introduction to matrix formulation.
Introduction
to Finite Element Methods
Prerequisite: CE
319.
Review
of matrix operations. Introduces basic concepts of finite element analysis.
Weighted residual (Galerkin) approach and variational (RayleighRitz)
approach. Onedimensional and twodimensional formulations; local vs.
global coordinate systems; shape functions. Computational implementation
and applications in the areas of structural analysis, steadystate fluid
flow, and heat transfer.
Civil
Engineering Design and Practice
Prerequisite: Fourthyear
status.
This
course will broaden a student's exposure to professional practice issues,
including project planning and management, financial and contractual
relationships. The major focus of the course will be providing practical
civil engineering design experience. Students will participate in one
or more multidisciplinary team design projects requiring integration
of technical skills from multiple subareas of civil engineering (structural,
environmental and transportation systems) and application of managerial
skills. Extension of design projects to undergraduate thesis projects
is encouraged.
Civil
Engineering Research
Prerequisite: Fourthyear
standing.
Study
of a civil engineering problem in depth by each student using library,
computer, or laboratory facilities. The project is conducted in close
consultation with departmental faculty and involves survey, analysis,
or project development. Progress reports and a comprehensive written
report are required. May be repeated if necessary.
Introduction
to Computer Science
Introduces
the basic principles and concepts of objectoriented programming through
a study of algorithms, data structures and software development methods.
Emphasizes both synthesis and analysis of computer programs.
Introduction
to Information Technology
Provides
exposure to a variety of issues in information technology, such as computing
ethics and copyright. Introduces and provides experience with various
computer applications, including email, newsgroups, library search
tools, word processing, Internet search engines, and HTML. Not intended
for students expecting to do further work in CS. Cannot be taken for
credit by students in SEAS or Commerce.
Introduction
to Business Computing
Overview
of modern computer systems and introduction to programming in Visual
Basic, emphasizing development of programming skills for business applications.
Intended primarily for precommerce students. May not be taken for credit
by students in SEAS.
Software
Development Methods
Prerequisite: CS
101 with a grade of C or higher.
A
continuation of CS 101, emphasizing modern software development methods.
An introduction to the software development life cycle and processes.
Topics include requirements analysis, specification, design, implementation,
and verification. Emphasizes the role of the individual programmer in
large software development projects.
Engineering
Software
Explores
techniques and tools for constructing robust, complex and secure software.
This course is open to College students and Computer Science majors.
Students are expected to be able to write and understand short programs.
Students are not assumed to know any particular programming language.
Students should have passed CS 101 or CS 200 or have equivalent experience.
CS
202  (3) (S)
Discrete
Mathematics I
Prerequisite: CS
101 with grade of C or higher.
Introduces
discrete mathematics and proof techniques involving first order predicate
logic and induction. Application areas include sets (finite and infinite),
elementary combinatorial problems, and finite state automata. Development
of tools and mechanisms for reasoning about discrete problems. Crosslisted
as APMA 202.
Program
and Data Representation
Prerequisite: CS
201 and 202 with grades of C or higher.
Introduces
programs and data representation at the machine level. Data structuring
techniques and the representation of data structures during program
execution. Operations and control structures and their representation
during program execution. Representations of numbers, arithmetic operations,
arrays, records, recursion, hashing, stacks, queues, trees, graphs,
and related concepts.
Digital
Logic Design
Includes
number systems and conversion; Boolean algebra and logic gates; minimization
of switching functions; combinational network design; flipflops; sequential
network design; arithmetic networks. Introduces computer organization
and assembly language. Five laboratory assignments. Crosslisted as
ECE 230.
Discrete
Mathematics II
Prerequisite: CS
201 and CS 202 with grades of C or higher or instructor permission.
Continuation
of CS 202, consisting of topics in combinatorics, including recurrence
relations and generating functions. Introduces computation theory including
grammars, finite state machines and Turing machines; and graph theory,
including connectivity properties, Eulerian and Hamiltonian graphs,
spanning trees and shortest path problems. Crosslisted as APMA 302.
Usability
Engineering
Prerequisite: CS
101 with a grade of C or higher, or instructor permission.
Focuses
on the interface between humans and all technology, not just humans
and computers. Treats human usability as an engineering design goal.
Designs user interfaces to technology.
Computer
Architecture
Prerequisite: CS
201 and ECE/CS 230 with grades of C or higher.
Includes
the organization and architecture of computer systems hardware; instruction
set architectures; addressing modes; register transfer notation; processor
design and computer arithmetic; memory systems; hardware implementations
of virtual memory, and input/output control and devices. Crosslisted
as ECE 333.
Advanced
Software Development Techniques
Prerequisite: CS
216 with a grade of C or higher or permission of instructor.
Analyzes
modern software engineering practice for multiperson projects; methods
for requirements specification, design, implementation, verification,
and maintenance of large software systems; advanced software development
techniques and large project management approaches; project planning,
scheduling, resource management, accounting, configuration control,
and documentation.
Computer
Science Seminar I
Prerequisite: Thirdyear
CS majors only.
A
'cultural capstone' to the undergraduate experience. Students make presentations
based on topics not covered in the traditional curriculum. Emphasizes
learning the mechanisms by which researchers and practicing computer
scientists can access information relevant to their discipline, and
on the professional computer scientist's responsibility in society.
Operating
Systems
Prerequisite: CS
216 and CS 333 with grades of C or higher.
Analyzes
process communication and synchronization; resource management; virtual
memory management algorithms; file systems; and networking and distributed
systems.
Programming
Languages
Prerequisite: CS
216 and CS 333 with grades of C or higher.
Presents
the fundamental concepts of programming language design and implementation.
Emphasizes language paradigms and implementation issues. Develops working
programs in languages representing different language paradigms. Many
programs oriented toward language implementation issues.
Artificial
Intelligence
Prerequisite: CS
201 and 202 with grades of C or higher.
Introduces
artificial intelligence. Covers fundamental concepts and techniques
and surveys selected application areas. Core material includes state
space search, logic, and resolution theorem proving. Application areas
may include expert systems, natural language understanding, planning,
machine learning, or machine perception. Provides exposure to AI implementation
methods, emphasizing programming in Common LISP.
Algorithms
Prerequisite: CS
216 and 302 with grades of C or higher.
Introduces
the analysis of algorithms and the effects of data structures on them.
Algorithms selected from areas such as sorting, searching, shortest
paths, greedy algorithms, backtracking, divide andconquer, and dynamic
programming. Data structures include heaps and search, splay, and spanning
trees. Analysis techniques include asymtotic worst case, expected time,
amortized analysis, and reductions between problems.
Faulttolerant
Computing
Prerequisite: CS
333, APMA 213, APMA 310 with grades of C or higher.
Investigates
techniques for designing and analyzing dependable computerbased systems.
Topics include fault models and effects, fault avoidance techniques,
hardware redundancy, error detecting and correcting codes, time redundancy,
software redundancy, combinatorial reliability modeling, Markov reliability
modeling, availability modeling, maintainability, safety modeling, tradeoff
analysis, design for testability, and the testing of redundant digital
systems. Crosslisted as ECE 434.
Introduction
to Computer Graphics
Prerequisites: CS
216 with a grade of C or better or instructor permission.
This
course will introduce the fundamentals of threedimensional computer
graphics: rendering, modeling, and animation. Students will learn how
to represent threedimensional objects (modeling) and the movement of
those objects over time (animation). Students will learn and implement
the standard rendering pipeline, defined as the stages of turning a
threedimensional model into a shaded, lit, texturemapped twodimensional
image.
Electronic
Commerce Technologies
Prerequisite: CS
340 with a grade of C or better or equivalent programming maturity.
History
of Internet and electronic commerce on the WWW; case studies of success
and failure; cryptographic techniques for privacy, security, and authentication;
digital money; transaction processing; wired and wireless access technologies;
Java; streaming multimedia; XML; Bluetooth. Defining, protecting, growing,
and raising capital for an ebusiness.
Computer
Networks
Prerequisite: CS
333 with grade of C or higher.
Intended
as a first course in communication networks for upperlevel undergraduate
students. Topics include the design of modern communication networks;
pointtopoint and broadcast network solutions; advanced issues such
as Gigabit networks; ATM networks; and realtime communications. Crosslisted
as ECE 457.
Internet
Engineering
Prerequisite: CS
457 or ECE 457 with a grade of C or better.
An
advanced course on computer networks on the technologies and protocols
of the Internet. Topics include the design principles of the Internet
protocols, including TCP/IP, the Domain Name System, routing protocols,
and network management protocols. A set of laboratory exercises covers
aspects of traffic engineering in a widearea network.
Database
Systems
Prerequisite: CS
202 and CS 216 with grades of C or higher.
