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411 Simulation Modeling and Analysis (3) 3 hours lecture. This course is designed to introduce the fundamentals of simulation and systems modeling. During the course, the student will gain experience in formulating an appropriate simulation model for a system, implementing the model as a computer program, and evaluating the output of the model. Topics covered include Monte Carlo techniques, sampling from and identifying stochastic distributions, methods of estimating performance measures from simulation outputs, practical applications, and procedures for validating and verifying simulation models. Special purpose simulation languages such as Arena and SIMAN will be utilized. Systems models will also be constructed using Microsoft Excel software. Prerequisites: Junior standing in engineering and ENGR 435.
412 Production and Inventory Control Systems (3) 3 hours lecture. This is an introductory course in the area of production and inventory control systems. Topics to be covered include a general introduction to inventory management and production planning decisions, economic order quantities, heuristics and models for probabilistic and time-varying demand patterns, coordinated replenishment systems, aggregate planning and supply chain. The principles of lean, Six-Sigma, material Requirements Planning (MRP) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) will also be discussed. Prerequisites: Junior standing in engineering and ENGR 435.
414 Process and Facility Design (3) 3 hours lecture. This course develops an understanding of key strategic issues on facility design (e.g., product flow and waste elimination). Emphasis is on designing lean industrial facilities through the design of value-added manufacturing/assembly, material handling, and storage operations and the implementation of effective manufacturing support systems. Two other topics to be covered are plant layout and facility location. Special attention is given to the plant layout topics as it is critical to ensure continuous product flow. Case studies and practical examples are used to illustrate the application of the theoretical concepts taught in class. Prerequisite: ENGR 435.
417 Project Management (3) 3 hours lecture. This course provides students with a broad overview of the techniques of project management from an engineering perspective. Topics will include a structured approach to project management, project life cycle, project selection and evaluation, organizational concepts in project management, project planning, conflict and negotiation, budgeting and cost estimation, scheduling, resource allocation, monitoring, project control and project termination. The objective is to gain insight into organizational issues and learn quantitative methods that are necessary for successful project management. The course has a strong emphasis on team work and student project presentations. Special purpose software such as Microsoft Project will be utilized. Prerequisite: Junior standing in engineering.
419 Transportation and Logistics (3) 3 hours lecture. This course provides an overview of key concepts in supply chain management directly related to transportation and logistics. Emphasis is on the strategic importance of creating value in those areas (i.e., transportation and logistics) through the systematic study of theoretical principles in transportation management, distribution, and warehousing. The adoption of best practices including the use of third-party logistics providers (3PL) is also covered. The role of information technology to enable improvements in transportation and warehousing is reviewed. Case studies and practical examples are extensively used to illustrate how to address operational issues in transportation, distribution, and warehousing to effectively increase supply chain responsiveness and performance and improve customer satisfaction. Prerequisite: ENGR 435.
422 Reinforced Concrete Design (4) 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab. Design of reinforced concrete structures for bending, shear and diagonal tension, axial load and bending, development lengths and splices, including retaining walls and reinforced concrete foundations. Prerequisite: ENGR 325.
426 Steel Design (4) 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab. Design of steel structures for tension members, beams and columns, bolted and welded connections, including plate girders using the latest LRFD specifications. Prerequisite: ENGR 325. Spring
427 Geotechnical Engineering Design (3) 3 hours lecture. Topics that will be studied include: bearing capacity, isolated and combined footing design, lateral earth pressure, retaining wall design, pile and pier design, slope stability, and design of foundations for seismicity. The professional and ethical responsibility as well as legal ramifications of design problems will also be considered. Prerequisites: ENGR 321. Spring
428 Environmental Engineering (4) 3 hours lecture. 3 hours lab. Study of environmental systems, water/air/soil resources, environmental legislation, and design of pollution control equipment. Topics include legislation review, water chemistry, water treatment, wastewater treatment, air pollution abatement, solid waste management, and hazardous waste treatment. Prerequisites: ENGR 375 and CHEM 261.
429 Water Resources and Hydro Design (4) 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab. Study of the hydrologic cycle. Topics include precipitation analysis, infiltration analysis, groundwater flow, unit hydrograph development, hydrologic probabilities, and flow measurement. This course will consider both design of water use and water excess management facilities. Prerequisite: ENGR 375.
