EGR - Engineering

EGR 083 EGR Capstone Workshop I

Students work with faculty adviser to complete the first phase of a capstone project.

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Corequisites

EGR 483

EGR 084 EGR Capstone Workshop II

Students work with faculty adviser to complete the second phase of a capstone project.

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Corequisites

EGR 484

EGR 110 Introduction to Engineering

An introductory exploration of engineering focused on a design project and several hands-on skills development labs covering a wide variety of engineering disciplines. Individual sections may cover additional topics including ethics, technical communication, and teamwork. Fee: $130

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EGR 111 Engineering Computing with Applications

Introduction to programming in MATLAB: numeric, Boolean, and string variables; flow control structures; vectors and matrices; and script and function files. MATLAB will be studied in the context of multiple engineering disciplines with applications. Fee: $50

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EGR 115 Pathways to Engineering Success

Pathways to Engineering Success asks students to think about “what makes a successful engineer?” and “what steps do I need to take to become a successful engineer?” Topics covered include time management, study strategies, goal setting, leadership, and professional development. This course is part of a 2-year academic and leadership program. (Course offered for First Time Freshmen)

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Prerequisites

Permission of Instructor

EGR 211 Engineering Mechanics-Statics

Quantitative description of forces, moments, and couples acting upon engineering structures. The free-body diagram is used to understand the equilibrium of a whole physical system through isolation of each component particle or body.

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Prerequisites

MTH 201 with C- or better, PHY 204

EGR 212 Engineering Mechanics-Dynamics

Dynamics mathematically describes the motions of bodies under the action of forces. The first part introduces kinematics which deals with the geometry of motion without considering applied forces. The second part, kinetics, relates the forces on bodies to the resulting motions.

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Prerequisites

MTH 202, EGR 211 with a grade of C- or better.

EGR 214 Principles of Dynamics

Dynamics mathematically describes the motions of bodies under the action of forces. The first part introduces kinematics which deals with the geometry of motion without considering applied forces. The second part, kinetics, relates the forces on bodies to the resulting motions.  The topic of kinetics is introduced without an emphasis on impulse and momentum.
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Prerequisites

MTH 202, EGR 211 with a grade of C- or better.

EGR 221 Materials Science

Provides a fundamental understanding of the principles of materials science as they apply to typical engineering materials. Includes consideration of atomic bonding, crystal structures, phase transformations, and mechanical properties.

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Prerequisites

CHM 207

EGR 270 Materials Laboratory

Provides hands-on experience with the standard methods of processing and evaluating typical engineering materials. Includes experiments in tensile testing, heat treatment, microscopic examination, strain hardening, and impact testing. Fee: $50

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Prerequisites

EGR 221

EGR 300 Introduction to Capstone Project

Preparation for senior capstone courses. Students learn the requirements for senior design projects. Project teams are formed and preliminary project plans prepared. Course should only be taken in the semester preceding capstone design. (Shiley School students only) Fee: $40

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Prerequisites

Junior Standing

EGR 311 Mechanics of Fluids I

Basic properties of a fluid, problems in hydrostatics. The general equations of fluid motion. Boundary layer concepts. Application to a variety of laminar and turbulent incompressible flow situations. The technique of dimensional analysis is introduced. Formerly ME 311.
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Prerequisites

EGR 212 with a grade of C- or better or EGR 214 with a grade of C- or better.

EGR 322 Strength of Materials

Behavior of deformable body systems under various external loadings is presented with analysis of stress, strain, and deformation due to axial, torsional, bending and combined loads. Topics include statically indeterminate structures.
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Prerequisites

EGR 211 with a grade of C- or better.

EGR 351 Engineering Economics

Economic analysis for choice among alternatives; present worth analysis, annual worth, rate of return and benefit-cost ratio analysis; effects of depreciation, sources of funds, inflation and income tax; analysis of decision under risk and uncertainty. Discussion of unemployment rate and inflation, financial markets, as well as the use of monetary and fiscal policies to regulate the economy.

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Prerequisites

Sophomore standing.

EGR 352 Engineering Economics

Economic analysis for choice among alternatives; present worth analysis, annual worth, rate of return and benefit-cost ratio analysis; effects of depreciation.

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Prerequisites

Sophomore standing

EGR 361 Analysis of Engineering Data

Basic probability and statistical procedures used in the analysis of engineering data and an understanding in measurement.  Methods for displaying data, commonly used probability distributions for discrete and continuous random variables, and statistical tools such as simple linear regression are presented.  Students are introduced to concepts of statistical experimental design and error mitigation.
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Prerequisites

MTH 202

EGR 380 Medical Instrument Repair in the Developing World

The course will cover medical equipment commonly seen in a low-resourced hospital, including principles of operation and typical problems. Class will focus on learning hands-on and technical knowledge required to complete basic electronic and mechanical repairs. Skills include troubleshooting, problem solving, and testing. The class will conclude with a 3-week trip to a developing country to repair medical equipment. Fee: $3,500

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Prerequisites

MTH 202, PHY 205, PHY 275

EGR 387 Service Learning in Engineering

Faculty-directed student outreach experience in community settings. Before enrolling, a student must meet with a faculty member to define goals for the project. May be repeated for up to 3 credits and count toward professional or general electives for degree requirements.
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Prerequisites

Permission of instructor.

EGR 388 Grand Challenges Seminar

This course helps students participating in the Grand Challenges Scholars program prepare the final portfolios needed to be recognized by the National Academy of Engineering. Students prepare essays, posters, reports and other scholarly products in the areas of creativity, global and cross-cultural awareness, entrepreneurship, social consciousness and multidisciplinary analysis. Course is graded P/NP. Junior status required.

