10: School of Engineering and Applied Science

General Information | Degree Programs | Curricula | Course Descriptions | Faculty

Aerospace Engineering | Applied Mathematics | Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering | Chemistry | Civil Engineering | Computer Science
Electrical Engineering | Engineering (Interdepartmental) | Materials Science and Engineering
Mechanical Engineering | Nuclear Engineering | Physics | Systems Engineering
Technology, Culture, and Communication | Technology Management and Policy

Engineering (Interdepartmental)

ENGR 141R-142R - (3) (Y)
Synthesis Design I and II

Prerequisite: First-year Rodman scholar status
Introduction to engineering with emphasis on 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 multi-objective design examples, decision-making and optimization; cases varying from small product design to large scale facilities with life-cycle 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.

ENGR 160 - (3) (Y)
Engineering Concepts

Introduction to computer operating systems, structured programming, and the use of applications software for graphics, spreadsheets, and problem-solving. Conservation of mass, momentum, energy and charge. Emphasis is on solving engineering problems using computers and numerical techniques.

ENGR 164 - (3) (Y)
Engineering Design

Corequisite: ENGR 160
Topics include open-ended design projects; case studies; career opportunities for engineers; individuals and team designs; methodologies for computation, problem solving and conceptual design; consideration of engineering economics, environmental aspects, quality and safety; and professional responsibilities and ethics.

ENGR 190R - (3) (Y)
Conservation Principles in Engineering I

Prerequisites: Rodman scholar status, APMA 101, PHYS 142R; corequisite: APMA 102
A unified presentation and development of the conservation principles of mass, charge, energy and momentum, and an introduction to the concept of entropy and the second law of thermodynamics.

ENGR 202 - (3) (S)

Prerequisite: APMA 101
Analysis of the formulation of first and second laws of thermodynamics; energy conversions; concepts of equilibrium, temperature, energy, entropy; equations of state; processes involving energy transfer as work and heat; reversibility and irreversibility; closed and open systems; and cyclic processes.

ENGR 203 - (3) (S)
Electrical Science

Prerequisite: APMA 101
Analysis of the the laws of electricity and their application to practical circuits; writing and solving circuit equations for direct and alternating current circuits; Kirchhoff’s current and voltage laws; Thevenin’s and Norton’s Theorems; ideal operational amplifier circuits; phasor techniques; transient and steady state response of electrical networks.

ENGR 205 - (3) (S)
Solid Mechanics I

Corequisites: PHYS 142E and either CS 182 or CS 101
Analysis of the basic concepts of mechanics: systems of forces and couples; equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies; internal forces and analysis of structures: trusses, frames, machines and beams; distributed forces; friction; centroids and moments of inertia; and an introduction to stress, strain. Computer applications.

ENGR 207 - (3) (S)

Prerequisites: PHYS 142E , ENGR 205
Review of kinematics and kinetics of particles including the kinematics of rigid bodies: translation and fixed-axis rotation relative to translating axes; general planar motion; fixed point rotation; and general motion, and the kinetics of rigid bodies: center of mass, mass moment of inertia, product of inertia, principal-axes, parallel axis theorems, planar motion, and the work-energy method.

ENGR 208 - (3) (S)
Digital Logic Design

Analysis of number representation in digital computers; Boolean algebra; design of combinational, clock-sequential; and iterative digital circuits such as comparators, counters, pattern detectors, adders and subtracters. Introduction to asynchronous sequential circuits. Five laboratory assignments.

ENGR 209 - (3) (Y)
Materials Science for Engineers

Prerequisites: CHEM 151 and APMA 102
Materials properties and their modification are quantitatively related to crystal structure and imperfections. Noncrystalline, polymeric and ceramic materials. Elastic and plastic stress-strain behavior of all materials is emphasized along with diffusion in solids, phase equilibria, and phase transformations. Materials utilization includes mechanical failure, corrosion and service stability. Note: SEAS students may not receive degree credit for both MSE 102 and ENGR 209.

ENGR 291R - (3) (Y)
Conservation Principles in Engineering II

Prerequisites: Rodman scholar status, APMA 102, ENGR 190R; corequisite: APMA 205
Intended to reinforce the student's understanding of the conservation principles by applications to engineering problems.

ENGR 306 - (3) (S)
Solid Mechanics II

Prerequisites: PHYS 142E , ENGR 205
An introductory course covering mechanics of deformable solids. Subjects include stress, strain and constitutive relations; bending of beams; torsion; shearing; deflection of beams; column buckling; fatigue; failure theory; plus selected topics.

ENGR 390R - (3) (Y)
Conservation Principles for Discrete Systems

Prerequisites: Rodman scholar status, ENGR 291R, MS 210R; corequisite: APMA 206
Use of the fundamental conservation laws to develop an understanding of complex discrete engineering systems. The concepts of stability, resonance, frequency, time constraints, selectivity and feedback are discussed. The use of a math software package and in-class demonstrations are used to improve the conceptual understanding of the topics by the students.

ENGR 391R - (3) (Y)
Conservation Principles for Continuous Media

Prerequisite: Rodman scholar status, ENGR 290R
Various conservation principles such as conservation of momentum, energy and mass, along with force and moment equilibrium, are applied to differential elements of a continuum to develop fundamental equations governing the response of both fluids and solids. Solutions of these equations, both inqualitative and quantitative sense, are obtained and discussed under certain simplifying assumptions for a class of problems of engineering importance. Discussed methods of determining the response of fluids and solids to specified inputs provide the foundation for such areas of further study in structural analysis, fluid dynamics and materials science.

ENGR 488 - (3) (Y)
Aspects of Engineering Practice

Focuses on human values and practices in technical business and industry. Complements the current technical educational programs and personal growth experiences of engineering students. Topics may include: ethics; free enterprise and entrepreneurship; health and safety; environment and conservation and; leadership and team building. Content varies.

ENGR 492 - (0) (Y)
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.

ENGR 495/499 - (3) (Y)
Special Topics in Engineering Science

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
Advanced undergraduate courses covering topics not covered in the course offerings. Offering is based on student and faculty interests.

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