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305 Engineering Statistics (3) 3 hours lecture. Calculus-based examination of descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics covered include population and sample data analysis, discrete random variables, continuous random variables, frequency distributions, probability, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, regression and correlation. Computer applications for problem solution are required. Prerequisites: ENGR 107 and MATH 433 and junior standing.
311 Operations Research (3) 3 hours lecture. This course will include linear programming, model formulation, the simplex method, duality, sensitivity analysis and transportation/assignment model application. Other topics of study will be integer programming and the branch-and-bound method, which will lead to dynamic (recursive) programming. The course will conclude with network modeling, and decision analysis under uncertainty and risk. Prerequisite: Junior standing in engineering.
315 Process Improvement (3) 3 hours lecture. This course will include operations analysis, manual, cognitive, workplace, equipment, tool and environment design, methods of time study, performance ratings, and standards development. The course will cover safety, ergonomics, and safety management. Prerequisite: Junior standing in engineereing.
321 Soil Mechanics (3) 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab. Physical and index properties of soil, soil classification, soil-water interaction, stresses, settlement and shear strength will be studied. Laboratory experiments will include Atterberg Limits, Grain Size analysis, shear strength, consolidation, and Proctor tests. Prerequisites: ENGR 355.
323 Transportation Engineering (3) 3 hours lecture. Introduction to transportation and the planning of transportation systems. Highway and airfield design criteria. Operational characteristics of transportation systems. Prerequisites: ENGR 222 and ENGR 321.
324 Construction Materials and Estimating (4) 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab. A study of aggregates, concrete, steel, wood, and asphaltic materials, including concrete mix design. Additional subject matter covered will be characteristics, capabilities and operating costs of equipment; estimation of construction costs; field inspection practices and responsibilities. Prerequisite: ENGR 355.
325 Structural Analysis (4) 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab. Classification of structures, loads, reactions, shear and moment diagrams, trusses, framed structures, influence lines, moving loads, deflections, and analysis of statically indeterminate structures, including moment distribution. Prerequisite: ENGR 355.
335 Engineering Economics (3) 3 hours lecture. This course is designed to aid the student in learning about the scope and application of various numerical techniques and evaluation criteria as a means to make economic decisions. Interest rates, cash flows, depreciation, and tax implications will be covered. Methods such as present worth, annual worth, future worth, and rate-of-return will be used to make comparisons between alternatives. Prerequisites: Sophomore status and MATH 215 or MATH 230.
343 Electronics (3) 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab. This course introduces the 3 basic discrete devices: the diode (both pn and zener), the bipolar junction transistor, and the field effect transistor. Device modeling, biasing techniques, frequency response, h parameters and amplifier design are discussed. Prerequisite: ENGR 255.
345 Advanced Electrical Circuits (3) 3 hours lecture. Advanced electrical circuits elective course for engineering majors. Topics covered include polyphase circuits, complex frequency and Laplace Transform, s-domain circuit analysis, series and parallel resonance, and Fourier frequency analysis. Course stresses network theorems, solution of time and frequency-domain problems. Course coverage includes transient analysis by classical and transform methods as well as basic concepts of steady-state AC circuit analysis. Prerequisites: ENGR 255 and MATH 330.
347 Microcomputer Engineering (3) 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab. An introduction to the concepts of microcomputers and microcontrollers including system architecture, addressing modes, assembly language programming, fixed point arithmetic, data structures and stacks, subroutines, high-level compilers, and integrated development environments. Prerequisite: ENGR 241 or consent of instructor.
349 Electrical Machines (3) 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab. D.C. motors and generators, induction and synchronous motors, and generators for single-phase and three-phase systems are studied; course emphasis is on common applications, principles of operation, and performance characteristics. Prerequisites: ENGR 255 and ENGR 345.
355 Strength of Materials (4) 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab. A study of stress-strain relationship for axial, torsion, shearing and bending loads; deflection of beams; connections; combined loadings; statically indeterminate members, and plane stress. The laboratory experience will include material testing to determine physical and mechanical properties that will reinforce the principles studied. Prerequisites: ENGR 235 and MATH 230.
362 Manufacturing (3) 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab. An introduction into the design and implementation of contemporary manufacturing systems. Single and multiple station, manual, mixed mode, automated, and flexible manufacturing systems are covered. Numerical analysis of these systems to determine production rates, product cost, defect rates, and efficiency will be performed. During the lab students will learn to program and operate various types of production hardware including robots and CNC machines. Prerequisites: Junior standing in engineering or consent of instructor.
363 Vibrations (3) 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab. An introduction to vibration theory including the modeling and analysis of oscillatory phenomena found in linear, discrete and continuous mechanical systems. This course will introduce noise and vibration control as an application of vibrations theory. A hands-on laboratory will greatly enhance the learning experience and bridge the gap between theory and practice. Prerequisites: ENGR 275 and MATH 433.
364 Material Science (3) 3 hours lecture. The design and analysis of mechanical systems considering theories of static failure, fatigue, impact loading, and fracture mechanics; with special emphasis placed on material selection. Prerequisite: ENGR 355.
365 Modeling Dynamic Systems (3) 3 hours lecture. Introduction to unified approach to lumped-element modeling and analysis of mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and mechatronic systems. Topics include graphical modeling using band graphs; formulation of stale-space equations; analysis of linear systems; determination of time and frequency domain response of such systems to transient and periodic inputs, block diagram representation of dynamic system using LaPlace Transforms; and integration into feedback control systems. Prerequisites: ENGR 255, ENGR 275 and MATH 433.
373 Optics (3) 3 hours lecture. An introductory course in optics covering wave propagation, interaction of electromagnetic radiation with matter, geometrical optics, polarization, interference, and diffraction. Supplementary topics from modern optics such as lasers, detectors, fiber optics, optical communications, imaging, and storage also included. Prerequisites: PHYS 206 and MATH 433, or consent of instructor.
375 Fluid Mechanics (3) 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab. Fundamentals of fluid mechanics including application of Bernoulli's equation for incompressible flow, hydrostatic forces on gates, dynamics of fluid flow, friction loss and drag, sizing of pipes and pumps, and turbo machinery. The laboratory portions require students to design experiments to evaluate specific fluid principles and concepts with subsequent completion to reinforce the understanding of the material. Prerequisites: ENGR 235 and MATH 330.
382 SCADA Systems Design (3) 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab. This course covers the analysis and design of modern industrial control systems. Continuous control concepts such as loop stability and error minimization are examined through the study of proportional, integral, derivative, and advanced control algorithms and process loop tuning methods. Discrete control concepts are explored through the application of programmable logic controller situations. PC-based data acquisition and instrumentation systems also are developed. Prerequisite: Junior standing in engineering or a related discipline.
390 Special Design Projects (3) 3 hours lecture. An independent study course requiring the student to complete an assigned design project under the guidance of a faculty member. The project will require application of various analytical methods and the use of computer models or laboratory facilities. A written report is required upon completion of the design project. Repeatable for credit up to 2 times. Prerequisite: Junior standing in engineering and consent of faculty advisor.
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