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2017-2018 Academic Catalog: Course Descriptions - Engineering

ENGR 1000 INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING
This course develops the skills needed during the student’s study of engineering. Topics include task/time management, effective use of notes, engineering research, oral and written communications, problem-solving techniques, ethics and professional responsibility and Institute resources. In the laboratory, students work in teams to complete a variety of engineering tasks. (3 credits)

ENGR 1500 INTRO TO ENGINEERING DESIGN
This course is an externally collaborative project based interdisciplinary design course, introducing students to the fundamentals of engineering design and professional practices. Students learn about the design cycle and the necessary steps to work on a successful design as a member of a team. Topics include problem identification, brainstorming, project planning, and design alternatives. Cost, safety and environmental issues are considered as well as ethical and professional responsibilities. (3 credits) spring
Prerequisite: Enrollment in an engineering program

ENGR 1600 FUNDAMENTALS OF CAD & CAM
Basic concepts of engineering graphics, design and sketching and computer programming, research methodologies, manufacturing fundamentals, along with basic measurements and presentation of experiment results. (1 credit) fall, spring

ENGR 1800 INTRODUCTION TO MATLAB
MATLAB is a powerful programming language used throughout many engineering industries. This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of computer programming and the use of MATLAB. The student will be introduced to the 'Procedural Programming' paradigm and will learn the proper use of the logical building blocks common to all modern computing languages and how to create specific programs using the MATLAB syntax. After this introductory course, the student is encouraged to continue to use and develop their MATLAB programming skills by utilizing MATLAB for their other courses. (1 credit) fall, spring

ENGR 2990 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING
This course investigates a topic of special interest to faculty and students that is outside regular course offerings. (1 – 4 credits)
Prerequisite: Consent of department head and instructor

ENGR 3500 ENGINEERING JUNIOR DESIGN
This engineering design course is for junior level engineering and computer science students who will formulate a topic and develop a design for an innovative device or system. Students are encouraged to follow an interdisciplinary approach. (4 credits)
Prerequisite: Junior status in an engineering or computer science program

ENGR 3800 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENGINEERING
Presents topics that are not covered by existing courses and are likely to change from semester to semester.  Refer to the Class Schedule for a specific semester for details of offerings for the semester. (1 – 4 credits)

ENGR 5000 ENGINEERING SENIOR DESIGN I
In this first capstone course, engineering students will apply knowledge and skills learned in their undergraduate engineering curriculum toward a proposed project approved by the faculty advisor to study, analyze, design, build and test concepts in a field of their choosing. Elements of the design process are considered as well as real-world constraints, such as economic and societal factors, marketability, ergonomics, safety, aesthetics and ethics. (4 credits)
Prerequisite: senior standing;
Corequisite: MGMT3200

ENGR 5500 ENGINEERING SENIOR DESIGN II
In this second capstone course, students will continue to work on their project. The final prototype will be presented by engineering students to meet initial specifications. (4 credits)
Prerequisite: ENGR5000