See Section III for additional information on the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science.
Undergraduate students who are officially enrolled in the college’s co-op program are eligible for 1-6 credits of free electives of ENGR 200, taken as P/F, typically 3 credits for the fall semester of junior year work experience and another 3 credits the following summer.
ENGR 1. Engineering Computations (3) fall-spring
An introductory survey of computing for students in engineering and the sciences. Basic programming concepts, structures and algorithms. Applications to solving scientific problems. Case studies from utilization of computers in various engineering disciplines. Prerequisite: none. Mandatory for and open only for first year RCEAS students.
ENGR 5. Introduction to Engineering Practice (3)
First year practical engineering experience; introduction to concepts, methods and principles of engineering practice. Problem solving, design, project planning, communication, teamwork, ethics and professionalism; innovative solution development and implementation. Introduction to various engineering disciplines and degree programs. Mandatory for and open only for first year RCEAS students.
ENGR 50: Directed Study (1-3)
Engineering project work either as an individual or team member. Projects directed by faculty within the Rossin college of Engineering and Applied Science with possible interaction from outside consultants, community and industry leaders. Written report required. Maybe repeated for credit. RCEAS permission required.
ENGR 130: Engineering Communications (1) summer
Experience and theory in oral and written communications preparing students for their first Co-Op work assignments. Required of all Engineering Co-Op students. Prerequisite: ENGR 200, Concurrently.
ENGR 160. Engineering Internship (1-3)
Offers students who have attained at least Jr2 standing an opportunity to complement coursework with a work experience. Detailed rules can be obtained from the Associate Dean of Engineering. Report required. P/F grading.
ENGR 200. Engineering Co-op (3)
Supervised cooperative work assignment to obtain practical experience. Prerequisite: acceptance into the program. P/F grading.
ENGR 211 (BUS 211). Integrated Product Development (IPD) I (3) spring
Business, engineering, and design arts students work in cross disciplinary teams of 4-6 students on conceptual design including marketing, financial and economic planning, economic and technical feasibility of new product concepts. Teams work on industrial projects with faculty advisors. Oral presentations and written reports. Prerequisite: junior standing in engineering, business or arts and science. (Mechanical Engineering students must register for ME 211).
ENGR 212. (BUS 212) Integrated Product Development II (2) fall
Business, engineering and design arts students work in cross disciplinary teams of 4-6 students on the detailed design including fabrication and testing of a prototype of the new product designed in the IPD course 1. Additional deliverables include a detailed production plan, marketing plan, detailed base-case financial models, project and product portfolio. Teams work on industrial projects with faculty advisors. Oral presentations and written reports. Prerequisite: ENGR 211
ENGR 400. Engineering Co-op for Graduate Students (3)
Supervised cooperative work assignment to obtain practical experience in field of study. Requires consent of department chairperson. When on a cooperative assignment, the student must register for this course to maintain continuous student status. Limit to at most three credits per registration period. No more than six credits can be applied towards a master’s degree and no more than an additional nine credits towards a Ph.D. The credits must be taken P/F.
ENGR 452. (CHE 452, ME 452) Mathematical Methods in Engineering (3) fall
Analytical techniques are developed for the solution of engineering problems described by algebraic systems, and by ordinary and partial differential equations. Topics covered include: linear vector spaces; eigenvalues, eigen-vectors, and eigenfunctions. First and higher-order linear differential equations with initial and boundary conditions; Sturm-Louiville problems; Green’s functions. Special functions; Bessel, etc. Qualitative and quantitative methods for nonlinear ordinary differential equations; phase plane. Solutions of classical partial differential equations from the physical sciences; transform techniques; method of characteristics.
ENGR 475. Research (1)
Projects conducted under the supervision of a faculty advisor. Includes analytical, computational or experimental work, literature searches, assigned readings. Regular meetings with the advisor to consider progress made and future direction are required. The course is open only to graduate students and may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and departmental approval.
