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College of Engineering Information

College of Engineering

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College of Engineering - ENGR Courses


100. Fundamentals of Engineering Analysis (4)

Prerequisites: Appropriate ELM score, ELM exemption, or MAPB11.
Use of an application-oriented, hands-on approach to math topics in a variety of core engineering courses; analysis of experimental data; applications of MATLAB in solving engineering problems.
Letter grading only (A-F). (Lecture 3 hours , Laboratory 3 hours)

101. Introduction to the Engineering Profession (1)

Freshman orientation seminar on careers in engineering. Speakers from various fields illustrate opportunities and challenges in the engineering profession.
(Lecture-problems 1 hour) Letter grade only (A-F).

102. Academic Success Skills (1)

Prerequisite: ENGR 101.
Development of skills and identification of strengths and weaknesses for success in a COE major.
(Lecture 1 hour). Letter grade only (A-F).

170. Introduction to Solid Modeling and Engineering Graphics (2)

Prerequisites: Knowledge of geometry and intermediate algebra.
An introduction to part modeling, solid models, detail drawings with dimensioning and assembly modeling using SolidWorks software. The class is focused on project-based learning, which organizes learning around complete projects.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-problems 1 hour, Laboratory 2 hours)

203. Engineering Problems and Analysis (3)

Prerequisite: MATH 122; Corequisite: ENGR 203L.
Formulation of engineering problems and methods for their analysis. Application of vectors, matrices, derivatives and intregration into engineering problems. Computer aided analysis using MATLAB, MathCad, etc.
(Lecture - Problems hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

203L. Engineering Problems and Analysis Laboratory (1)

Prerequisite: MATH 122; Corequisite: ENGR 203.
Computer-based exercises on fundamental concepts such as vectors, matrices, derivatives, integrals. Practical engineering problems are assigned and solved using MATLAB.
(Laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).


302I. Energy and Environment: A Global Perspective (3)

Prerequisites: Completion of the G.E. Foundation, one or more Explorations courses, and upper-division standing.
Renewable/nonrenewable energy sources, including fossil fuels, nuclear, solar, wind, wave, geothermal, hydroelectric and biomass. Available resources, market, trends, and technology. Energy conservation, balance, alternatives, social, cultural, and political impacts. Ecosystem, human-induced climate changes. Environment and power generation, pollution, ozone depletion. Recycling.
(Lecture-Problem 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

310. English Proficiency for Engineers (3)

Prerequisites: ENGL 100, COMM 110.
The courses focuses on effective communication across three main areas: oral communication, written communication and working effectively in group settings. Formal essay structures are expected of all writing assignments and the course requires a formal oral presentation as well as group paper project.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Problem 3 hours.) ENGR 310 is certified for the GWAR which means that students who have failed the WPE at least once can take the course and submit a portfolio at the end for GWAR credit. The GWAR credit will be issued if the student passes the portfolio which is reviewed by a committee.

340. Guitar Electronics: Engineering Sound (3)

Prerequisites: Upper division standing, completion of GE Foundation requirements, one course from G.E. category Blb.
Historical review of electro-magnetic principles and their application to the reproduction, modification, and creation of sound. The electric guitar, its amplifiers, and special effects devices (analog and digital) will be used to gain practical experience. Electrical safety, physiology and physics of the ear.
Not open for credit to students with credit in EE 333. (Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

348. Introduction to Information Security, Privacy, and Societal Implications (3)

Prerequisites: Junior standing, computer literacy, and familiarity with PC and Internet.
Provides basic understanding of some general principles of computer and information security, privacy, business/societal implications. Discussions, demonstrations, and exercises. Overview of underlying security principles, methodologies and products, privacy/societal implications, and concept of “Trustworthy” computing for security in organizations and personal computer/internet use.
(Lecture-discussion 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

350. Computers, Ethics and Society (3)

Prerequisites: Three (3) units from GE Category A.1 (Writing) and 3 units from GE Category D (Social and Behavioral Science).
An examination of the social impact of information technologies. Topics include a survey of the technology (software, hardware and key applications), ethical obligations of specialists, the computer in the workplace, shifts of power, privacy, and legal issues related to computing.
(Lecture-problems 3 hrs)

370I. Astronautics and Space (3)

Prerequisites: Completion of GE Foundation requirements, one or more Explorations courses, and upper-division standing.
Combines the disciplines of space engineering with economics, human physiology, satellite meteorology, earth resources and environmental science, astronautics and space exploration. Emphasis on oral and written communications, numeracy and use of computers. Extensive use of computer animation, videographics and the Internet.
(Lecture–problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

