General Engineering Course Descriptions
ENGR 10100: Engineering Design
An introduction to engineering practice through hands-on investigations, computer applications, design projects and student presentations in the fields of structures and robotics/electronics. The first segment of the course consists of a structural design module. In this module, the behavior of materials and structural members is explored. Concepts of structural safety and equilibrium are developed and students are introduced to structural analysis of a steel truss bridge and build a model bridge. The second portion of the course consists of a robotics or electronics module. The robotics module focuses on basic mechanisms, kinematics, feedback, and computer control by considering the operation of several robotic devices. Students then engage in a robotic design which may include software or hardware or both. The electronics module introduces student to Boolean algebra, number bases and binary arithmetic, logic circuits, timing diagrams, counters and display services. The students then design and construct a digital clock. All investigations and design projects are performed in groups and presented in oral and/or written form. Computers are used for documentation, data analysis and robot control. Pre- or coreq.: Math 19500 (min. C grade). Open only to transfer students who have not completed Math 20200. 3 hr./wk.; 1 cr.
ENGR 10300: Computer-Aided Analysis Tools for Engineers
An introduction to computer aided analysis techniques necessary for the study of electrical engineering and the design of electrical systems. Concepts introduced through short lectures are examined thoroughly during computer workstation-based workshops. Among the topics studied are: functions of real variables and their graphs, complex numbers and phasors, linear algebra, difference equations with applications to signal processing, and an introduction to system analysis. Prereq.: Math 20100 (min. C grade). 3 hr./wk.; 2 cr.
ENGR 20400: Electrical Circuits
Basic circuit laws. Methods of circuit analysis. Circuit theorems. Operational amplifiers. Capacitatiors and inductors. Sinusoids and phasors. Sinusoidal steady 206 School of Engineering state analysis. Frequency response. Pre- or coreqs.: Phys 20800 (min. C grade) and Math 20300 (min. C grade). 3 hr./wk.; 3 cr.
ENGR 23000: Thermodynamics
Introductory concepts and definitions. Zeroth Law and absolute temperature. Work and Heat. First Law and applications. Second Law, Carnot theorems, entropy, thermodynamic state variables and functions and reversibility. Power and refrigeration cycles, ideal gas mixtures, gas-vapor mixtures and the psychrometric chart. Introduction to statistical thermodynamics. Prereq.: Chem 10300 (or 10301) (min. C grade). Pre- or coreqs.: Phys 20800 (min. C grade) and Math 20300 (min. C grade). 3 hr./wk.; 3 cr.
ENGR 27600: Engineering Economics
History of economic thought from the engineering point of view of modeling and control: Adam Smith to Keynes to Krugman and Thurow. Nature of the corporation. Balance sheet analysis. Time value of money: simple and compounded interest, annuities and loans, cash flow, profitability analysis and DCF rate of return. Cost estimation, cost benefit analysis. Risk analysis: forecasting, cash flow, simple probability theory, decision trees. Prereq.: Math 20100 (min. C grade). 3 hr./wk.; 3 cr.
ENGR 30000: Social, Economic and Cultural Impact of Biomedical Technology
This course emphasizes community health care concerns in an urban environment. It has two central themes: (a) assessment of biomedical technology in the context of urban health needs, and (b) social and cultural impact of biomedical technology. Prereq.: Soc 10500 or Anth 10100 or Eco 10000 or Phil 34903 or any honors program liberal arts course. 3 hr./wk.; 3 cr.
ENGR 30100: Introduction to Satellite Remote Sensing and Imaging
This introductory remote sensing course covers different environments where remote sensing can be applied, including discussion about a variety of space platforms and selected sensors that orbit the Earth. Emphasis is placed on the application of remote sensing on the interactions between the hydrosphere, biosphere, geosphere and atmosphere as well as bioproductivity and geophysical/geochemical processes in the oceans. 3 hr./wk.; 3 cr.