Engineering (EN)

EN 101  Introduction to Engineering  2(2-0)  

Introduction to engineering curriculum and careers. Problem solving and creativity. Spreadsheets, word processing and other computer skills. (F, S)

EN 103  Problem Solving for Engineers  3(2-2)  

Writing computer programs to solve real-world problems in engineering and science. Prerequisite: MATH 121. (F, S)

EN 107  Engineering Graphics  2(1-2)  

Introduction to the preparation of engineering drawings using freehand sketching and computer graphics software. (F, S)

EN 109  Introduction to Sustainability  2(2-0)  

Interdisciplinary foundation for sustainability including systems theory, humans and the environments, and the social and economic dimensions of sustainability. (F)

EN 211  Engineering Mechanics I  3(3-0)  

Introduction to the relationship between forces and moments acting on an object that is in equilibrium (statics). Prerequisite: PHYS 221. Pre or corequisite: MATH 207. (F)

EN 212  Engineering Mechanics II  3(3-0)  

Introduction to the relationship between forces and moments acting on rigid objects and the motion of objects (dynamics). Prerequisite: EN 211. (S)

EN 215  Introduction to Industrial and Systems Engineering  3(3-0)  

Engineering viewpoints of the principles of organization for production and the operations applicable to accomplishing organizational responsibilities. (F)

EN 231  Circuit Analysis I  4(4-0)  

Circuit concepts, conventions and network equations. Initial conditions and classical methods of obtaining transient and steady-state solutions. MATH 224. Pre or corequisite: PHYS 222 and MATH 207. Corequisite: EN 231L. Pre or corequisite: PHYS 222 and MATH 207. (F)

EN 231L  Circuit Analysis I Lab  1(0-2)  

Observation and analysis of electrical circuits involving resistance, inductance and capacitance. Corequisite: EN 231. (F)

EN 232  Circuit Analysis II  4(4-0)  

Continuation of EN 231 including waveform synthesis, network theorems, Fourier series, pole-zero diagrams and two-port network theory. Introduction to Laplace transforms. Prerequisite: EN 231. (*)

EN 260  Basic Electronics  3(3-0)  

Characteristics, operation, and basic circuits of solid-state devices. Operational amplifiers with typical applications are also introduced. Prerequisite: EN 231. (S)

EN 263  Electromechanical Devices  3(3-0)  

DC and AC motors and generators, transformers, stepper motors, servomotors and various sensors: theory, device characteristics, applications and controls. EN 103 and EN 231. Pre or corequisite: EN 212 and EN 260. Corequisite: Pre or corequisite: EN 212 and EN 260 (S)

EN 275  Stochastic Systems  4(4-0)  

Noncalculus probability modeling and statistical analysis of systems containing elements of uncertainty. Prerequisite: MATH 121. (F)

EN 286  Group Dynamics for Teams  3(3-0)  

Group Dynamics applied to teams. Team development, basic team processes, conflict management, decision making, leadership, problem solving, and impacts of diversity and culture on teams. (S)

EN 291  Special Topics  (1-5 V)  

Selected topics in engineering. (*) Repeatable (99).

EN 292  Research  (1-6 V)  

Research closely supervised by a faculty member with regular meetings. (*) Repeatable (99).

EN 295  Independent Study  (1-5 V)  

Intensive study directed by a faculty member. (*) Repeatable (99).

EN 296  Cooperative Education Placement  (1-5 V)  

Work experience under direction of a field supervisor and a faculty member. Prerequisite: Freshman or sophomore standing. (F, S) Repeatable (99).

EN 298  Internship  (1-6 V)  

Field work in a company or organization, with written reports. (*) Repeatable (99).

