Note: Course details for Summer 2018 will be available on December 15. The courses below were offered in Summer 2017 and can serve as a guide to what is typically offered.
Next Generation Sequencing - Technologies and Applications
ENG BE 569
Prereq: (ENG BE 200 & ENG BE 401) or permission of instructor. The advent of high throughput sequencing is virtually changing biology and medicine. The technology enables us to catalog the entire functional parts list of living organisms from bacteria to human, develop and validate regulatory networks for controlling gene expression in systems biology models, and develop novel biomarkers for personalized medicine that guide pharmacological treatments. In this course we review the foundations of the field, starting from the biophysical foundations of current or emerging single molecule DNA sequencing techniques, including fluorescence based and nanopore-based methods, and discuss clinical applications such as predicting drug response, focusing on cancer. Finally we discuss emerging single-molecule techniques for epigenome analysis. In addition to frontal lectures the course will include hands-on lab using a nanopore DNA sequencer and data analysis. The course involves weekly homework assignments that include theoretical analysis and literature review. 4 cr.
ENG EK 307
Coreq: (CAS PY 212). Introduction to electric circuit analysis and design; voltage, current, and power, circuit laws and theorems; element I-V curves, linear and nonlinear circuit concepts; operational amplifier circuits; transient response of capacitor and inductor circuits, sinusoidal steady-state response, frequency response, transfer functions. Includes design-oriented laboratory. Students must register for two sections: lecture and a laboratory. 4 cr.
Introduction to Software Engineering
ENG EC 327
Prereq: (ENG EK 127 or ENG EK 128). Introduction to software design, programming techniques, data structures, and software engineering principles. The course is structured bottom up, beginning with basic hardware followed by an understanding of machine language that controls the hardware and the assembly language that organizes that control. It proceeds through fundamental elements of functional programming languages, using C as the case example, and continues with the principles of object-oriented programming, as principally embodied in C++ but also its daughter languages Java, C#, and objective C. The course concludes with an introduction to elementary data structures and algorithmic analysis. Throughout, the course develops core competencies in software engineering, including programming style, optimization, debugging, compilation, and program management, utilizing a variety of Integrated Development Environments and operating systems. 4 cr.
Introduction to Electronics
ENG EC 410
Prereq: (ENG EK 307). Principles of diode, BJT, and MOSFET circuits. Graphical and analytical means of analysis. Piecewise linear modeling; amplifiers; digital inverters and logic gates. Biasing and small-signal analysis, microelectronic design techniques. Time-domain and frequency domain analysis and design. Includes lab. 4 cr.
Electromagnetic Systems I
ENG EC 455
Prereq: (CAS PY 212 & CAS MA 226). Time varying electric and magnetic fields. Maxwell equations. Electromagnetic waves. Propagation, reflection, and transmission. Remote sensing applications. Radio frequency coaxial cables, microwave waveguides, and optical fibers. Microwave sources and resonators. Antennas and radiation. Radio links, radar, and wireless communication systems. Electromagnetic effects in high-speed digital systems. ENG EC 455 and ENG EC 456 may be taken at the same time. Includes discussion. 4 cr.
Electromagnetic Systems II
ENG EC 456
Prereq: (CAS PY 212 & CAS MA 226). Electric field, energy, and force. Lorenz force. Dielectric materials. Steady electric currents. Magnetic field, energy, and force. Magnetic materials. Applications of electrostatics, magnetostatics, and electrodynamics. Electromagnetic waves in dielectric and conducting materials. Solution techniques for electromagnetic fields and waves. ENG EC 455 and ENG EC 456 may be taken at the same time. 4 cr.
Enterprise Client-Server Software Systems Design
ENG EC 512
Prereq: Programming experience in C++, Java, or C#, basic knowledge of internet protocols and HTML. A personal computer running Microsoft Windows 7 or later is required. Examination of past, current, and emerging technologies. Client side technologies including HTML and DHTML, CSS, scripting. Server side technologies including HTTP, CGI, ISAPL, and active server pages. Current and emerging server technologies including ASP.NET, XML/SOAP web services, REST, wireless and handheld access limitations, SQL databases, streaming media, cloud services and CMS. Design and implementation of solutions involving SQL database connectivity, session state, security requirements, SSL, and authentication of clients. Programming using C# and ASP.NET. Small-team projects involving design through implementation. 4 cr.
Nano/microelectronic Device Technology
ENG EC 579
Prereq: graduate standing plus an undergraduate course in semiconductors at the level of ENG EC 410, ENG EC 471, CAS PY 313, or CAS PY 354, or consent of instructor. Physical processes and manufacturing strategies for the fabrication and manufacture of microelectronic devices. Processing and device aspects instrumental in silicon, including the fabrication of doping distributions, etching, photolithography, interconnect construction, and packaging. Discusses future directions and connections to novel devices, MEMS, photonics, and nanoscale structures. Emphasizes "designing for manufacturability." Covers the overall integration with methods and tools employed by device and circuit designers. Same as ENG ME 579. Students may not receive credit for both. 4 cr.
ENG EC 810
Introduction to Engineering Design
ENG EK 210
A two credit introductory course to the principles of engineering design, intended to give second-year undergraduates a basic understanding of the process of converting a product from concept through design and deployment. Students work in multi-disciplinary teams with time and budget constraints on externally sponsored design projects. Web-based lectures cover topics concurrent with specific phases of the projects. The course culminates in a "Design Competition." 2 cr.
