Bulletin--Engineering Discipline-1


College of Science and Engineering
(See Engineering in the Academic Programs section for information on degrees)

Undergraduate Courses

100 Engineering Concepts and Methods (3)

Introduction to the work of the engineer with emphasis upon problem solving approaches and the design process with examples from industry. Overall view of major fields of engineering and their interactions with science and society. Designed for the general student.

101 Engineering Graphics (2)

Prerequisites: high school algebra and trigonometry. Familiarization with the principles of engineering graphics and their applications in engineering communication. Introduction to a major computer-aided design and drafting package (CAD). Introduction to professional practices in various fields of engineering. Classwork, one unit; laboratory, one unit.

102 Statics (3)

Prerequisites: MATH 221, PHYS 220. Vector treatment of force systems acting on particles and rigid bodies. Two- and three-dimensional problems. Centroids and moments of inertia. Shear and moment diagrams for beams. Fluid statics. Equilibrium of internal stresses. Applications to structural and mechanical problems. [CAN ENGR 8]

103 Introduction to Computers (1)

Prerequisites: ENGR 101, MATH 220. Introductory course on programming, using a high-level language. Use of algorithms. Program organization, formulation, and solution of engineering problems. Laboratory.

111 Engineering Orientation (3)

Prerequisite: enrollment in the minority or women engineering program or consent of instructor. An introductory course for Minority Engineering Program (MEP) students designed to strengthen students' communication, problem-solving, leadership, and study skills; motivates students through exposure to opportunities and rewards of careers in engineering; includes a speakers series and field trips.

200 Materials of Engineering (3)

Corequisite: CHEM 113. Application of basic principles of physics and chemistry to engineering materials; their structures and properties and the means by which these materials can be made of better service to all fields of engineering. Classwork, two units; laboratory, one unit. [CAN ENGR 4]

201 Dynamics (3)

Prerequisite: ENGR 102. Vector treatment of kinematics and kinetics of particles, systems of particles and rigid bodies. Methods of work, energy, impulse, and momentum. Vibrations and time response. Applications to one- and two-dimensional engineering problems.

205 Electronic Networks (3)

Prerequisites: PHYS 230; MATH 245. Corequisite: ENGR 206. Circuit elements, modeling, circuit analysis techniques, equivalence, circuit theorems. Ideal transformers and amplifiers, basic operational amplifier circuits. Transient response of first-order circuits. AC steady-state response, phasor analysis, AC impedance and power. [CAN ENGR 6 and CAN ENGR 12]

206 Electric Circuits and Instrumentation (1)

Corequisite: ENGR 205. Introduction to electrical measurements and instrumentation. Verification of circuit laws and theorems. Basic op amp circuits. Transient, AC steady-state, and frequency response of first-order and second-order circuits. Extra fee required. [CAN ENGR 6]

300 Engineering Experimentation (3)

Prerequisites: ENGR 103, 200, 206, and PHYS 240. Introduction to the methodology of engineering experimentation. Characteristics of instrumentation and computerized data acquisition are presented. Approaches for the design, planning, and documentation of experiments are examined. Common methods of probability and statistics are introduced. Classwork, two units; laboratory, one unit.

301 Electrical Measurements (1)

Prerequisites: ENGR 300, 306, and 353 (all may be taken concurrently). Electronic instrumentation measurement techniques with emphasis on experimental verification of design of electrical/electronic circuits, transistor amplifiers, frequency selective circuits, digital and switching circuits, transformer/machine testing and measurements. Laboratory. Extra fee required.

302 Experimental Analysis (1)

Prerequisites: ENGR 300, 309, and 304 (ENGR 304 may be taken concurrently). Experimental investigation and analysis of engineering systems including structural elements, fluid devices, and thermal systems. Use of digital computers for data reduction. Laboratory.

303 Engineering Thermodynamics (3)

Prerequisites: PHYS 240. A methodical approach to the application of the laws of thermodynamics to a variety of energy exchanging devices; properties of the pure substance, ideal gases and mixtures; availability and irreversibility; reciprocating machines and cycles.

