EN (Engineering)

 

 

EN 1112 Engineering Concepts and Design

Two hours

A first course in engineering involving basic engineering concepts and the design process. Two hours lecture-discussion per week. An additional fee associated with this course.

Offered fall semester

 

EN 1121 Production Techniques Laboratory

One hour

Basic training in the areas of welding, metal fabrication and machine tools. Two 2-hour laboratory periods per week. An additional fee associated with this course.

Offered spring semester

 

EN 1223 Concepts in Mechanical Engineering

Three hours

An introduction to the Mechanical Engineering profession. Course will provide an overview of: forces in structures, engineering materials, fluid mechanics, thermal and energy systems, power transmission, and machine design. Two hours lecture-discussion and one two-hour laboratory per week. An additional fee associated with this course.

Offered spring semester

 

EN 1323 Concepts in Electrical Engineering

Three hours

An introduction to electrical circuits: Ohm's Law, Kirchoff's Laws, Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits, superposition, resistors, capacitors, and inductors.  Two hours lecture-discussion and one two-hour laboratory per week. An additional fee associated with this course.

Offered spring semester

 

EN 2322 Engineering Economics

Two hours

A study of economics as applied to engineering decision making. Consideration is given to financial decision making, comparisons of costing and payback schemes. The context is a free enterprise system, subject to government regulation and investment capitalization. Two hours lecture-discussion per week.

Offered spring semester

 

EN 3213 Engineering Materials Science

Three hours

A microscopic study of engineering materials, with emphasis on acquiring basic knowledge of microstructure and processes that relate to properties and performance of engineering materials. Three hours lecture-discussion-laboratory per week. Prerequisite: CHM 1124.

Offered fall semester

 

EN 3222 Design Lab

Two hours

Student works on design projects in a team context. Four hours laboratory per week. An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisites: EN 1223 and 1323.

Offered spring semester

EN 3413 Linear Signals and Systems

Three hours

Mathematical foundation for signal and systems in continuous (t) and discrete (n) time domains.  Develop mathematical synthesis of signals and systems including linearity, time invariance, casualty, stability, and interpret and translate equations in time/discrete and frequency domains.  To include Fourier, Laplace, and Z-transforms.  System modeling includes formulation of differential equations, signal flow diagrams, and stability theory. Three hours lecture-discussion per week.  Prerequisite or corequisite: MTH 2114.

Offered fall semester

 

EN 3501, 3502, 3503 Selected Topics

One to three hours

A study of a special area of engineering. May also be used as internship credit or independent study. Prerequisite: TBD according to topic.

Offered upon sufficient request

 

EN 3513 International Problem Solving

Three hours

An opportunity for students to acquire the knowledge, ability, and predisposition to work effectively with people from other cultures who define problems differently than they do. Through course instruction and interactions, students examine the historical, social, cultural, religious, political, and value systems that impact how people approach problems differently, and are prepared to work in multicultural, diverse professions.  Meets the Global Studies requirement of the Core Curriculum. An additional fee associated with this course.

Offered fall semester

 

EN 4113 Engineering Design I

Three hours

A study of specifications, feasibility, modeling, optimization methods, elements of professionalism, and economic analysis. Initiation of the senior design project with written and oral reporting of preliminary work. Three hours lecture-discussion per week.  An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisites: EN 3222 and MTH 2123.

Offered fall semester

 

EN 4123 Engineering Design II

Three hours

A capstone course to integrate previous engineering learning experiences in problem formulation and solution. Includes the completion of the major design project initiated in Engineering Design I, with written and oral reporting of the work. Involves supervision of freshman design students. Three hours lecture-discussion per week. An additional fee associated with this course.  Prerequisite: EN 4113.

Offered spring semester

 

EN 4303 System Design with Microprocessors

Three hours

A study of the application of microcomputers to systems with output related to input. Particular emphasis is given to interfacing techniques. Includes one design project. Two hours lecture-discussion and one two-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisites: CS 1113 and EE 2213.

Offered upon sufficient request

 

EN 4323 Control Systems

Three hours

A study of linear, continuous and digital, time-invariant control systems from both the classical transform and modern state-variable points of view. Three hours lecture-discussion per week. Prerequisite: EE 2223.

Offered spring semester

 

EN 4333 Space Systems

Three hours

Course develops student’s ability to solve problems and perform engineering design by developing systems for space applications.  The nature of space creates a highly constrained design environment.  Students will learn and apply various concepts from throughout the engineering curriculum as they study systems level engineering, and various topics such as: structures, controls, power, thermal management, digital electronics, analog electronics, radio frequency communications, network communications and orbit mechanics.  Students will also learn about the space environment so that they can design a system for space application, and do so with a high degree of quality through well designed testing and risk management.

Offered upon sufficient request

 

EN 4403 Engineering Management

Three hours

A study of elements and process of engineering project management covering applicable subjects such as managerial processes, organizational behavior issues, project and task scheduling, cost estimating/evaluation/control, critical path evaluations, resource allocation, integrated tracking and control systems, risk analysis, problem identification, recovery processes and techniques, decision theory. Three hours lecture-discussion per week. Prerequisite: EN 2322.

Offered upon sufficient request