Catalog Year

2020-2021

Degree

Bachelor of Science in Engineering

Credits

128

Locations

Normandale

Mesabi Range

Accreditation

ABET

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology

Integrated Engineering (BSE)

Program Requirements

Required General Education

Students who complete the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum will satisfy the Composition (ENG 101) and Communications requirements.

This course helps students develop a flexible writing process, practice rhetorical awareness, read critically to support their writing, research effectively, represent others ideas in multiple ways, reflect on their writing practices, and polish their work.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-1A

Limits, continuity, the derivative and applications, transcendental functions, L'Hopital's Rule, and development of the Riemann integral.

Prerequisites: Satisfy Placement Table in this section, MATH 115 or both MATH 112 and MATH 113 with “C” (2.0) or better.

Goal Areas: GE-04

Designed for science and engineering students. Calculus-based physics. Covers elementary mechanics including kinematics, statics, equilibrium and dynamics of particles, work and energy, rotational motion, gravitation, and oscillation. Lecture and Laboratory. MATH 121 must be completed with a C or better prior to taking this course or must be taken concurrently. High school physics or PHYS 101 is also strongly encouraged. Fall, Spring

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-02, GE-03

Economics Course - Choose 3 Credit(s).

Emphasis on forces influencing employment and inflation. Current problems of the economy are stressed along with tools government has to cope with them.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-05

Examines decision making by the individual firm, the determination of prices and wages, and current problems facing business firms.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-05

Communications - Choose 3 - 4 Credit(s).

A course in communication principles to develop skills in the analysis and presentation of speeches.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-1B

Introduction to learning the written and oral communication of technical information. Assignments include writing and presenting proposals, reports, and documentation. Emphasis on use of rhetorical analysis, computer applications, collaborative writing, and usability testing to complete technical communication tasks in the workplace.

Prerequisites: ENG 101 

Goal Areas: GE-02, GE-13

Chemistry - Choose 3 - 5 Credit(s).

From an engineering perspective, concepts of general chemistry will be investigated. Topics include atomic structure, stiochiometry, gas laws, periodic trends chemical bonds, thermodynamics, kinetics and organic chemistry.

Prerequisites: High school chemistry or “C” (2.0) or higher in CHEM 104. Student must demonstrate math placement requirements at or above MATH 115 in the placement chart. See Mathematics for details.

Goal Areas: GE-02, GE-03

Introduction to the basic principles of chemistry including atomic and molecular structure, bonding, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, thermodynamics and states of matter. Laboratory will reinforce lecture concepts. Prereq: C or higher in MATH 112 or the equivalent; high school chemistry or C or higher in CHEM 104

Prerequisites: “C” (2.0) or higher in MATH 112 or the equivalent; high school chemistry or “C” (2.0) or higher in CHEM 104.

Goal Areas: GE-02, GE-03

Prerequisites to the Major

ENGR 110 can be replaced by either an introduction to engineering course or a programming course similar to CS 110. Circuit Analysis should be accompanied by a lab. Students need a total of 32 Math and Science credits comprised of courses from General Education and prerequisites to the major.

This course is meant to develop Electrical Engineering Circuit Analysis skills in DC and AC circuits. It includes circuit laws and theorems, mesh and node analysis. Natural and step response of RL, RC, and RLC circuits.

Prerequisites: PHYS 222 or concurrent, MATH 321 or concurrent

Laboratory support for EE 230. Use of laboratory instrumentation to measure currents and voltages associated with DC and AC circuits. Statistical analysis of measurement data. Measurements of series, parallel and series-parallel DC and AC circuits. Measurement of properties for circuits using operational amplifiers. Measurement of transient responses for R-L and R-C circuits. Simulation of DC and AC circuits using PSPICE. Concepts covered in EE 230 will be verified in the laboratory. Pre-req: Must be taken concurrently with EE 230.

Prerequisites: Must be taken concurrently with EE 230. 

Introduction of the engineering design process, professional skills necessary for the modern engineer, learning strategies needed for academic success, and overview of engineering applications relevant to society. Students will use engineering tools to complete an engineering team project.

Prerequisites: none

Techniques of integration, applications of integration, improper integrals, numerical integration, the calculus of parametric curves, infinite series and sequences, and vectors in two and three dimensions.

Prerequisites: MATH 121 with “C” (2.0) or better or consent 

Surfaces, vector-valued functions, partial differentiation, multiple integration, and vector calculus.