Introduces
the fundamental concepts for design and development of database systems.
Emphasizes relational data model and conceptual schema design using
ER model, practical issues in commercial database systems, database
design using functional dependencies, and other data models. Develops
a working relational database for a realistic application.
Independent
Study
Prerequisite:
Instructor permission.
Indepth
study of a computer science or computer engineering problem by an individual
student in close consultation with departmental faculty. The study is
often either a thorough analysis of an abstract computer science problem
or the design, implementation, and analysis of a computer system (software
or hardware).
Special
Topics in Computer Science
Prerequisite:
Instructor permission, additional specific requirements vary with topics.
Content
varies annually, depending on instructor interests and the needs of
the department. Similar to CS 551 and CS 751, but taught strictly at
the undergraduate level.
Selected
Topics in Computer Science
Prerequisite:
Instructor permission.
Content
varies annually, depending on students' needs and interests. Recent
topics included the foundations of computation, artificial intelligence,
database design, realtime systems, Internet engineering, and electronic
design automation.
Translation
Systems
Prerequisite: CS
340 and CS 333 with grades of C or higher.
The
theory, design, and specification of translation systems. Translation
systems are the tools used to translate a source language program to
a form that can be executed. Students design, specify, and implement
various translators by applying classical translation theory using rigorous
specification techniques to describe the inputs and outputs of the translators.
Real
Time Systems
Prerequisites: CS
333 and CS 414 with grades of C or higher, knowledge of C or C++, or
instructor permission.
This
course presents the underlying theory, concepts, and practice for realtime
systems, such as avionics, process control, space travel, mobile computing
and ubiquitous computing. The goals of the course include: introducing
the unique problems that arise when time constraints are imposed on
systems, identifying basic theory and the boundary between what is known
today and what is still research, stressing a systems integration viewpoint
in the sense of showing how everything fits together rather than presenting
a collection of isolated solutions, and addressing multiprocessing and
distributed systems. This course also presents some of the basic results
from what might be called the classical technology of realtime computing
and presents these results in the context of new applications of this
technology in ubiquitous/pervasive computer systems.
Security
in Information Systems
Prerequisites: CS
340 and either CS 457 or CS 414 with grades of C or higher, or instructor
permission.
This
course focuses on security as an aspect of a variety of software systems.
We will consider software implementations of security related policies
in the context of operating systems, networks, and data bases. Topics
include: operating system protection mechanisms, intrusion detection
systems, formal models of security, cryptography and associated security
protocols, data base security, worms, viruses, network and distributed
system security, and policies of privacy and confidentiality.
Cryptology:
Principles and Applications
Prerequisites: CS
302 with a grade of C or higher, or instructor permission.
Introduces
the basic principles and mathematics of cryptology including information
theory, classical ciphers, symmetric key cryptosystems and publickey
cryptosystems. Develops applications of cryptology such as anonymous
email, digital cash and code signing.
Electrical
and Computer Engineering 

Science
of Information
An
introduction to the fundamental scientific principles governing information
science and engineering. Topics include: definition of information;
entropy; information representation in analog and digital forms; information
transmission; spectrum and bandwidth; information transformation including
data compression, filtering, encryption, and error correction; information
storage and display; and largescale information systems. Technologies
for implementing information functions. Three credit hours.
Introductory
Circuit Analysis
Prerequisite: APMA
111.
Includes
elementary electric circuit concepts and their application to linear
circuits with passive elements; use of Kirchhoff's voltage and current
laws to derive circuit equations; solution methods for first and secondorder
transient and DC steadystate responses; AC steadystate analysis; frequency
domain representation of signals; trigonometric and complex Fourier
series; phasor methods; transfer functions and resonance; Thevenen/
Norton equivalent models; and controlled sources. Six laboratory assignments.
Electronics
I
Prerequisite: ECE
203.
Studies
the modeling, analysis, design, computer simulation, and measurement
of electrical circuits which contain nonlinear devices such as junction
diodes, bipolar junction transistors, and field effect transistors.
Includes the gain and frequency response of linear amplifiers, power
supplies, and other practical electronic circuits. Three lecture and
three laboratory hours.
Digital
Logic Design
Includes
number systems and conversion; Boolean algebra and logic gates; minimization
of switching functions; combinational network design; flipflops; sequential
network design; arithmetic networks. Introduces computer organization
and assembly language. Five laboratory assignments. Crosslisted as
CS 230.
Solid
State Devices
Prerequisite: ECE
203, or MAE 202.
Analyzes
the basics of band theory and atomic structure; chargetransport in
solids; current voltage characteristics of semiconductor devices, including
pn junction diodes, bipolar transistors, Schottky diodes, and insulatedgate
fieldeffect transistors; electron emission; and superconductive devices.
Electronics
II
Prerequisite: ECE
204.
Construction
of electronic circuit design to specifications. Focuses on computer
simulation, construction, and testing of designed circuits in the laboratory
to verify predicted performance. Includes differential amplifiers, feedback
amplifiers, multivibrators, and digital circuits. Three lecture and
three laboratory hours.
Electromagnetic
Fields
Prerequisite: PHYS
241E, APMA 213, and ECE 203.
Analyzes
the basic laws of electromagnetic theory, beginning with static electric
and magnetic fields, and concluding with dynamic E&M fields; plane
wave propagation in various media; Maxwell's Laws in differential and
integral form; electrical properties of matter; transmission lines,
waveguides, and elementary antennas.
Electromechanical
Energy Conversion
Prerequisite: ECE
203, PHYS 241E, and CS 101, or instructor permission.
Analyzes
the principles of electromechanical energy conversion; threephase circuit
analysis; magnetic circuits and nonlinearity; transformers; DC, synchronous,
and induction machines; equivalent circuit models; power electronic
control of machines. Laboratory, computer, and design exercises complement
coverage of fundamental principles.
Signals
and Systems I
Prerequisite: ECE
203 and APMA 213.
Develops
tools for analyzing signals and systems operating in continuoustime,
with applications to control, communications, and signal processing.
Primary concepts are representation of signals, linear timeinvariant
systems, Fourier analysis of signals, frequency response, and frequencydomain
input/output analysis, the Laplace transform, and linear feedback principles.
Practical examples are employed throughout, and regular usage of computer
tools (Matlab, CC) is incorporated.
Signals
and Systems II
Prerequisite: ECE
323.
Sequel
to ECE 323; provides analogous tools for analyzing discretetime signals
and systems, with applications to discretetime signal processing and
control. Sampling and reconstruction of continuoustime signals provides
the transition between CT and DT settings. State space methods are also
introduced.
Computer
Architecture
Prerequisite: CS
201 and ECE/CS 230 with grades of C or higher.
Includes
the organization and architecture of computer systems hardware; instruction
set architectures; addressing modes; register transfer notation; processor
design and computer arithmetic; memory systems; hardware implementations
of virtual memory, and input/output control and devices. Crosslisted
as CS 333.
Digital
Integrated Circuits
Prerequisite: ECE/CS
230 and ECE 204.
Digital
CMOS circuits. MOSFET transistor. Combinational circuits. Sequential
circuits. Design simple digital gates and circuits at the transistor
level. Simulate designed circuits to verify performance. Three credit
hours.
Linear
Control Systems
Prerequisite: ECE
323 or instructor permission.
Explores
the modeling of linear dynamic systems via differential equations and
transfer functions utilizing state space representations and classical
inputoutput representations; the analysis of systems in the time and
frequency domains; study of closedloop systems; statespace methods
and the classical stability tests, such as the RouthHurwitz criterion,
Nyquist criterion, rootlocus plots and Bode plots. Studies compensation
design through lead and lag networks, rate feedback, and linear statevariable
feedback.
Control
Laboratory
Corequisite: ECE
402.
A
laboratory consisting of design, analysis, construction, and testing
of electrical and electromechanical circuits and devices.
ECE
407, 408  (13) (SI)
Electrical
Engineering Projects
Prerequisite:
Instructor permission.
Under
faculty supervision, students plan a project of at least one semester's
duration, conduct the analysis or design and test, and report on the
results. If this work is to be the basis for an undergraduate
thesis, the course should be taken no later than the seventh semester.
RF
Circuit Design and Wireless Systems
Prerequisite:
ECE309, ECE307, ECE324.
Design
and analysis of wireless communication circuits. Topics covered will
include transmission lines, antennas, filters, amplifiers, mixers, noise,
and modulation techniques. The course is built around a semester long
design project.
Electromechanical
Energy Conversion Laboratory
Prerequisite:
ECE 309 and 204; corequisite: ECE
310.
Laboratory
investigations of electromechanical energy conversion. Includes threephase
circuit analysis; magnetic coupling, magnetic forces, and nonlinearity;
transformers; DC, synchronous and induction machines; equivalent circuit
models; and power electronic control of machines.
