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College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture

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Civil Engineering

CE 300 Engineering Economics

Course Cross-listed with AET 300
3 credits
The study of the time-money relationship; the evaluation of alternate engineering projects based on equivalent annual cash flow, rate of return, and present- worth criteria; incremental analysis in selection of alternate engineering projects; depreciation; critical path analysis; estimating; use of spreadsheets. Required of civil engineering students.
Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or permission of instructor.

5/23-6/2936611TR1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.UT 3033Jacobs

CE 600 Graduate Project in Civil Engineering

3–9 credits
Independent study of an appropriate civil engineering topic selected by the student in consultation with a faculty advisor. Requirements vary according to whether 3, 6, or 9 credits are selected. Independent study topics related to students’ employment activities may be proposed. The usual schedule is one semester for each 3-credit increment, but accelerated schedules are possible with advisor approval. A written paper and an oral presentation are required.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of at least 12 credits toward the M.Eng. degree in the civil engineering specialty and permission of faculty advisor.

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Architecture

AET 237 Architectural Design Vertical Studio I

4 credits
This design studio explores architectural processes, concepts, theories, analysis, and precedence for architecture students entering the second or third year. Using a series of design exercises, sketching, model building and visual representation, students explore architectural design and develop their individual design and presentation skills. This studio satisfies the requirements of AET 123 - Architectural Design I, AET 233 - Architectural Design II, or AET 244 - Architectural Design III through appropriate content and assignments specific to the level of each student.
Prerequisite(s): AET 110, AET 155, and AET 156; or permission of instructor. 
Laboratory fee.

5/22-6/2936550MTWR9:00 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.HJG W1014Staff

AET 257 Architectural Design Vertical Studio II

4 credits
This design studio explores the architectural process, concepts, theories, precedence and analysis for architecture students entering second or third year. Using a series of design exercises, sketching, model building and visual representation, students explore architectural design and develop their individual design and presentation skills. This studio satisfies the requirements for AET 233 Architectural Design II, AET 244 Architectural Design III, AET 352 Architectural Design IV, or AET 371 Architectural Design V through appropriate content and assignments specific to the level of each student.
Prerequisites: AET 110, AET 155, AET 156, AET 123 and specific prerequisites for these courses, or permission of instructor.
Laboratory fee.

7/5-8/1536894MTWR9:00 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.HJG W1014Staff

AET 300 Engineering Economics

Course Cross-listed with CE 300
3 credits
The study of the time-money relationship; the evaluation of alternate architectural/engineering projects based on equivalent annual cash flow, rate of return, and present-worth criteria; incremental analysis in selection of alternate architectural/engineering projects; depreciation; critical path analysis; estimating; use of spreadsheets.
Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or permission of instructor.

5/23-6/2938476TR1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.UT 3033Jacobs

AET 364 Strength of Materials and Design of Wood Structures

4 credits
This course is a continuation of AET 355 with the additional application of the design of wood structures. Discussed are stress-and-strain distributions over the critical cross-section of structural members subjected to axial forces, bending moments, and/or torsion. The stress-strain relationship for an axially loaded member is investigated experimentally and analytically. Interrelation between normal stress and shear stress is also analytically and graphically studied. Analysis of statically indeterminate structures using deformation compatibility is introduced. Shear and moment diagrams are reviewed in depth as a continuation from AET 355. Beam-deflection calculation methods are discussed, with emphasis on using the moment-area method. Use of computers through spreadsheet programming is required. Three lecture hours, three lab hours.
Prerequisite(s): AET 355, MTH 241, and PHY 120; or permission of instructor or chair.
Laboratory fee.

7/11-8/1738125MWR1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. HJG W101 4Adekunle

AET 471 Independent Study

4 credits
Theoretical research on a specific topic identified by the student and accepted by the department faculty and chair. Topics may include structural systems, mechanical systems, architectural design methodologies, a specific style of architecture, and other areas as applicable.
Prerequisite(s): AET 352.