EN 301  Fluid Mechanics  4(4-0)  

Introduction to the relationship between the forces applied to a fluid, the motion of the fluid, and the mechanical properties of the fluid. Prerequisite: EN 212. (*)

EN 321  Thermodynamics  3(3-0)  

Introduction to energy equations and flows, entropy, kinetic theory and statistical mechanics, second law of thermodynamics, heat engines and heat transfer. Prerequisite: PHYS 221. (F)

EN 324  Materials Science and Engineering  3(3-0)  

Fundamentals of chemical structure and atomic bonding, material properties, deformations under force, stress-strain relationships, selection of materials. Prerequisite: PHYS 221 and high school chemistry. Corequisite: EN 324L. (S)

EN 324L  Materials Science and Engineering Lab  1(0-2)  

Measurements of material properties and stress-strain relationships. Prerequisite: EN 211. Corequisite: EN 324. (S)

EN 343  Engineering Economy  3(3-0)  

Modeling, analysis and decision making involving time value of money, depreciation, income taxes and replacement analysis. Prerequisite: MATH 121. (F)

EN 351  Heat Transfer  3(3-0)  

Steady and unsteady conduction of heat. Convection heat transfer in boundary layer and duct flows. Forced and free convection. Thermal radiation. Prerequisite: EN 321. (*)

EN 360  Control Systems I  2(2-0)  

Linear analog control systems theory is introduced. Open and closed-loop systems are examined, and performance characteristics are analyzed. Prerequisite: EN 260 and MATH 337. Corequisite: EN 360L. (F)

EN 360L  Control Systems I Lab  1(0-2)  

Control Systems I Lab. Corequisite: EN 360. (F)

EN 361  Digital Electronics  3(3-0)  

Introduction to digital technology emphasizing practical microprocessors. Number systems and codes, truth tables, Boolean functions, combinational and sequential logic, registers, counters, memory devices, and microprocessors. Prerequisite: EN 260 Corequisite: EN 361L (F)

EN 361L  Digital Electronics Lab  1(0-2)  

Digital Electronics Lab. Corequisite: EN 361. (F)

EN 362  Introduction to Mechatronics  2(2-0)  

Elements of a mechatronics system: signal conditioning, sensors, actuators, microcontrollers, and software. Prerequisite: EN 263. Corequisite: EN 362L. (F)

EN 362L  Mechatronics Lab  1(0-2)  

Mechatronics Lab. Corequisite: EN 362. (F)

EN 363  Virtual Machine Design  2(2-0)  

Computer aided design of machines including mechanical components: shaft systems, power transmission, and motion generation. Prerequisite: EN 324. Corequisite: EN 363L. (S)

EN 363L  Virtual Machine Design Lab  1(0-2)  

Virtual Machine Design Lab. Corequisite: EN 363. (S)

EN 375  Stochastic Systems Engineering  3(3-0)  

Probability modeling and statistical analysis of engineering systems containing elements of uncertainty. Prerequisite: MATH 126. (F)

EN 420  Simulation Experiments  4(3-2)  

Design and statistical analysis of experiments using discrete event simulation models. Prerequisite: EN 375. (S)

EN 430  Project Planning and Control  3(3-0)  

Engineering project management including project selection, organization, planning, and budgeting. Project evaluation, tracking and control, and scheduling and resource allocation, including PERT and CPM. Prerequisite: EN 375. (F)

EN 435  Microprocessor Control Systems  3(2-2)  

Components of a microprocessor control system, digital processing, survey of state-of-the-art micro-processor control systems. Prerequisite: EN 360. (*)

EN 439  Time and Motion Studies  2(1-2)  

Principles and techniques of methods analysis and work measurement, human performance in human-machine systems. Prerequisite: Pre or corequisite: EN 215 and EN 375. (F)

EN 440  Safety Engineering  3(3-0)  

Occupational safety and health in different industrial environments. Theories of accident causation, governmental regulation, mechanical, electrical and environmental hazards, protective equipment, hazard analysis, safety programs design and administration, systems safety, etc. Prerequisite: EN 343 and 439. (F)

EN 441  Engineering of Manufacturing Processes  3(3-0)  

