Engineering

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

EGSC 110 : Introduction to Engineering Science I

Introduction to engineering fundamentals and preparation for success through integration of problem solving and engineering design, ethical decision-making, teamwork, and communicating to diverse audiences. Students will engineering design, ethical decision-making, teamwork, and communicating to diverse audiences. Students will be introduced to the different types of engineering, including aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, and mechanical engineering. Pre-or corequisite: MATH 121. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours. Four semester hours.

Semester Hours

4

EGSC 120 : Introduction to Engineering Science II

Further development of the concepts and skills of engineering focusing on problem identification, solution ideation, design, prototyping, data collection and analysis, mathematical modeling, cost and safety analysis, solution evaluation, team-work, project management, and communication. Several diverse and extended projects introduce students to current topics in engineering. Prerequisite: EGSC 110. Pre- or corequisite MATH 123. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours. Four semester hours.

Semester Hours

4

EGSC 300 : Genetic Engineering - Genetics

Hereditary, cytogenetics, population dynamics DNA structure and function. This course incorporates lab techniques necessary for genetic engineering and DNA analysis, as well as a consideration of the social and ethical implications of genetic engineering. Prerequisites: C or better in Biology 117, sophomore status, or permission of instructor. Three lecture hours and four laboratory hours. Four semester hours.

Semester Hours

4

Prerequisites

EGSC 310 : Fundamental of Engineering Project Management

This course provides engineering students with a comprehensive understanding of how to plan, optimize, and efficiently manage projects (or tasks) to implement products, services or developments. This includes building the structure, processes, components and linkages with a team for successful project delivery within schedule, budget and quality requirements. 

Semester Hours

3

Prerequisites

EGSC 320 : Materials Science

The structure, bonding, and atomic arrangements in materials leading to their properties and applications. Prerequisites: EGSC 120 and CHEM 112. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours. Four semester hours.

Semester Hours

4

EGSC 321 : Engineering Mechanics

Fundamentals of statics. Kinematics and equations of motion of a particle for rectilinear and curvilinear motion. Kinetics for planar motion of rigid bodies, including equations of motion and principles of energy and momentum. Prerequisites: EGSC 120, PHYS 202, and PHYS 355 or MATH 353. Three semester hours.

Semester Hours

3

EGSC 340 : Materials Chemsitry

An introduction to the fundamental physical and chemical principles underlying materials properties. Beginning from basic quantum chemistry, students will learn how the electronic configuration of molecules and solids impacts their structure, stability/reactivity, and spectra. Topics for the course include molecular symmetry, molecular orbital theory, solid-state chemistry, coordination compounds, and nanomaterials chemistry. 

Semester Hours

3

Prerequisites

EGSC 361 : Electronics Instrumentation

Study of circuits used in scientific instrumentation; emphasis on electrical measurements, analog circuits and digital systems; design of control and measurement systems. Prerequisites: EGSC 120, PHYS 202, and MATH 151, or departmental permission. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours. Four semester hours.

Semester Hours

4

EGSC 430 : Engineering Thermodynamics

Topics include properties of a simple pure compressible substance, equations of state, the first law of thermodynamics, internal energy, specific heats, enthalpy, and the application of the first law to a system or a control volume. The study of the second law of thermodynamics is also discussed leading to the discovery of entropy as a property and its ramifications. Thermodynamic principles will be applied to modern engineering systems. Prerequisites: EGSC 120 and CHEM 312. Three semester hours.

Semester Hours

3

EGSC 441 : Genetic Engineering - Cellular and Molecular Biology

Introduction to current concepts and experiments in gene manipulation and molecular techniques to understand genomics, gene expression and control of cells. Cellular energetics, transmembrane transport, intra-and intercellular communication, and cell cycle control and cell death. This course incorporates synthetic biology approaches, engineering DNA components to address practical problems. 

Semester Hours

4

Prerequisites

EGSC 470 : Internship I

Work experience related to the student's major, jointly supervised by the department and a professional in the field. Weekly departmental conferences with faculty supervisor. Although the usual internship will carry either three or six hours credit, a student may elect to arrange an internship carrying between two and six hours credit with the permission of the department. Prerequisites: engineering science major with junior or senior status, approval of department, and completion of appropriate courses as preparation for the desired work experience. Two to six semester hours. Pass-Fail only.

Semester Hours

2

EGSC 498 : Capstone Engineering Project Design

Capstone project planning and preparations, including completion of a formal project proposal and acquisition of any required resources. Review of the literature. Proposal must be approved by supervising faculty. Prerequisites: engineering major with senior status and permission of department. One semester hour.

Semester Hours

1