5/23-6/2937243TBATBATBA4Fuller

AET 484 Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures for Engineering Technology

4 credits
Theory and applications of design concepts of reinforced concrete structures are studied. Flexural analysis and design of rectangular beams and T-beams, including serviceability requirements, are thoroughly studied. Behavior and design of one-way slabs are investigated and related to those of rectangular beams. Bond stresses, development lengths, and splicing requirements are also studied. Slenderness effects on the analysis and design of columns are investigated. Isolated spread footings as well as retaining walls are introduced. Laboratory includes design sessions as well as experiments. Three lecture hours, three lab hours.
Prerequisite(s): AET 364 , MTH 241, and PHY 120.
Laboratory fee.

5/22-7/1137588MTR5:45 p.m. - 9:20 p.m.HJG W1104Prusaczyk

Electrical and Computer Engineering

ECE 210 Introduction to Electrical Engineering

3 credits
The nature of resistance, inductance, and capacitance; Ohm’s and Kirchhoff’s laws; DC circuit analysis using nodal, mesh, and loop analysis; Thevenin’s and Norton’s theorems, and superposition; steady-state analysis of single-phase AC circuits; binary number system; Boolean algebra; and combinational logic circuits. analysis, design and minimization. No credit given to electrical or computer engineering students.
Prerequisite(s): ES 115, M 145, and PHY 113.

5/22-7/336452MW9:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.D 3223Abu-aisheh

ECE 213 Electric Circuit Analysis I for Engineering

3 credits
Introduction to DC circuit analysis; Ohm’s law; Thevenin, Norton, and superposition theorems; loop and nodal analysis; transient behavior of RC, RL, and RLC circuits; steady-state AC behavior of RLC circuits.
Prerequisites: ES 115, M 145, PHY 113, and M 242 (may be taken concurrently).

5/22-7/339165TR1:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.D 3243Salehi

ECE 214 Electric Circuit Analysis II

3 credits
Introduction to computer-based circuit analysis, AC nodal and mesh analysis, network theorems, filters, mutual inductance, multiphase circuits, transformers, two-port networks, Fourier series.
Prerequisites: ECE 213 (minimum grade of C–) and M 242.

7/10-8/1739217TR1:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.D 3243Kosa

ECE 215 Circuits Laboratory I

1 credit
An introduction to DC circuits laboratory. Experiments include Ohm’s law, Kirchhoff’s law, Thevenin’s and Norton’s theorems, transient behavior of RC circuits. An introduction to computer-aided circuit analysis and design.
Corequisite: Must be taken concurrently with ECE 213.
Laboratory fee.

5/22-7/339178MW4:00 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.D 3241Salehi

ECE 216 Circuits Laboratory II

1 credit
An introduction to AC circuits laboratory. Experiments include RC transient response, second-order circuits, active filters, and magnetic circuits. An introduction to computer-aided circuit analysis and design of AC circuits.
Corequisite(s): Must be taken concurrently with ECE 214.
Laboratory fee.

7/10-8/1739230MW1:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.D 3241Lauria

ECE 255 Fundamentals of Circuits and Electronics

4 credits
Theory, analysis, and application of basic DC circuits, AC circuits, Operational Amplifiers, Filters, and AC/DC motors. The course makes use of current software which is used to simulate and analyze circuits.
Prerequisite: M 242 (may be taken concurrently).

5/22-7/337281MW4:00 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.D 3254Lyman
5/23-6/2937282TR4:00 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.D 3250Lyman

ECE 341 Discrete and Continuous Systems

3 credits
Modeling and analysis of discrete and continuous linear systems; transfer function models; discrete and continuous signals; solutions of linear systems using classical, convolution, and Laplace/z-transform methods; Fourier series and Fourier transforms; spectral analysis of continuous, deterministic energy and power signals.
Prerequisite(s): 
ECE 214 (minimum grade of C–) and M 242.