Prerequisites: MATH 122 with “C” (2.0) or better, or consent

This course presents the theory, computations, and applications of first and second order differential equations and two-dimensional systems.

Prerequisites: MATH 122 with “C” (2.0) or better or consent

Resultants of force systems, equilibrium, analysis of forces acting on structural and machine elements, friction, second moments, virtual work.

Prerequisites: PHYS 221

Kinematics and kinetics of particles, systems of particles and rigid bodies, work-energy, linear and angular impulse momentum, vibrations.

Prerequisites: ME 212 

Designed for science and engineering students. Calculus-based physics. Covers electrical charge and field; magnetic field and its sources; current and resistance; simple DC and AC circuits; and electromagnetic induction. Lecture only. (Associated laboratory course is PHYS 232.) MATH 121 must be completed with a C or better prior to taking this course. MATH 122 must be completed before taking this course or taken concurrently. Fall, Spring

Prerequisites: MATH 121 with a “C” or better; PHYS 221 with a “C” or better.

Designed for science and engineering students. Laboratory course accompanying PHYS 222. Experiments involving electric and magnetic fields, electric potential, electric and magnetic forces, and simple circuits. Laboratory only. Prereq: PHYS 221 with a C or better; and PHYS 222 or concurrent. Fall, Spring

Prerequisites: PHYS 221 with a “C” or better; and PHYS 222 or concurrent.

CHOOSE 1 CLUSTER: -

Physics -

Designed for science and engineering students. Calculus-based physics. Covers fluids, thermodynamics, mechanical and sound waves, geometrical optics, physical optics, and modern physics. Lecture only. (Associated laboratory course is PHYS 233.) Pre: MATH 121 with a Cor better; and PHYS 221 with a C or better. MATH 122 must be completed before taking this course or taken concurrently. Spring

Prerequisites: MATH 121 with a “C” or better; and PHYS 221 with a “C” or better

Designed for science and engineering students. Laboratory course accompanying PHYS 223. Experiments involving fluids, thermodynamics, mechanical waves, geometrical optics, and physical optics. Laboratory only. Prereq: PHYS 221 with a C or better; and PHYS 223 or concurrent. Spring

Prerequisites: PHYS 221 with a “C” or better; and PHYS 223 or concurrent.

Chemistry -

Continuation of the basic principles of chemistry including properties of solutions, kinetics, acids and bases, equilibria, buffers, precipitation reactions, electron transfer reactions, electrochemistry, entropy and free energy. Laboratory will reinforce lecture concepts.

Prerequisites: “C” (2.0) or higher in CHEM 201 

Biology - Choose 4 Credit(s).

Study of biological processes at the suborganismal level including cell chemistry, metabolism, reproduction, genetics, and complex tissue physiology. Laboratory and discussion sessions stress problem solving and experimental design.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-03

Study of biological processes at the organismal level including a survey of life forms (viruses, bacteria, protists, fungi, plants, and animals), their evolution, and ecology. Laboratory and discussion sessions stress problem solving and experimental design.

Prerequisites: BIOL 105 

Major Common Core

Students must complete 4 credits of ENGR 492

Students learn and practice the essential elements of engineering design through industry project implementation: scoping, modeling, experimentation, analysis, modern tools, design reviews, multi-disciplinary systems view, creativity, safety, business plans, global/societal/environmental impacts.

Prerequisites: none

Students further learn and practice the elements of engineering design through industry project implementation: scoping, modeling, experimentation, analysis, modern tools, design reviews, multi-disciplinary systems view, creativity, safety, business plans, global/societal/environmental impacts.

Prerequisites: ENGR 301

Students learn and develop the elements of professionalism while operating in project teams interacting daily with clients from industry. Topics include leadership, metacognition, teamwork, written and oral communication, ethics and professional and personal responsibility.

Prerequisites: none

Students further learn and develop the elements of professionalism while operating in project teams interacting daily with clients from industry. Topics include further examination of leadership, metacognition, teamwork, written and oral communication, ethics, and professional and personal responsibility.

Prerequisites: ENGR 311W

Introduction to statistics in an engineering context. Design of experiments, sources of data, sampling plans, descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, and statistical software are introduced and applied. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to major, minor or certificate programs.

Students gain breadth across all objectives and depth in either programming or mathematical modeling. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to major, minor or certificate programs.

Application of differential equations to determine the time evolution of mechanical systems. Laplace transform approach for solving differential equations. Representing systems with transfer functions, block diagrams, and state space models. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to program.

