The courses below were offered in Summer 2013 and can serve as a guide to what is typically offered.
Introduction to Linear Algebra for Engineers
ENG EK 102
Prereq: (ENG EK 127). Systems of linear algebraic equations and matrices. Vector spaces and linear transformations, determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, matrix inverses, L-U and L-D-U factorization, permutation matrices, diagonalization, and orthogonality. Numerical solutions and partitioned matrices. Examples are drawn from engineering applications using MATLAB. Cannot be taken in addition to CAS MA 142 or MA 242. 2 cr.
ENG EK 127
An introduction to engineering problem solving using a modern computational environment. Basic procedural programming concepts include input/output, branching, looping, functions, string manipulation, file input/output, and data structures such as arrays and structures. An introduction to basic linear algebra concepts such as matrix operations and solving sets of equations. Introduction to numerical methods, for example, least square solutions and their use for curve fitting. Symbolic mathematics, statistics, sorting, searching, indexing, anonymous functions, graphics primitives, and GUIs are introduced. Taught in a state-of-the-art computation lab using MATLAB. Labs immediately follow lectures Mon.-Thurs. beginning at 4 pm. The lab is open from 4-8 pm although most days only 1-2 hours in the lab will be required. 4 cr.
Engineering Mechanics I
ENG EK 301
Prereq: (CAS PY 211 & ENG EK 127). Coreq: (CAS MA 225). 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. (MET EK311 and EK312 fulfill this requirement; however, only 4 credits can be applied towards the graduation requirement.) 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. (MET EK 317 and EK 318 fulfill this requirement; however, only 4 credits can be applied toward the graduation requirement.) 4 cr.
ENG EK 409
Prereq: Sophomore standing or consent of instructor. Time, interest and principal relationships. Present worth analysis and incremental investment analysis of replacement alternatives for productive assets. Return on investment for selected business opportunities. Allocation of indirect costs and preparation of technical and cost proposals. Depreciation, corporate and personal income taxes. Optimization and cost analysis in engineering design. Small company startup and financial reports. Ethics in engineering. 4 cr.
Signals and Systems
ENG EC 401
Prereq: (CAS MA 226 & ENG EK 307). Cannot be taken for credit in addition to ENG BE 401. Continuous-time and discrete-time signals and systems. Convolution sum, convolution integral. Linearity, time-invariance, causality, and stability of systems. Frequency domain analysis of signals and systems. Filtering, sampling, and modulation. Laplace transform, z-transform, pole-zero plots. Linear feedback systems. Includes lab. 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). Electric and magnetic fields. 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 EC 456 can be taken at the same time. Includes lab. 4 cr.
Electromagnetic Systems II
ENG EC 456
Prereq: (CAS PY 212 & CAS MA 226). Electric field, energy, and force. Dielectric materials. Steady electric currents. Magnetic field, energy, and force. Magnetic materials. Applications of electrostatics, magnetostatics, and electrodynamics. Time carrying fields and Maxwell's equations. Electromagnetic waves in dielectric and conducting materials. Numerical methods in electromagnetic fields and waves. ENG EC 455 and EC 456 can be taken at the same time. 4 cr.
Microelectronic Device Manufacturing
ENG EC 579
Prereq: Graduate standing plus an undergraduate course in semiconductors at the level of ENGEC410, ENGEC471, CASPY313, or CASPY354, 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. Future directions and connections to novel devices, MEMS, photonics, and nanoscale structures will be discussed. Emphasis will be on "designing for manufacturability." The overall integration with methods and tools employed by device and circuit designers will be covered. Same as ENG ME 579. Students may not receive credit for both. 4 cr.
Engineering Mechanics II
ENG ME 302
Prereq: (ENG EK 301). Fundamentals of engineering dynamics. Kinetics of rigid bodies in two and three dimensions. Impulsive motion, impact, energy, and momentum methods. Mechanical vibrations of linear single-degree-of-freedom systems. (Formerly ENG EK 302). 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. (Formerly ENG EK 304) 4 cr.
Computer-Aided Design and Manufacture
ENG ME 407
Prereq: (CAS MA 226) and junior or senior standing or consent of instructor. Manufacturability of high-tech products has grown and excelled in the present digital era due to enormous advances in computation, communication, control, and software. Computer-integrated design and manufacturing (CIM) concepts are first introduced, followed by a heavy emphasis on computer-aided design (CAD), manufacturing (CAM), and engineering (CAE) tools. Topics include geometrical tolerancing and specification, transformation and manipulation of objects, description of curves and surfaces, solid modeling, tooling and fixturing, computer numerical control (CNC) of machine tools, rapid prototyping technologies, optimization of designs, introduction of finite element methods (FEM) and application to stress/strain, deformations, and thermal engineering problems, and testing of parts while incorporating CAD/CAE methods. Projects are selected from a variety of engineering areas. The course includes a lab with extensive use of Pro/Engineer and SolidWorks, plus exposure to COSMOSWorks and COMSOL. (Formerly ENG EK 406) 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 analysis 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. (Formerly ENG MN 505). 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. Future directions and connections to novel devices, MEMS, photonics, and nanoscale structures are discussed. Emphasis is on "designing for manufacturability." The overall integration with methods and tools employed by device and circuit designers is covered. Same as ENG EC 579; students may not receive credit for both. (Formerly ENG MN 579). 4 cr.