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Course Schedule for ENGINEERING - Fall 2017
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Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
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3257 ENGR-110-01 Engr Computation & Analysis 1.00 LEC Cancelled Y NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  This course introduces computational engineering analysis using programming languages MATLAB, C/C++, and FORTRAN. Programming techniques for numerical analysis and simulation will be emphasized through utilization of loops, arrays, logic controls, functions, and procedures. Programming projects will include solving linear equations, designing games, image processing, estimation and prediction.
3668 ENGR-200-20 Meas., Instr., & Analysis 0.50 LAB Mertens,John D.
Fixel,Deborah A.
W: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 16
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Physics 141 or concurrent enrollment
  This half-credit engineering laboratory course will help engineering students acquire the fundamental laboratory, analysis, and fabrication skills that are essential to most engineering courses. Students will perform data acquisition, data analysis, and system design using modern engineering hardware and software tools, with an emphasis on measuring physical and material properties.
3722 ENGR-200-21 Meas., Instr., & Analysis 0.50 LAB Mertens,John D.
Fixel,Deborah A.
M: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 16
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Physics 141 or concurrent enrollment
  This half-credit engineering laboratory course will help engineering students acquire the fundamental laboratory, analysis, and fabrication skills that are essential to most engineering courses. Students will perform data acquisition, data analysis, and system design using modern engineering hardware and software tools, with an emphasis on measuring physical and material properties.
1063 ENGR-221-01 Digital Circuits & Systems 1.25 LEC Huang,Kevin TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Mathematics 126 or 131, or permission of instructor.
  An introduction to the design of digital computers. Course content includes: binary information representation, Boolean algebra, combinational circuits, sequential machines, flip-flops, registers, counters, memories, programmable logic, and computer organization. The laboratory emphasizes the design of digital networks. Lecture and laboratory. This course meets the Writing Part II requirement for the engineering major.
1064 ENGR-221-20 Digital Circuits & Systems 1.25 LAB Cheng,Lin T: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Mathematics 126 or 131, or permission of instructor.
  An introduction to the design of digital computers. Course content includes: binary information representation, Boolean algebra, combinational circuits, sequential machines, flip-flops, registers, counters, memories, programmable logic, and computer organization. The laboratory emphasizes the design of digital networks. Lecture and laboratory. This course meets the Writing Part II requirement for the engineering major.
3686 ENGR-221-21 Digital Circuits & Systems 1.25 LAB Cheng,Lin R: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Mathematics 126 or 131, or permission of instructor.
  An introduction to the design of digital computers. Course content includes: binary information representation, Boolean algebra, combinational circuits, sequential machines, flip-flops, registers, counters, memories, programmable logic, and computer organization. The laboratory emphasizes the design of digital networks. Lecture and laboratory. This course meets the Writing Part II requirement for the engineering major.
1065 ENGR-225-01 Mechanics I 1.00 LEC Ribarov,Lubomir A. TR: 6:30PM-7:45PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Physics 131L or Physics 141L and Mathematics 132.
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  This introductory course in mechanics primarily studies particle and rigid body statics. Topics include: force systems, rigid body equilibrium, analysis of structures, distributed forces, friction, and the method of virtual work. The latter part of the course studies dynamics, focusing on kinematics and kinetics of particles and introducing vibrations. Engineering design is incorporated in projects and homework assignments.
3419 ENGR-301-01 Signal Proc & Applications 1.25 LEC Cheng,Lin WF: 1:15PM-2:30PM TBA WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 16
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Mathematics 231 and Engineering 212L.
  This course presents digital signal processing (DSP) fundamentals and their practical applications through laboratory assignments. Topics include signal representations in continuous-time and discrete-time domains, discrete-time linear systems and their properties, the Fourier transform and fast Fourier transform (FFT) algorithm, the Z-transform, and digital filter design. This course includes laboratory experiments designed to reinforce DSP theory and to expose students to modern digital signal processing techniques, e.g., creating special audio effects, power spectrum estimation, encoding and decoding touch-tone signals, synthesizing musical instruments, frequency selective filtering, and image processing. Students gain a solid theoretical background in DSP and master hands-on applications using modern development tools.