304 Mechanics of Fluids (3)

Prerequisites: ENGR 201 and 303. Vector treatment of the statics and dynamics of incompressible fluids, dimensional analysis, and similitude; fluid friction, laminar, and turbulent flow in pipes.

305 Systems Analysis (3)

Prerequisites: MATH 245, ENGR 201 and 205. Mechanical and electrical system modeling. Systems analysis in the time and frequency domains, graphical representation. Analogous systems and analog computation. Laplace transforms and Fourier Analysis. State space methods for continuous and discrete systems; z-transforms. System stability.

306 Electromechanical Systems (3)

Prerequisite: ENGR 305. Magnetic circuits. Network parameters. Principles of electromechanical energy conversion. Transformers; DC and AC rotating machines. Machine dynamics. Control of electrical machines.

308 Computer Methods in Engineering (3)

Prerequisite: ENGR 103 and 305 (may be taken concurrently). Methods of numerical analysis for engineering problems; development of computer programs for solution of problems drawn from various branches of engineering; analysis of error propagation in computations. Use of batch and time-sharing modes of operation.

309 Mechanics of Solids (3)

Prerequisites: ENGR 102 and 200. Stress and deformation analysis for members under axial load, torsion, flexure, and combined forces; columns, strain energy. Elastic and ultimate resistance of materials.

323 Structural Analysis (3)

Prerequisite: ENGR 309. Concepts of analysis as part of design. Statically determinate and indeterminate structures, such as beams, frames, and arches. Displacement calculation methods. Force method, slope deflection method, moment area method. Matrix methods.

335 Surveying and Highway Design (3)

Prerequisites: ENGR 101, 103, 200; MATH 223. Theory and practice of surveying; distance, elevation, and angle measurements; contours; topography; vertical and horizontal curves; cut and fill. Layout of right-of-way for railroads, highways, streets; grading; sight distances; design requirements. Study and interpretation of maps in engineering. Surveying laboratory. Classwork, two units; laboratory, one unit.

350 Introduction to Engineering Electromagnetics (3)

Prerequisites: a grade of C or better in ENGR 205 and 305. May be taken concurrently with ENGR 305. Static electric and magnetic fields with application of vector analysis. Electromagnetic properties of materials. Boundary value problems. Steady electric currents. Relations between fields and circuits. Time-varying fields, Maxwell's equations. Electromagnetic waves, energy and power flow.

353 Electronics (3)

Prerequisites: a grade of C or better in ENGR 205 and 206. Corequisite: ENGR 305. Basic op amp circuits: design, applications, and practical limitations. Semi-conductor junctions: diode models and basic applications. Bipolar junction transistors, and field-effect transistors: characteristics, large-signal and small-signal models, DC biasing criteria, discrete amplifier design. Design project and computer simulation using SPICE.

356 Basic Computer Architecture (3)

Prerequisite: a grade of C or better in ENGR 205 or CSC 210. Design of combinational and sequential logic circuits. Digital functional units including adders, decoders, multiplexers, shift registers, counters, etc. Microoperations and register transfer language. Organization and implementation of storage, arithmetic, and control units. Classwork, two units; laboratory, one unit. Extra fee required.

364 Materials and Manufacturing Processes (3)

Prerequisite: ENGR 201 and 309. Integration of analytical techniques (stress analysis and failure theories) with knowledge of materials and manufacturing processes in machine design. Major design project. Classwork, two units; laboratory, one unit.

378 Digital Systems Design (3)

Prerequisite: a grade of C or better in ENGR 356. Logic circuit design with functional units, synchronous and asynchronous sequential circuit design, design with programmable logic devices, computer-aided design, introduction to microprocessor-based systems, fault-tolerant design. Classwork, two units; laboratory, one unit.

405 Direct Energy Conversion (3)

Prerequisites: ENGR 303. Concepts; physical phenomena and processes of direct conversion of thermal, chemical, radiation (nuclear), and kinetic energy into electrical energy. Design criteria and system characteristics for DEC devices. Terrestrial and space applications.