See Section III for additional information on the Engineering Minor under the heading of the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science.
Core Prerequisites to begin the program: Math 51 (or equivalent) and Physics 5 (or equivalent). May be taken concurrently with EMC1 and EMC2.
Required Courses: EMC1 and EMC2.
Electives: Three electives are required and must include one from the Engineering Fundamentals course group and one from the Integrated Engineering course group. The student is free to choose the third elective from either group.
Number of credits to fulfill minor is 15 credits
Note: The Minor in Engineering is not open to RCEAS students.
Group A: Engineering Fundamentals
EMC 105 Engineering Structures & Motion
EMC 110 Energy Engineering
EMC 115 Engineering Materials & Electronics
EMC 120 Systems Engineering
Group B: Integrated Engineering
EMC 42 (CSE 42) Game Design
EMC 150 Information & Knowledge Engineering
EMC 155 Enterprise Engineering
EMC 156 Embedded Systems
EMC 160 Computer Aided Engineering & Control Systems
EMC 168 (IE 168) Production Analysis
EMC 170 Software Engineering & Collaborative Environments
EMC 171 (CHE 171, CEE 171, ES 171) Fundamentals of Environmental Technology
EMC 174 Process Engineering
EMC 1 Macro and micro view of engineering (3)
A course designed to be exciting and stimulate a student’s further interest in the engineering minor. Hands-on experience with engineering problem solving, modeling, simulation, and analysis tools. Macro view of what engineering is and what engineers do. Interaction with practicing engineers; visits to local engineering facilities. Prerequisite: Math 51 (or equivalent); may be taken concurrently.
EMC 2 Engineering Practicum (3)
Techniques and processes used in the creation of engineered products. Exposure to engineering tasks and processes in a hands-on laboratory; mechanical and electronic manufacturing and fabrication techniques. Disassembly and reassembly of common engineered products to assess how they work and are manufactured. Prerequisites: Math 51 (or equivalent) and Physics 5 (or equivalent); may be taken concurrently.
EMC 42 (CSE 42) Game Design (3)
From the early text-based, one-player computer games to the modern 3D games with thousands of gamers sharing the same virtual gaming world simultaneously, computer games have gone through a remarkable evolution. Despite this evolution, principles of computer game design are not well understood. In this course we will study the broad issue of game design, particularly tailored towards video games. We will present an experimental model for game design and analyze various modern computer games from the perspective of this model. Prerequisite: None
EMC 105 Engineering Structures and Motion (3)
Practical limits imposed on stationary or moving structures; why exceeding these limits can lead to failure. Basic principles governing both stationary structures; e.g. buildings and bridges, and things that move, e.g. cars and satellites, and how these principles apply in engineering practice. How a stationary structure effectively supports both its own weight and the weight of its users and why a structure will undergo deflections and deformations during use. How forces and energy are associated with a moving structure and how these affect the motion of the structure. Prerequisite: EMC 1 or EMC 2; may be taken concurrently.
EMC 110 Energy Engineering (3)
The amount of energy used by a modern society is quite staggering, and a clear understanding of energy processes and constraints is essential knowledge for every citizen. The basics of energy, its measurement, principles governing its use and conversion, methods of production, and the associated consequences on the environment. Fossil, nuclear, and renewable, energy sources. Energy utilization developed in a simple form and employed to examine the use of energy in large and small engineering systems and products, from power plants to air conditioners. Prerequisite: EMC 1 or EMC 2; may be taken concurrently.
EMC 115 Engineering Materials and Electronics (3)
“Materials” are the “stuff” from which we build TV’s, cell phones, cars, skyscrapers, etc., and affect design, performance, costs, and environmental impacts. How electronics, communications, and structures depend on advances in materials engineering: materials behavior, modeling and simulation of materials properties and performance; methods and databases for materials selection; and engineering processes to control material composition and structure. Prerequisite: EMC 1 or EMC 2; may be taken concurrently.
