Associate Dean, School of Engineering: Daniel Burkey, Ph.D.,
Office: Room 304, EII Building
One credit. Fifteen class periods of lecture, and eight seminar and discussion periods. Not open to junior or senior students in the School of Engineering.
A series of orientation lectures on the many fields of engineering, followed by a series of seminars and discussions in engineering discipline-specific sections on engineering topics.
Three credits. Not open for credit to Junior or Senior students in the School of Engineering.
Introductory topics in a specific engineering major. Topics selected by Department or Program, or Regional Campus faculty. Students to select section based on their selected or intended major. In the context of the discipline, students would develop skills transferable to other engineering disciplines.
Introduction to engineering aspects of modern manufacturing processes and systems with a focus on commercial-scale conversion of materials into components, and components into products. Casting; forming and shaping; cutting and machining; joining; surface engineering; optical materials engineering; additive manufacturing; computer-integrated manufacturing; automation; and special manufacturing processes such as chemical and biological systems. Includes case studies.
Three credits. Three 1-hour lectures.
Introductory, interdisciplinary honors core course on nanoscale science and society. Introduction to the fundamentals of nanoscience and to the broader societal implications of implementing nanotechnology locally and globally. Nanoscience fundamentals (basic concepts and results of quantum physics), fabrication (how to make nanoscale structures, imaging and analysis, applications (electronics, biomedical, environment, new products), society and ethics in nanoscience and technology. Relevant case studies.
Representation of signals in the time and frequency domains. Fourier series. Fourier and Laplace transform methods for analysis of linear systems. Introduction to state space models. Introduction to sampling and discrete systems analysis via z transforms.
Introduces LabVIEW programming environment. The fundamentals of using graphical programming to collect, analyze, display and store data are covered. Learn techniques for designing stand alone applications, creating interactive user interfaces and optimizing data flow.
No credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).
A six-month internship in Germany, Austria, or Switzerland for the EUROTECH Program. The student must arrange with the instructor for this internship at least one year before the intended departure date and participate in the orientation program. To successfully complete this course the student must submit periodic reports in German on the assigned work during the work period and a final report upon return.
Credits and hours by arrangement, up to a maximum of six credits. With change of topic, may be repeated for credit. May count toward major with consent of advisor and approved plan of study.
Special engineering topics taken in a foreign study program.
Credits and hours by arrangement, or as announced. Prerequisite and/or consent: Announced separately for each course. With a change in content, this course may be repeated for credit.
Classroom and/or laboratory course in special topics as announced in advance for each semester.
Prerequisite: Open to junior or higher School of Engineering students.
Introduction to concepts of teaching, mentorship, and leadership. Discussion of learning styles, time management, goal setting, ethical behavior, mentoring, and qualities of effective leadership. Includes guest lectures from external speakers as relevant to course material. Students enrolled in this course are expected to act as a mentor for students in lower-level engineering coursework, further enhancing their own understanding of the material. Significant student contact with mentees is expected as part of the course.
Political, socioeconomic, environmental, science, and engineering challenges of energy sources. Comparison of feasibility and sustainability of energy policies around the world.
Three credits. Prerequisites: MATH 2110Q; open to juniors or higher.
Foundation of quality control and reliability in manufacturing systems. Probability and statistics, principles and methods of modern quality control in manufacturing, Six Sigma, control charts for measurement and attribute data, development and utilization of control charts, manufacturing process capability studies, ANOVA and linear regression of measurement data, experimental design, response surface and Taguchi methodology, acceptance sampling, reliability prediction and modeling in manufacturing systems.
Foundational concepts of human rights and environmental impacts pertaining to global supply chains. Regulations and voluntary standards in engineering-intensive sectors, including infrastructure, biofuels, electronics. Case study analysis of corporate assessment practices for labor rights protection and environmental impacts.
Zero credits. Hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Consent of the program director. May be repeated. Students taking this course will be assigned a grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).
Provides an opportunity for students to participate in a work environment to gain practical experience and to exercise problem solving skills.
Credits and hours by arrangement, up to a maximum of six credits. With change of employer, may be repeated for credit. May not count toward engineering major requirements. Counts towards related courses in additional language major, i.e. Spanish, Chinese, French, etc.
Special engineering internship taken in an approved Education Abroad program.
The changes to manufacturing over time, due to increased concerns for the safety of their workers and designs to avoid overuse injuries; environmental concerns to minimize pollution and reduce material use and increase recycling; new fabrication techniques that must be considered and their impact on quality, and the profitability resulting from the interaction of all of these variables. How the four Ps are impacted as the product progresses from design through production.
Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGR 3315.
Material selection in terms of both the product being produced as well as the production equipment employed in the process; discussed as part of three case studies and in the description of general manufacturing methods for plastics, metals and fluids. Sustainability is emphasized in two of the case studies focusing on biofuels and the use of biomass waste for construction materials. Interactions between these two themes are brought out in discussions on material selection criteria for end-of-life product handling.
Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors and higher. Lectures with some experiential learning. Taught with MGMT 3500.
An integration of the best engineering and business principles and practices. Identification of customer need, development of technical solution and financial viability. Collaboration between School of Engineering and School of Business, teaching product design process combined with business principals required for any viable startup and enterprise. Experiential nature of course will enable students to go through process of conceiving of a new product, building an MVP, developing a business model and business plan, and testing the market. Students will learn the art of successful pitching and presenting business models to successful entrepreneurs.
Fundamentals of electron and hole confinement in quantum well, wire and dot heterostructures, confinement of photons in photonic band gap structures, density of states in quantum wires; transport in quantum wires and dots, and single wells (SWNT) and multi-wall carbon nanotubes; operation of nano field-effect transistors: absorption and emission in quantum wires and dot structures; fabrication methodology to grow and assemble quantum wires and dots including self-assembly techniques for light-emitting diodes, transistors, lasers, and nanoelectromechanical (NEM) structures.
Growth and characterization of carbon nanotube using vapor phase nucleation; growth of CdSe quantum dots using liquid phase precipitation and vapor phase MOCVD reactor; characterization using AFM and TEM and dynamic scattering techniques; device processing highlighting nanolithography (E-Beam), and self-assembly techniques; project work involving fabrication of devices such as LEDs, carbon nanotube based FETs, and sensors using self-assembled quantum dots hosted in inorganic or organic/polymer layers. A fee of $75 is charged for this course.
Hours by arrangement. Credits by arrangement, not to exceed 4. Prerequisite: Open to seniors in the School of Engineering. With a change in topic, may be repeated for credit.
Designed for students who wish to pursue an interdisciplinary engineering project where the subject matter/content spans more than one field of interest. The program of study is to be approved by the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education and the instructor before registration is completed.
Zero credits. Prerequisite: To enroll in the course students must have instructor consent and be engaged in their capstone senior design project or in research.
Safety, operating procedures and normal practices of the equipment in the School of Engineering Machine Shop so that students can make and assemble their capstone senior design project and to fabricate equipment to support research.