436 Intermediate Statistics and Quality (3) 3 hours lecture. This course will include topics such as multiple regression, regressor significance tests, variable selection methods model adequacy and complications caused by multicollinearity. Additional topics will be Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), statistical quality control, and nonparametric statistical methods. Co-listed as MATH 436. Prerequisite: ENGR 435.
443 Linear Control Systems (3) 3 hours lecture. A study of the fundamental concepts of linear automated control of physical systems. The course includes the following areas of study: mathematical modeling, block diagrams, frequency response analysis, root-locus analysis, time-domain analysis, stability analysis, compensation techniques, controller design, and interface transducers. Prerequisites: ENGR 345.
445 Signals and Systems (3) 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab. This course concentrates on the classification, analysis and design of systems in both the time- and frequency-domains. Continuous-time linear systems such as Fourier Series, Fourier Transform, and bilateral Laplace Transform are studied. Discrete-time linear systems such as solving difference equations, Discrete-Time Fourier Transform, bilateral z-Transform. Sampling, quantization, and discrete-time processing of continuous-time signals. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab. Prerequisite: ENGR 255.
447 Embedded Systems Design (3) 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab. This course involves the design of firmware and hardware for microprocessor-based systems, including analog and digital interfaces, system architecture, memory system design, IO structure and handshaking protocols, interrupts, timers, parallel and serial subsystems, and analog-to-digital conversion. Prerequisites: ENGR 347 or consent of instructor.
449 Electrical Power (3) 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab. Fundamental concepts of power system analysis, transmission line parameters, basic system models, steady state performance, network calculations, power flow solutions, fault studies, symmetrical components, operating strategies and control. Prerequisites: ENGR 349.
463 Heat Transfer (3) 3 hours lecture. An investigation into heat transfer and the formulation of the fundamental principles and laws that govern conduction, convection, and radiation for both steady state and transient conditions with their application in the analysis and design of actual processes and heat exchanges. Prerequisites: MATH 433, ENGR 225 and ENGR 375.
465 Fluid/Thermal Design (3) 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab. Application of the fundamental principles of heat transfer and fluid flow in the engineering analysis and design of fluid thermal systems (piping layouts, air conditioners, heat exchangers, power plants, solar and wind power, compressors, etc.). Prerequisites: ENGR 375 and ENGR 463.
466 Machine Design (3) 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab. Engineering design and analysis of machine elements including screws, fasteners, gears, bearings, brakes and flexible elements, with emphasis on design applications. Prerequisites: ENGR 108 and ENGR 355.
471 Engineering Design and Analysis (3) 3 hours lecture. Application of the professional method to the formulation and design solution for real-world, industry-type problems. Student teams will utilize their knowledge of engineering principles, as well as social and economic issues to develop, analyze, and evaluate proposed designs using experimental, computer, and numerical techniques. Prerequisites: senior standing in engineering and consent of instructor.
473 Introduction to Control Systems (3) 3 hours lecture. An introduction to the fundamentals of feedback control system design and analysis with emphasis given to frequency domain methods. Modeling, transfer functions, block diagrams, stability, and system specification will be reviewed. The Bode Ideal Cutoff design method will be thoroughly examined and compared to other techniques including root locus and PID control. Includes computer simulations simulations using MATLAB. Prerequisites: ENGR 345 or ENGR 365 or ENGR 445, and MATH 433.
482 Engineering Organization and Management (3) 3 hours lecture. An examination of the fundamental concepts of management in engineering organizations with emphasis on the relationships among types of engineering work, type of organizational structure, and managerial responsibilities. Includes study of motivation, time management, oral and written communications, engineering ethics and lifelong learning. Prerequisite: junior standing in engineering or consent of instructor. Spring
491 Senior Design (3). A course which provides an opportunity for synthesis of technical, professional, and general knowledge for engineering students. Design problems provided by industrial sponsors are studied by small teams of students to develop solutions using engineering design, while considering realistic constraints such as economic factors, safety, reliability, aesthetics, ethics, and social impact. Formal written and oral reports to faculty, industrial sponsors, and invited guests are required. Prerequisite: senior standing in engineering and consent of department chair.
499 Independent Study/Research (1-3) 1-3 hours lecture. Independent study or research into selected engineering topics conducted under the guidance of faculty mentors. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and department chair.
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