This course is an introduction to engineering through hands on use of design, build and test modules in mechanical, industrial and architectural fields. The course helps the students to relate basic sciences to engineering applications. The course makes an introduction to programming logic, engineering design, materials, workshop skills, engineering ethics and technical presentation. Visits to engineering industries and professional society meetings will be arranged.
This course introduces students to engineering drawing, descriptive geometry, design and problem solving. Engineering drawing is a graphic language that can convey, with exactness and detail, ideas from the design engineer to the fabricator. Thus, the emphasis of the course is on communicating design ideas through engineering drawings.
An introductory course which provides a coherent and comprehensive treatment of fundamental concepts of computer science. It describes how computing systems work and how they are applied to solve real-world problems. The main emphasis is on the design of algorithims and procedural abstraction. High-level, language-programming projects.
A study of the relationship between structures and properties for common engineering materials, including metals, polymers, ceramics, and composites. Mechanical behavior temperature effects, heat treatment, corrosion, electrical, and other properties are covered.
Engineering statics describes the mechanical behavior of materials and systems in equilibrium using Newton?s laws of motion. In this course, students will learn the principles of force equilibrium, how to construct free-body diagrams, understanding distributed forces, friction and introductory structural response.
Engineering dynamics describes the motions of particles and rigid bodies and the forces that accompany or cause those motions. Basic methods include Newton?s laws, the work and energy principle, and the impulse and momentum principle.
Internal forces; stress, strain and their relations; stresses and deformations in axially loaded members; stresses and deformations in torsionally loaded members; stresses and deformations in flexural members; combined stresses; column analysis; statically indeterminate members; introduction to member design.
This course focuses on the design process; interaction of materials, processes and design; economic considerations; design considerations for machining, casting, forging, extrusion, forming, powder metallurgy; designing with plastics; design for assembly; projects and case studies.
This course is designed to provide the engineering student with the decision-making skills necessary to evaluate the monetary consequences of the products, processes and projects that engineers design. Decisions must balance economics, performance, aesthetics and resources. As the capital outlays may be significant and affect the productive potential of a firm over the long term, it is important to understand the time value of money. The course emphasizes calculations of present values, future worth, internal rates of return and replacement analysis. In addition to the specific financial concepts covered, the student will construct computer spreadsheets to do sensitivity analysis and generate graphs to enhance presentation skills.
This course addresses the philosophy and techniques of operations research. Emphasis is placed on elementary model building and concepts of optimization; structure of problem solving; linear programming, transportation and assignment algorithms; game theory; network analysis, branch and bound theory.
This course addresses the fundamentals of probability and distribution theory with application to various branches of engineering; basic probability theory, discrete random variables, continuous random variables, independent random variables, covariance and correlation and linear combinations of random variables. Statistical decision theory including significance testing and estimation, confidence intervals, design and perform tests of hypotheses on population means, standard deviations and proportions.
This course is a continuation of EN505 Engineering Statistics, and it is required for the BSISE and the BSE with minor in ISE. Application of statistical techniques to industrial problems; relationships between experimental measurements using regression and correlation theory and analysis of variance models; design of experiments with one and more than one levels; emphasis on inherent variability of production processes; control chart techniques and the use of exponential and Weibull models in reliability analysis; statistical process control.
ENGR 308 Integrated Engineering Product Development I The IEPD two-course sequence combines the perspectives of design, engineering and marketing in the product development process in a hands-on, collaborative environment. Throughout the course students will be working in groups to design, develop, prototype and analyze economic and marketing aspects of engineered products. Students will be prepared to use modern engineering tools including rapid prototyping, CNC machine tools, CAD based product lifecycle analysis and management, costing and market data analysis.
The fundamentals of fluid mechanics. Topics include fluid statics, control-volume analysis, the Navier-Stokes equations, similitude, viscous, inviscous and turbulent flows and boundary layers.
Numerical methods are used to solve mathematical problems that are often impossible to solve analytically. Numerical methods enable formulating engineering problems so that they can be solved by arithmetic operations. Problems with large systems of equations, nonlinearities and complicated geometries that are encountered in engineering can be solved by the use of numerical methods and programming using computers. The emphasis of this course is the use of personal computers to solve mathematical problems.
An overall introduction to composites will be presented including their mechanical properties and advantages. Fiber reinforcements will include pre-pregs and textile composites. Composites design and various molding techniques will be covered. The laboratory will have various manufacturing and experimental exercises.
This course will be a laboratory intensive course that will include material selection and tooling types. Materials will include pre-pregs and woven and braided performs. Key issues in tool design, bond assembly jigs and secondary tooling, hand layup, tape layup and fiber placement, bag molding and autoclaving, compression molding, pultrusion, RTM, VaRTM, mechanical property tests, manufacturing defects and quality control will be covered.
This course explores the analysis of circuits; transient and steady state phenomena; and general analysis techniques; and the fundamentals of direct and alternating circuits, transformers rotating machinery, electrical and electronic control, and electrical energy.
An upper-level course designed to take advantage of resident/adjunct/visiting faculty members' expertise or a special focus wanted by the School for one or two terms. These courses might provide an in-depth treatment of recent advances in subjects of current interest in a given field whose subject matter is not necessarily needed to be offered long term. A specific "topic" may be delivered a maximum of two term.
The purpose of the Engineering Design Seminar is to support student success as Engineering students prepare to move into their senior design experience. As a pre-requisite for the Engineering senior design experience, the course is built around didactic and experiential educational components, pre-project research assignments, and independent research. Included in the course are elements that teach and reinforce the project proposal process, refine technical report writing skills, and promote lifelong learning and continuing professional development.
The factors which govern analytical composite design will be discussed. Two dimensional stress strain relationships along the planar axes of the composites, orthotropic material constitutive relationships will be investigated. The course includes instruction in finite element analysis for composites including complex structures which include core materials. The various accepted failure criteria including maximum stress, Tsai-Hill, and Tsai-Wu criterion will be compared. A procedure for laminate strength analysis and failure envelopes will be introduced.
Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is a computer-based numerical technique for simulating and analyzing engineering products and systems. In this course, students will mainly explore the use of FEA to obtain stress/strain characteristics of typical machine elements. Following a brief recap of matrix algebra, developing stiffness matrices, constraints, shape functions, material properties, and others will be discussed. FEA results will be compared with predictions by classical stress equations. Students will also be introduced to thermal and fluid flow analysis using FEA. In addition to FEA, the course will have hands-on experiments with strain gauges and photoelastic analysis of stress levels in a few machine elements.
Analysis of composites for use in automotive, other mechanical structures will be addressed. The focus will be on system design, structure design and engineering economics associated with actual composite structures and systems.
This course exposes the students to a series of real-world industry problems that require applications of Industrial Engineering principles. A preliminary analysis of various selected problems will be performed collectively. The students will then form a team and select their senior design project. The course also covers (through invited speakers) topics related to the engineering profession such as ethics, intellectual property, project management and social responsibility. Students will present a written and oral proposal of their senior design project preparation.
Students in this course will apply engineering principles to solve a real-world problem. Student works as member of a team assigned to a problem in a manufacturing, processing, service or government organization. The capstone senior design project will consist of a project that builds on engineering, business, ethics and social issues. This course requires a professional written and oral report and will serve as the program's major writing intensive course. [Writing Intensive]