Bioelectricity
Prerequisite: ECE
203, BIOM 301 or instructor permission.
Studies
the biophysical mechanisms governing production and transmission of
bioelectric signals, measurement of these signals and their analysis
in basic and clinical electrophysiology. Introduces the principles of
design and operation of therapeutic medical devises used in the cardiovascular
and nervous systems. Includes membrane potential, action potentials,
channels and synaptic transmission, electrodes, electrocardiography,
pacemakers, defibrillators, and neural assist devices. Crosslisted
as BIOM 441.
Digital
Control Systems
Prerequisite: ECE
324 and 402, or instructor permission.
Analyzes
the design of dynamic systems that contain digital computers; the Z
transform; block diagrams and transfer functions in the zdomain; block
diagrams, frequency response and stability in the zdomain; state space
methods; and design using the ztransform and state methods.
Microelectronic
Integrated Circuit Fabrication Laboratory
Corequisite: ECE
564.
Fabrication
and testing of MOS capacitors. Determination of material properties,
including carrier concentration, mobility, lifetime, orientation, and
layer thickness. Device fabrication using oxidation, diffusion, evaporation,
and device testing of MOS and power bipolar transistors.
Communications
Prerequisite: APMA
310, ECE 324.
Explores
the statistical methods of analyzing communications systems: random
signals and noise, statistical communication theory, and digital communications.
Analysis of baseband and carrier transmission techniques; and design
examples in satellite communications.
Communication
Systems Laboratory
Prerequisite:
ECE 324; corequisite: ECE 420.
Provides
firsthand exposure to communications practice, including response of
systems, signal theory, modulation and detection, sampling and quantization,
digital signal processing, and receiver design.
FaultTolerant
Computing
Prerequisite: ECE/CS
333, APMA 213 and 310 or equivalent, with grades of C or higher, or
instructor permission.
Focuses
on the techniques for designing and analyzing dependable computerbased
systems. Topics include fault models and effects, fault avoidance techniques,
hardware redundancy, error detecting and correcting codes, time redundancy,
software redundancy, combinatorial reliability modeling, Markov reliability
modeling, availability modeling, maintainability, safety modeling, tradeoff
analysis, design for testability, and the testing of redundant digital
systems. Crosslisted as CS 434.
Computer
Organization and Design
Prerequisite: ECE
333 or instructor permission.
Integration
of computer organization concepts, such as data flow, instruction interpretation,
memory systems, interfacing, and microprogramming with practical and
systematic digital design methods such as behavioral versus structural
descriptions, divideandconquer, hierarchical conceptual levels, tradeoffs,
iteration, and postponement of detail. Design exercises are accomplished
using a hardware description language and simulation.
Advanced
Digital Design
Prerequisite: ECE
435 or instructor permission.
Analyzes
digital hardware and design; digital system organization; digital technologies;
and testing. A semesterlong hardware design project is conducted.
Computer
Networks
Corequisite: CS
333.
A
first course in communication networks for upperlevel undergraduate
students. Topics include the design of modern communication networks;
pointtopoint and broadcast network solutions; advanced issues such
as Gigabit networks; ATM networks; and realtime communications. Crosslisted
as CS 457.
Analog
Integrated Circuits
Prerequisite: ECE
303 and 307.
Topics
include the design and analysis of analog integrated circuits; feedback
amplifier analysis and design, including stability, compensation, and
offsetcorrection; layout and floorplanning issues associated with
mixedsignal IC design; selected applications of analog circuits such
as A/D and D/A converters, references, and comparators; extensive use
of CAD tools for design entry, simulation, and layout; and the creation
of an analog integrated circuit design project.
Microwave
Engineering Laboratory
Corequisite: ECE
556 or instructor permission.
Analyzes
the measurement and behavior of highfrequency circuits and components;
equivalent circuit models for lumped elements; measurement of standing
waves, power, and frequency; use of vector network analyzers and spectrum
analyzers; and computeraided design, fabrication, and characterization
of microstrip circuits.
Introduction
to Robotics
Prerequisite: ECE
402, or 621, or equivalent.
Analyzes
kinematics, dynamics and control of robot manipulators, and sensor and
actuator technologies (including machine vision) relevant to robotics.
Includes a robotics system design project in which students completely
design a robotic system for a particular application and present it
in class. Includes literature related to emerging technologies and Internet
resources relevant to robotics.
Optics
and Lasers
Prerequisite: ECE
303, 309, and 323.
Reviews
the electromagnetic principles of optics: Maxwell's equations; reflection
and transmission of electromagnetic fields at dielectric interfaces;
Gaussian beams; interference and diffraction; laser theory with illustrations
chosen from atomic, gas, and semiconductor laser systems; photomultipliers
and semiconductorbased detectors; and noise theory and noise sources
in optical detection.
Microwave
Engineering I
Prerequisite: ECE
309.
Design
and analysis of passive microwave circuits. Topics include transmission
lines, electromagnetic field theory, waveguides, microwave network analysis
and signal flow graphs, impedance matching and tuning, resonators, power
dividers and directional couplers, and microwave filters.
Introduction
to VLSI
Prerequisite: ECE
230 or CS 230; ECE 204 and 303.
Analyzes
NMOS and PMOS transistor design, CMOS fabrication, fabrication design
rules, inverter design, cell design using computer aided design tool
'Magic,' chip layout and design, VLSI circuit design and implementation
using the MOSIS process.
Microelectronic
Integrated Circuit Fabrication
Prerequisite: ECE
303 or equivalent.
Analyzes
fabrication technology and MOS device design for integrated circuits.
Discusses crystal growth and characterization; oxide growth and deposition;
diffusion; ionimplantation; metalization; etching and high resolution
lithography; MOS capacitor and MOSFET device theory including equivalent
circuit model derivation; and constraints presented by VLSI fabrication
processes.
Digital
Signal Processing
Prerequisite: ECE
323 and 324 or equivalent.
Fundamentals
of discretetime signal processing are presented. Topics include discretetime
linear systems, ztransforms, the DFT and FFT algorithms, digital filter
design, and problemsolving using the computer.
Special
Topics in Electrical Engineering
Prerequisite:
Instructor permission.
A
firstlevel graduate/advanced undergraduate course covering a topic
not normally covered in the course offerings. The topic usually reflects
new developments in the electrical and computer engineering field. Offering
is based on student and faculty interests.
Engineering
(Interdepartmental) 

Synthesis
Design I and II
Prerequisite: Firstyear
Rodman scholar status.
Introduces
engineering, emphasizing the creative aspects of the profession. Rudiments
of design methodology utilizing a case study approach with individual
and small team assignments/projects. Evolution of concepts to multiobjective
design examples, decisionmaking and optimization; cases varying from
small product design to large scale facilities with lifecycle impact.
Instruction on estimations, sketching, computer graphics, economics,
spreadsheet analysis, human factors, planning and scheduling, elementary
statistics, safety and risk analysis, materials and manufacturing, engineering
ethics. Lectures followed by recitation or workshop sessions.
Introduction
to Engineering
Prerequisite: Enrollment
in engineering or permission of course coordinator.
Integrates
problem solving and design practice. Encourages the development of skills
in using computer application packages for web page design, modeling
and visualization (CAD), spreadsheets, and a math solver. Applies these
skills to computer assignments and team design projects that feature
conceptual design, analytical design, and design and build activities.
Topics include methodologies for computation, problem solving, and design;
graphing data; linear regression; plotting functions; matrix manipulation;
modeling and visualization; and engineering optimization.
Aspects
of Engineering Practice
This
course will concentrate in examining and clarifying human values and
practices in organizations. It is intended to complement the technical
education programs offered by SEAS. The course will provide an introduction
to a number of critical skills and competencies that will be very useful
in the technical and business world. These include leadership, working
in teams, management of organizations, conflict resolution, balancing
career and personal needs and analyzing specific situations and exploring
alternative outcomes.
Industrial
Applications
Students
register for this course to complement an industry work experience.
Topics focus on the application of engineering principles, analysis,
methods and best practices in an industrial setting. A final report
is required. Registration is only offered on a Credit/No Credit basis.
Courses taken for Credit/No Credit may not be used for any major or
degree requirements.
Engineering
License Review
Corequisite: Formal
application for state registration.
Overview
of registration laws and procedures. Review of engineering fundamentals
preparatory to public examination for the 'Engineer in Training' part
of the professional engineers examination. Three hours of lecture up
to the licensing examination.
Special
Topics in Engineering
Prerequisite:
Instructor permission.
Advanced
undergraduate courses on topics not covered in the course offerings
and based on student and faculty interests.
