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Engineering (ENGR) Courses

  • 1201/ENGR 1201 Introduction to Engineering (2-0). An introduction to the engineering profession with emphasis on technical communication and team-based engineering design.

    1304/ENGR 1304 Engineering Graphics (2-2). Introduction to computer- aided drafting using CAD software and sketching to generate two- and three-dimensional drawings based on the conventions of engineering graphical communication; topics include spatial relationships, multi-view projections and sectioning, dimensioning, graphical presentation of data, and fundamentals of computer graphics.
    Prerequisite: Engineering 1201.

    1307/ENGR 1307 Plane Surveying (2-3). Development of skills necessary to recognize and solve problems in surveying; introduction and use of various precision instruments used for surveying, including level, theodolites, electronic distance measuring equipment, and total stations for collecting field data; introduction of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and their use in surveying; and use of graphic design software, such as AutoCAD or Microstation, in surveying problems.
    Prerequisites: Engineering 1201, 1304, and enrollment in Mathematics 2313.

    2301/ENGR 2301 Engineering Mechanics - Statics (3-0). Basic theory of engineering mechanics, using calculus, involving the description of forces, moments, and couples acting on stationary engineering structures; equilibrium in two and three dimensions; free-body diagrams; friction; centroids; centers of gravity; and moments of inertia.
    Prerequisites: Physics 2425 and credit for or concurrent enrollment in Mathematics 2314.

    2302/ENGR 2302 Engineering Mechanics - Dynamics (3-0). Basic theory of engineering mechanics, using calculus, involving the motion of particles, rigid bodies, and systems of particles; Newton’s Laws; work and energy relationships; principles of impulse and momentum; application of kinetics and kinematics to the solution of engineering problems.
    Prerequisite: Engineering 2301.

    2304/ENGR 2304 Programming for Engineers (3-0). Programming principles and techniques for matrix and array operations, equation solving, and numeric simulations applied to engineering problems and visualization of engineering information; platforms include spreadsheets, symbolic algebra packages, engineering analysis software, and laboratory control software.

    2308/ENGR 2308 Economics and Sustainability of Infrastructure (3-0). An introduction to the physical infrastructure required to support a modern economy in its social, political, and economic context. The student is introduced to the concept of the time value of money and methods used for determining the comparative financial desirability of infrastructure alternatives as well as the political and fiscal aspects of funding infrastructure projects. The course provides the student with the basic tools required to analyze alternatives in terms of their benefit and cost to society. The course will address aspects of sustainability and will provide the student with the background to enable them to make informed decisions about public and private infrastructure projects.
    Prerequisite: Mathematics 1314 or 1324.

    2332/ENGR 2332 Mechanics of Materials (2-2). Stresses, deformations, stress-strain relationships, torsions, beams, shafts, columns, elastic deflections in beams, combined loading, and combined stresses.
    Prerequisites: Engineering 2301 and Mathematics 2314.

    3305 Probability and Risk in Engineering (3-0). Modeling of random processes in engineering design and decision making. Fundamentals of probability spaces; random variables, dependence and independence; mean values and moments. Development of mathematical and simulation models, and their relevance to engineering design and decision making.
    Prerequisite: Mathematics 3333.

    4201 Professional Engineering Practice (2-0). The role of the engineer as a design professional . Professional responsibility and liability, contract law, risk management, contract formation, business practices, ethics and professional registration.
    Prerequisite: Senior standing.