EMC 120 Systems Engineering (3)
Systems approach to problem solving in fields such as environmental planning, large-scale infrastructure systems, manufacturing, telecommunication, and delivery of services. Systems analysis concepts and their relation to the determination of preferred plans and designs of complex, large-scale engineering systems. Performance and cost in project engineering decisions that balance resource investments across the major stages of life of an engineering system. Development of functional requirements and satisfactory designs. Prerequisite: EMC 1 or EMC 2; may be taken concurrently.
EMC 150 Information and Knowledge Engineering (3)
How computers manage information for making decisions automatically or for advising decision makers. Characterization of database systems, of web technologies, of multimedia, and of the relationships among them. Representations of knowledge and the use of artificial intelligence techniques. Automated help-desk systems and computer generation of project plans. Prerequisite: EMC 1 or EMC 2; may be taken concurrently.
EMC 155 Enterprise engineering (3)
The key elements of modeling and engineering the corporation. Enterprise engineering, decision analysis, application of quantitative methods to facilities planning, engineering economy, production planning and control, forecasting, material requirements planning, and agile business practices. Prerequisite: EMC 1 or EMC 2; may be taken concurrently.
EMC 156 Embedded Systems (3)
Use of small computers embedded as part of other machines. Limited resource microcontrollers and state machines from high-level description language. Embedded hardware: RAM, ROM, flash, timers, UARTs, PWM, A/D, multiplexing, debouching. Development and debugging tools running on host computers. Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) semaphores, mailboxes, queues. Task priorities and rate monotonic scheduling. Software architectures for embedded systems. Prerequisite: EMC 1 or EMC 2; may be taken concurrently.
EMC 160 Computer aided engineering and control systems (3)
Use of computer-based technologies to design and manufacture products. The design cycle to create product concepts. Analysis of product design. Specifications for the control of manufacturing processes. How control systems are used in creating agile manufacturing environments: discrete and analog signals, analog to digital conversion, and application case studies. Hands-on application(s) and sample exercises from real world examples. Prerequisite: EMC 1 or EMC 2; may be taken concurrently.
EMC 168 (IE 168) Production Analysis (3)
A course for students not majoring in industrial engineering. Engineering economy; application of quantitative methods to facilities analysis and planning, operations planning and control, work measurement, and scheduling. Prerequisite: Math 21 OR Math 51
EMC 170 Software Engineering & Collaborative Environments (3)
Discover why building large software systems is very different from using large databases, or designing products such as automobiles with CAD, etc. Design and implementation of a large team project involving complex data management in a collaborative environment. Learn why and how collaborative environments are becoming essential to modern engineering projects and require the tools and techniques of software engineering to succeed. Prerequisite: EMC 1 or EMC 2; may be taken concurrently.
EMC 171 (CHE 171, CEE 171, ES 171) Fundamentals of Environmental Technology (4)
Water and air quality; water, air, and soil pollution. Chemistry of common pollutants. Water purification, wastewater treatment, solid and hazardous waste management, environmental remediation, and air quality control. Global changes, energy, and the environment. Constraints of environmental protection on technology development and applications. Constraints of economic development on environmental quality. Environmental life cycle analysis and environmental policy. Prerequisite: One advanced science course or permission of instructor.
EMC 174 Process Engineering (3)
Semiconductor process engineering, including technology to process raw silicon wafer to electronics integrated circuits (ICs). Crystal growth, thin film deposition, photolithography, doping technology. Prerequisite: EMC 1 or EMC 2; may be taken concurrently.
EMC 252 (CSE 252, STS 252) Computers, the Internet, and Society (3)
An interactive exploration of the current and future role of computers, the Internet, and related technologies in changing the standard of living, work environments, society and its ethical values. Privacy, security, depersonalization, responsibility, and professional ethics; the role of computer and Internet technologies in changing education, business modalities, collaboration mechanisms, and everyday life. (SS)