Materials and processes for manufacturing including machining, casting, and forming processes: design, modeling and control. Prerequisite: EN 212. Corequisite: EN 441L. (S)

EN 441L  Engineering & Manufacturing Proc Lab  1(0-2)  

Engineering & Manufacturing Proc Lab. Corequisite: EN 441. (S)

EN 442  Manufacturing Processes II  3(3-0)  

Materials and processes for manufacturing including sheet metal forming, welding, machining and advanced manufacturing processes. Prerequisite: EN 342. (*)

EN 443  Quality Control and Reliability  3(3-0)  

Principles and methods of quality control and improvement. Quality management strategy: design and implementation of quality programs in organizations, problem solving techniques, quality improvement tools, etc. Statistical quality control: control charts, process capability evaluation, acceptance sampling procedures, etc. Prerequisite: EN 275 or EN 375. (S)

EN 460  Control Systems II  2(2-0)  

Advanced control systems analysis, including microprocessor-based control systems analysis, A/D and D/A converters, Z transforms, and stepper motors. Prerequisite: EN 360. Corequisite: EN 361 and EN 460L. (S)

EN 460L  Control Systems II Lab  1(0-2)  

Control Systems II Lab. Corequisite: EN 460. (S)

EN 462  Industrial Robotics  2(2-0)  

Basic robotics principles; robot interfacing; robot controls and programming. Laboratory exercises use various robots to meet specific industrial tasks. Prerequisite: EN 460 and EN 473. Corequisite: EN 462L. (S)

EN 462L  Industrial Robotics Lab  1(0-2)  

Industrial Robotics Lab. Corequisite: EN 462. (S)

EN 471  Operations Research  3(3-0)  

Techniques for analysis and solution of problems in industrial and management systems. Linear programming, duality theory, sensitivity analysis, and network analysis techniques. Prerequisite: MATH 207 and 224. (F)

EN 473  Computer Integrated Manufacturing  2(2-0)  

Engineering design, modeling and applications in production: automation, flowlines, robotics, numerical control, and computer usage in manufacturing. Prerequisite: EN 103 and 231 and 231L and 441 and MATH 207. Corequisite: EN 473L. (F)

EN 473L  Computer Integrated Mfg Lab  1(0-2)  

Computer Integrated Mfg Lab. Corequisite: EN 473. (F)

EN 475  Facility Planning and Design  3(3-0)  

Application of industrial and systems engineering techniques to problems related to an organization's physical resources. Facilities planning and plant layout, material handling, site selection and facilities location. Prerequisite: EN 439. Pre or corequisite: EN 471. (F)

EN 477  Operations Planning and Control  3(3-0)  

Techniques for analysis and management of manufacturing operations and production with emphasis on inventory systems and forecasting. Prerequisite: EN 471. (S)

EN 486  Senior Seminar  2(2-0)  

Steps in the engineering design process including creativity, technical analysis, and presentations. Prepare for senior project. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. (F, S)

EN 487  Engineering Design  3(3-0)  

Application of engineering principles to a design project. Prerequisite: EN 486. (S)

EN 488  Industrial Engineering Design  3(3-0)  

Application of engineering principles to a design project. Prerequisite: EN 486. (S)

EN 489  Senior Capstone in Sustainability  1(1-0)  

Application of knowledge gained in the sustainability minor to a project in sustainability. Prerequisite: EN 109 and CHEM 125. (S)

EN 491  Special Topics  (1-5 V)  

Special Topics. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (*) Repeatable (99).

EN 492  Research  (1-6 V)  

Faculty directed research project. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing. (*) Repeatable (99).

EN 495  Independent Study  (1-5 V)  

Independent Study. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (*) Repeatable (99).

EN 496  Cooperative Education Placement  (1-5 V)  

Work experience under the direction of a field supervisor and a faculty member. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing. (F, S) Repeatable (99).