Materials
Science and Engineering 

Materials
That Shape Our Civilization
A
general review of structure, properties, methods of production, uses
and world supply of the materials on which present and past civilizations
have been based, including materials used in heavy industry, construction,
communications, energy production, and medicine as well as textiles
and naturallyoccurring organic materials. Crosslisted as EVSC 201.
Introduction
to the Science and Engineering of Materials
The
collective properties of the materials in an engineering structure often
dictate the feasibility of the design. Provides the scientific foundation
for understanding the relations between the properties, microstructure,
and behavior during use of metals, polymers, and ceramics. Develops
a vocabulary for the description of the empirical facts and theoretical
ideas about the various levels of structure from atoms, through defects
in crystals, to larger scale morphology of practical engineering materials.
Corrosion
and its Prevention
Prerequisite: MSE
209 or instructor permission.
Includes
basic electrochemical principles and terminology, definitions and magnitude
of corrosion, thermodynamics and kinetics of corrosion, examples of
corrosion, experimental techniques to measure and evaluate corrosion,
corrosion prevention, passivation, stress corrosion cracking, and hydrogen
embrittlement.
Corrosion
Engineering Laboratory
Provides
instruction in standard corrosion experiments that demonstrate the instrumentation
of corrosion testing and some of the accelerated forms of evaluating
metals' susceptibility to various forms of corrosion attack. Standard
experiments involving cathodic protection, anodic protection, and inhibitors.
MSE 301 may be taken without the lab, but MSE 301L may not be taken
without the lecture.
Structure
and Properties of Polymeric Materials
Prerequisite: MSE
209 or equivalent.
Examines
polymeric materials from their molecular structure and morphological
organization to their macroscopic properties. Topics include polymerization
reactions; molecular weight determination; solution behavior; organization
of crystalline and amorphous polymers; rubber elasticity; crystallization
kinetics; morphology; mechanical, optical, and electrical properties;
applications and materials selection; and degradation and recycling.
Structures
and Properties Laboratory
Prerequisite: MSE
209.
Demonstrates
the phenomena and experimental techniques used to establish the relationships
between the structures and properties of metals and polymers. Experiments
include viscometry, Xray diffraction, light scattering, optical microscopy,
hardness and impact tests, thermal analysis, and computer simulations.
Phase
Diagrams and Kinetics of Materials
Prerequisite: MAE
210 or CHE 202; APMA 213.
Applies
thermodynamic principles developed in MAE 210 or CHE 202 to material
systems. Includes phase equilibria; phase diagrams and free energy curves;
solution thermodynamics; and the kinetics of thermal and mass diffusion
in binary, single and twophase solids.
Physical
Metallurgy Principles: Structures and Properties of Metals
Corequisite: MSE
304 or 306.
Studies
the fundamental concepts of physical metallurgy at an advanced undergraduate
level. These include metallic bonding, crystallography of nanostructures,
preferred orientation and texture, point defects, dislocations and deformation,
grain boundary structure, solid state phase transformations, precipitation
age hardening, and martensitic reactions, as well as hardenability and
how each of these effects the strengthening mechanisms in metallic materials.
Nano and microstructures, composition and processing are linked to
macroscopic properties. Introduces physical metallurgy characterization
techniques, such as Xray diffraction, stereographic projections, metallography,
and electron microscopy methods.
Materials
Science Laboratory
Prerequisite: MSE
209 or instructor permission.
Experimental
study of the structure and properties of materials. Course amplifies
topics covered in MSE 209 through experimentation and analysis. Experiment
topics include atomic and microscopic structure, mechanical properties
of metals, polymers and composites, electrical properties, and corrosion
characteristics. Introduction to modern experimental methods and instruments
used for materials characterization. Two lecture hours and three laboratory
hours.
Special
Project in Materials Science and Engineering
Prerequisite: Professional
standing and prior approval by a faculty member who is project supervisor.
A
project in the materials science field that requires individual laboratory
investigation. Each student works on an individual project in the research
area of a supervisor. The student is required to conduct a literature
search and to become familiar with the necessary experimental techniques,
such as electron microscopy, Xray diffraction, and ultrahigh vacuum
techniques. A comprehensive report on the results of the experimental
investigation and a final examination are required. One hour of conference,
eight hours of laboratory per week.
Special
Topics in Materials Science and Engineering
Prerequisite:
Instructor permission.
A
firstlevel graduate/advanced undergraduate course covering a topic
not normally covered in the course offerings. The topic usually reflects
new developments in the materials science and engineering field. Offering
is based on student and faculty interests.
Introduction
to Biomaterials
Prerequisite: MSE
209 and BIOM 301 or equivalent, or instructor permission.
Provides
a multidisciplinary perspective on the phenomenon and processes that
govern materialtissue interactions with the soft tissue, hard tissue,
and cardiovascular environments. Emphasizes both sides of the biomaterials
interface, so that events at the interface are examined and topics on
material durability and tissue compatibility are discussed.
Modeling
in Materials Science
Prerequisite:
At least two 300400 level MSE courses or instructor permission.
Introduces
computer modeling in atomistics, kinetics and diffusion, elasticity,
and processing. Analyzes the energy and configuration of defects in
materials, such as solute segregation, phase transformations, stresses
in multicomponent systems, and microstructural development during processing.
Deformation
and Fracture of Materials During Processing and Service
Prerequisite: MSE
306 or instructor permission.
Considers
deformation and fracture through integration of materials science microstructure
and solid mechanics principles, emphasizing the mechanical behavior
of metallic alloys and engineering polymers. Metal deformation is understood
based on elasticity theory and dislocation concepts. Fracture is understood
based on continuum fracture mechanics and microstructural damage mechanisms.
Additional topics include fatigue loading, elevated temperature behavior,
material embrittlement, timedependency, experimental design, and life
prediction.
Electronic,
Optical and Magnetic Properties of Materials
Explore
the fundamental physical laws governing electrons in solids, and show
how that knowledge can be applied to understanding electronic, optical
and magnetic properties. Students will gain an understanding of
how these properties vary between different types of materials, and
thus why specific materials are optimal for important technological
applications. It will also be shown how processing issues further define
materials choices for specific applications.
Mechanical
and Aerospace Engineering 

Introduction
to Mechanical Engineering
Prerequisite: ENGR
162 and PHYS 142E.
Overview
of the mechanical engineer's role as analyst, designer, and manager.
Introduction to manufacturing tools, equipment, and processes; properties
of materials relative to manufacture and design; engineering design
graphics with AutoCAD; engineering drawing interpretation, sectioning,
auxiliary views; analysis and design of mechanical devices; engineering
project management and control with computer aided project organization;
applications of project management to plant layout and production lines;
and plant tours to local industry. Labs include hands on experience
with tools and materials, dissection of mechanical devices. Two lectures,
one laboratory period.
Mechanics
Familiarity Laboratory
Prerequisite:
PHYS 142E.
Handson
activities to familiarize students with the mechanical devices and systems
that they will be analyzing in present and future MAE courses. Topics
will include basic devices that are associated with principles of mechanics.
e.g. tools, mechanisms, mechanical properties and testing, basic fluid
mechanics. Tests will be run demonstrating, for example, stresses and
deflections in aircraft and building structures, stability of mechanical
and aero systems, wind tunnel operation, vibrations of 1 and 2 degree
of freedom systems, dissection of products to determine materials, function,
and manufacturing processes, studies of gears/ linkages, operation of
basic tools, etc. Several local industry tours to observe manufacturing
processes and machines are included. Two laboratory hours.
Introduction
to Aerospace Engineering
Prerequisite: Enrollment
in Engineering or permission of instructor.
Historical
introduction, standard atmosphere, basic aerodynamics, airfoils and
wings, flight mechanics, stability and control, propulsion (airbreathing,
rocket and space), orbital mechanics, space environment, advanced flight
vehicles.
Applied
Probability and Statistics
Prerequisite: APMA
212.
Focuses
on the application of probability and statistical analysis to engineering
decision analysis. An applied course emphasizing data description, inference
(confidence intervals and hypothesis tests), model building, designing
engineering experiments, and statistical quality control. Statistical
methods are presented within the context of real mechanical engineering
programs. Includes readings, homework, team projects, reports, and inclass
experiment design and data generation and analysis. Provides an active
learning environment that fosters the development of skills required
for solid engineering decisions. Crosslisted as CE 209.
Thermodynamics
Prerequisite: APMA
110.
Includes
the formulation of the first and second laws of thermodynamics; energy
conservation; concepts of equilibrium, temperature, energy, and entropy;
equations of state; processes involving energy transfer as work and
heat; reversibility and irreversibility; closed and open systems; and
cyclic processes. Three lecture and one laboratory/workshop hour per
week. Crosslisted as CHE 202.
