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  • *** Fall 2017 semester starts September 04, 2017 and ends December 21, 2017
SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING COURSES LISTING - UNDERGRADUATE
ECVL 268 | MECHANICS OF MATERIALS W/LAB (3-3-4)
Prerequisite: ENGG 270 | F, S
Analysis of stresses and strains in two and three dimensions. Stress transformation and Mohr’s circle. Torsion of circular sections, bending of beams, shear flow, and buckling of axially loaded members.
 
ECVL 305 | GEOMATICS W/LAB (3-2-3)
Prerequisites: ENGG 200, ENGG 210, ENGG 222 | F, S
Spatial data collection methods including surveying, leveling, and traversing. Adjustment, error correction, and total station measurements. Geometric design of roadways and highways, and cut and fill sections. Lab and field work.
 
ECVL 310 | ENGINEERED MATERIALS W/LAB (3-3-4)
Prerequisites: CHEM 201, ECVL 268, ENGG 200 | F, S
Physico-chemical properties of construction materials. Atomic structure and phase diagrams. Corrosion and chemical degradation. Material hardness, durability, fracture, ductility, and strengthening mechanisms. Engineering shop experience.
 
ECVL 330 | FLUID MECHANICS W/LAB (3-2-3)
Prerequisites: ENGG 275, MATH 240 | F, S
Mechanics of fluids with emphasis on control volume analysis of flowing fluids using kinematics, continuity, energy, and momentum principles. Introduction to open channel flow and applications to real fluids.
 
ECVL 340 | ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING W/LAB (3-2-3)
Prerequisites: BIOL 201, CHEM 201, ENGG 200 | S, SI
Environmental engineering issues associated with water, air, and land pollution. Risk assessment, groundwater contamination, environmental chemistry, global climate change, and sustainable technologies.
 
ECVL 350 | TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING W/LAB (3-2-3)
Prerequisite: ECVL 305 | S, SI
Introduction to geometric design of roadway alignments and cross sections. Parking studies and parking design. Design of flexible and rigid pavement. Introduction to traffic operations, roadway safety, and transportation planning.
 
ECVL 360 | STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS I (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: ECVL 268, MATH 230 | F, S
Determination of internal forces and deflections in statically determinate trusses, beams and frames. Introduction to analysis of statically indeterminate structures. Compatibility equations, three-moment equation, and moment distribution.
 
ECVL 368 | REINFORCED CONCRETE DESIGN I (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: ECVL 310, ECVL 360, ENGG 255 | F, S
Methodologies and codes for design of reinforced concrete elements. Design of members for flexure, shear, and bond development. Detailing of continuous beams, one-way slabs, short columns, and footings. Design project.
 
ECVL 370 | GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING I W/LAB (3-3-4)
Prerequisites: ECVL 310, ECVL 330 | F, S
Introduction to engineering classification, mechanical behavior, and compaction of soils. Effective stresses and seepage. Spatial stress distribution and consolidation. Introduction to shear strength, foundation design, and site exploration.
 
ECVL 380-389 | LABORATORY TOPICS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING (0-3-1)
Prerequisite: approval of the Dean | Upon demand
Laboratory topics of interest to students and faculty which are not available in the existing Civil Engineering curriculum can be offered through this course. Prior approval of the course material and syllabus by the Dean is required.
 
ECVL 399 | FIELD EXPERIENCE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING (1-8-2)
Prerequisites: ECVL 350, ECVL 360, ECVL 370, PSPK 101 | SI
Practical field experience, involving work on real civil engineering projects. Technical work under the supervision of a civil engineer, with emphasis on design and construction. Development and implementation of teamwork and project management skills. Professional and ethical issues in the engineering workplace.
 
ECVL 420 | CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: ECVL 399 | F
Fundamental concepts in planning, design, and construction of civil engineering projects. Introduction to project scheduling, cost estimating, controls, procurement, construction productivity, value engineering, and quality assurance.
 
ECVL 422 | INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: ECVL 420 | S
Design of integrated systems for management of civil infrastructure. Life-cycle cost analysis, service life prediction, deterioration modeling, optimization and resource allocation, and data modeling. Role of critical infrastructure in society. Design project.
 
ECVL 430 | HYDROLOGY (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: ECVL 330, ENGG 200 | Upon demand
Introduction to surface and groundwater hydrology. Global circulation and the hydrologic cycle. Precipitation, infiltration, evaporation, and runoff analysis. Stream networks, river flow, and reservoir routing.
 
