Engineering Courses & Descriptions

Engineering Science 1101 – Introduction to Engineering

An introduction to the engineering profession, including ethics, design and teamwork, communication, units and measurements, estimation, and problem solving. One hour lecture per week. Fall.

Prerequisites: Credit or concurrent enrollment in CIS 1339 and MAT 1351 or above.            

One semester hour

Engineering Science 1304 – Engineering Graphics I

An introduction to engineering graphics, utilizing both free-hand and computer-aided drawing techniques using a commercially available CAD software package. Students will create, dimension and annotate basic engineering drawings including orthographic projections and assembly using engineering graphical standards and conventions. 2 hours lecture + 2 hours lab per week.  Fall.

Prerequisite: Math 1351 or higher.

Three semester hours

Engineering Science 1305 – Engineering Graphics II

This course introduces measurements and control using LabVIEW graphical programming by means of interfacing sensors and DAQ devices. Students will develop skills to analyze, design, and build both real and virtual instruments for scientific data acquisition, mathematical manipulation and engineering design control in a team environment. 2 hours lecture + 2 hours lab per week. Spring.

Prerequisite: Math 1351 or higher.

Three semester hours

Engineering Science 1379 – Engineering Principles and Practices

This course introduces Excel spreadsheets and Matlab applications for engineering analysis, problem solving, calculations and data display using basic engineering conventions. Students are introduced to practical engineering problem solving using fundamental concepts in statics, mechanics, material balances and electricity. Students gain hands-on skills in basic engineering design using team projects. 2 hours lecture + 2 hours lab per week. Spring.

Prerequisite: MAT 1351 or higher.

Three semester hours

Engineering Science 2004, 2104, 2204, 2304 STEM Internship

A student undertakes an internship program in a company in which the operation is STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) related. A site supervisor representing the company and academic advisor are appointed. The student is required to submit an abstract of proposed work/project for approval prior to beginning the internship.  The student will orally present a report of their internship to a committee of at least 3 faculty and 1 student including the academic advisor.  The site supervisor is to provide a written evaluation on the work performance of the intern.  Forty-five clock hours of service per credit hour are required. Fall/Spring. No more than four (4) hours may apply toward and Engineering Science degree.  (Courses may be repeated for credit but only four (4) hours of STEM internship will apply to the engineering science degree.)

Prerequisites: PHY 2449 and ENS 1379.

Zero, One, Two or Three semester hour(s)

Engineering Science 2301 – Statics (ENGR 2301)

Force- and moment vectors; equivalent force-couple systems; force equilibrium and free body diagrams; trusses; beams; cables; dry frictional forces; centroids and moments of inertia; distributed loads; hydrostatics. Three hours lecture per week Spring.

Prerequisites: PHY 2439, ENS 1379 and credit or concurrent enrollment in MAT 2461.

Three semester hours

Engineering Science 2302 – Dynamics

Position, velocity, and acceleration vectors; Newton’s laws of motion; linear and curvilinear motion; particle and rigid body kinematics and kinetics; rotating reference frames; linear and angular momentum; work-energy; impulse-momentum; elastic and inelastic impact; vibrations and periods of oscillation.  Three hours lecture per week  Fall.

Prerequisites: ENS 2301 and credit or concurrent enrollment in MAT 3361.

Three semester hours

Engineering Science 2334 – Engineering Economic Analysis

The course focuses on economic cost analysis and feasibility studies of engineering design projects and their implementation.  Concepts and principles of engineering economics decision making including consideration of potential problems and issues with the design and implementation will be studied and possible solutions considered. Time value of money and other cash-flow concepts are also covered.  Three hours lecture per week. Fall, odd years.

Prerequisites: ENS 1379 and credit or concurrent enrollment in MAT 2451.

Three semester hours

Engineering Science 3104 – Special Topics in Engineering Applications

This course provides an in-depth understanding of specific topics or current issues within the engineering discipline. Through independent study, students will gather information about a current engineering topic or issue and analyze potential engineering applications relevant to the topic or issue. Hardware and/or computer based design of a prototype is strongly encouraged. The selected choice requires instructor approval. Both written and oral reports are required. (3 hours lab per week). Spring.

