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Course Schedule for ENGINEERING - Fall 2015
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Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
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1029 ENGR-221-01 Digital Circuits & Systems 1.25 LEC Cheng,Lin TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM 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.
1030 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.
3076 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.
1031 ENGR-225-01 Mechanics I 1.00 LEC Palladino,Joseph L. TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Physics 131L or Physics 141L and Mathematics 132.
  NOTE: .
  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.
3447 ENGR-225-02 Mechanics I 1.00 LEC Palladino,Joseph L.
Venkateswaran,Prabhakar
TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM
W: 7:55PM-9:10PM
TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Physics 131L or Physics 141L and Mathematics 132.
  NOTE: The Wednesday evening times are for scheduling common exams during the semester.
  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.
3448 ENGR-232-01 Engineering Materials 1.25 LEC Ribarov,Lubomir A. MW: 6:30PM-7:45PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 36
  C- or better in Chemistry 111 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.
  A study of the nature, properties, and applications of materials in engineering design. An introduction to the field of material science with topics including metals, ceramics, polymers, and semiconductors combined with the unifying principle that engineering properties are a consequence of the atomic/molecular structure of materials. Lecture and laboratory. This course meets the Writing Part II requirement for the engineering major.
3449 ENGR-232-20 Engineering Materials 1.25 LAB Cancelled NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  C- or better in Chemistry 111 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.
  A study of the nature, properties, and applications of materials in engineering design. An introduction to the field of material science with topics including metals, ceramics, polymers, and semiconductors combined with the unifying principle that engineering properties are a consequence of the atomic/molecular structure of materials. Lecture and laboratory. This course meets the Writing Part II requirement for the engineering major.
3450 ENGR-232-21 Engineering Materials 1.25 LAB Staff,Trinity W: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  C- or better in Chemistry 111 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.
  A study of the nature, properties, and applications of materials in engineering design. An introduction to the field of material science with topics including metals, ceramics, polymers, and semiconductors combined with the unifying principle that engineering properties are a consequence of the atomic/molecular structure of materials. Lecture and laboratory. This course meets the Writing Part II requirement for the engineering major.
3451 ENGR-232-22 Engineering Materials 1.25 LAB Staff,Trinity R: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  C- or better in Chemistry 111 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.
  A study of the nature, properties, and applications of materials in engineering design. An introduction to the field of material science with topics including metals, ceramics, polymers, and semiconductors combined with the unifying principle that engineering properties are a consequence of the atomic/molecular structure of materials. Lecture and laboratory. This course meets the Writing Part II requirement for the engineering major.
2462 ENGR-307-01 Semicond Electronics I 1.25 LEC Staff,Trinity TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA 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.
2463 ENGR-307-20 Semicond Electronics I 1.25 LAB Staff,Trinity M: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA 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.
2366 ENGR-311-01 Electrophysiology of the CNS 1.00 LEC Blaise,J. Harry TR: 8:00AM-9:15AM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 30
  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.
1032 ENGR-312-01 Automatic Control Systems 1.00 LEC Blaise,J. Harry TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 40
  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.
2053 ENGR-323-01 Microprocessor Systems 1.25 LEC Ning,Taikang W: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 16
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Engineering 221L or permission of instructor.
  A hands-on study of design and implementation of microprocessor based systems. Students learn the steps of translating application specifics to design criteria, choosing essential hardware components, creating system schematics, wiring complete microprocessor systems, and developing application software. This course introduces major topics in computer system architecture, anatomy of CPU function, system bus structure, memory mapping, interrupt and latency, real-time control and multi-tasking. Assembly and C/C++ language programming is introduced and extensively used in laboratory assignments. Lectures and laboratory experiments are tightly coordinated to help students become familiar with various application aspects and design challenges concerning the embedded system.
2054 ENGR-323-20 Microprocessor Systems 1.25 LAB Ning,Taikang F: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 16
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Engineering 221L or permission of instructor.
  A hands-on study of design and implementation of microprocessor based systems. Students learn the steps of translating application specifics to design criteria, choosing essential hardware components, creating system schematics, wiring complete microprocessor systems, and developing application software. This course introduces major topics in computer system architecture, anatomy of CPU function, system bus structure, memory mapping, interrupt and latency, real-time control and multi-tasking. Assembly and C/C++ language programming is introduced and extensively used in laboratory assignments. Lectures and laboratory experiments are tightly coordinated to help students become familiar with various application aspects and design challenges concerning the embedded system.
2024 ENGR-325-01 Mechanics of Materials 1.25 LEC Venkateswaran,Prabhakar TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  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.
2025 ENGR-325-20 Mechanics of Materials 1.25 LAB Mertens,John D. M: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  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.
2737 ENGR-337-01 Thermodynamics 1.00 LEC Venkateswaran,Prabhakar MWF: 12:00PM-12:50PM
T: 6:30PM-7:45PM
TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Physics 131L or Physics 141L.
  NOTE: The Tuesday evening times are for scheduling common exams and other activities during the semester.
  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.
1033 ENGR-341-01 Architectural Drawing 1.00 LEC Woodard,David E. 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.
2251 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.
2428 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.
3452 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.
2326 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.
2087 ENGR-483-01 Capstone Design I 1.00 SEM Mertens,John D. T: 6:30PM-9:30PM 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.
2293 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.