Dual-Degree Engineering Program

Engineering Courses

2014-15 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

EGR 103. CHALLENGES IN ENGINEERING 4 sh
This two-semester course focuses on two major projects: a team project in design and fabrication that is completed in fall and a service-learning class project that is completed in the spring. Fundamental engineering concepts and practices will be incorporated in and around the completion of these core projects. These include engineering disciplines, the history of engineering, the design process, problem solving techniques computer graphics, ethics and professional requirements. Students must take both semesters. Offered fall and spring. No prerequisites.

EGR 206. ENGINEERING MECHANICS - STATICS 3 sh
This course is designed to introduce students to the effects of forces on bodies in static equilibrium and to familiarize them with mathematical techniques for finding reactive forces in bodies, frames, mechanics and trusses. Concepts covered include forces, moments, couples, equilibrium of rigid bodies, centroids, moments of inertia and friction resistance. Prerequisite: PHY 213. Corequisite: MTH 221. Offered fall.

EGR 208. ENGINEERING MECHANICS - DYNAMICS 3 sh
Kinematics and kinetics of particles in rectangular, cylindrical and curvilinear coordinate systems; energy and momentum methods for particles; kinetics of systems of particles; kinematics and kinetics of rigid bodies in two and three dimensions; and motion relative to rotating coordinate systems are studied. Prerequisites: EGR 206 and MTH 251. Corequisite: MTH 252. Offered spring.

EGR 211. CIRCUIT ANALYSIS 3 sh
This course is an introduction to the theory, analysis and design of electric circuits. Studies include circuit parameters and elements: voltage, current, power, energy, resistance, capacitance, inductance. Also included is the application of Kirchhoff's laws, techniques of circuit analysis, the op-amp, the responses of RL, RC and RLC circuits, an introduction to sinusoidal steady-state analysis, Laplace transforms and Fourier series. Prerequisites: MTH 359 and PHY 222. Corequisite: EGR 212/PHY 322. Offered in a three-semester sequence with EGR 306 and EGR 310.

EGR 212. CIRCUIT ANALYSIS LAB 1 sh
This course involves laboratory application of concepts and principles discussed in EGR 211. Corequisite: EGR 211/PHY 321.

EGR 306. MECHANICS OF SOLIDS  4 sh
This course focuses on elementary analysis of deformable solids subjected to force systems. Concepts covered include stress and strain (one, two and three-dimensional stress-strain relationships for the linear elastic solid); statically determinate and indeterminate axial force, torsion and bending members; stress transformations; pressure vessels; and combined loadings. There is also an introduction to column buckling. Prerequisite: EGR 206 and MTH 252. Offered in a three-semester sequence with EGR 211 and EGR 310.

EGR 310. ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS 4 sh
This course introduces the concept of energy and the laws governing the transfers and transformations of energy. Study emphasizes thermodynamic properties and First and Second Law analysis of systems and control volumes. Integration of these concepts into the analysis of basic power cycles is introduced. Prerequisites: MTH 359 and PHY 222. Offered in a three-semester sequence with EGR 211 and EGR 306.

EGR 381. INTERNSHIP IN ENGINEERING 1-4 sh
The internship provides advanced work experiences in some aspect of engineering. It is offered on an individual basis, under the guidance of the engineering program director, when suitable opportunities can be arranged. It will typically be taken in the summer of the sophomore year. This experience will broaden the practical work experience of the student and enhance his/her classroom abilities. Prerequisite: permission of the department. Offered summer.

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