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EGR 390 Directed Study

Selected group project in engineering. Must be arranged between the student and an individual faculty member, and subsequently approved by the dean of engineering. No more than three technical elective hours taken at the University may be satisfied with individualized study.
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Prerequisites

Sophomore standing or higher.

EGR 407 MECOP Seminar

Professional development and preparation for MECOP internship. Information provided on specific MECOP events as well as assistance in completing the MECOP Placement Resumes and preparing for the Placement interviews. Current student interns also make presentations about the MECOP company sponsoring their internship. Only for approved MECOP interns. Graded: P/NP (Student must be a MECOP intern) Fee: $200

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Prerequisites

Permission of Instructor

EGR 408 Innovation for Sustainability

Leaders in sustainability must be able to understand rapid changes in environmental and social conditions, innovate to adapt to those changes, collaborate to envision transitions to sustainable futures, and engage with others to realize those visions. To build these capacities, this course develops systems thinking skills using readings and case studies drawn from environmental, social, and business contexts.
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Prerequisites

ENV 182 or CE 367 or permission of instructor.

Cross Listed Courses

BUS 408 and ENV 408

EGR 410 Intro to Artificial Intelligence and Quantitative Modeling

Introduction to foundational principles that define the artificial intelligence paradigm. Specific subject matter will include: linear and logistic regression, classification models, decision trees and graphical models.

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EGR 411 Telescope Design

The rapid learning cycle of engineering design will be applied in the design, building and testing of amateur telescopes. Optics, atmospheric science, and anatomy of the eye will be discussed at introductory levels. Since consideration for user-needs is essential in design, this course will also study telescopic observations and basic astronomy.

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Prerequisites

PHY 204

Cross Listed Courses

EGR 511

EGR 431 Engineering Research Methods

Introduces the process of engineering research at an upper division level. Students explore a discipline specific research project and draft a research paper. Course discusses engineering research career topics including graduate programs, fellowships and funding, research organizations, publication and presentations.
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Prerequisites

Permission of Instructor

EGR 480 Global Engineering

Introduction to how to design, make decisions, and communicate effectively in a global technology environment. Students are introduced to globalization with case studies that may include design, supply chain, international development, and other relevant issues. Students are required to participate in the international field trip that complements the course. Fee: $3,500

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Prerequisites

upper division standing in Shiley School of Engineering

EGR 483 Multi-disciplinary Capstone Project I

A major design experience based on the knowledge and skills acquired in earlier course work, incorporating appropriate standards and multiple realistic constraints, and requiring the expertise of two or more disciplines. Each project consists of at least two students pursuing different majors. Students are required to meet all disciplinary-specific requirements for their majors.

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Prerequisites

EGR 300

Corequisites

EGR 083

EGR 484 Multi-disciplinary Capstone Project II

Continuation of a major design experience based on the knowledge and skills acquired in earlier course work, incorporating appropriate standards and multiple realistic constraints, and requiring the expertise of two or more disciplines. Each project consists of at least two students pursuing different majors. Students are required to meet all disciplinary-specific requirements for their majors.

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Prerequisites

EGR 483

Corequisites

EGR 084

EGR 490 Directed Study

Selected multi-disciplinary study or project in engineering for upper-division students. Must be arranged between the student and an individual faculty member, and subsequently approved by the dean of engineering. No more than three hours of directed study taken at the University may be used for elective credits to satisfy degree requirements.

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EGR 491 One Time Course Offering

Credit arranged.

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EGR 492 One Time Course Offering

Credit arranged.

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EGR 493 Multi-disciplinary Research

Faculty-directed multi-disciplinary student research in engineering. Before enrolling, a student must consult with a faculty member to define the project. May be repeated for credit.
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Prerequisites

Upper division standing.

EGR 497 Internship

Practical field experience working within an engineering organization. Internships are individually arranged. Students will be required to supplement their experience with a learning agreement. Students may receive an IP (In Progress) grade until the completion of their internship. Course is graded Pass/No Pass.

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Prerequisites

Shiley School major, permission of instructor

EGR 511 Telescope Design

The rapid learning cycle of eng. design will be applied in the design, building and testing of amateur telescopes. Optics, atmospheric science, and anatomy of the eye will be discussed at intro levels. Since consideration for user-needs is essential in design, this course will also study telescopic observations and basic astronomy. Prior knowledge of physics/optics required. A research report and teaching 3 lectures is required.

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Cross Listed Courses

EGR 411

EGR 551 Mathematical and Numerical Methods for Engineers

Numerical techniques for computer-aided solution and analysis of systems using MATLAB. Emphasis on applications from engineering and the physical sciences. Topics covered may include non-linear equations, interpolation, integration and differentiation, and ordinary and partial differential equations. Knowledge of ordinary differential equations and linear algebra required.
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Cross Listed Courses

MTH 451

EGR 555 Design of Engineering Experiments

Examines how to design experiments to gather engineering data with an emphasis on developing experiments and analyses that lead to statistically significant results. Various designs are discussed and their respective differences, advantages, and disadvantages are noted. A project to design an experiment in the relevant discipline is part of the course. Knowledge of statistics required.

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Prerequisites

Graduate standing.

EGR 564 Instrumentation and Computer Interfaces

Fundamentals of sensors, instrumentation, designing with electronics/computer hardware and software systems, and real-time programming for control and data collection. Emphasizes human-computer interface challenges and designing for the end user. Laboratory work involves circuits, electronics, sensor design and interface, building complete engineering instrumentation, and applications using LabVIEW/Arduino systems. Project work specific to graduate discipline. Knowledge of circuits and programming required. Fee: $50
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