EN 498  Internship  (1-6 V)  

Field work in a company or organization, with written reports. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing. (*) Repeatable (99).

EN 503  Ergonomics  3(3-0)  

Theory and practice of human performance measurement and human factors engineering. Study of human sensory, perceptual mental, psychomotor, and other characteristics applied to the design of human-machine systems for performance effectiveness, productivity and safety. Prerequisite: EN 540. (S)

EN 504  Scheduling and Sequencing  3(3-0)  

Theory of deterministic scheduling and sequencing with stochastic extensions. An introduction to the complexity of computations in systems varying from single machine to job shop. Prerequisite: EN 571. (S)

EN 507  Virtual Reality  3(3-0)  

Principles, practical aspects, and applications of virtual reality systems and components such as 3D interfaces, displays (3D, visual, haptic, auditory), position tracking, and virtual environments. (F)

EN 511  Structural Engineering  3(3-0)  

Design and analysis of wood, steel and concrete structures in railroad application. Prerequisite: EN 211 and EN 212. (F)

EN 513  Artificial Intelligence  3(3-0)  

Topics in artificial intelligence including predicate calculus, search strategies, and machine learning with applications. (F)

EN 520  Simulation Experiments  4(3-2)  

Design and statistical analysis of experiments using discrete event simulation models. Prerequisite: EN 375. (S)

EN 530  Project Planning and Control  3(3-0)  

Engineering project management including project selection, organization, planning, and budgeting. Project evaluation, tracking and control, and scheduling and resource allocation, including PERT and CPM. (F)

EN 531  Railroad Power Systems  3(3-0)  

Comprehensive analysis and design of electric power systems for railroads including power supplies, AC/DC and linear motors, third rails, catenaries, and substations/distribution systems. Prerequisite: EN 231 and EN 231L and EN 263 and EN 360. (S)

EN 539  Time and Motion Studies  2(1-2)  

Principles and techniques of methods analysis and work measurement, human performance in human-machine systems. Introduction to research in selected topics. Corequisite: EN 375. (F)

EN 540  Safety Engineering  3(3-0)  

Occupational safety and health. Theories of accident causation, governmental regulation, protective equipment, hazard analysis, safety programs design and administration. Introduction to research in selected topics. Prerequisite: EN 375. (F)

EN 541  Engineering of Manufacturing Processes  3(3-0)  

Materials and processes for manufacturing including machining, casting, and forming processes: design, modeling and control. Introduction to research in selected topics. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Corequisite: EN 541L. (S)

EN 541L  Engineering & Manufacturing Proc Lab  1(0-2)  

Engineering & Manufacturing Proc Lab. Corequisite: EN 541. (S)

EN 543  Quality Control and Reliability  3(3-0)  

Design and implementation of quality programs, quality improvement tools, control charts, process capability evaluation, acceptance sampling procedures. Introduction to research in selected topics. Prerequisite: EN 275 or EN 375. (S)

EN 544  Advanced Engineering Economics  3(3-0)  

Advanced topics in engineering economy featuring income tax consideration, treatment of inflation, risk and uncertainty models, cost-effectiveness concepts, and project comparison methods. Prerequisite: EN 343, or permission of instructor. (S)

EN 551  Fleet Management  3(3-0)  

Fleet management business and economics, risk analysis, information systems, vehicle planning and control, productivity, safety, and environmental compliance. Prerequisite: EN 343 and EN 375 and EN 471 and EN 530. Pre or corequisite: EN 577. (F)

EN 552  Vehicle Dynamics  3(3-0)  

Fundamental dynamic considerations in designing ground vehicles and vehicle control systems. Rail systems as an example of modeling dynamic systems at various levels of absraction. Prerequisite: EN 211 and EN 212 and EN 231 and EN 263. (F)

EN 556  (MATH 556)   Design and Analysis of Experiments  3(3-0)  

