Engineering Sciences Courses
EGR 131: Introduction to Engineering Design
The goal of engineering is to solve problems faced by society. In this course, students will learn how the engineering process works: defining the problem; conducting background research; constructing design criteria; evaluating and testing designs, and developing and testing prototypes. Students will also discuss and critically analyze papers discussing ethical issues that arise both during the design process as well as the interaction between technology and society. This course also emphasizes the importance of effective communication for engineers: students will be required to present their own reports (both oral and written) as well as critiquing other papers.
EGR 231: Engineering Mechanics
This course introduces students to the essential principles and techniques of analysis of continuous media including both solids and fluids. Topics include conservation laws, static and dynamic behavior of rigid bodies, fluids and fluid statics, internal forces, moments of inertia, stress and strain, as well as an introduction to vibration. Prerequisite: PHY 161
EGR 271: Engineering Thermodynamics
Thermodynamics is the study of energy and its conversion to other forms, notably work and heat. Topics include internal energy, enthalpy, entropy and temperature; the first and second laws of thermodynamics; combustion, cyclic processes, engines, efficiency and refrigeration; heat transfer. Practical applications of thermodynamics are also discussed, including power generation, pollution and waste control, materials science and chemical engineering. Prerequisite: PHY 161, CHE 121 or 161.
EGR 311: Engineering Circuits
Electronic circuits are found in computers, TVs, cell phones, and many other modern electrical appliances. This course teaches both the principles of electrical circuits as well as the mathematical techniques used to model and analyze circuit behavior. Topics include Kirchhoff's laws, Thévenin and Norton equivalents, small-signal models, time-domain and frequency-domain analyses, transistors, logic circuits, and operational amplifiers. Prerequisite: PHY 162
EGR 331: Engineering Materials
It's essential for engineers to understand the properties of materials used in designs: how materials behave under different environmental conditions, and how they fail. Students will study the mechanical, electrical, optical, chemical, and physical properties of materials including metals, glass and ceramics, polymers and composites. Changes in materials as a function of temperature are covered as well as stress and strain. Prerequisite: EGR 231
EGR 336: Topics in Engineering
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EGR 346: Fluid Mechanics
An introduction to the mechanics of liquids and gases. Topics include fluid statics; differential analysis of fluid motion; dimensional analysis and similarity; thermophysics of fluids; incompressible fluids and viscosity. Applications of fluids to engineering include aerodynamics, propulsion systems, open-channel flow, and piping systems. Prerequisite: EGR 231 and EGR 271 and MAT 236
EGR 361: Signals and Systems Analysis
Linear systems and signal analysis are fundamental to engineering. Examples including signal transmission, signal processing, and the design of feedback and control systems. Topics covered include Fourier analysis, fast Fourier transform, Laplace and Z transforms, eigenvector and eigenvalue methods, modulation, sampling, feedback and control. Prerequisite: EGR 311
EGR 385: Engineering Design Project
Students work on a design project in a small group to formulate an engineering solution to a real-world problem. Specific projects will be chosen in an area of the student’s interest with prior consultation with the instructor. Includes a comprehensive written report and oral presentation. Prerequisites: EGR 231, EGR 271, EGR 311, and one additional EGR 300-level course, Senior standing or permission of instructor.