ECVL 433 | HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: ECVL 330 | S
Applications of fluid mechanics to engineered and natural hydraulic systems. Open channel flow, fluid drag, pipe networks, design of hydraulic structures, and environmental hydraulics. Computational methods in hydraulics. Design project.
 
ECVL 440 | SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING DESIGN (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: ECVL 340 | F
Implications of sustainability for engineering design and practice. LEED, life cycle analysis, and environmental impact assessment. Models, software tools, and applications in water management, construction material selection, and energy use.
 
ECVL 444 | WATER AND WASTEWATER ENGINEERING (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: ECVL 330, ECVL 340 | F
Unit operations in water, wastewater, and groundwater treatment. Design of water and wastewater treatment operations and processes using bench-scale experiments and software.
Preliminary cost estimates. Design project.
 
ECVL 451 | PAVEMENT ENGINEERING (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: ECVL 350, ECVL 370 | S (even years)
Analysis and design of flexible and rigid pavements for highways and airfields. Advanced technologies and materials for pavements. Performance evaluation and rehabilitation of distressed pavement.
 
ECVL 455 | TRAFFIC ENGINEERING (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: ECVL 350 | F
Human, vehicular and roadway characteristics. Speed and traffic volume studies. Traffic flow
fundamentals, shockwaves and queuing theories. Traffic control principles. Traffic operations and capacity, and level of service. Design Project.
 
ECVL 458 | TRANSPORTATION PLANNING (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: ECVL 350 | S (even years)
Transportation planning procedures and processes. Traffic forecast using the traditional four-step models of trip generation, trip distribution, modal split, and route assignment. Traffic impact studies of new urban developments.
 
ECVL 460 | STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS II (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: ECVL 360 | S (even years)
Analysis of structures using matrix methods. Flexibility and stiffness techniques. Influence lines, moving loads, and approximate methods of analysis. Introduction to the finite element method.
 
ECVL 462 | STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: ECVL 360, ENGG 275 | S (odd years)
Response of single and multiple DOF systems to dynamic excitation under free and forced vibration. Frequency response analysis and response spectra of linear systems. Introduction to
earthquake engineering.
 
ECVL 464 | BRIDGE ENGINEERING (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: ECVL 368 | S (even years)
Design, inspection, and repair methodologies for bridges in emerging and mature infrastructures. Structural systems for short-, moderate- and long-span crossings. Design procedures for steel, concrete, and composite elements. Design project.
 
ECVL 466 | STRUCTURAL STEEL DESIGN (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: ECVL 310, ECVL 360 | F
Behavior of structural steel in tension and compression. Design methods for tension and compression members and beams. Design and analysis of welded and bolted connections. Design project.
 
ECVL 468 | REINFORCED CONCRETE DESIGN II (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: ECVL 368 | S (odd years)
Short columns under biaxial bending, slender columns, and torsion in beams. Direct design and equivalent frame method for two-way slabs, and flat slabs. Design of prestressed concrete for flexure and shear, and loss of prestress.
 
ECVL 470 | GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING II (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: ECVL 370 | F, S
Design and analysis of geotechnical structures, including shallow and deep foundations, and earth retaining structures. Analysis and remediation of slope instability. Ground improvement techniques. Design Project.
 
ECVL 475 | FOUNDATION DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: ECVL 470 | Upon demand
Design of shallow and deep foundations using settlement-based criteria and LRFD. Design and construction of shoring, cofferdams and dewatering methods for site excavations. Site investigation, assessment of in-situ soil properties, and evaluation of recommendations for foundation engineering reports.
 
ECVL 480-489 | SPECIAL TOPICS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: approval of the Dean | Upon demand
Topics of interest to students and faculty which are not available in the existing Civil Engineering curriculum can be offered through this course. Prior approval of the course material and syllabus by the Dean is required.
 
ECVL 499 | CIVIL ENGINEERING DESIGN PROJECT (3-3-4)
Prerequisite: ECVL 399, Corequisites: ECVL 420, ECVL 470 | F, S
Interdisciplinary course covering a broad range of civil engineering topics. Integrated team design project involving structural and geotechnical design, transportation planning, environmental assessment, construction management, cost estimates, plans and specifications.
 