Analysis of static and dynamic fluid systems using energy, continuity, impulse-momentum, Pascal, and Archimedes' principles. Applications in both steady and non-steady state. Fluid friction, pipe flow, flowmeters. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to program.

Introduction to the field of manufacturing and its relationship to other aspects of engineering. Study of established and emerging parts fabrication processes, such as 3D printing, welding, injection molding, casting, etc. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to program.

Relationship between microstructures, processing, and properties of engineering materials with a focus on mechanical behavior and evaluation. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to program.

Introduction to material responses in various loading scenarios including axial, bending, shear, and torsion. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to program.

Application of first law of thermodynamics, mass balances, and property relationships to open and closed systems and power and refrigeration cycles. Introduction to the second law. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to program.

Behavior of RL, RC, and RLC circuits including natural, step, and driven responses. Application of Laplace transforms to circuit theory. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to program.

Modeling and analysis of linear feedback control systems including block diagrams, stability, and root locus. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to program.

Introduction to combinational and sequential logic including logic gates, Boolean algebra, logic minimization, flip flops, and HDL. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to program.

Analysis of circuits containing active elements such as amplifiers, diodes, and transistors. Both field effect and bipolar junction devices are covered in the context of digital and analog circuits. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to program.

Issues related to measurement including transducers, resolutions, signal integrity, noise, analog to digital conversion, and loading. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to program.

Conversion of energy between the electrical, magnetic, and mechanical domains specifically including transformers; AC and DC motors; and AC and DC generators. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to program.

The first in a two-semester sequence of capstone design. Students build on the experience gained in ENGR 301/302 to bring their implementation to that expected of contributing engineers in industry.

Prerequisites: ENGR 302, ENGR 312W. At least 14 credits earned in technical competencies. 

Students further learn and develop the elements of professionalism while operating in project teams interacting daily with clients from industry. Further development/practice of leadership, metacognition, teamwork, written and oral communication, ethics, and professional and personal responsibility in project context.

Prerequisites: ENGR 312W

Students further learn/develop professionalism while interacting regularly with clients from industry. Topics include further development and practice of leadership, metacognition, teamwork, written and oral communication, ethics, and professional and personal responsibility in project context, with reflection on educational growth.

Prerequisites: ENGR 401, ENGR 411W

Engineering economics topics including time value of money, simple and compound interest, annualized cash flows, inflation, and capital budgeting decision tools such as net present worth, payback period, return on investment, benefit/cost ratio, break-even analysis, and basic income statement reports. Topics are applied in a deep learning activity that relates to the team design project or a personal finance decision.

Prerequisites: Admission to major, minor or certificate programs.

Introduction to basic value proposition strategies to develop an entrepreneurial mindset. Several business models and tools to develop and communicate the business case are explored, including the business model canvas. The business ecosystem of marketing, supply chain management, competitors, cost and revenue streams, as well as lean start up and lean manufacturing are explored as important factors in the design decisions that will add value to relevant customers and stakeholders. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to major, minor or certificate programs.

Students learn about engineering practice through seminars with practicing engineers from industry and are assisted in their development as learners through workshops. This course is repeated by Integrated Engineering students every semester.

Prerequisites: none

Thesis or Capstone Design - Choose 3 Credit(s). Students have the option of completing a thesis or fourth design project.

This is the second capstone design course and fourth design course overall. Expectations include potential patent applications, entry in business plan competitions, or some similarly high level achievement.

Prerequisites: ENGR 401, ENGR 411W. At least 22 credits earned in technical competencies.

Advanced study and research required. Topic of the senior thesis determined jointly by the student and the faculty advisor. Deliverables include written thesis and formal oral presentation.

Prerequisites: Senior standing in program and at least 14 credits earned in technical competencies

Major Restricted Electives

Choose 6-7 credits of approved Arts and Humanities courses and choose 6-7 credits of Social Science courses for a total of 13 credits. The Depth Requirement can be fulfilled by a sequence of courses in the same department (such as HIST 180 and HIST 181 or PHI 101 and PHIL 321W). A list of approved courses can be found at the program website. Students should also meet the University's diverse cultures requirement. Students who complete the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum will satisfy the Depth Requirement.

Major Unrestricted Electives

Choose one Focus area from the following.