Thermo/Fluids
Familiarity Laboratory
Prerequisite:
PHYS 142.
Handson
activities to familiarize students with the Thermo/fluids devices and
systems that they will be analyzing in present and future MAE courses.
Topics will include basic devices that are associated with principles
of Thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer. Tests will be
run demonstrating, for example, incompressible and compressible flow,
fluid machinery (pumps/fans/turbines), solar energy, conduction and
convection heat flow, heat exchangers, etc. Several local tours to observe
manufacturing and testing of thermo/fluids equipment as well as the
Uva heating plant are included. Two laboratory hours.
Statics
Prerequisite:
PHYS 104E.
Basic
concepts of mechanics, systems of forces and couples: equilibrium of
particles and rigid bodies; analysis of structures: trusses, frames,
machines; internal forces, shear and bending moment diagrams; distributed
forces; friction, centroids and moments of inertia; introduction to
stress and strain; computer applications.
Strength
of Materials
Corequisite: PHYS
142E.
Analyzes
the basic concepts of mechanics of deformable solids; systems of forces
and couples; equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies; internal forces
and analysis of structures: trusses, frames, machines, and beams; distributed
forces; centroids and moments of inertia; and an introduction to stress,
strain, constitutive relations, bending of beams, torsion, shearing,
deflection of beams, column buckling, fatigue, and failure theory. Four
lectures plus one workshop. Students may not earn credit for both MAE
231 and CE 206 or 207.
Dynamics
Prerequisite: PHYS
142E and MAE 231.
Kinematic
and kinetic aspects of motion modeling applied to rigid bodies and mechanisms.
Focus on freebodyanalysis. Use of workenergy and impulsemomentum
motion prediction methods. Use of Cartesian and simple nonCartesian
coordinate systems. Rotational motion, angular momentum, and rotational
kineticenergy modeling; body mass rotational moment of inertia. Relativevelocity
and relativeacceleration connection relations/methods, including use
of moving Cartesian coordinate systems. Introduction to 3d motion modeling.
Computational applications, one hour workshop. Students may not earn
credit for both MAE 232 and CE 206 or 207.
MAE
263, 264  (1 1/2) (Y)
Intermediate
Design Topics in Aerospace Engineering
Prerequisite:
Secondyear standing.
Application
of basic engineering sciences, design methods, and systems analysis
to ongoing design projects in aerospace engineering. Topic varies based
on student and faculty interests and current upperlevel design projects.
Astronautics
Prerequisite:
MAE 232.
Discussion
of the Keplerian twobody problem; elliptic, parabolic, and hyperbolic
orbits; solution of Kepler's equation and analogs; the classical orbital
elements; orbit determination; prediction of future position and velocity;
orbital perturbations; introduction to estimation theory; patchedconic
analysis of interplanetary flight; Lambert's twopoint boundary value
problem; mission planning; chemical rocket propulsion; propellant requirements;
staging; atmospheric reentry dynamics; the space environment; and an
introduction to spacecraft attitude dynamics.
Thermal
Systems Analysis
Prerequisite: MAE
210.
Analyzes
the thermodynamics of reactive and nonreactive, multicomponent systems;
energy cycles; and thermodynamic analysis of energy conversion systems.
Elements
of Heat and Mass Transfer
Prerequisite: MAE
321 and CS 101.
Analyzes
steady state and transient heat conduction in solids with elementary
analytical and numerical solution techniques; fundamentals of radiant
heat transfer, including considerations for black, gray, and diffuse
surfaces and the electrical analogy for systems having multiple surfaces;
free and forced convective heat transfer with applications of boundary
layer theory, Reynolds analogy, and dimensional analysis; and an introduction
to mass transfer by diffusion using the heatmass transfer analogy.
Fluid
Mechanics
Prerequisite: APMA
213 and MAE 210.
Introduction
to fluid flow concepts and equations; integral and differential forms
of mass, momentum, and energy conservation with emphasis on onedimensional
flow; fluid statics; Bernoulli's equation; viscous effects; Courette
flow, Poiseuille flow, and pipe flow; introduction to boundary layers;
onedimensional compressible flow; normal shock waves; flow with friction;
flow with heat addition; isothermal flow; and applications.
Advanced
Fluid Mechanics
Prerequisite: MAE
321 or equivalent; APMA 314.
Analyzes
ideal fluids; velocity potential; stream function; complex potential;
Blasius theorem; boundary conditions; superposition; circulation; vorticity;
thin airfoil theory; twodimensional gas dynamics; acoustic waves; normal
and oblique shock waves; shock reflections; PrandtlMeyer expansion;
quasi onedimensional compressible flow; convergingdiverging nozzles;
diffusers; choked flows; flow with friction; flow with heat addition;
isothermal flow; linearized flows; PrandtlGlauert correction; and applications.
Aerospace
Structures
Prerequisite: MAE
231.
Analyzes
the design of elements under combined stresses; bending and torsional
stresses in thinwalled beams; energy and other methods applied to statically
determinate and indeterminate aerospace structural elements; buckling
of simple structural members; and matrix and finite element analysis.
Applied
Computer Graphics
Prerequisite: CS
101.
Studies
graphics fundamentals, including two and threedimensional coordinate
geometry and matrix transformations used for viewing; visual realism
and rendering; curves and surfaces; and engineering data visualization
techniques. Most assignments are implemented in a highlevel programming
language.
Computational
Methods in Aerospace Engineering
Prerequisite: APMA
314 and MAE 321.
Introduces
solid modeling software with applications to aircraft and spacecraft;
solutions of the flow over aerodynamically shaped bodies using panel
method codes and Navier Stokes codes; computation and analysis of aerodynamic
quantities, such as lift, drag, and moments; and numerical methods for
analyzing dynamics of spacecraft.
Engineering
Materials: Properties and Applications
Prerequisite:
CHEM 151; corequisite: MAE 231.
Introduces
physicalchemical/microstructural and working mechanical properties,
along with practical applications, for materials of wide interest in
engineering design. Includes common metal, polymer, ceramic, and composite
materials. Topics include standard materials names/designations; standard
forming methods; usual strengthening means; temperature and temperaturehistory
effects; common processing methods; common properties measurement and
other testing methods; oxidation/ corrosion processes; sources of abrupt
failure; creep; and viscoelastic behaviors. Casestudies illustrate
engineering application advantages and disadvantages for specific materials,
forming, and processing methods. Use of material property data base.
Machine
Elements and Fatigue in Design
Prerequisite: MAE
200, MAE 209, and MAE 231.
Applies
mechanical analysis to the basic design of machine elements; basic concepts
in statistics and reliability analysis, advanced strength of materials,
and fatigue analysis; and the practical design and applications of materials
to fastening systems, power screws, springs, bearings, gears, brake
clutches and flexible power transmission elements. Introduction to the
finite element method. Three lectures and one laboratory period.
MAE
363, 364  (1 1/2) (Y)
Intermediate
Design Topics in Aerospace Engineering
Prerequisite: Thirdyear
standing.
Applies
basic engineering sciences, design methods, and systems analysis to
ongoing design projects in aerospace engineering. Topics vary based
on student and faculty interests and current upperlevel design projects.
Mechanical
Systems Modeling
Prerequisite: MAE
232 and APMA 213.
Topics
include the analysis of linear, mechanical, fluid, thermal and chemical
systems, including first and second order systems, Laplace Transforms,
block diagrams, Bode plots, stability, and applications.
Flight
Vehicle Dynamics
Prerequisite: MAE
201 and 232.
Introduces
definitions and concepts and includes a review of longitudinal static
stability; rigid body dynamics: general equations of motion, rotating
coordinate systems; small disturbance theory; atmospheric flight mechanics,
stability derivatives; motion analysis of aircraft; static and dynamic
stability; aircraft handling qualities; and an introduction to flight
control systems and automatic stabilization.
Experimental
Methods Laboratory
Prerequisite:
PHYS 241E and MAE 209; Corequisite: MAE 371.
The
study of basic concepts and methods in engineering measurements. Basic
topics include mechanical and electrical sensors and measurement instruments,
measurement uncertainty, statistics and data analysis, and dimensional
analysis. Additional topics include analog and digital signal processing,
experiment planning, and test rig design. Applications to mechanical
and aero/thermofluids devices and systems. Two lecture and two laboratory
hours.
Aerodynamics
Laboratory
Prerequisite:
MAE 201, 321 and 381; Corequisite: MAE 322.
Investigates
lowspeed nozzle and jet flows, wing aerodynamic behaviors in a small
lowspeed wind tunnel, and aerodynamic model testing in a larger lowspeed
wind tunnel. Building, testing, and trajectorytracking for small rockets;
trajectory predictions. Examines supersonic flow and aerodynamic behaviors
in a small supersonic wind tunnel.