EECE 200 | LINEAR CIRCUIT ANALYSIS I W/LAB (3-3-4)
Prerequisite: PHYS 202, Corequisite: MATH 231 (students will not receive credit for both EECE 200 and EECE 201) | F, S
Physical principles underlying circuit model elements. Basic circuit elements, resistance, inductance, and capacitance. Independent and controlled sources and OpAmps. Analysis of steady-state and transient responses. First and second-order circuits.
 
EECE 201 | ELECTRIC CIRCUIT THEORY (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: MATH 231, PHYS 202 (students will not receive credit for both EECE 200 and EECE 201) | F, S
Fundamentals of electric circuit theory for first- and second-order linear circuits. Conceptual and working understanding of basic circuit elements, resistance, inductance, and capacitance. Independent and controlled power sources and operational amplifiers. Introduction to analysis of steady-state and transient responses of first-order circuits.
 
EECE 205 | LINEAR CIRCUIT ANALYSIS II W/LAB (3-3-4)
Prerequisites: EECE 200, MATH 231 | S, SI
Analysis of sinusoidal steady-state systems. Frequency response and Bode plots. Circuit analysis
using mathematical transforms, convolution integrals, state variable methods, and transfer functions. Simulation software applications.
 
EECE 240 | DIGITAL SYSTEM DESIGN W/LAB (3-3-4)
Prerequisites: EECE 200 | S, SI
Introduction to digital logic design. Boolean algebra and switching theory, logic minimization and K-maps, combinational design, programmable logic, state elements, synchronous sequential design, and basic memory structure.
 
EECE 250 | INTERMEDIATE PROGRAMMING (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: ENGG 140 | F, S
Object-oriented programming for advanced problem solving. Abstract classes, inheritance, and polymorphism. Advanced flow control instructions, abstract data types, I/O streams, and memory management. Elementary data structures.
 
EECE 300 | MICROELECTRONIC DEVICES AND CIRCUITS I, W/LAB (3-2-3)
Prerequisites: CHEM 201, EECE 205 | F
Conceptual and functional description of the characteristics of microelectronic devices, semiconductors, PN junctions, diode circuits, BJT and FET’s. Load-line analysis, biasing and
small analysis, digital logic circuits. Design Project.
 
EECE 305 | MICROELECTRONIC DEVICES AND CIRCUITS II (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: EECE 300 | S
Analysis and design of electronic circuits and systems. Single-stage and multistage amplifiers, frequency response, feedback amplifiers, power amplifiers, oscillators, memory and data converter circuits. Advanced digital technologies.
 
EECE 310 | APPLIED ELECTROMAGNETICS I (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: EECE 205, MATH 240 | F
Vector analysis. Coulomb’s law and the static electric field. Electric flux and Gauss’ law. Electrostatic work, energy, and potential. Capacitance and dielectric materials. Current and conductors. Laplace’s equation. Ampere’s law and the static magnetic field. Magnetic materials and properties. Faraday’s law and induction.
 
EECE 315 | APPLIED ELECTROMAGNETICS II W/LAB (3-2-3)
Prerequisites: EECE 310, ENGG 255 | S
Time-varying fields and Maxwell’s equations. Electromagnetic waves and propagation. Reflection and transmission of plane waves. Theory and applications of transmission lines. The Smith chart. Impedance matching and transmission line circuits. Introduction to waveguides.
 
EECE 320 | SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS W/LAB (3-2-3)
Prerequisites: EECE 205, ENGG 222 | F, S
Introduction to signals and systems, including time and frequency-domain representations of signals and linear time-invariant systems. Laplace transform and z-transform. Applications in analog and digital filters, communication systems and linear feedback systems.
 
EECE 323 | FUNDAMENTALS OF DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: EECE 320 | S
Fundamental concepts and techniques for digital signal processing. Fourier transform, DFS, DFT and FFT. Analysis of linear time-invariant systems. Structures for discrete-time systems. Digital filter design.
 
EECE 326 | COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS I W/LAB (3-2-3)
Prerequisites: EECE 320, ENGG 300 | S
Random processes. Analysis of amplitude and frequency modulations. Sampling, quantization and pulse amplitude modulation, Frequency and time division multiplexing, Baseband pulse transmission and the effects of noise and inter-symbol interference.
 
EECE 330 | ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEMS W/LAB (3-2-3)
Prerequisites: EECE 205, ENGG 222 | S
Balanced three phase real and reactive power. Power factor and power factor correction. System model and per unit analysis. Transmission line parameters and performance. Power flow and usage for system planning and design.
 