Broad Focus - Choose 16 Credit(s). Students choosing not to complete a focus area must complete 0-2 credits of ENGR 350-355 and 14-16 credits of ENGR 431, ENGR 432, ENGR 441, ENGR 442, ENGR 450-463, and ENGR 475-479. ENGR 450-463 and ENGR 475-479 are repeatable. The engineering field of these elective credits is unrestricted.

Mechanical Focus - Choose 16 Credit(s). Students choosing a mechanical focus must complete ENGR 431 and ENGR 432, 0-2 credits of ENGR 350-355 and 12-14 credits of ENGR 441, ENGR 442, ENGR 450-463, and ENGR 475-479. ENGR 450-463 and ENGR 475-479 are repeatable. At least 12 credits of ENGR 350-355, ENGR 450-463 and ENGR 475-479 must be in the field of mechanical engineering. At least two of the four engineering projects must include design of mechanical systems.

Overview of heat transfer mechanisms including conduction, convection, and radiation. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to major, minor or certificate programs.

Introduction to engineering standards in structural design; analysis of structures such as trusses, beams and frames with analytical, computational, and experimental methods for problem solving. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to major, minor or certificate programs.

Electrical Focus - Choose 16 Credit(s). Students choosing an electrical focus must complete ENGR 441 and ENGR 442, 0-2 credits of ENGR 350-355 and 12-14 credits of ENGR 431, ENGR 432, ENGR 450-463, and ENGR 475-479. ENGR 450-463 and ENGR 475-479 are repeatable. At least 12 credits of ENGR 350-355, ENGR 450-463 and ENGR 475-479 must be in the field of electrical engineering. At least two of the four engineering projects must include design of electrical systems.

Maxwell's equations applied to electrostatics and magnetostatics. Electromagnetic wave propagation, transmission lines, and antennas. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to major, minor or certificate programs.

Descriptions of signals in the time and frequency domain. Analysis of linear systems in the time and frequency domain. Includes applications of Fourier transforms. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to major, minor or certificate programs.

Other Focus Areas - Choose 16 Credit(s). Students choosing a focus area other than mechanical or electrical must complete 0-2 credits of ENGR 350-355 and 14-16 credits of ENGR 431, ENGR 432, ENGR 441, ENGR 442, ENGR 450-463, and ENGR 475-479. ENGR 450-463 and ENGR 475-479 are repeatable. At least 14 credits of ENGR 350-355, ENGR 450-463 and ENGR 475-479 must be in the field of focus. At least two of the four engineering projects must include design of focus-area systems.

4-Year Plan

The 4-Year Plan is a model for completing your degree in a timely manner. Your individual 4-Year plan may change based on a number of variables including transfer courses and the semester/year you start your major. Carefully work with your academic advisors to devise your own unique plan.
* Please meet with your advisor on appropriate course selection to meet your educational and degree goals.

First Year

Fall - 17 Credits

This course helps students develop a flexible writing process, practice rhetorical awareness, read critically to support their writing, research effectively, represent others ideas in multiple ways, reflect on their writing practices, and polish their work.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-1A

Introduction of the engineering design process, professional skills necessary for the modern engineer, learning strategies needed for academic success, and overview of engineering applications relevant to society. Students will use engineering tools to complete an engineering team project.

Prerequisites: none

Limits, continuity, the derivative and applications, transcendental functions, L'Hopital's Rule, and development of the Riemann integral.

Prerequisites: Satisfy Placement Table in this section, MATH 115 or both MATH 112 and MATH 113 with “C” (2.0) or better.

Goal Areas: GE-04

From an engineering perspective, concepts of general chemistry will be investigated. Topics include atomic structure, stiochiometry, gas laws, periodic trends chemical bonds, thermodynamics, kinetics and organic chemistry.

Prerequisites: High school chemistry or “C” (2.0) or higher in CHEM 104. Student must demonstrate math placement requirements at or above MATH 115 in the placement chart. See Mathematics for details.

Goal Areas: GE-02, GE-03

General Education Course * 3 credits

Spring - 18 Credits

A course in communication principles to develop skills in the analysis and presentation of speeches.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-1B

Techniques of integration, applications of integration, improper integrals, numerical integration, the calculus of parametric curves, infinite series and sequences, and vectors in two and three dimensions.