3420 ENGR-301-20 Signal Proc & Applications 1.25 LAB Cheng,Lin WF: 2:40PM-3:55PM TBA WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 16
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Mathematics 231 and Engineering 212L.
  This course presents digital signal processing (DSP) fundamentals and their practical applications through laboratory assignments. Topics include signal representations in continuous-time and discrete-time domains, discrete-time linear systems and their properties, the Fourier transform and fast Fourier transform (FFT) algorithm, the Z-transform, and digital filter design. This course includes laboratory experiments designed to reinforce DSP theory and to expose students to modern digital signal processing techniques, e.g., creating special audio effects, power spectrum estimation, encoding and decoding touch-tone signals, synthesizing musical instruments, frequency selective filtering, and image processing. Students gain a solid theoretical background in DSP and master hands-on applications using modern development tools.
3666 ENGR-305-01 Intro to Microelectr. Circui 1.25 LEC Huang,Kevin TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 16
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Engineering 212L or permission of instructor.
  An introduction to the semiconductor physics that leads to the development of bipolar junction transistors (BJT) and field effect transistors (FET). This course also covers the development and application of device models for the analysis and design of integrated circuits using CMOS technology. Design and fabrication of fundamental digital and analog circuit devices will be introduced. Laboratory exercises will emphasize "hands-on" experience in understanding the physical behavior of semiconductor devices, and the analysis and design of microelectronic circuits.
3667 ENGR-305-20 Intro to Microelectr. Circui 1.25 LAB Huang,Kevin M: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 16
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Engineering 212L or permission of instructor.
  An introduction to the semiconductor physics that leads to the development of bipolar junction transistors (BJT) and field effect transistors (FET). This course also covers the development and application of device models for the analysis and design of integrated circuits using CMOS technology. Design and fabrication of fundamental digital and analog circuit devices will be introduced. Laboratory exercises will emphasize "hands-on" experience in understanding the physical behavior of semiconductor devices, and the analysis and design of microelectronic circuits.
2399 ENGR-307-01 Semicond Electronics I 1.25 LEC Cancelled WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 16
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Engineering 212L and 221L.
  Introductory semiconductor physics leading to the development of p-n junction theory. Development and application of device models necessary for the analysis and design of integrated circuits. Applications include digital circuits based on bipolar transistors and CMOS devices with particular emphasis on VLSI design considerations. Lecture and laboratory.
2400 ENGR-307-20 Semicond Electronics I 1.25 LAB Cancelled WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 16
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Engineering 212L and 221L.
  Introductory semiconductor physics leading to the development of p-n junction theory. Development and application of device models necessary for the analysis and design of integrated circuits. Applications include digital circuits based on bipolar transistors and CMOS devices with particular emphasis on VLSI design considerations. Lecture and laboratory.
2346 ENGR-311-01 Electrophysiology of the CNS 1.00 LEC Blaise,J. Harry TR: 8:00AM-9:15AM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 18
  This introductory course in cellular neurophysiology presents a modern and important body of knowledge in a highly integrated fashion drawing from the contributions of anatomists, physiologists, and electrical engineers. The basic biochemical properties of the membrane and sensory transduction, neural transmission, and synaptic interaction are considered in sequential order. Then the collective action of neurons in the form of compound electrical responses, and the electroencephalogram are discussed as means of understanding the neural circuitry involved in various behavioral modalities such as sleep-walking oscillation, pain modulation, etc. Particular emphasis is placed on experimental design. Ongoing research studies illustrating the concepts and techniques presented in the course will be discussed. Open to all junior and senior life science and physical science majors.
3286 ENGR-312-02 Automatic Control Systems 1.00 LEC Blaise,J. Harry TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 18
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Mathematics 231 and Engineering 212L.
  Automatic control systems with sensors and feedback loops are ubiquitous in modern designs. The emergence of powerful microcontrollers in recent decades makes control system implementation much easier and encourages more innovation. This course provides a broad coverage of control system theory for engineering majors. Essential mathematical tools to study control systems are reviewed. Course topics include mathematical modeling, solutions to system design specifics, performance analysis, state variable and transition matrix, compensator design using root-locus, and PID controller design. Analysis is focused on linear control systems and broad applications. Linear system modeling is broadly applied to a variety of engineering systems. MATLAB and Simulink are used in assignments and team projects.