EECE 340 | INTRODUCTION TO MICROPROCESSORS W/LAB (3-2-3)
Prerequisites: EECE 240, EECE 250 | F, S
Introduction to architecture, operation, and application of microprocessors. Assembly programming language, address decoding, and system timing. Parallel, serial, and analog I/O, interrupts and direct memory access. Interfacing to static and dynamic RAM.
 
EECE 345 | COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: EECE 340 | S
Instruction set architecture (ISA) design and analysis. High-level languages, compilers, and ISA
interaction. Simple and pipelined datapath/control path processor design. Memory hierarchy and caches. Performance evaluation and analysis.
 
EECE 350 | DATA STRUCTURES AND ALGORITHMS (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: EECE 250, MATH 250 | F
Abstract data types and data representation in static and dynamic collections: queues, sets, lists, trees and graphs. Storage allocation and collection techniques. Basic algorithms for manipulation and characterization of stored data. Performance characterization and evaluation.
 
EECE 355 | SOFTWARE ENGINEERING (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: EECE 250, ENGG 255 | S
Modern software engineering methods and principles that enable development of quality software. Use of UML to model computer software components, pathways, and processes. Overview and analysis of the software life cycle from planning to production.
 
EECE 360 | COMPUTER NETWORKS (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: ENGG 200 or ENGG 300 | S
OSI model and its instantiation in TCP/IP, with emphasis on the value of standards. Overview of the seven layers, focusing on Transport, Network, and Physical layers. Routing and switching, IP addressing, and wired and wireless Ethernet.
 
EECE 380-389 | LABORATORY TOPICS IN ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING (0-3-1)
Prerequisite: approval of the Dean | Upon demand
Laboratory topics of interest to students and faculty which are not available in the existing Computer or Electrical Engineering curricula will be offered through this course. Prior approval of the course material and syllabus by the Dean is required.
 
EECE 398 | FIELD EXPERIENCE IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING (1-8-2)
Prerequisites: EECE 300, EECE 326, EECE 330, PSPK 101 | SI
Practical field experience, involving work on real electrical engineering projects. Technical work under the supervision of an electrical engineer. Development and implementation of teamwork and project management skills. Professional and ethical issues in the engineering workplace.
 
EECE 399 | FIELD EXPERIENCE IN COMPUTER ENGINEERING (1-8-2)
Prerequisites: EECE 340, EECE 350, EECE 360, PSPK 101 | SI
Practical field experience, involving work on real computer engineering projects. Technical work under the supervision of a computer engineer. Development and implementation of teamwork and project management skills. Professional and ethical issues in the engineering workplace.
 
EECE 410 | ANTENNA THEORY (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: EECE 315 | F (odd years)
Antenna parameters such as radiation pattern, directivity and gain, polarization, input impedance, radiation efficiency. Wire, array, aperture, and microstrip antenna. Software based antenna design. Antenna measurements.
 
EECE 414 | OPTICAL FIBER COMMUNICATIONS (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: EECE 315 | S (even years)
Introduction to optical fibers, optical propagation, step index fibers, graded index fibers, absorption and dispersion in optical fibers, optical fiber cables and connectors, optical sources,
optical detectors, optical fiber systems.
 
EECE 416 | MICROWAVE ELECTRONICS (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: EECE 305, EECE 315 | S (odd years)
Scattering parameters, the ZY Smith chart, design of matching networks. Basic considerations in active networks, stability, gain and noise. Design of different types of amplifiers such as LNA, HGA, MGA. Software lab for designing amplifiers design.
 
EECE 426 | COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS II (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: EECE 326 | F
Geometric representation of signals and signal-space analysis. Digital modulation by phase shift keying, quadrature amplitude modulation, frequency shift keying and their individual variants. Spread spectrum modulation. Error correction coding.
 
EECE 428 | WIRELESS COMMUNICATION (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: EECE 326 | S
Radio wave propagation, paths loss models, Multipath fading in wireless channels. The cellular concept. Modulation techniques for wireless communication. Equalization, diversity and coding, and multiple access techniques in wireless networks.
 
EECE 430 | ENERGY ENGINEERING (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: EECE 330 | F
Introduction to electromechanical power conversion and transformers. Synchronous machines, asynchronous (induction) machines, and operating principles of AC and DC machinery. Introduction to alternative and renewable energy with emphasis on solar and wind energy.
 