Prerequisites: MATH 121 with “C” (2.0) or better or consent 

Emphasis on forces influencing employment and inflation. Current problems of the economy are stressed along with tools government has to cope with them.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-05

Designed for science and engineering students. Calculus-based physics. Covers elementary mechanics including kinematics, statics, equilibrium and dynamics of particles, work and energy, rotational motion, gravitation, and oscillation. Lecture and Laboratory. MATH 121 must be completed with a C or better prior to taking this course or must be taken concurrently. High school physics or PHYS 101 is also strongly encouraged. Fall, Spring

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-02, GE-03

General Education Course * 4 credits

Second Year

Fall - 17 Credits

Resultants of force systems, equilibrium, analysis of forces acting on structural and machine elements, friction, second moments, virtual work.

Prerequisites: PHYS 221

Designed for science and engineering students. Calculus-based physics. Covers electrical charge and field; magnetic field and its sources; current and resistance; simple DC and AC circuits; and electromagnetic induction. Lecture only. (Associated laboratory course is PHYS 232.) MATH 121 must be completed with a C or better prior to taking this course. MATH 122 must be completed before taking this course or taken concurrently. Fall, Spring

Prerequisites: MATH 121 with a “C” or better; PHYS 221 with a “C” or better.

Surfaces, vector-valued functions, partial differentiation, multiple integration, and vector calculus.

Prerequisites: MATH 122 with “C” (2.0) or better, or consent

Designed for science and engineering students. Laboratory course accompanying PHYS 222. Experiments involving electric and magnetic fields, electric potential, electric and magnetic forces, and simple circuits. Laboratory only. Prereq: PHYS 221 with a C or better; and PHYS 222 or concurrent. Fall, Spring

Prerequisites: PHYS 221 with a “C” or better; and PHYS 222 or concurrent.

General Education Course * 3 credits

General Education Course * 3 credits

Spring - 15 Credits

Kinematics and kinetics of particles, systems of particles and rigid bodies, work-energy, linear and angular impulse momentum, vibrations.

Prerequisites: ME 212 

This course is meant to develop Electrical Engineering Circuit Analysis skills in DC and AC circuits. It includes circuit laws and theorems, mesh and node analysis. Natural and step response of RL, RC, and RLC circuits.

Prerequisites: PHYS 222 or concurrent, MATH 321 or concurrent

Laboratory support for EE 230. Use of laboratory instrumentation to measure currents and voltages associated with DC and AC circuits. Statistical analysis of measurement data. Measurements of series, parallel and series-parallel DC and AC circuits. Measurement of properties for circuits using operational amplifiers. Measurement of transient responses for R-L and R-C circuits. Simulation of DC and AC circuits using PSPICE. Concepts covered in EE 230 will be verified in the laboratory. Pre-req: Must be taken concurrently with EE 230.

Prerequisites: Must be taken concurrently with EE 230. 

This course presents the theory, computations, and applications of first and second order differential equations and two-dimensional systems.

Prerequisites: MATH 122 with “C” (2.0) or better or consent

Prerequisite to the Major Course * 4 credits

Third Year

Fall - 15 Credits

Students learn and practice the essential elements of engineering design through industry project implementation: scoping, modeling, experimentation, analysis, modern tools, design reviews, multi-disciplinary systems view, creativity, safety, business plans, global/societal/environmental impacts.

Prerequisites: none

Students learn and develop the elements of professionalism while operating in project teams interacting daily with clients from industry. Topics include leadership, metacognition, teamwork, written and oral communication, ethics and professional and personal responsibility.

Prerequisites: none

Introduction to statistics in an engineering context. Design of experiments, sources of data, sampling plans, descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, and statistical software are introduced and applied. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to major, minor or certificate programs.

Application of differential equations to determine the time evolution of mechanical systems. Laplace transform approach for solving differential equations. Representing systems with transfer functions, block diagrams, and state space models. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to program.

Analysis of static and dynamic fluid systems using energy, continuity, impulse-momentum, Pascal, and Archimedes' principles. Applications in both steady and non-steady state. Fluid friction, pipe flow, flowmeters. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to program.

Behavior of RL, RC, and RLC circuits including natural, step, and driven responses. Application of Laplace transforms to circuit theory. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to program.

Modeling and analysis of linear feedback control systems including block diagrams, stability, and root locus. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to program.

Students learn about engineering practice through seminars with practicing engineers from industry and are assisted in their development as learners through workshops. This course is repeated by Integrated Engineering students every semester.

Prerequisites: none

In-depth, advanced study of an engineering area related to an engineering project or foundation topic in a focus area. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: none

Spring - 15 Credits

Students further learn and practice the elements of engineering design through industry project implementation: scoping, modeling, experimentation, analysis, modern tools, design reviews, multi-disciplinary systems view, creativity, safety, business plans, global/societal/environmental impacts.