410 Process Instrumentation and Control (3)

Prerequisites: ENGR 300, 303, and 305. Fundamental principles of instrumentation for measuring and controlling pressure, temperature, ph, flow, and level; electromechanical transducers. Fundamentals of process control; signal conditioning, processing, and transmission.

411 Instrumentation and Process Control Laboratory (1)

Prerequisite: ENGR 410 (may be taken concurrently). Basic individual instrumentation used for temperature and level measurement. Experiments on industrial flow and temperature control systems. Simulation and control of process systems using P, PI and PID controllers. Field trips.

415 Robotics (3)

Prerequisite: ENGR 305. Interdisciplinary background in mechanical and electrical engineering. Three-dimensional kinematics and dynamics. Essential electrical and computational concepts. Sensors and CCD vision systems. Mechanical and electrical actuators. Trajectory planning and control.

416 Robotics Laboratory (1)

Corequisite: ENGR 415. Exposes the student to a variety of experiments connected with robotics. Emphasis is placed on applications, such as robot programming, control, and work-cell integration. In addition, such topics as robot vision, phrase control, and component design are included.

425 Reinforced Concrete Structures (3)

Prerequisite: ENGR 323. Design of reinforced concrete structural systems. Elements of systems including beams, slabs, columns, connections. Emphasizes Ultimate Strength approach to safety and serviceability considering bending, shear, and axial loads.

426 Steel Structures (3)

Prerequisite: ENGR 309 and 323 (ENGR 323 may be taken concurrently). Design of steel structures, members, and connections. Effects of loads causing flexure, shear and axial force, and their combinations on design choices. Steels and sections used in structural design. Background and use of design specifications. Case studies of complete designs of structures.

428 Applied Stress Analysis (3)

Prerequisites: ENGR 302, 309. Solutions of practical stress analysis problems related to mechanical and structural design. Various experimental and computer-based stress analysis techniques considered. Computational and experimental techniques are used in a major stress analysis project. Classwork, two units; laboratory, one unit.

429 Topics in Construction Engineering (3)

Prerequisites: ENGR 309. Topics in construction engineering; construction methods and equipment; planning; construction safety; management of construction; scheduling, bidding, legal issues, and construction claims.

430 Soil Mechanics (3)

Prerequisite: ENGR 309. Soil as an engineering material with emphasis on identification, physical and mechanical properties, concepts of bearing capacity, slope stability and lateral earth pressures and their application to foundation design. Discussion of various types of foundations. Classwork, two units; laboratory, one unit.

431 Foundation Engineering (3)

Prerequisite: ENGR 430. Determination of soil stress on walls, footings, pipes, and tunnels. Advanced settlement analysis. Design of deep and shallow foundations. Earthquake considerations. Stability of excavations.

432 Finite Element Methods in Structural and Continuum Mechanics (3)

Prerequisites: ENGR 308 and 309. The fundamental concepts of the finite element method are presented and developed for one- and two-dimensional elements. Applications in the areas of structural analysis, plane stress and plane strain, and two-dimensional groundwater flow. Computer implementation of finite element techniques are emphasized.

433 Advanced Methods of Design and Analysis (3)

Prerequisite: ENGR 323. Systems approach to design model, approximations and idealizations, mathematical models, computerized analysis and design methods, background information on metrix methods and finite element analysis, use of available computer codes (SAP, STRUDL, etc.). Applications in design and analysis.

434 Sanitary and Environmental Engineering (3)

Prerequisites: CHEM 113, ENGR 304; ENGR 304 may be taken concurrently. Sources of public water supply, quality and quantity requirements. Fundamentals of design of collection and purification of water and wastewater.

442 Operational Amplifier Network Design (3)

Prerequisites: grade of C or better in ENGR 305 and 353. Design of op-amp amplifiers, converters, and regulators for measurement and instrumentation. Effect of negative feedback and practical limitations upon circuit performance. Active filters. Voltage comparators and Schmitt triggers. Precision rectifiers, peak detectors, and sample-and-hold circuits. Sinewave oscillators, multivibrators, IC timers, waveform generators, VCOs.