375. Total Quality and Continuous Improvement (3)

Prerequisites: Completion of GE Foundation requirements, one or more Explorations courses, and upper-division standing.
Total Quality approach to achieve Continuous Improvement. Quality gurus and Deming’s philosophy on TQM, Strategic planning, Customer satisfaction, TQM tools, data representation, Worker empowerment/ teamwork, Supply chain management, Statistical tools for controlling quality, ISO 9000, Malcolm Baldrige Award, Deming’s Prize, practice and Case studies. Team projects.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

388. Engineering for Elementary School Teachers (3)

Developing and fabricating teaching aids and integrated hands-on projects for elementary schools. Basic skill in teaching engineering and technology in the elementary grades.
(Lecture 2 hours, Laboratory 3 hours)

391. Engineering and Civilization (3)

Prerequisites: Completion of G.E. Foundation, one or more Explorations course, and upper-division standing.
Interaction between human beings, environment, resources, engineering, science, including impact of engineering and technology on society. Readings/lectures providing perspective and insight into current problems at interfaces between engineering and other disciplines, especially anthropology, art, ecology, economics, philosophy, psychology, science, social sciences.
(Lecture-Problems: 3 hours.)

492B. Internship In Engineering (3)

Prerequisites: Major in the College of Engineering, completion of 9 units of upper division COE coursework, a 2.5 GPA overall or 2.75 GPA in the student’s major, and consent of instructor prior to registration.
Qualifying students must provide contact information for the major- or career-related assignment in private industry or in public agencies for which the course is being used. The position may be either a volunteer or paid work assignment. The instructor is required to visit the work site. Learning assignments will be arranged through the Career Development Center and the instructor. Final written report required.
Minimum of 120 hours of field experience required. Credit/No Credit grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units in different semesters. (Activity 6 hours)

498. Engineering Systems Senior Project (3)

Prerequisite: Senior Standing.
Senior Project in Engineering Systems. Design and development of a senior project. Presentation of oral and written report.
(Seminar 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).


511. Quality Assurance in Manufacturing (3)

Prerequisites: CE 406 or consent of instructor, and graduate standing.
In-depth studies of planning for quality, productivity and competitive positioning in manufacturing. Understanding the TQM process. Inspection and standardization and product reliability strategies. Case study projects.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-problems 3 hours)

574. Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Processes (3)

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and graduate standing.
Build from manufacturing process into factory integration, study of advanced manufacturing processes including composites, electronics manufacturing, automated material handling, assembly, inspection, warehousing, factory and office of the future. Automation, robotic applications, flexible manufacturing systems, group technology and the economics of the automated systems.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture and Computer Laboratory 3 hours)

790. Advanced Special Topics in Engineering (4)

Prerequisites: MS or equivalent and formally admitted to the Ph.D. program.
Each offering is based on an area of Engineering in which recent advances have been made. Specific topics will be recorded on student’s transcripts.
Repeatable to a maximum of 8 units with different topics. Course Survey Form must be completed. Letter grade only (A-F).

795. Advanced Directed Studies (4)

Prerequisites: MS or equivalent and formally admitted to the Ph.D. program.
Explorations of theoretical and experimental (if applicable) Engineering problems in great depth with emphasis on mathematical modeling and analysis. Students must present the findings in a formal report and a seminar.
May be repeated to a maximum of 8 units. Course Survey Form must be completed. Letter grade only (A-F).

796. Doctoral Seminar (2)

Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.
Research seminar on advanced technical fields.
May be repeated to a maximum of 4 units in different semesters. (Seminar 2 hours). Letter grade only (A-F).

797A. Preparation for Ph.D. Preliminary Examinations (4-12)

Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.
Tutorial. Limited to doctoral students who are preparing for the preliminary examinations.
May be repeated to a maximum of 12 units in different semesters or until the preliminary examinations requirements are fulfilled. ENGR 797A does not count towards the 48 units of course requirement. Credit/No Credit grading only.

797B. Preparation for Ph.D. Qualifying Examination (4-12)

Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.
Tutorial. Limited to doctoral students who are preparing for the qualifying examination.
May be repeated to a maximum of 12 units in different semesters or until the student has advanced to candidacy. ENGR 797B does not count towards the 48 units of course requirement. Credit/No Credit grading only.

798. Doctoral Dissertation (4-12)

Prerequisites: Successful completion of the Ph.D. preliminary examinations, research tool test, and at least 48 units of course work. A written dissertation proposal containing an outline of the research to be undertaken and references to relevant source material must be submitted. Only upon a positive recommendation a student may embark on a dissertation.
May be repeated to a maximum of 12 units in different semesters, but only 4 units will count towards the doctoral degree’s course requirements. Letter grade only (A-F).