Prerequisites: ENGR 301

Students further learn and develop the elements of professionalism while operating in project teams interacting daily with clients from industry. Topics include further examination of leadership, metacognition, teamwork, written and oral communication, ethics, and professional and personal responsibility.

Prerequisites: ENGR 311W

Students gain breadth across all objectives and depth in either programming or mathematical modeling. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to major, minor or certificate programs.

Introduction to the field of manufacturing and its relationship to other aspects of engineering. Study of established and emerging parts fabrication processes, such as 3D printing, welding, injection molding, casting, etc. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to program.

Relationship between microstructures, processing, and properties of engineering materials with a focus on mechanical behavior and evaluation. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to program.

Introduction to combinational and sequential logic including logic gates, Boolean algebra, logic minimization, flip flops, and HDL. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to program.

Engineering economics topics including time value of money, simple and compound interest, annualized cash flows, inflation, and capital budgeting decision tools such as net present worth, payback period, return on investment, benefit/cost ratio, break-even analysis, and basic income statement reports. Topics are applied in a deep learning activity that relates to the team design project or a personal finance decision.

Prerequisites: Admission to major, minor or certificate programs.

Students learn about engineering practice through seminars with practicing engineers from industry and are assisted in their development as learners through workshops. This course is repeated by Integrated Engineering students every semester.

Prerequisites: none

In-depth, advanced study of an engineering area related to an engineering project or foundation topic in a focus area. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: none

Fourth Year

Fall - 15 Credits

Introduction to material responses in various loading scenarios including axial, bending, shear, and torsion. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to program.

Application of first law of thermodynamics, mass balances, and property relationships to open and closed systems and power and refrigeration cycles. Introduction to the second law. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to program.

Issues related to measurement including transducers, resolutions, signal integrity, noise, analog to digital conversion, and loading. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to program.

Conversion of energy between the electrical, magnetic, and mechanical domains specifically including transformers; AC and DC motors; and AC and DC generators. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to program.

The first in a two-semester sequence of capstone design. Students build on the experience gained in ENGR 301/302 to bring their implementation to that expected of contributing engineers in industry.

Prerequisites: ENGR 302, ENGR 312W. At least 14 credits earned in technical competencies. 

Students further learn and develop the elements of professionalism while operating in project teams interacting daily with clients from industry. Further development/practice of leadership, metacognition, teamwork, written and oral communication, ethics, and professional and personal responsibility in project context.

Prerequisites: ENGR 312W

Introduction to basic value proposition strategies to develop an entrepreneurial mindset. Several business models and tools to develop and communicate the business case are explored, including the business model canvas. The business ecosystem of marketing, supply chain management, competitors, cost and revenue streams, as well as lean start up and lean manufacturing are explored as important factors in the design decisions that will add value to relevant customers and stakeholders. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to major, minor or certificate programs.

Overview of heat transfer mechanisms including conduction, convection, and radiation. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to major, minor or certificate programs.

Students learn about engineering practice through seminars with practicing engineers from industry and are assisted in their development as learners through workshops. This course is repeated by Integrated Engineering students every semester.

Prerequisites: none

In-depth, advanced study of an engineering area related to an engineering project or foundation topic in a focus area. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: none

Spring - 15 Credits

Analysis of circuits containing active elements such as amplifiers, diodes, and transistors. Both field effect and bipolar junction devices are covered in the context of digital and analog circuits. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to program.

This is the second capstone design course and fourth design course overall. Expectations include potential patent applications, entry in business plan competitions, or some similarly high level achievement.

Prerequisites: ENGR 401, ENGR 411W. At least 22 credits earned in technical competencies.

Students further learn/develop professionalism while interacting regularly with clients from industry. Topics include further development and practice of leadership, metacognition, teamwork, written and oral communication, ethics, and professional and personal responsibility in project context, with reflection on educational growth.

Prerequisites: ENGR 401, ENGR 411W

Introduction to engineering standards in structural design; analysis of structures such as trusses, beams and frames with analytical, computational, and experimental methods for problem solving. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to major, minor or certificate programs.

Students learn about engineering practice through seminars with practicing engineers from industry and are assisted in their development as learners through workshops. This course is repeated by Integrated Engineering students every semester.

Prerequisites: none

In-depth, advanced study of an engineering area related to an engineering project or foundation topic in a focus area. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: none