Mechanical
Engineering Laboratory
Prerequisites:
MAE 381, MAE 321; Corequisites: MAE 314, MAE 362.
Experimental
studies of major mechanical and thermo/fluid devices. Development of
math models based on fundamental principles and comparison of predicted
and tested performance. Experiments include: Pump and fan tests, machine
tools, air compressors, steam engine, heat exchanger, refrigeration,
pipe flow, vibration, acoustics, convective and radiative heat transfer,
UVa heating plant and chill water plant analysis, electric motors, hydraulic
and pneumatic machines, and failure of structures. Two lectures and
two laboratory hours.
Financial
Aspects of Engineering
Financial
influences on the engineering decision making process. Timevalueofmoney
concepts for establishing cash flow equivalence. Financial evaluation
of design alternatives using annual cost, present worth, rate of return,
and costbenefit. Breakeven and sensitivity analysis. Corporate income
taxes and 'aftertax' evaluation of alternatives. Professional aspects
of engineering including ethics, financial statements, business organization,
capital budgeting and intellectual property issues.
Thermal
Environment Engineering
Prerequisite: MAE
321.
Analysis
and synthesis of systems to produce control of the thermal environment.
Emphasizes the use of design for optimum control of climate within enclosures
for human occupancy, processes, or special equipment.
Air
Breathing Propulsion
Prerequisite: MAE
321.
Reviews
mechanics and thermodynamics of compressible fluids and includes an
analysis of the basic mechanisms for thrust generation in aerospace
propulsion systems; the steady onedimensional flow approximation; performance
and cycle analysis of airbreathing engines, emphasizing jet engines
(turbojet, turbofan, turboprop) and ramjets; aerothermodynamics of inlets,
diffusers, combustors, and nozzles; performance of turbomachinery:
axialflow and centrifugal compressors; turbines; and the matching of
engine components.
Rocket
Propulsion
Prerequisite:
CHEM 151, MAE210, 232, 301 and 321; corequisite: MAE 322 and 342.
Introduces
rocketengine fundamentals, science, engineering, and technology. Includes
design and optimization problems; materials, temperatureexposure, and
stressstrain issues; connectinginterest rocket flight mechanics and
trajectories; rocket staging issues; liquid propellants; liquidpropellant
engine designs; solid propellants; solidpropellant engine designs;
rocket thrustchamber flow behaviors and modeling; the EDDYBL computer
boundarylayer modeling code (including convective heat transfer modeling);
modeling of liquidpropellant combustion processes; the STANJAN computer
code; rocket exhaust jet/plume general behaviors; modeling methods;
maneuver, orbitadjustment, and attitudeadjustment engines; and specialty
engines.
Principles
of Air Pollution
Prerequisite: MAE
312, 321, CHE 314 or 315.
Studies
gaseous and particulate air pollutants and their effects on visibility,
animate, and inanimate receptors; source emissions and principles of
control; meteorological factors governing distribution and removal of
air pollutants; air quality measurements; legal aspects of air pollution;
and noise pollution.
Manufacturing
and Process Technology
Prerequisite: MAE
352.
Includes
familiarization with concepts of mass production tooling and automation;
metallurgical and mechanical aspects of machining and metal forming;
and experiments with machine tools. Two lecture and three laboratory
hours.
Introduction
to Composite Mechanics
Prerequisite: MAE
231 or equivalent.
Introduces
engineering properties and advantages of advanced fibrous composites.
Includes anisotropic, thermomechanical constitutive theory for planestress
analysis; thermalmechanical stress analysis of laminates subjected
to inplane and bending loads; engineering properties of laminates; test
methods and material response (in the lab); designing with composites;
and computer implementation. Crosslisted as CE 455.
Machine
Design I
Prerequisite: MAE
362.
Coverage
of the design process including project management, specifications,
budgeting and case histories, Conceptual, preliminary, and detailed
design phases. Technical proposal and report preparation and technical
presentations. Organization of design teams to work on specific semester
long mechanical design projects selected to illustrate the design process.
Machine
Design II
Prerequisite: MAE
362 or instructor permission.
A
continuation of MAE461 that applies the design process to projects.
Organization of design teams to work on specific semesterlong design
projects, including oral presentations and written reports. Two lecture
and two laboratory hours per week.
Energy
Systems Design I
Prerequisite:
MAE 314, Corequisite: MAE 312.
Design
of systems for the useful conversion of energy. Applications include
various combustion systems that generate electricity and the control
of air pollutant emissions from combustion systems. Considers the control
and performance features present in such operating systems, as well
as the economic optimization of capital and operating expense.
Energy
Systems Design II
Prerequisite: MAE
314.
Design
of systems for useful conversion of energy. Includes building air conditioning
systems, heat exchangers, and energy storage systems. Considers the
control and performance features present in such operating systems,
as well as the economic optimization of capital and operating expense.
Aerospace
Design I
Prerequisite:
MAE 201, 321, 322, 331, 342, 352, 373, or instructor permission; Corequisite: MAE 412.
Analyze
design requirements for and produce conceptual design of an aircraft.
Includes synthesis of aeronautics, aerospace materials, structures,
propulsion, flight mechanics, stability and control, interior and external
configuration, cockpit design and all systems. Work in teams to expose
students to group dynamics, scheduling, and interdisciplinary activities.
Trade studies and optimization. Stateoftheart report, presentations
and interim report.
Aerospace
Design II
Prerequisite: MAE
465.
A
continuation of MAE 465. Completion of preliminary aircraft design,
with cost analysis and manufacturability considerations. Submission
of final report.
Mechatronics
Prerequisite: MAE
232, 381.
Design
of systems integrating mechanical components with electrical components
and, generally, some form of computer control. Surveys electromechanical
actuators, sensors, digital to analog conversion, and methods of computer
control, including feedback and inverse kinematic trajectory planning.
Includes individual and team design and testing projects involving physical
hardware. Three lecture and two laboratory hours.
Introduction
to Automatic Controls
Prerequisite: MAE
232 and 371, or instructor permission.
Discusses
the mathematics of feedback control systems; transfer functions; basic
servo theory; stability analysis; root locus techniques; and graphical
methods. Applications to analysis and design of mechanical systems,
emphasizing hydraulic, pneumatic, and electromechanical devices.
Mechanical
Vibrations
Prerequisite: MAE
232.
Studies
free and forced vibration of damped and undamped single and multiple
degree of freedom systems. Includes modeling of discrete and continuous
mass systems; application to vibration measurement instruments; analysis
of concepts of modal analysis; concepts of linear stability; application
to rotating machinery, including the design of bearings and supports;
discussion of static and dynamic balancing; influence coefficients;
and least squares method.
Special
Topics in Mechanical Engineering
Prerequisite: Fourthyear
standing and instructor permission.
Applies
basic engineering science, design methods, and systems analysis to developing
areas and current problems in mechanical engineering. Topics vary based
on student and faculty interest.
Special
Topics in Aerospace Engineering
Prerequisite: Fourthyear
standing or instructor permission.
Applies
basic engineering science, design methods, and systems analysis to developing
areas and current problems in aerospace engineering. Topics vary based
on student and faculty interest.
MAE
495, 496  (1 1/2) (Y)
Mechanical
Engineering Special Project
Prerequisite: Professional
standing and prior approval by a faculty member who is project supervisor.
Individual
survey, analysis, or apparatus project in the mechanical engineering
field, concluded with the submission of a formal report. Subject originates
with students wishing to develop a technical idea of personal interest.
One hour conference per week.
MAE
497, 498  (1 1/2) (Y)
Aerospace
Engineering Special Projects
Prerequisite: Fourth
year standing and consent of a department faculty member to serve as
technical advisor.
Applied
research on a yearlong basis in areas pertinent to aerospace engineering;
conducted in close consultation with a departmental faculty advisor.
Includes the design and construction of experiments, computational analysis,
or the investigation of physical phenomena. The research may be related
to ongoing faculty research and may be the topic of the senior thesis,
but its scope must be significantly beyond that required for the thesis.
General
Physics I
Prerequisite:
APMA 109; corequisite: PHYS 142W.
Analyzes
classical mechanics, including vector algebra, particle kinematics and
dynamics, energy and momentum, conservation laws, rotational dynamics,
oscillatory motion, gravitation, thermodynamics, and kinetic theory
of gases. Three lecture hours.
General
Physics I
Prerequisite: Rodman
scholar status.
Covers
the same material as PHYS 142E, with certain topics treated in greater
depth.
General
Physics I Workshop
Corequisite: PHYS
142E.
A
required twohour workshop accompanying PHYS 142E, including laboratory
and tutorial activities.