445 Analog Integrated Circuit Design (4)

Prerequisites: a grade of C or better in ENGR 301 and 353. Integrated circuit technology, active device characteristics and models. Analysis and design of monolithic operational amplifiers. Frequency response of active devices. Feedback theory. Stability of feedback amplifiers. Computer aided analysis of analog integrated circuits. Classwork, three units; laboratory, one unit. Extra fee required.

446 Digital Control Systems (3)

Prerequisites: ENGR 305, 308. Discretization of continuous processes; discrete transfer function and z-transforms; design of digital control systems using transform techniques and state-space methods; digital filters; system identification and digital state observers; sampling and quantization errors; hardware considerations and applications.

447 Automatic Control Systems (3)

Prerequisites: ENGR 305 and 308. Time and frequency domain analysis using root-locus, Nyquist and Bode plot techniques; state-space methods. Design of continuous linear control systems using system compensation techniques. Analog and digital simulation of control systems. Classwork, two units; laboratory, one unit.

448 Power Flow in Electric Systems (3)

Prerequisites: ENGR 306 and 308. System components and representation. Design characteristics of lines and machines. Symmetrical components. Determination of load and fault currents. Computer programs. Applications and specifications for system design. Transient phenomena stability.

449 Communication Systems (3)

Prerequisites: a grade of C or better in ENGR 305. Review of analog signal and system analysis in the time and frequency domains. AM, FM, and PM modulation and demodulation techniques. Pulse modulation techniques. Digital modulation systems. Introduction to performance of communication systems in noise.

450 Electromagnetic Waves (3)

Prerequisites: ENGR 308 and 350. Electromagnetic waves in free space. Principles of reflection, refraction, and diffraction. Standing waves and polarization. Guided electromagnetic waves in transmission lines and waveguides. Application of antennas and microwave systems. Design criteria.

451 Digital Signal Processing (3)

Prerequisite: a grade of C or better in ENGR 305 and 308. Properties of discrete-time signals and systems. Convolution. Sampling and reconstruction of continuous signals. Discrete Fourier series and transform. Z-transform. Fast Fourier transform algorithms. Analysis and design of digital filters.

452 Communication Systems Laboratory (1)

S Prerequisite: ENGR 449 and 450 (may be taken concurrently). Laboratory to cover topics in communications and microwaves. Single side-band modulation and demodulation, phase-locked loop, frequency division multiplexing, transmission lines, waveguides, and antennas.

453 Digital Integrated Circuit Design (4)

Prerequisites: a grade of C or better in ENGR 301, 353, and 356. Integrated circuit technology, active device characteristics and models. MOS and bipolar logic families with emphasis on noise-margins, speed, power consumption, fan out, and interfacing between families. Regenerative circuits, memories, and VLSI circuits. Computer-aided analysis of digital integrated circuits. Extra fee required. Classwork, three units; laboratory, one unit.

455 Power Electronics (4)

Prerequisites: a grade of C or better in ENGR 301, 306, and 353. Power electronics device characteristics. Important circuit and component design and analysis concepts. Uncontrolled and phase controlled rectifier circuits. DC to DC converters. Switching DC power supply. Pulse width modulation. AC to DC inverter. Utility interface and harmonic issues for power electronics circuits. Classwork, three units; laboratory, one unit.

456 Computer Systems (3)

Prerequisite: a grade of C or better in ENGR 356. Basic structure of computer hardware and software. Addressing methods and program sequencing. Various machines instruction sets, processor design, microprogramming, memory system configuration and input/output organizations.

458 Electric Power Protective System Design (3)

Prerequisite: ENGR 448. Requirements for system coordination and sectionalization. Protective devices for transformers, machines, and cables. Specifications of circuit interrupters. Use and settings of different types of relays. Computer interface. Load distribution. Grounding design, surge phenomena.