5/22-7/339750TR1:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.D 3153Eppes

ECE 525 Fiber Optics Communications

3 credits
This is a graduate course that focuses on fiber optic link analysis and design. It covers properties of light, light propagation in optical fibers, optical sources and transmitters, laser and LEDs, detectors/receivers, signal degradation in optical fibers, and fiber optic passive components. Students gain a basic understanding of optics and fiber optics, the concept of signal degradation in fiber, the working theory of sources and detectors, and fiber optic communication system design.

Prerequisite(s): Graduate or senior standing. 

 
5/22-7/339087MW1:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.Dana 3223Abu-aisheh

ECE 671 Transformers—Theory and Practice

3 credits
The transformer as an electrical device— its uses and applications; winding insulation; magnetic circuit; losses; mechanical forces and strengths; transformer temperature; loading, rating, and life; maintenance, protection, and detection of faults; transformer connections; transformer testing; design and application; shipping considerations.
Prerequisite(s): ECE 572 and permission of instructor.
Laboratory fee.

5/22-7/1739412TBATBATBA3Shertukde

Electronics

ECT 121 AC Electrical Fundamentals for Engineering Technology

4 credits
This course focuses on the study of electrical components and circuits with alternating current applied. Topics include the sinusoidal waveform, phasors, impedance and admittance, capacitors and inductors in AC circuits, and transformers. Additional material includes series and parallel RC, RL, and RLC circuits and resonance, AC circuit theorems and analyses, and time response of reactive circuits. Laboratory experience includes sine wave and pulse measurements, investigations of AC component and circuit behavior, series/parallel circuits and resonance, and circuit theorems for AC circuits. Three lecture hours, three lab hours.
Prerequisite(s): ECT 111 or ECT 245 (minimum grade of C–).
Laboratory fee.

5/22-7/339191MW1:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.D 3254Bravo
5/22-7/339204TR1:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.D 3250Bravo

ECT 241 Analog Devices and Circuits for Engineering Technology

4 credits
This course focuses on solid-state device applications, amplifier models and performance parameters, and basic and special purpose operational amplifier circuits. Additional topics include thyristor circuits, waveform generators, and active filters. Lab experience includes silicon-controlled rectifier and unijunction transistor characterization, basic and special purpose op-amp circuits, active filter performance evaluation, RC oscillators, and voltage regulators. Three lecture hours, three lab hours.
Prerequisite(s): ECT 231 (minimum grade of C–) and MTH 122.
Laboratory fee.

7/10-8/1739243MW1:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.D 3254Kosa
7/10-8/1739256TR1:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.D 3250Kosa

Mechanical Engineering

ME 236 Thermodynamics I

3 credits
Theoretical and applied classical engineering thermodynamics of nonreacting substances; the first and second laws; the properties of ideal and real substances; gas mixtures; the behavior of closed and open systems for reversible and irreversible processes; thermodynamic cycles.
Prerequisite(s): M 145 and PHY 113.

5/22-7/335514MTWR4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.UT 3033Wright

ME 341 Heat Transfer

3 credits
Turbulent flow and turbulent flow heat transfer, free convection, boiling and condensation, conduction heat transfer, radiation heat transfer, mass transfer, unsteady heat transfer, heat exchange design.
Prerequisite(s): ME 340 (minimum grade of C–) and M 242.

5/22-7/336527MTWR2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.UT 3043Wright

ME 350 Vibrations I with Applications

3 credits
The analysis and design of one- and two-degrees-of-freedom vibrating systems, both free and excited by transient and steady-state forces; introduction to multi-degree- of-freedom systems analysis techniques; vibration control as a design criterion for quality and reliability. Laboratory/demonstration included.
Prerequisite(s): ES 212 , ES 211 (minimum grade of C– in each); and M 242.
Laboratory fee.

