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Engineering and Physics

 

Courses

ENGINEERING

ENGR 106. Introduction to Engineering, 3 credits
An introduction to non-technical aspects of engineering, the engineering design process, and engineering analysis. Graphical communication and computational software are introduced. A significant design project is completed in groups. Two hours lecture, one hour laboratory.  

ENGR 201. Engineering Service, 0 credit
Students are required to demonstrate service to the discipline in the form of 10 hours minimum volunteer work.  Service hours may be earned by participating in sponsored outreach programs, judging sponsored engineering events, science fairs, or invention competitions. Students are also required to attend a seminar. Prerequisites:  Approval from advisor.

ENGR 220. Statics, 3 credits
Vector and scalar treatment of forces. Resultants, equilibrium friction, centroids, moments and products of inertia, external and internal forces. Applications to pulleys, trusses, frames, beams. Prerequisites: PHYS 251.

ENGR 251. Industrial Engineering Design Laboratory, 3 credits
A laboratory course in which students design mechanical devices or systems. Projects will be completed in multidisciplinary teams. Students learn teamwork, project management, technical communication, design, and social responsibility. Prerequisites: ENGR 106 and 296 (co-requisite) and instructor approval.

ENGR 265. Engineering Economy, 3 credits
Evaluation of private and public sector project alternatives in quantitative and qualitative terms. Cost/benefit analysis. Time value of money and application of this concept to evaluation of economic feasibility and comparison of alternatives. Methods present value, return on investment and payback.  Corequisite: MATH 191.

ENGR 270. Materials Science, 3 credits
Introduction to the structure of metals, polymers and ceramics.  Examination of the crystal structure and imperfections in metals, as well as mechanical, physical, and chemical properties and failure mechanisms of materials. Phase equilibrium diagrams will be presented and heat treatment principles discussed. Engineering applications will be emphasized. Prerequisites: CHEM 103 or CHEM 104 or CHEM 105.

ENGR 296. Manufacturing Processes: Fundamental and Computer-Aided, 3 credits
Fundamentals of manufacturing processes including founding processes, machining, forming, and assembly. Provides knowledge and ability to apply computer-aided manufacturing technology as a cost-effective strategy. NC, CNC, CAD/CAM, robotics, vision systems, PLCs and other technologies are investigated and their applications explored. Two hours lectures and two hours labs per week. Prerequisites: ENGR 106.

ENGR 301. Engineering Participation, 0 credit
Students are required to participate in professional engineering society functions. Presenting original work at a sponsored meeting, conference or symposium, publishing original work in a sponsored journal or attending a professional conference will meet this requirement. Students are also required to attend a seminar. Prerequisite: Approval from advisor.

ENGR 302. Engineering Dynamics, 3 credits
Dynamics and kinematics of particles and rigid bodies in rectangular, polar, and spherical coordinates. Work-energy and impulse-momentum theorems for rigid body motion. Oscillations of particles and systems. Applications to engineering systems. Prerequisite: ENGR 220.

ENGR 303. Strength of Materials, 3 credits
Plane stress, plane strain, stress-strain relationships, and elements of material behavior. Elements of stress and deformation analysis applied to members subject to centric, torsional, flexural and combined loadings. Elementary considerations of theories of failure, buckling, repeated and impact loads. Prerequisites: ENGR 220, ENGR 270.

ENGR 320. Research Topics, 1-3 credits
Field design, laboratory, or library research of an approved topic in engineering. Must be different from other courses, but may be an extension of an existing course. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. Prerequisite: Instructor approval.

ENGR 401. Engineering Exit Survey, 0 credit
Student will complete department exit survey and/or interview. Prerequisite: Final semester engineering student.

ENGR 450. Professional Experience, 1-6 credits
Experience working in the environment of an engineer in a business, industry, government, military, hospital, education, or similar functional activity that uses problem-solving and/or design methods. Experience may be obtained through suitable work.  An alternative assignment may be completed with engineering faculty advisory assistance, involving a significant engineering project with local industry or an on-campus project. Prerequisites: Junior status and advisor approval.

INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

IE 305 Work System Design and Analysis, 3 credits
Measurement and analysis of work systems. Ergonomics and the environmental, physical, and psychological aspects of work. Work measurement techniques including time study, predetermined time systems and work sampling. Classroom and laboratory experiences are utilized in instruction. Corequisite: MATH 300

IE  335 Quality Control and Reliability, 3 credits
Introduction to total quality management, statistical quality control methods and systems for analyzing and controlling product quality in industrial and business settings. Design of inspection plans for quality characteristics. Statistical process control charts and acceptance sampling.  Introduction to reliability. Prerequisite:  MATH 300

IE 340 Ergonomics and Occupational Safety, 3 credits
Ergonomics focuses on human capabilities and the interfaces between individuals and their environment. Concepts from signal detection theory, anatomy, physiology and controls are presented and then used to solve design problems in a wide variety of applications. Two lectures and one lab per week. Prerequisite: MATH 300.

IE 350 Operations Planning, Scheduling and Control, 3 credits
Addresses those activities in an organization that are directly related to producing goods or providing services. Planning, execution, and control of functions are examined. The focus is on organizational processes in which people, capital, and material (inputs) are combined to produce services and goods (outputs). Such processes may be found in banks, factories, stores, hospitals, etc. Subjects include forecasting, capacity planning, operations design, scheduling, and quality control. Prerequisites: ENGR 265, MATH 300.

IE 360 Introduction to Simulation, 3 credits
An introduction to building and analyzing models using simulation techniques. Focus is on developing models and gathering meaningful performance data for analysis and decision making in engineering design. Concepts of verification and validation are addressed. Prerequisite: MATH 300.

IE 391 Operations Research Probability Models, 3 credits
Emphasis on probabilistic models: decision theory and games, scheduling, inventory, queuing, and simulation. Solutions to real world problems developed using hand computations and computer software. Prerequisite: MATH 300.

IE 403 Design Fundamentals for Industrial Engineers, 3 credits
Introduction to the process of engineering design. Application of this process to designing a hardware and software solution to a physical problem faced by an autonomous robotic vehicle. Prerequisites: ENGR 296, IE 340 (co-requisite).

IE 409 Operations Research Mathematical Programming, 3 credits
Emphasis is on formulating and solving real world deterministic optimization problems.Sensitivity of the solutions to variations in parameter values is addressed. Prerequisite: MATH 291 and 290 (co-requisite).

IE 415 System Integration and Design, 3 credits
The systems integration process includes planning, design, implementation and control. Student projects apply this process to industrial engineering functional areas. Prerequisite: IE 360. Corequisite: IE 350.

IE 460 Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering, 1-3 credits
Special advanced topics in Mechanical Engineering may include Advanced Controls, Finite Element Analysis, Environmental Engineering, Biomechanics, etc. Prerequisite: Instructor Approval.

IE 490 Industrial Engineering Senior Design Seminar, 3 credits
Students work in teams on a significant project involving design or re-design of an operational product, process or procedure in either an industrial or a service setting. As a minimum, students will consider objectives and criteria, resources, interface with other functional areas, constraints, alternatives, and operational specifications. The student will prepare a written report; and a professional presentation written will be made to the host company.  Prerequisites: ENGR 251; IE 415; ENGL 101, with a minimum grade of C; senior status.

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