EECE 433 | ELECTRIC DRIVES (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: EECE 330 | S
Basic AC and DC variable speed motor drives. Variable voltage and variable frequency drives for induction motors, including flux vector control. Fundamentals of power electronics for motor drives. Design of system interface, control, and commissioning.
 
EECE 435 | POWER SYSTEM PROTECTION AND RELAYING (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: EECE 330 | F
Electric system fault analysis, current calculation, fault protection, and device selection. Protection of transmission lines and buses, transformers, generators, synchronous machines, and induction motors. Computational methods for design of power systems protection.
 
EECE 440 | EMBEDDED SYSTEM DESIGN W/LAB (3-2-3)
Prerequisite: EECE 340 | F
Microcontroller structure, instruction set, and peripherals. Digital and analog I/O, interrupts, timers and event counters, and serial communication. Efficient microcontroller programming with assembly and C. Real-time kernels and scheduling techniques.
 
EECE 442 | SYNTHESIS WITH HDL (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: EECE 340 | Upon demand
Fundamental concepts, techniques, and tools for computer-aided design of digital systems. Modeling, simulation, and verification of digital systems using hardware descriptive languages at the register transfer level (RTL).
 
EECE 445 | ADVANCED COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: EECE 345 | Upon demand
Comprehensive coverage of the architecture and system issues that confront the design of high performance workstation/PC computer architectures. Quantitative evaluation of computer architectures.
 
EECE 448 | DIGITAL INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DESIGN (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: EECE 340 | Upon demand
VLSI design process in CMOS technology. Advanced CMOS transistor modeling. CMOS gates timing and power modeling. Interconnect modeling and analysis techniques. SPICE circuit simulation. Digital chip design and fabrication. Digital memory design.
 
EECE 450 | OPERATING SYSTEMS (3-2-3)
Prerequisites: EECE 345, EECE 350 | F
Fundamental concepts related to the design of operating systems: process and thread scheduling and synchronization; deadlock prevention; memory management; I/O management; file systems and storage management; and security.
 
EECE 452 | RELATIONAL DATABASES (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: EECE 350 | Upon demand
Database modeling and implementation. Relational data modeling and modeling tools: entity relationship, table normalization, and schema implementation. Structured Query Language. Storage allocation and management. Embedded database systems.
 
EECE 453 | ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: EECE 350 | Upon demand
Concepts and methods of Artificial Intelligence including intelligent agents, planning, learning, reasoning, perception, and game theory. First and second order logic, heuristic search, and symbolic search algorithms. Programming techniques for AI and machine learning. Applications in robotics and search algorithms.
 
EECE 455 | DIGITAL IMAGE PROCESSING (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: EECE 323 | Upon demand
Digital Imaging Fundamentals. Human visual perception and color. 2-D Fourier space, sampling, and reconstruction. Image enhancement in the spatial domain. Image enhancement in the frequency domain. Image restoration. Color image processing.
 
EECE 456 | ENTERPRISE AND DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: EECE 355 | Upon demand
Analysis and design of multi-tier enterprise systems. Development of web enabled user interfaces for communication with distributed components, execution of a particular functionality, and handling of multi-tier services. Open source technologies and their position and role in the industry.
 
EECE 457 | MOBILE APPLICATIONS (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: EECE 355, EECE 360 | F (odd years)
Introduction to mobile computing including the theory and paradigms of wireless networks and mobile device technology, architecture, and applications. Topics include mobile security, location-based services, synchronization, and development of thin-client applications.
 
EECE 458 | PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES CONCEPTS (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: EECE 350 | Upon demand
Programming language paradigms including logical, functional, and object oriented. Programming language design tradeoffs. Syntax and semantic structures, types, data and control abstractions, scope, type checking, parameter passing and concurrency. Computer laboratory sessions.
 
EECE 460 | ROUTING AND SWITCHING (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: EECE 360 | Upon demand
Advanced routing algorithms and switching techniques including classless routing, OSPF, EIGRP, switching configuration, spanning-tree protocol, and virtual LANs. Study of WAN connectivity topics including scaling IP addresses, point-to-point protocol, ISDN, and frame relay. Software simulation of networks.
 
EECE 462 | DATA AND NETWORK SECURITY (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: EECE 360, EECE 450 | Upon demand
Fundamentals of data security and security threats related to computer systems/networks and how to defend against them. Threats including denial of service, man-in-the-middle, SQL injection, and replay attacks. Security constructs, including access control, vulnerability assessments, security audits, and policies.
 