Prerequisites: ENS 3339.

One semester hour

Engineering Science 3339 – Mechanics of Materials 

Stress and strain in materials; axial deformation and Hooke’s law; normal and shear stress/strain and the linear constitutive law; multi-axial loading; transformation of stress/strain and Mohr’s circle; torsion of circular shafts; shear- and moment-diagrams for beams; beam stresses and deflections; statically  indeterminate and composite beams; pressure vessels; columns; combined loading; and Castigliano’s theorem. Two hours lecture + 2 hours lab per week. Fall.

Prerequisites: ENS 1379, ENS 2301 and credit or concurrent enrollment in MAT 3361.

Three semester hours

Engineering Science 3331 – Thermodynamics

Introduction to the fundamental principles of classical engineering thermodynamics. Application of mass and energy balances to closed and open systems including systems undergoing transient processes. Entropy

generation and the second law of thermodynamics for closed and open systems. Introduction to phase equilibrium and chemical reaction equilibria. Ideal solution behavior. Three hours lecture per week. Fall.

Prerequisites:  PHY 2449 or CHE 1479, and MAT 2461.

Three semester hours

Engineering Science 3351 – Engineering Ethics

This course will examine ethical issues in engineering relating to professional and societal issues.  Topics such as professional ethics codes, moral aspects of problem solving, responsibilities to employers, co-workers, clients, and the public will be discussed.  Students will consider ethical solutions to scenarios drawn from various case studies as well as possible future ethical challenges in the engineering profession.  Three hours lecture per week.  Fall, even years.

Prerequisites:  ENS 2302 and credit or concurrent enrollment in ENS 3339.

Three semester hours

Engineering Science 4109 – Design Project Lab Proposal 

Students, provided with a framework for an engineering design specification, will propose a solution to a specific design problem.  Students will be required to hypothesize and search scientific and engineering literature for supporting material, attend weekly design progress meetings, consider financial and ethical constraints and document findings in an engineering notebook.  Using engineering standards, students will be required to provide a formal written design proposal and present this proposal orally.  Students may work individually or in teams and the outcome used as a basis for implementation of the design in ENS 4369.  3 hours lab per week. Spring.

Prerequisites: ENS 3331 AND ENS 3339.

One semester hour

Engineering Science 4309 – Fundamentals of Circuit Analysis 

This course presents the fundamental concepts and principles of electrical circuit theory. Students will study Ohm’s law, Kirchhoff’s laws, techniques of circuit analysis, Op-Amps, RC and RLC circuits and apply these concepts in practical situations.  Students will use Laplace and Fourier transforms to analyze circuits.  Using SPICE, students are required to solve challenging circuit design problems. (SPICE: Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis). 2 hours lecture + 2 hours lab per week. Fall.

Prerequisites: PHY 2449and MAT 3451.

Three semester hours

Engineering Science 4319 – Microelectrics Circuits 

This course focuses on semiconductor physics, pn-junctions, BJTs, MOSFETs, and transistor amplifiers; and integrated circuits amplifiers. PSpice based circuit simulations are used. 2 hours lecture + 2 hours lab per week. Spring.

Prerequisites: CHE 1479 and ENS 4309.

Three semester hour   

Engineering Science 4369/4379 – Engineering Design Project Lab I, II

A two-semester senior design project lab that emphasizes student integration of concepts learned throughout the curriculum. The goal is to familiarize students with the rigors of the engineering design process from initial conceptualizations to final implementation. Students work individually or in teams as they design, construct and test their projects.  Documentation in an engineering notebook is reuired as is a written and oral report showing the design details including market feasibility and ethical protocols for their product, prototype and/or simulation. 2 hours lecture + 3 hours lab per week. ENS 4369, Fall; ENS 4379, Spring.

Prerequisites: ENS 4369: ENS 4109 and credit or concurrent enrollment in ENS 4309, 2334, 4341 and 3351. 

Prerequisite:  ENS 4379:  ENS 4369.

Three semester hours each



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