3080 ENGR-325-01 Mechanics of Materials 1.25 LEC Palladino,Joseph L. TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Engineering 225.
  Solid mechanics of deformable bodies, focusing on the internal effects of externally applied loads. Topics include elasticity theory, stress, strain and Young’s modulus, axial, torsional, and shear stresses, Mohr’s circle, analysis of beams, shafts, and columns subjected to axial, torsional, and combined loading. Students will also use computational analysis in the design of various combined loaded structures. Lecture and laboratory.
3081 ENGR-325-20 Mechanics of Materials 1.25 LAB Palladino,Joseph L. M: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Engineering 225.
  Solid mechanics of deformable bodies, focusing on the internal effects of externally applied loads. Topics include elasticity theory, stress, strain and Young’s modulus, axial, torsional, and shear stresses, Mohr’s circle, analysis of beams, shafts, and columns subjected to axial, torsional, and combined loading. Students will also use computational analysis in the design of various combined loaded structures. Lecture and laboratory.
3135 ENGR-337-01 Thermodynamics 1.00 LEC Ribarov,Lubomir A. MW: 6:30PM-7:45PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Physics 131L or Physics 141L.
  Theoretical and applied classical engineering thermodynamics. Concepts presented include the first and second laws, properties of ideal and real substances, gas mixtures, closed and open systems, work and heat, reversible and irreversible processes, various thermodynamic cycles, and chemical reactions. Students will also complete a design and optimization of a power cycle as an individual project.
1067 ENGR-341-01 Architectural Drawing 1.00 LEC Duncan,David N. W: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Techniques of drawing required in architectural practice, including floor plans, perspectives, and shading techniques.
2248 ENGR-399-01 Independent Study 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Independent research supervised by a faculty member in an area of the student’s special interests. Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
2378 ENGR-399-01 Ind Study-Robot Team 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Independent research supervised by a faculty member for students participating on the Robot Team. Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
2935 ENGR-401-01 Spec Topic: Eng Prod Dev 1.00 SEM Mertens,John D.
Douglas,Joel
Curtis,Michael
W: 6:30PM-9:30PM TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  This course is open to seniors and juniors only.
  Students in this new course will engineer a product to bring to market. This will include identification of market need, engineering design and analysis of the product, business planning for "rollout”, protection of intellectual property, financial planning, and other aspects of product development necessary for entrepreneurs. Simple mathematics, computer-aided design, writing, and presentation skills will be required. The course is open to non-engineers who wish to participate in the design process. The final outcome of the course will be the completed engineering design for a patentable product and completion of an associated business plan to bring the product forward. Open only to juniors and seniors.
3421 ENGR-431-01 Experiment Desgns&Methds 1.00 LEC Palladino,Joseph L. TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM TBA WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Engineering 212L 225 or permission of instructor.
  This laboratory course requires junior and senior level mechanical engineering students to perform significant independent engineering design using skills acquired from a broad range of previous engineering courses. Simultaneously, it provides practical experience designing, testing, and using mechanical transducers for measuring displacement, velocity, acceleration, force, temperature, and pressure. Transducers are interfaced to electrical and computer subsystems for data collection and subsequent numerical analysis. CAD design, machining, and finite-element analysis of structures are introduced. These design principals are then applied in a term design project.
2312 ENGR-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
2103 ENGR-483-01 Capstone Design I 1.00 SEM Mertens,John D. TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 35
  This course is open to senior engineering majors only.
  A research and design project, supervised by a member of the engineering faculty, that integrates knowledge from mathematics, science, and engineering courses taken for the major. Students must choose an area of study, survey the literature, determine feasibility, complete the design, and plan for implementation. Working either individually or as members of a team, students will submit full project documentation to the faculty supervisor and deliver a final oral presentation to the department. Normally elected in the fall semester. May not be taken concurrently with Engineering 484.
2285 ENGR-490-01 Research Assistantship 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.