459 Electrical Power System Measurements (1)

Prerequisite: ENGR 448 and 458 (ENGR 458 may be taken concurrently). Laboratory in electrical power engineering showing characteristics of electromagnetic, electromechanical, and solid state devices. Coordination of protective relays, processors, circuit interrupting, and control devices for fault detection and measurement.

461 Mechanical and Structural Vibrations (3)

Prerequisites: ENGR 305, 309. Introduction to dynamic excitation and response of mechanical and structural systems. Analysis in frequency and time domain; energy methods, Rayleigh's principle, modal analysis. Topics such as vibration damping, resonance, isolation, absorption parametric excitation, and influence coefficients are included.

463 Thermal Power Systems (3)

Prerequisites: ENGR 302 and 467. Application of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer to design of energy systems. Economic and environmental aspects stressed as design criteria. Design project required. Classwork, two units; laboratory, one unit.

464 Mechanical Design (3)

Prerequisites: ENGR 364. Application of principles of mechanics, materials science and stress analysis to design of components and machines. Mechanical behavior of materials. Synthesis and analysis of major machine design project. Classwork, two units; laboratory, one unit.

466 Gas Dynamics and Boundary Layer Flow (3)

Prerequisites: ENGR 304. Review of the fundamentals of fluid dynamics, formulation and application of compressible fluid flow, shock waves. Concept and formulation of laminar and turbulent boundary layers, external flows, and flow around immersed bodies.

467 Heat Transfer (3)

Prerequisites: ENGR 304 and 308 (may be taken concurrently). Fundamental principles of heat transfer with applications to design. Conduction, transient and steady state; free and forced convection; radiation; introduction to heat transfer with change in phase.

468 Applied Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics (3)

Prerequisites: ENGR 304 and 308. Applications of fundamental fluid mechanics with emphasis on incompressible flow to steady and transient flow problems in piping networks, turbo-machines, and open channels. Application of digital computer techniques.

476 Computer Communication and Networks (3)

Prerequisite: ENGR 103; a grade of C or better in ENGR 356. Study of computer communication systems. Requirement specification, design, performance evaluation, and management of computer networks. Study of protocols, architectures, and interoperability issues in hardware and software. Classwork, two units; laboratory, one unit.

478 Microprocessors and Control (4)

Prerequisites: a grade of C or better in ENGR 378 or CSC 310. Microprocessor architecture. Assembly language programming. Memory system design. Interfacing microprocessors to I/O devices. System design using LSI devices. Classwork, three units; laboratory, one unit.

610 Engineering Cost Analysis (3)

Prerequisites: ENGR 103, MATH 221. Quantifying alternative for decision making, time-value of money, project investment evaluation, comparison of alternatives, engineering practice applications, and introduction to value engineering.

693 Cooperative Education Program (6 or 12)

Prerequisite: SCI 293 or consent of instructor. Intended for engineering majors. Supervised employment in an academically relevant field of study. Objectives are career development, occupational experience, and economic subsidy. Units do not count toward the major. Contact the Science Cooperative Education office for information. May be repeated for a total of 24 units. CR/NC grading only.

696 Engineering Design Project I (1)

Prerequisite: completion of at least 21 upper division units in Engineering. Laboratory and field exercises and demonstrations; discussion aimed at selection of design projects, methods of research, time management, engineering professional practice and ethics. Culminates in selection of design project, schedule, oral and written presentation of proposal.

697 Engineering Design Project II (2)

Prerequisite: ENGR 696. Completion of design project started in ENGR 696. Work is done with maximum independence under supervision of a faculty adviser. Oral and written project reports required.

698 Engineering Seminar (1-3)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Topic to be specified in the Class Schedule. Advanced topics in engineering. May be repeated three times for credit when topics vary.

699 Special Study in Engineering (1-3)

Prerequisites: approval of the division and the instructor. Special study in the laboratory, field, or library under the direction of a member of the division. The student must present a detailed written report of the work accomplished. May be repeated three times for credit.

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