EECE 470 | SYSTEMS AND CONTROLS (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: EECE 300, EECE 320 | F
Mathematical models of systems. State-variable model. Performance and stability of feedback control systems. Root locus method. Frequency response methods. Design of feedback control
systems.
 
EECE 480-489 | SPECIAL TOPICS IN ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: approval of the Dean | Upon demand
Topics of interest to students and faculty which are not available in the existing Electrical and
Computer Engineering curricula will be offered through this course. Prior approval of the course material and syllabus by the Dean is required.
 
EECE 498 | ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN PROJECT (3-3-4)
Prerequisite: EECE 398, Corequisite: EECE 470 | F, S
Interdisciplinary course covering a broad range of electrical engineering topics. Integrated team design project involving design of a multi-component electrical system within realistic constraints, cost estimates, plans and specifications.
 
EECE 499 | COMPUTER ENGINEERING DESIGN PROJECT (3-3-4)
Prerequisite: EECE 399, Corequisites: EECE 440, EECE 450 | F, S
Interdisciplinary course covering a broad range of computer engineering topics. Integrated team design project involving software and hardware design within realistic constraints, cost estimates, plans and specifications.
 
EMEC 210 | STRUCTURE AND PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS W/LAB (3-3-4)
Prerequisites: CHEM 201, PHYS 202 | F, S
Physical properties of solid materials at the macroscopic and microscopic levels. Atomic bonding, crystal structure, chemical bonding, phase transformation, dislocation, and fracture. Engineering properties of metals, alloys, ceramics, polymers, and composite materials. Introduction to nanomaterials. Laboratory experiments.
 
EMEC 320 | SOLID MECHANICS I (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: EMEC 210, ENGG 275 | F, S
Analysis of stresses and strains in two and three dimensions. Principal stresses, maximum shear stress, Mohr circle, and stress transformation. Shear force and bending moment diagrams. Extension, torsional rotation, bending, and buckling of machine elements. Stresses and strains in
membranes, pressure vessels, and pipes.
 
EMEC 330 | FLUID DYNAMICS W/LAB (3-3-4)
Prerequisites: ENGG 275, MATH 240 | F, S
Review of fluid statics, barometry, and buoyancy. Dynamics of fluids with emphasis on control volume analysis of flowing fluids using kinematics, continuity, energy, and momentum principles. Local analysis using continuity and Navier-Stokes Equations. Viscous flow analysis, boundary layers, pipe flow, and drag. Dimensional analysis and similitude. Laboratory experiments.
 
EMEC 340 | THERMODYNAMICS (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: : ENGG 275 | F, S
First law of thermodynamics. Thermodynamic properties of pure substances, energy and mass conservation, and entropy. Second Law of thermodynamics, gas and vapor cycles, energy system analysis and power cycles. Principles of heating and refrigeration. Thermodynamics of reacting mixtures.
 
EMEC 345 | HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER W/LAB (3-2-3)
Prerequisites: EMEC 330, EMEC 340 | F, S
Transport and conservation of mass, momentum, and energy. Heat transfer by conduction, convection, and radiation. Mass transfer by convection and diffusion. Transport coefficients
and principles of heat and mass exchange. Steady state and transient conditions in mass and heat transfer. Laboratory experiments.
 
EMEC 350 | DESIGN OF MECHANICAL SYSTEMS W/LAB (3-2-3)
Prerequisites: EMEC 320, ENGG 255 | F, S
Design of machine elements, including springs, fasteners, shafts, gears, cams, and bearings. Mechanical power transmission. Static and cyclic failure mechanisms of machine components. Lubrication, friction, wear, and dimensional tolerances. Integration and assembly of machine elements. Laboratory design experience.
 
EMEC 360 | ELECTRONICS AND INSTRUMENTATION W/LAB (3-3-4)
Prerequisites: EECE 201, ENGG 200 | F, S
Analog and digital measurement, instrumentation, and data acquisition systems. Noise reduction and frequency domain techniques. Linear and nonlinear calibration of instruments, and error analysis. Applications including strain, displacement, velocity, acceleration, flow rate, pressure, and temperature. Lab experiments and documentation.
 