Foundations of experimental design, outline efficient methods to implement experiments, develop statistical methods to sort signal from noise, and analyze information derived from the experiment. Prerequisite: MATH 256 and MATH 356. (SS)

EN 560  Control Systems II  2(2-0)  

Advanced control systems analysis, including microprocessor-based control systems analysis, A/D and D/A convertors, Z transforms, and stepper motors. Introduction to research in selected topics. Prerequisite: EN 360 and 361. (S)

EN 560L  Control Systems II Lab  1(0-2)  

Control Systems II Lab. Corequisite: EN 560. (S)

EN 561  Advanced Controls  3(3-0)  

State-spaced based analysis/design of linear control systems are introduced in both continuous- and discrete-time domains. Nonlinear systems and the linearization method are covered. Prerequisite: EN 360. (F)

EN 562  Industrial Robotics  2(2-0)  

Basic robotics principles; robot interfacing; robot controls and programming. Laboratory exercises use various robots to meet specific industrial tasks. Introduction to research in selected topics. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Corequisite: EN 562L. (S)

EN 562L  Industrial Robotics Lab  1(0-2)  

Industrial Robotics Lab. Corequisite: EN 562. (S)

EN 563  Intelligent Robotics  3(3-0)  

Theoretical and practical aspects of advanced robotic topics such as trajectory generation, path planning and control, decision logic, advanced sensors, autonomous mobile robots, and humanoids. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (S)

EN 565  Stochastic Systems Engineering  3(3-0)  

Analysis and design of systems containing elements of uncertainty in demand and performance capability. Time varying measures and approximations are emphasized. Additional work required of graduate students. Prerequisite: MATH 256 and 356. (*)

EN 571  Operations Research  3(3-0)  

Techniques for analysis and solution of problems in industrial and management systems. Linear programming, duality theory, sensitivity analysis, and network analysis techniques. Prerequisite: MATH 224 and graduate standing. (F)

EN 573  Computer Integrated Manufacturing  2(2-0)  

Ingineering design, modeling and applications for production automation, flowlines, robotics, numerical control, and computer usage in manufacturing. Introduction to research in selected topics. Prerequisite: EN 541. Corequisite: EN 573L. (F)

EN 573L  Computer Integrated Mfg Lab  1(0-2)  

Computer Integrated Mfg Lab. Corequisite: EN 573. (F)

EN 575  Facilities Planning and Design  3(3-0)  

Application of industrial and systems engineering techniques to problems related to an organization's physical resources. Facilities planning, plant layout, material handling, site selection and location. Corequisite: EN 571. (F)

EN 577  Operations Planning and Control  3(3-0)  

Techniques for analysis and management of manufacturing operations and production with emphasis on inventory systems and forecasting. Prerequisite: EN 571 or permission of instructor. (S)

EN 588  Graduate Projects  3(3-0)  

Application of graduate industrial engineering principles to a capstone design project. Prerequisite: EN 520 and EN571 and EN575 and EN577. (*) Repeatable (99).

EN 590  Special Projects  (1-3 V)  

Individual project selected, outlined and pursued by student. May be repeated. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and adviser approval. (*) Repeatable (99).

EN 591  Special Topics  (1-3 V)  

Selected topics in industrial and systems engineering. Heuristic design, reliability, industrial ergonomics, multi-criteria decision analysis, analytical facility location and site selection models. Not every topic offered each year. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. (S) Repeatable (99).

EN 593  Graduate Seminar  2(2-0)  

Seminar for students entering the systems engineering program. Philosophical, methodological and ethical issues in systems engineering are discussed. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. (F)

EN 595  Independent Study  (1-5 V)  

Independent Study. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (*) Repeatable (99).

EN 598  Internship  (1-6 V)  

Field work in a company or organization, with written reports. (*) Repeatable (99).

EN 599  Thesis Research  (1-9 V)  

Preparation of thesis to meet degree requirements. Arranged with major adviser. May be repeated. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and adviser approval. (F, S) Repeatable (6).