General
Physics II
Prerequisite: PHYS
142E and APMA 111.
Analyzes
electrostatics, including conductors and insulators; DC circuits; magnetic
forces and fields; magnetic effects of moving charges and currents;
electromagnetic induction; Maxwell's equations; electromagnetic oscillations
and waves. Introduces geometrical and physical optics. Three lecture
hours; one hour recitation.
General
Physics Laboratory
Corequisite: PHYS
241E.
Laboratory
exercises in classical physics. Two hours laboratory.
Systems
and Information Engineering 

Systems
Engineering Concepts
Prerequisite: APMA
111 and 212.
Introduces
the concepts and process of systems engineering, emphasizing their use
in the planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and overall
management of the lifecycle of engineering and nontechnological systems.
Emphasizes teamwork in engineering problem solving, and includes case
studies of realworld problems. Analyzes specifications and the process
of evaluating alternatives and implementing results. Studies the dynamic
interactions between technological, socioeconomic, and organizational
elements of these processes through quantitative modeling, including
topics from linear, nonlinear, dynamic, discrete, continuous, and probabilistic
modeling.
Data
and Information Engineering
Prerequisite: CS
101, 201, and secondyear standing in systems engineering.
Introduces
the integration and acquisition of information for decisionmaking using
information technology. Discusses the impact of rapid software and hardware
development on information integration, including the essential methodologies
of client server and database systems. Topics include client server
technology, industry standards, and development issues; the design and
analysis of database systems, such as relational and objectoriented,
exposure to a commercial database system, and the fourthgeneration
language SQL. Emphasizes application of these technologies through the
analysis of different systems and the implementation of a database system.
Data
Management and Information Management
Prerequisite: CS
110 or ENGR 162, or instructor permission.
Students
may not receive credit for both SYS 202 and SYS204.
Introduces
the integration and acquisition of information for decisionmaking using
information technology. Discusses the impact of rapid software and hardware
development on information integration, including the essential methodologies
of client server and database systems. Topics include client server
technology, the design and analysis of relational database systems,
exposure to Microsoft Access, and the fourthgeneration language SQL.
Management
of ECommerce Systems
Prerequisite: CS
110 or ENGR 162, or instructor permission.
An
introduction to the management and performance assessment of electronic
commerce systems. Details of specific ecommerce technologies will be
covered as background. Topics include: technologies, architectures,
and infrastructures; supplychain management; requirements definition
and analysis; development lifecycles; customer behaviors; performance
models; service metrics; waiting and response times; traffic characteristics;
load forecasts and scenarios; resources and costs estimation; risk analysis;
optimization; capacity planning; web authoring tools; programming languages;
operating systems and hardware; prototyping and benchmarking; and deployment
case studies.
Network
Modeling and Design
Prerequisite: SYS
201.
Introduction
to optimization models involving network structure: theory, algorithms,
and applications. We start by analyzing shortest path problems and work
our way toward network models with less special structure, including
general linear programs and multicommodity flows. Applications include
(1) telecommunications network planning and design, (2) design and utilization
of transportation and distribution networks, and (3) project management
and scheduling.
Human
Machine Interface
Prerequisite: SYS
201 and thirdyear standing in systems engineering.
Approaches
the humancomputer interaction as an activity of the human whose productivity
is increased by the use of the computer as a tool. Examines human physiology
and psychology, considers the structure and operation of the computer,
and models the interaction between the two using several methods. Evaluates
usability and examines group work with networked computers. Includes
group projects.
System
Evaluation
Prerequisite: SYS
201, 321, and thirdyear standing in systems engineering.
Focuses
on the evaluation of candidate system designs, design performance measures,
and highlevel trade studies of systems architectures. Includes identification
of system goals; requirements and performance measures, including cost
and nontechnical requirements; design of experiments for performance
evaluation; techniques of decision analysis for tradestudies (ranking
of alternatives); presentation of system evaluations; and generation
of a business case for presenting analysis results. Illustrates the
concepts and processes of systems evaluations using case studies.
Systems
Engineering Design Colloquium I
Prerequisite: Thirdyear
standing in systems engineering.
Students
learn about the practice of systems engineering directly from practicing
systems engineers. A variety of topics are covered by invited speakers
from industry, government, and the academy (many of whom are alumni
of our undergraduate program). Discussions include real engineering
design projects, alternative career paths, graduate studies, professional
development and advancement strategies, and more immediate options and
opportunities for summer internships and capstone projects.
Probabilistic
Models for Economic and Business Analyses
Prerequisite: APMA
310 and APMA 312, or instructor permission.
Introduction
to models, with emphasis on applications to service production, and
business systems. Topics include discrete time and continuous time Markov
processes, queuing theory, inventory theory, reliability theory, forecasting
methods, and decision analysis.
Discrete
Event Simulation
Prerequisite: CS
201, APMA 310, 312, and thirdyear standing in systems engineering.
Topics
include the theory and practice of discreteevent simulation modeling
and analysis; Monte Carlo methods, generating random numbers and variates,
sampling distributions, and spreadsheet applications; discreteevent
dynamic systems (DEDS), simulation logic and data structures, computational
issues; experiment design, output analysis, model verification and validation,
and case studies; and modern simulation languages, including animation.
Onehour laboratory and design project.
Data
Analysis
Prerequisite: SYS
202 and 360, APMA 312, and major in systems engineering.
Demonstrates
how to design, build, and integrate a suite of information delivery
and decision support tools that allow enterprises to transform the wide
variety of data within their organizations into information to support
successful decision making. Includes the use of regression models in
understanding, prediction, and estimation; multidimensional databases
and online analytical processing systems; the theory and practice of
model construction using real data; and problem solving.
Systems
Design I
Prerequisite: SYS
321, 360, and major in systems engineering.
A
design project extending throughout the fall semester. Involves the
study of an actual openended situation, including problem formulation,
data collection, analysis and interpretation, model building for the
purpose of evaluating design options, model analysis, and generation
of solutions. Includes an appropriate computer laboratory experience.
Systems
Design II
Prerequisite: SYS
453.
A
design project extending throughout the spring semester. Involves the
study of an actual openended situation, including problem formulation,
data collection, analysis and interpretation, model building for the
purpose of evaluating design options, model analysis, and generation
of solutions. Includes an appropriate computer laboratory experience.
Systems
Engineering Design Colloquium II
Prerequisite: Fourthyear
standing in systems engineering.
A
continuation of the thirdyear design colloquium; allows fourthyear
students to learn about systems engineering directly from practicing
systems engineers. Invited speakers discuss real engineering design
projects, alternative career paths, graduate studies, professional development,
and advancement strategies. Emphasizes recruiting practices and procedures
and job selection perspectives.
Selected
Topics in Systems Engineering
Prerequisite:
As specified for each offering.
Detailed
study of a selected topic determined by the current interest of faculty
and students. Offered as required.
HumanComputer
Interaction
To
learn basic aspects of human factors in the design of information support
systems. We will cover: 1) basic human performance issues (physiology,
memory, learning, problemsolving, human error), 2) the user interface
design process (task analysis, product concept, functional requirements,
prototype, design, and testing.) Students will gain basic skills in
the analysis and design of humanmachine systems through inclass exercises
and two course projects. The course is also designed to help you practice
different communication skills (interviewing, written analysis, and
oral presentation).
Technology,
Culture, and Communication 

Language
Communication and the Technological Society
Introduces
the uses of language (technical, persuasive, and expressive) stressing
its relevance to professionalism in engineering and applied science.
Student participation in the Research Interview Project serves as the
context for writing memoranda, abstracts, and technical proposals, and
preparing oral presentations of technical material for a variety of
audiences. Frequent short written and oral presentations are based on
readings in a variety of modes of communication.
Topics
in Technology and Society
Prerequisite: TCC
101 or instructor permission.
Relates
technology or engineering to the broader culture. The specific subject
will differ from time to time.
Thomas
Jefferson's Interests in Science and Technology
Prerequisite:
TCC 101 or instructor permission.
Introduces
Jefferson's use of scientific thinking in his major accomplishments
and efforts to influence public policy, agriculture, education, invention,
architecture, and religion. Readings in his writings, class discussions,
guest lectures and field visits to local centers of Jefferson research.
Short papers, inclass presentations, and a research paper is required.
Man
and Machine: Visions of Tyranny and Freedom in 19th and 20th Century
Literature
Prerequisite: TCC
101.
Analysis
of attitudes toward the problem of the machine and technological advances
in modern civilization, as reflected in selected American and European
writings and films. Discussions, oral presentations, papers, and a final
exam.
Technology,
Aggression, and Peace
Prerequisite: TCC
101.
