Courses

Introduces aerospace history, curriculum, ethics, and the many areas of emphasis within aerospace engineering. Academic and industry speakers are invited to address various aerospace topics. Prerequisites: Restricted to students with 0-26 credits (Freshmen) Aerospace Engineering (ASEN) or Engineering Open Option majors only.

Introduces undergraduate arts and sciences students to the most recent concepts in technology and how these concepts impact all aspects of life, such as health, the health of the planet, and social structures. Fulfills Engineering social science requirements. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: natural science.

Introduces curriculum, learning techniques, time management and career opportunities in Computer Science. Includes presentations from alumni and others with relevant educational and professional experience. Prerequisites: Restricted to students with 0-26 credits (Freshmen) only.

Introduces students to environmental engineering as an academic major and a career. Covers air quality, aquatic ecology, chemical processing, energy, site remediation, and water resources and treatment. Includes reading and writing on the history of environmental engineering, major environmental issues, and professional ethics.

Explore the world of engineering through understanding physics concepts, engaging in active learning assignments, and conducting hands-on labs and experiments. Students will analyze product designs and engineering decisions based on the physics surrounding the situation. Prerequisites: Restricted to Engineering Goldshirt (PENG) students only.
Explores a wide variety of challenging and interesting humanistic themes (love, responsibility, ambition, etc.) in many forms (fiction, philosophy, plays, poetry, art, music, etc.). In small discussion-based classes, emphasizes the writing, public speaking and critical thinking skills needed to excel as a professional engineer. Fulfills College of Engineering writing requirement for first-year freshmen only. Prerequisites: Restricted to students with 0-26 (Freshmen) College of Engineering majors only.
Covers prerequisite chemistry topics for materials science and introduces material types, properties and behavior for aerospace engineers. Topics include review of chemistry; atomic bonding; crystals; diffusion; mechanical/thermal properties; phase diagrams; heat treatment; failure mechanisms; materials selection; and a general introduction to modern materials for aerospace engineering applications including composites, nanomaterials and metamaterials. Lab project or tensile testing is included. Prerequisites: Requires prerequisite courses of APPM 1350 or MATH 1300 (minimum grade C). Requires corequisite courses of GEEN 1300 or CSCI 1300 or ECEN 1310. Restricted to Aerospace Engineering (ASEN) majors only.
Covers the basic physical and chemical fundamentals underlying the disciplines of energy and materials, with a focus on topics relevant to your mechanical engineering education. These fundamentals include atomic structure, stoichiometry, the periodic table, chemical bonding, states of matter, thermochemistry, and chemical reactions. Department enforced prereq., one year of high school chemistry or CHEM 1021 (minimum grade C-). Prerequisites: Restricted to Mechanical Engineering or students with a plan of Mechanical Engineering Concurrent Degree.
Introduces CAD software and relevant concepts, including orthographic projection, sections, engineering drawing, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, and an introduction to manufacturing methods. Final design project involves rapid prototyping. Prerequisites: Restricted to Mechanical Engineering (MCEN) or Engineering Physics (EPEN) majors only.
Introduces engineering drawing including sections and dimensioning, print readings,computer 3D, and building information modeling (BIM). Prerequisites: Restricted to students with 0-56 credits (Freshmen or Sophomore) Engineering Physics (EPEN), Architectural (AREN), General Engineering (GEEN) or Civil (CVEN) Engineering majors only.

Learn to develop and communicate physical information using three-dimensional graphical systems including Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Building Information Models (BIM). Learn to dimension and scale physical systems and interpret scaled drawings. Get experience with industry standard software tools (REVIT) used to produce design and construction documents, and apply BIM and CAD tools in a project producing scaled 3-D drawings.

Introduces students to areas of emphasis with the ECE department through seminars presented by faculty and outside speakers. Emphasizes career opportunities, professional ethics and practices, history of the profession, and resources for academic success. Several sessions promote team building and problem solving, and provide opportunities for freshmen to meet their classmates.