EMEC 365 | CONTROL SYSTEMS W/LAB (3-2-3)
Prerequisites: EMEC 360, ENGG 222 | F, S
Principles of system dynamics and feedback in open- and closed-loop systems. Sequencing control, linear feedback systems, non-linear systems, and discrete systems. System stability and closed-loop system analysis and design using proportional, integral, and derivative elements. Software-based simulation of system dynamics and control.
 
EMEC 380-389 | LABORATORY TOPICS IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (0-3-1)
Prerequisite: approval of the Dean | Upon Demand
Laboratory topics of interest to students and faculty which are not available in the existing Mechanical Engineering curriculum will be offered through this course. Prior approval of the course material and syllabus by the Dean is required.
 
EMEC 399 | FIELD EXPERIENCE IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (1-8-2)
Prerequisites: EMEC 345, EMEC 350, EMEC 360, PSPK 101 | SI
Practical field experience, involving work on real mechanical engineering projects. Technical work under the supervision of a mechanical engineer. Development and implementation of teamwork and project management skills. Professional and ethical issues in the engineering workplace.
 
EMEC 400 | COMPUTER-AIDED MECHANICAL DESIGN (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: EMEC 350 | F
Project-based implementation of CAD, CAE, and CAM systems for mechanical production. Geometric modeling, prototyping, and product development using software applications. Limitations on CAD and CAE systems, including economic constraints, safety, sustainability, and manufacturability.
 
EMEC 420 | SOLID MECHANICS II (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: EMEC 320 | S (odd years)
Mechanics of solid continua in two- and three-dimensions. Stress and strain invariants, theory of elasticity, non-linear elastic behavior, and constitutive equations. Inelastic response, including plasticity, creep, fatigue, and fracture. Introduction to the mechanics of discontinuous media and composite materials.
 
EMEC 433 | TURBOMACHINERY (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: EMEC 330, EMEC 340 | S
Principles of fluid dynamics and thermodynamics governing the performance and efficiency of combustion, steam, wind, and hydraulic turbomachinery. Rotor-fluid energy exchange, vortex flow, losses in nozzles and diffuser, and blade element performance. Design of centrifugal pumps, axial compressors multistage turbomachinery, and wind turbines.
 
EMEC 435 | ENGINEERING AERODYNAMICS (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: EMEC 330 | S (even years)
Principles of subsonic aerodynamics, including airfoils, force and moment coefficients, lift, and drag. Kelvin circulation theorem, thin airfoil theory, vortex panel method, and pressure integration. Design of wings, power and thrust, and lifting line theory. Aircraft design, control, stability, and flight takeoff and landing. Safety and reliability implications.
 
EMEC 438 | COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: ENGG 222, EMEC 330 | S (odd years)
Flow of compressible fluids and advanced dynamics of fluids. Numerical and computational modeling of fluid flow and fluid transport. Introduction to finite difference and finite element method solutions. Software implementation including mesh generation, selection of model parameters, solution techniques, and interpretation of results.
 
EMEC 440 | ENERGY SYSTEMS W/LAB (3-2-3)
Prerequisite: EMEC 345 | F
Principles of energy conversion. Performance of heat exchangers and efficiency of refrigerators, fans, motors, turbines, and compressors. Thermodynamics of combustion processes. Environmental, economic, and societal aspects of energy generation from fossil fuel, solar, wind, nuclear, and geothermal systems. Laboratory experiments.
 
EMEC 444 | DESIGN OF HVAC SYSTEMS (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: EMEC 345 | F
Design and analysis of vapor-compression and absorption refrigeration systems. Principles of thermal comfort, air conditioning, and dehumidification. Load estimates, delivery losses, air
distribution and ventilation control. Environmental regulations and implications of thermal insulation in terms of energy conservation.
 
EMEC 447 | INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: EMEC 440 | F
Operating principles and cycle analysis of ICE systems. Thermo-chemical reactions, air and fuel induction, ignition, and combustion. Emissions, exhaust, and pollution control. Heat transfer, engine dynamics, and energy efficiency. Friction, lubrication, and wear of engine components.
 
EMEC 452 | MECHANICAL VIBRATIONS (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: EMEC 365 | S (even years)
Response of undamped and damped SDOF to harmonic forced vibration. Fourier transform, convolution methods, frequency-domain analysis, and applications in random and transient vibration. System resonance, frequency response analysis, and response spectra. Eigenvalues and modes of vibration of multiple DOF systems.
 