7/10-8/1738658MTWR5:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.UT 3063Orelup

ME 376 Computer-Aided Design and Analysis

3 credits
Introduction to Computer-Aided Design, three-dimensional (3D) solid modeling, 3D creation of parts and assembly, modeling of mechanical and electromechanical systems, parametric modeling, and simulation of modeled systems. Laboratory based instruction with extensive use of 3D solid modeling software such as SolidWorks or equivalent. Introduction to finite-element analysis concepts and exposure to software such as Ansys or equivalent. Prerequisite(s): ES 220. Corequisite(s): ME 350 or ME 370.
Laboratory fee.

5/22-7/17 38541MTWR 5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.D 420 3Obst

ME 513 Applied Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

3 credits
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/International Standards Organization (ISO) standards. Tolerances, limits and fits. Concepts of boundary, datum, dimension, feature, material condition modifiers, ASME Y14.5M mathematical definition of dimensioning and tolerancing principle. Application of circularity, cylindricity, parallelism, angularity and perpendicularity; measurement and quantification. Functional gages.
Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or permission of the instructor
Laboratory fee.

7/11-8/1737280TR4:15 p.m. - 7:05 p.m.D 1023Ghosh

ME 514 Principles of Dimensional Metrology

3 credits
Principles, techniques, and devices used within dimensional metrology. Primary and Secondary Standards. Length, angle and surface measurements. Direct measurement and measurements by comparison. High Amplification Comparators. 2 D optical and other visual gauges, Noncontact and NDT methods in dimensional and flaw detection, measurement control plans and inspection by sampling. Statistical methods in measurements.
Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or permission of the instructor.

5/23-7/1337154TR5:05 p.m. - 8:20 p.m. D 102 3Sahay

ME 615 Graduate Thesis in Engineering

3–9 credits
Research of an appropriate engineering topic selected by the student and faculty advisor. Six credit hours are required.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of at least 12 credits toward the Master of Science degree in Engineering and permission of faculty advisor.
Laboratory fee. 

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5/22-7/338528TBATBATBA3-9Milanovic

Non-Departmental

ES 110 Statics

3 credits
Introduction to engineering mechanics via vector approach to static forces and their resolution.
Prerequisite(s): PHY 112 and M 145 (may be taken concurrently), or permission of instructor.

5/23-6/2936526TR5:15 p.m. - 8:05 p.m.UT 3163Jamalipour

ES 115 Engineering Computer Applications

3 credits
The formulation and solution of engineering problems using a computer. The development of structured programs to solve engineering problems using a compiled language. The use of mathematical computer packages to solve engineering problems. Required of all first-year engineering students.
Laboratory fee.

5/23-6/2935822TR4:15 p.m. - 7:05 p.m.D 3203Sohn

ES 211 Dynamics

3 credits
Engineering applications of Newtonian mechanics to dynamic forces; translational motion, rotational motion, work, impulse, and momentum, Required of all engineering students.
Prerequisite(s): ES 110 (minimum grade of C–) and M 145.

5/23-6/2937180TR4:30 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.UT 3033Allam

ES 212 Mechanics of Materials

3 credits
Basic principles of mechanics and calculus applied to stresses and strains in deformable +solids; axial, flexural, torsional, and shear stresses; Mohr’s circle; moment diagrams; beams; columns; and pressure vessels. Required for civil and mechanical engineering students.
Prerequisite(s): ES 110 (minimum grade of C–) and M 145.

5/23-6/2937285TR2:00 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.UT 3093Keshawarz

ES 300 Engineering Internships

1-3 credits
In-depth study of the design process to include problem solving methodologies, evaluation of alternate solutions, economic analysis, ethical constraints, group dynamics, and presentation techniques. Students undertake design projects specifically chosen to meet the objectives of this course. Formal written reports and oral presentations are required. Required of all sophomore engineering students.
Prerequisite(s): ES 143 and sophomore standing.
Laboratory fee.

5/22-7/337056TBATBATBA1-3Pines

ES 342 Engineering Practice

1 credit
A study of the engineering process from conceptual design to the release to manufacturing/construction. Topics include feasibility studies, financial viability, environmental impact, societal concerns, licensing, and satisfying regulators. Multidisci pline teams of students will perform projects requiring oral and written presentations. Required of junior students majoring in civil, electrical, or mechanical engineering. Must be taken concurrently with CE 312 or ECE 382 or ME 470, or permission of instructor.