Explores critical, literary and philosophical approaches to the following related problems: 1) how we organize knowledge and construct meaning, and 2) how we locate a sense of self as both individuals and members of various groups amidst the resources and demands of competing interpretations, traditions challenges and circumstances. Department restriction, honors standing or instructor consent required. Prerequisites: Restricted to College of Engineering majors only.
Subject matter to be selected from topics of current interest. Credit to be arranged. Numbered MCEN 1208-1298. Prerequisites: Restricted to students with 0-26 units (Freshmen) Mechanical Engineering (MCEN) majors only.
One-semester lecture and recitation course designed to meet the general chemistry requirement for engineering students. Topics include stoichiometry; thermodynamics; gases, liquids, and solids; equilibrium; acids and bases; bonding concepts; kinetics; reactions; and materials science. Examples and problems illustrate the application of chemistry to engineering sub-disciplines. Department enforced prereqs., one year of high school chemistry or CHEM 1021 (min. grade C-) and high school algebra. Not recommended for students with grades below B- in CHEM 1021. Credit not granted for this course and CHEM 1113/1114, 1251, or 1351. Prerequisites: Requires corequisite course of CHEM 1221. Restricted to College of Engineering (ENGR) majors only.

Introduces the fundamental principles of computer science using an on-line virtual world called Second Life as the "Laboratory" for the course. Students will learn how to program by creating objects of interest in Second Life. In-class and in-world discussions and readings will introduce the student to important ideas and concepts that shape the field of computer science. Same as CSCI 1220.

Introduces the fundamental principles of computer science using an on-line virtual world called Second Life as the "Laboratory" for the course. Students will learn how to program by creating objects of interest in Second Life. In-class and in-world discussions and readings will introduce the student to important ideas and concepts that shape the field of computer science. Same as ATLS 1220.

Develops and enhances problem solving skills for students enrolled in APPM 1235. Course is conducted in a collaborative learning environment with students working in groups under the guide of a facilitator. Prerequisites: Requires enrollment in corequisite course of APPM 1235.

Introduces and explores the "Computational style of thinking" and its influence in science, mathematics, engineering and the arts. The course does not focus on the nuts and bolts of any particular programming language, but rather on the way in which computing has affected human culture and thought in the past half century. Same as CSCI 1240.

Introduces and explores the "Computational style of thinking" and its influence in science, mathematics, engineering and the arts. The course does not focus on the nuts and bolts of any particular programming language, but rather on the way in which computing has affected human culture and thought in the past half century. Same as ATLS 1240.

Meets for one lecture per week. Introduces chemical engineering emphasizing history of the profession, curriculum, chemical industry, and industrial chemistry. Includes industry visits, oral presentations, faculty and professional meetings,and development of a goals statement. Prerequisites: Restricted to Chemical (CHEN) Engineering or Chemical and Biological (CBEN) Engineering majors only.
Introduces the use of computers in engineering problem solving, including elementary numerical methods. Teaches programming fundamentals, including data and algorithm structure, and modular programming. Software vehicles include Excel/Vba and Matlab. Prerequisites: Requires prerequisite or corequisite course of APPM 1340 or 1345 or 1350 or MATH 1300 (minimum grade C-). Restricted to College of Engineering majors only.

Teaches techniques for writing computer programs in higher level programming languages to solve problems of interest in a range of application domains. This class is intended for students with little to no experience in computing or programming.

Introduces fundamental programming concepts with engineering applications using C at a lower level of abstraction and MATLAB at a higher, application-focused level. The course teaches the use of pointers, control flow, and data types. Example engineering applications include signal processing and the numerical computations. The course includes a weekly computer lab session. Recommended prereq., APPM 1350. Prerequisites: Restricted to College of Engineering majors only.
Surveys the broad subject of architectural engineering and professional practices. Includes professional design services, design documents, methods of construction delivery, materials for construction, codes and standards, life safety, professional ethics, structural systems, mechanical systems, electrical systems, and building systems integration. Prerequisites: Restricted to students with 0-56 (Freshmen or Sophomore) College of Engineering majors only.

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