EMEC 455 | MOTION SYSTEM DESIGN (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: EMEC 350, EMEC 365 | F
Design and modeling of electrohydraulic and electro-mechanical motion systems. Characteristics of hydraulic actuators, variable speed drives, and variable power systems. Motion and position sensors, including encoders, LVDTs, and accelerometers. Industrial PLC, servo systems, Nyquist stability, and digital control algorithms.
 
EMEC 460 | MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: EMEC 320 | F
Manufacturing processes for metals, polymers, powders, ceramics, and composites. Metal cutting, welding, casting, and forming. Rolling, drawing, and extrusion of metals and polymers. Mechanical and non-mechanical material removal technologies. Economic evaluations, process selection, quality assurance, and quality control of products.
 
EMEC 466 | DESIGN OF ROBOTIC SYSTEMS (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: EMEC 350, EMEC 365 | S
Design, modeling, and simulation of robotic and mechatronics systems. Kinematics and differential motion, precision, and payload. Mechanical design, actuators, sensors, control, and autonomous navigation. Implications of robotic system deployment in terms of safety, security, ethics, and economy.
 
EMEC 480-489 | SPECIAL TOPICS IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: approval of the Dean | Upon demand
Topics of interest to students and faculty which are not available in the existing Mechanical Engineering curriculum will be offered through this course. Prior approval of the course material and syllabus by the Dean is required.
 
EMEC 499 | MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN PROJECT (3-3-4)
Prerequisite: EMEC 399, Corequisites: EMEC 440, EMEC 460 | F, S
Interdisciplinary course covering a broad range of mechanical engineering topics. Integrated team project involving design and prototyping of a mechanical system or product within realistic constraints, including documentation of cost estimates, plans and specifications.
 
ENGG 140 | INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING (3-2-3)
Prerequisite: MATH 100 (Placement by Computer Proficiency Examination or COMP 101) | F, S, SI
Language-independent problem solving and computational thinking. Fundamentals of programming in common micro-computing languages. Program structure, procedural statements, input/output and file handling, and basic algorithms including sorting and searching.
 
ENGG 200 | ENGINEERING STATISTICS (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: MATH 220 | S, SI
Introduction to statistics and probability in engineering. Discrete and continuous distributions, sampling, and inference of mean and variance. Hypothesis testing, design of experiments and statistical quality control of engineering components and systems.
 
ENGG 210 | ENGINEERING GRAPHICS AND VISUALIZATION (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: ENGG 140 | F, S, SI
Principles of engineering drawing, geometric modeling, multi-view projections, and computer-aided graphics. Three-dimensional representation, geometric perspectives, and solid modeling. Applications in engineering design, including drafting standards, dimensioning, specifications, and tolerances.
 
ENGG 222 | NUMERICAL METHODS IN ENGINEERING W/LAB (3-2-3)
Prerequisites: ENGG 140, MATH 230, MATH 231 | F, S, SI
Formulation and software implementation of numerical solutions to engineering problems. Numerical differentiation and integration, curve fitting, and interpolation. Solutions and engineering applications of nonlinear equations, systems of equations, and initial and boundary-value problems.
 
ENGG 255 | ENGINEERING DESIGN AND ECONOMICS (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: BIOL 201, PHYS 202 | F, , S, SI
Principles of engineering design, including specifications, product synthesis, iterative analysis, prototyping, testing, and evaluation. Time value of money, equivalence, rate of return, and benefit-cost analysis. Engineering project management elements, approaches and processes including scheduling, WBS, estimating, and budgeting.
 
ENGG 270 | STATICS W/LAB (3-2-3)
Prerequisites: ENGG 210, MATH 220, PHYS 201 | F, S
Vector mechanics, forces, moments, and equivalent system of forces. Static equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies in two and three dimensions. Center of gravity, distributed forces, and internal forces. Analysis of simple systems including trusses, pulleys, and bars. Friction and moment of inertia.
 
ENGG 275 | DYNAMICS (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: ENGG 270, MATH 231 | S, SI
Review of particle dynamics, including energy and momentum. Kinematics of rigid bodies in two- and three-dimensional motion. Kinetics of rigid bodies, impulse and momentum in translational and rotational motion. Introduction to viscous and frictional damping. Free and forced vibration of SDOF systems.
 
ENGG 300 | PROBABILITY AND RANDOM VARIABLES (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: MATH 220 | F
Introduction to probability and statistics in engineering. Axioms of probability, conditional probability and Bayes theorem. Random variables and probability distributions. Central limit theorem. Multiple random variables and joint distributions.
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