5/22-7/337101MW12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.UT 3041Alnajjar
5/22-7/337166MW1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.UT 1021Alnajjar

ES 493 Engineering Research

1–6 credit(s)
A senior engineering elective to permit qualified honor students to pursue investigative projects of a professional nature; the report may constitute an undergraduate thesis.
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance of a project proposal by a faculty member.

5/22-7/336678TBATBATBA1-6Pines

ES 494 Engineering Research

1–6 credit(s)
A senior engineering elective to permit qualified honor students to pursue investigative projects of a professional nature; the report may constitute an undergraduate thesis.
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance of a project proposal by a faculty member.

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Engineering Technology

ET 180 Independent Studies

1–4 credit(s)
An independent study may be elected when a field of interest to the student is not covered in the curriculum, or when departure from the traditional arrangement of classroom and course structure seems appropriate. The topic varies from semester to semester in accordance with the needs of the student. The contents of this course are to be determined under the close supervision of a faculty member with the approval of the department chair.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor and chair of department in which student is matriculated.

5/22-7/336310TBATBATBA2Staff

ET 280 Independent Studies

1–4 credit(s)
An independent study may be elected when a field of interest to the student is not covered in the curriculum, or when departure from the traditional arrangement of classroom and course structure seems appropriate. The topic varies from semester to semester in accordance with the needs of the student. The contents of this course are to be determined under the close supervision of a faculty member with the approval of the department chair.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor and chair of department in which student is matriculated.

5/22-7/336311TBATBATBA1-4Staff

ET 400 Engineering Technology Internships

1–3 credit(s)
Work experience in an engineering technology industry/business setting under the supervision of the director of CETA internship programs and the academic advisor. Objectives and evaluation criteria set by a learning contract with the Office of Experiential Education and Student Employment in the Career Center are required. A maximum of 6 credits may be taken as an internship. The number of these credits that may be used as a professional or unrestricted elective, but not as a technical specialty, is to be decided by the academic advisor. Grading is Pass/No Pass.
Prerequisite(s): Junior standing, except by agreement with the academic advisor, and a minimum of 2.5 GPA.

5/22-7/338034TBATBATBA1-3Staff

ET 480 Independent Studies

1–4 credit(s)
An independent study may be elected when a field of interest to the student is not covered in the curriculum, or when departure from the traditional arrangement of classroom and course structure seems appropriate. The topic varies from semester to semester in accordance with the needs of the student. The contents of this course are to be determined under the close supervision of a faculty member with the approval of the department chair.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor and chair of department in which student is matriculated.

5/22-7/336312TBATBATBA1-4Staff

MTH 122 Precalulus for Techns.

3 credits
A continuation of MTH 112 , including graphic and algebraic solutions of equations, exponents and radicals, vectors and oblique triangles, complex numbers, trigonometric identities, and an introduction to analytical geometry.
Prerequisite(s): MTH 112 (minimum grade of C–) or permission of instructor.

5/22-7/337162TBATBATBA3Staff

MTH 241 Calculus II for Engineering Technology

3 credits
An introduction to integral calculus, including integrals of rational, trigonometric, logarithmic, and exponential functions, with technical applications; and an introduction to differential equations.
Prerequisite(s): MTH 232 (minimum grade of C–) or permission of instructor.

5/22-7/336701TBATBATBA3Staff

TC 481 Technical Communications III: Advanced Technical Communication

3 credits
Application of skills learned in previous technical communication courses, with emphasis on practical writing and speaking. Students prepare informal and formal documents, including instructions, proposals, progress reports, and letters. Individual and group oral presentations, as well as group project and ongoing discussion of technology, society, and associated ethical considerations, are required.
Prerequisite(s): TC 241 (minimum grade of C–) and senior status, or permission of instructor.

5/22-7/337152TR5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.UT 3083McCleary