Engineering Mechanics I
ENG EK 301
Prereq: (CAS PY 211). Coreq: (CAS MA 225 & ENG EK 127). Fundamental statics of particles, rigid bodies, trusses, frames, and virtual work. Distributed forces, uni-axial stress and strain, shear and bending moment diagrams. Application of vector analysis and introduction to engineering design. Includes design project. 4 cr.
Engineering Mechanics II
ENG ME 302
Prereq: (ENG EK 301). Fundamentals of engineering dynamics. Kinetics and kinematics of rigid bodies in two and three dimensions. Newton's Laws. Lagrangian methods. Introduction to mechanical vibrations. 4 cr.
ENG ME 303
Prereq: (ENG EK 301). Properties of fluids. Fluid statics. Flow kinematics and dynamics. Dimensional analysis. Control volume approach to conservation of mass, momentum, and energy. Analysis of fluid flow along streamline using the Bernoulli equation. Pipe flow analysis techniques. Discussion of boundary layers, and methods for estimating drag, and lift forces. Course consists of a mixture of lectures and labs. 4 cr.
Energy and Thermodynamics
ENG ME 304
Prereq: (CAS PY 211). Coreq: (CAS MA 225). Macroscopic treatment of the fundamental concepts of thermodynamic systems. Zeroth, first, and second laws; properties of simple compressible substances; entropy; energy availability; ideal gas mixtures and psychometrics; and thermodynamic cycles. Application to engines, refrigeration systems, and energy conversion. Includes lab. 4 cr.
Instrumentation and Theory of Experiments
ENG ME 310
Prereq: (ENG ME 303 & ENG EK 307 & ENG ME 366). Designing, assembling, and operating experiments involving mechanical measurements; analyzing experimental data. Safety considerations in the laboratory. Wind tunnel testing. Mechanical and electrical transducers for flow, pressure, temperature, velocity, strain, and force. Electric circuits for static and dynamic analog signal conditioning. Computer use for digital data acquisition and analysis; instrument control. Introduction to frequency domain analysis. Professional standards for documenting experiments and preparing reports, including formal uncertainty analysis involving elementary statistics. Discussion of commercial instrument development. Interpretation of experimental results. Includes lab and design project. Students must register for two sections: lecture and laboratory. 4 cr.
ENG ME 360
Prereq: (ENG ME 359). Focuses on the use of engineering principles, simulation and physical models in product design. Hands-on exercises allow students to propose solutions to practical problems and to develop their ideas through the construction and testing of physical prototypes. Topics include Arduino sensing and control, mechanical metrology, principles of efficient mechanical design, manufacturing techniques, CAE tutorials for product simulation and prototype testing. For their final project, students design and build an energy- efficient, remote controlled acoustic sensing platform. The course culminates in a design competition that takes place in nearby Jamaica Pond. 4 cr.
Invention: Technology Creation, Protection, and Commercialization
ENG ME 502
Prereq: senior or graduate standing in an engineering or science discipline or consent of instructor. Provides students with the knowledge and tools necessary to create, protect, and commercialize engineering and scientific intellectual assets. Students first make use of creativity tools to attack posed engineering problems, then turn to means for protecting their solutions. Rapidly growing areas that are affecting nearly all businesses (e.g., software and the internet) as well as "high-tech" areas including microelectronics, communications, and bioengineering are emphasized. Extensive patent searches and analyses are carried out to develop skills for quickly ascertaining the protected technical content of patents, and for recognizing what intellectual property (IP) should be and can be protected. Legal aspects for protecting creative ideas are studied at a level appropriate for engineers to interact easily and smoothly during their technical careers with IP lawyers. Various business models for the commercialization of intellectual assets are analyzed. Extensive class exercises and projects explore in depth all three of these important areas of IP, with emphasis on key contributions during engineering and scientific research and development activities. 4 cr.
Introduction to Finite Element Methods and Analysis
ENG ME 538
Prereq: (ENG ME 305) and linear algebra and ordinary differential equations. An introduction to the linear finite element method, and its application to static and dynamic problems with an emphasis on solid mechanics. The first half of the course uses stiffness and energy approaches to developing finite element equations as applied to bars, beams, and trusses. Lab sessions focus on learning how to utilize commercially-relevant finite element software to find numerical solutions to problems in solid mechanics. The second half of the course will focus on developing the finite element method as one that is applicable as a general numerical method for solving ordinary and partial differential equations that arise in all areas of science and engineering, including solid and fluid mechanics, thermal systems, and electrostatics. 4 cr.
Nano/microelectronic Device Technology
ENG ME 579
Prereq: graduate standing or consent of instructor. Physical processes and manufacturing strategies for the fabrication and manufacture of microelectronic devices. Processing and device aspects instrumental in silicon, including the fabrication of doping distributions, etching, photolithography, interconnect construction, and packaging. Discusses future directions and connections to novel devices, MEMS, photonics, and nanoscale structures. Emphasizes "designing for manufacturability." Covers the overall integration with methods and tools employed by device and circuit designers. Same as ENG EC 579; students may not receive credit for both. (Formerly ENG MN 579). 4 cr.