A
study of the human potential for aggression and the relationship of
technology to this potential. Students read and discuss a variety of
theories about human behavior and the destructive impulse in humankind.
Short essays, a research paper, group projects, and oral presentations
enable students to build and practice communications skills.
American
Environmental History
Prerequisite:
TCC 101, ENWR 110, or equivalent.
Explores
the historical relationship between people and the environment in North
America, from colonial times to the present. Topics include the role
of culture, economics, politics, and technology in that relationship.
Utopias
and the Technological Society
Prerequisite: TCC
101.
Lectures,
readings, and discussions compare earlier and modern designs of the
ideal society, stressing the relationship of their basic technologies
to historical reality. Such writers as Plato, Thomas More, and Aldous
Huxley are considered. Students give oral presentations, write short
papers, and design a personal utopia.
History
of Flight
Prerequisite: TCC
101.
Explores
the development of flight from the earliest historical records of peoples'
interest in flying through the achievements of the space age. Emphasizes
the social and cultural impacts of flight, advances in technology, and
the significance of the contribution of individuals. Guest lectures,
film showings, visits to aviation museums, and student reports and projects
supplement regular classroom lecture and discussion.
The
History of Space Flight
Prerequisite: TCC
101.
Explores
the history of space flight, from peoples' earliest interest in rockets
through the most recent developments in aerospace technology. Examines
the contributions of various scientists, engineers, and inventors to
space travel; the major eras of aerospace history and the impacts of
U.S. and international space programs on society.
Technology
and Social Change in 19thCentury America
Prerequisite: TCC
101.
A
study of the impacts of nineteenthcentury American industrial development
on the community, the worker, and engineering. Students make oral and
written presentations, write short papers, and a research paper.
Values
of Professionals
Prerequisite: TCC
101.
Examines
the ways technical and nontechnical professionals attribute worth to
an idea, action, or object. Develops the student's abilities to discern,
in the values typical of specific occupations, elements of the job (monetary
gain), the calling (service and self fulfillment), and the profession
(conformity to 'guild' standards). Representative literature is read
and discussed; each student is expected to speak and write articulately
about values issues and to conduct elementary research in the topic.
Religion
and Technology
Prerequisite: TCC
101.
A
historical examination of the role of religion in the early development
of technology; technology as a secular substitute for religion; and
religious critiques of contemporary technological society. Equal time
is spent on lectures, studentled discussions of the readings, and student
oral presentations. Short papers and a major research project on a particular
denomination's or congregation's attitudes toward technologyrelated
issues.
American
Technological and Industrial History in the Twentieth Century
Prerequisite: TCC
101.
Surveys
the technological, business, and economic history of the U. S. from
the 1860s to the 1980s. Focuses on key industries (railroads, autos,
computers), corporate structures and functions, government intervention
in the economy, and popular attitudes toward technological change.
Advanced
Topics in Technology and Culture
Prerequisite: TCC
101 and six credits of general education electives.
Specific
topics vary. Fulfills TCC 2__ writing and speaking requirements.
Topics
in Science, Technology, and Culture
Supplements
existing undergraduate courses with additional research assignments.
Generally taken by students wishing to fulfill the requirements for
the minor in the history of science and technology.
The
Presentation of Technical Information
Prerequisite: TCC
101 or ENWR 110 or instructor permission.
The
principles of adapting scientific and technical information for communication
in various media and for a variety of audiences and purposes.
Readings
in the Literature of Science and Technology
Prerequisite: TCC
101 or ENWR 110 or instructor permission.
Readings
in scientific and philosophical texts and discussions of the nature
of scientific and technological thought. Students conduct panel discussions
on new technologies and their intellectual and social impacts.
Readings
in the History of Science and Technology
Prerequisite: TCC
101 or ENWR 110 or instructor permission.
Readings
and discussion of selected works in the classic writings of engineers
and scientists from the earliest records to the Renaissance.
History
of Technology and Invention
Prerequisite: TCC
101 or ENWR 110 or instructor permission.
Surveys
advances of technological knowledge through the ages. Includes the achievements
of Egypt, Greece, and Rome; the beginnings of the concept of a laborsaving
device in the middle ages; the technological background of the Industrial
Revolution; the recent role of technology in shaping modern society.
Scientific
and Technological Thinking
Prerequisite: TCC
101 or ENWR 110 or instructor permission.
Explores
the ways scientists and inventors think, using concepts, theories, and
methods borrowed from several disciplines, but focusing especially on
psychology. Topics include experimental simulations of scientific reasoning,
a cognitive framework for understanding creativity, and modeling discovery
on a computer. Students read and discuss articles and conduct a short
research project. Fulfills TCC 200level writing and speaking requirements.
Invention
and Design
Prerequisite: TCC
101 or ENWR 110 or instructor permission.
Investigates
the way technology is created and improved. Offers a collaborative learning
environment in which multidisciplinary teams invent and design several
modules that emulate problems, such as the invention of the telephone
or the design of an expert system. Includes readings from psychology,
history, computing, ethics, and engineering. Students keep design notebooks,
present team project results, and write an integrative paper. Fulfills
TCC 200level writing and speaking requirements. Crosslisted as PSYC
419.
Independent
Study: Technology in Culture
Prerequisite: TCC
101, a 200level TCC course, and instructor permission.
Special
tutorial with a topic declared in advance. Limited to undergraduate
SEAS students with third or fourthyear standing. Not to substitute
for TCC 401, TCC 402. The topic, work plan, and conditions are arranged
by contract between instructor and student and approved by the division
chair, with a copy to be filed in the division office.
Western
Technology and Culture
Prerequisite:
A 200level TCC course or instructor permission.
A
historical perspective is presented in readings, films, and discussions,
on Western civilization's views of technology. The undergraduate thesis
project, which is initiated in this course, emphasizes oral and written
communications at a professional level, and the role of social constraints
and ethical obligations in engineering practice.
The
Engineer, Ethics, and Society
Prerequisite: TCC
401.
Readings
on, and discussions of, various kinds of valuing (social, institutional,
scientific, intellectual, and personal) characteristic of professional
work in engineering and applied science in modern technological society.
Students complete the thesis project technical report. Continued consideration
of indirect and unintended impacts of new technology and of health and
safety issues.
Research
Proposal Writing
A
course in technical and scientific communication for students entering
the accelerated Bachelor'sMaster's Degree Program. Offered in the summer
session between the sixth and seventh semesters. Part of the required
undergraduate humanities sequence for students in the accelerated program.
Perceptions
of Technology in the Western World
Prerequisite: Students
in the accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Program.
Fall
semester. May be taken in either the fourth or fifth year of the student's
program. Seminars exploring the role of technology in the western world,
based on assigned readings in the history, philosophy, or culture of
technology.
Thesis
and Research Presentation
Prerequisite: Students
in the tenth semester of the accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Program.
Spring
semester. Seminars, lectures, and discussions related to research writing,
leading to completion of the master's thesis (or project in departments
not requiring a thesis). Topics include organization and style in thesis
writing with attention to logical, rhetorical, and ethical issues in
science and engineering research writing.
Effective
Technical Communication
Prerequisite: Graduate
student status; instructor permission.
Study
and practice in effective presentation of technical information in both
written and oral form. Organizing for small and largescale presentations:
summaries, proposals, scientific and technical reports, theses and dissertations,
and articles for publication. Review of conventions of technical style
and essentials of grammar and syntax. Assignments to be drawn from the
student's thesis or other research where possible. Course does not offer
instruction in remedial English or English as a second language.
Technology
Management and Policy 

The
Technology and ProductDevelopment Life Cycle
Prerequisite: Thirdyear
standing or instructor permission.
Views
technology, technology management, and product and process development
from within a corporation. Emphasizes how firms manage or make decisions
about technology and product development investments (research and development,
project selection, product choices, process choices and improvement,
new market introduction, product discontinuance or replacement). Course
is built around a life cycle construct.
Science
and Technology Public Policy
Examines
the 'macro' aspects of science and technology management, namely the
development of public policies aimed at promoting and regulating science
and technology. Topics include the justifications for the federal government's
efforts to promote or regulate science and technology; the historical
evolution of the federal government's involvement in science policy;
the players, organizations, and agencies who make science policy in
the federal government; the reasons the government funds the research
it does; how science and technology is regulated by the government;
and, the roles state and local governments play in the development of
local science and technology policies. Explores how science and technology
policies are developed in response to challenges posed by the world
economy, and how other countries manage their science and technology
policies.
Case
Studies in Technology Management and Policy
A
special topics course examining the interaction of technology, management,
and policy issues in a specific context. The course could be organized
around a technology, a company, an industrial or governmental sector,
a piece of legislation, a court decision, a social issue, a timeperiod,
a political entity, or some combination of these.
