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EGR Courses
Each course name is followed by a set of three numbers in parenthesis that provide details of credit hours attributed to the course as follows: (lecture hours per week, lab hours per week, credit hours per semester). For example, a course denoted as (3-3-4) meets three hours per week in lecture and three hours per week in lab and results in four semester hours of credit earned with successful completion of the course. Note that three laboratory hours provides credit for one semester hour.
EGR 101. First-Year Engineering Honors (1-0-1)
Prerequisites: outstanding high school GPA and SAT score. Permission of the dean.
Co-requisites: EGR 126 and MAT 191.
To familiarize the students with robots and robotic programming as a foundation to discuss the general topic of autonomy. EGR 101 is the first of a two course sequence that introduces freshmen engineering honors students to advanced topics normally not covered in freshman courses. This course is graded S/U. (Every year)
EGR 102. First-Year Engineering Honors II (1-0-1)
Prerequisite: EGR 101.
Students explore fundamental issues involved in the design of autonomous entities including the possibility mimicking human behavior. EGR 102 is the second of a two-course sequence that introduces freshmen engineering honors students to advanced topics normally not covered in freshman courses. This course is graded S/U. (Every year)
EGR 107. Introduction to Engineering Design (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: be a fully admitted student in the School of Engineering or have the written permission of the Dean.
Systematic procedures for engineering design. Student teams pursue design projects that incorporate problem identification, information gathering, development of alternative solutions, merit analysis, decision presentation, implementation, testing, and redesign. Students practice skills in preparing and presenting a variety of engineering-related written and oral reports. (Every year)
EGR 126. Programming for Engineers (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: be a fully admitted student in the School of Engineering or have the written permission of the Dean.
Computer programming and the use of computers to solve engineering problems. Special attention is given to development of an organized thought process in which analysis, modeling, and construction of algorithms lead to structured procedures for solving non-trivial problems. (Every semester)
EGR 190-290-390-490. Cooperative Education Work Experience (0-1-1)
Prerequisites: minimum GPA of 2.50; approval of the Office of Career Services and faculty advisor. Satisfy resident credit requirements. Four-month work periods alternated with academic semesters. These courses are graded S/U. (Every semester)
EGR 201. Sophomore Engineering Honors I (1-0-1)
Prerequisite: EGR 102.
Each student develops a personal project plan for the remainder of the engineering honors experience. This course is graded S/U. (Every year)
EGR 202. Sophomore Engineering Honors II (1-0-1)
Prerequisite: EGR 201.
Each student works with a faculty advisor in accordance with a personal project plan that was approved for the remainder of the engineering honors experience. This course is grade S/U. (Every year)
EGR 232. Statics/Solid Mechanics (3-0-3)
Co-requisites: MAT 192, PHY 161.
Equilibrium of concurrent force systems. Stress, strain, and axial deformation. Hooke’s Law. Rigid-body equilibrium. Stresses and deformation in shafts and beams. Shear and bending moment diagrams. Column buckling. (Every semester)
EGR 235. Thermodynamics (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: MAT 192, PHY 161.
A first course in the fundamentals of thermodynamics. Properties of substances, open and closed systems, conservation of mass, conservation of energy and the second law of thermodynamics. Second law analysis of systems. Introduction to cycle analysis. Use of these principles in the analysis and solution of engineering problems. (Every semester)
EGR 236. Dynamics (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: EGR 232, MAT 192, PHY 161.
Planar kinematics of particles and rigid bodies. Planar kinetics of particles and rigid bodies: force and acceleration, work and energy, and impulse and momentum. (Every semester)
EGR 244. Electric Circuit Analysis (3-0-3)
Co-requisite: MAT 330.
Basic electrical circuit analysis; DC and sinusoidal steady-state circuits, manual and computer analysis methods, capacitance and inductance. (Every semester)
EGR 245. Introduction to Electronics and Electrical Power (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: EGR 244.
Co-requisite: EGR 246L.
An introduction to electronic components: diodes, junction transistors, field effect transistors, operational amplifiers, and small signal amplifiers. Magnetic fields and circuits. Rotational and moving iron transducers, AC and DC motors and generators, transformers, single phase power, three-phase systems and power, and stepper motors. (Every semester)
EGR 246L. Electric Circuits Laboratory (0-3-1)
Co-requisite: EGR 245.
Basic methods and instrumentation for measurements of electrical circuits and operational amplifier and diode circuits. Planning of experimental processes and procedures; manual and direct computer collection of experimental data, and off-line and on-line data analysis. Reports of experimental investigation, including descriptions of study objectives, procedures and methods, analysis methods, results, and conclusions. (Every semester)
EGR 251. Introduction to Professional Ethics (1-0-1)
Co- or Pre-requisite: EGR 244 or junior standing.
This course is an introduction to engineering ethics, which stresses analytical thinking regarding the application of professional ethical codes to specific cases. A brief survey of some of the major ethical theories proposed by philosophers and the general relationship between advancing technology and society’s ethical standards are studied. (Every semester)
EGR 252. Probability and Statistics for Engineers (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: C or better in MAT191.
Techniques and applications of probability and statistics. Variability and representation of data. Laws of probability, random variables and distributions. Confidence intervals and statistical hypothesis testing. Quality control and statistical inference. Design of experiments. Regression analysis. Use of spreadsheets and statistical software packages. (Every semester)
EGR 301. Junior Engineering Honors I (1-0-1)
Prerequisite: EGR 202.
Each student works with a faculty advisor in accordance with a personal project plan that was approved for the remainder of the engineering honors experience. This course is graded S/U. (Every year)
EGR 302. Junior Engineering Honors II (1-0-1)
Prerequisite: EGR 301.
Each student works with a faculty advisor in accordance with a personal project that was approved for the remainder of the engineering honors experience. This course is graded S/U. (Every year)
EGR 312. Engineering Economy (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: MAT 192.
Economics in engineering decision making, interest and present worth, depreciation, economic analysis of engineering alternatives. Project management, budgeting and cost estimation, and economic analysis. The use of software tools in economic analysis and project management. (Every semester)
EGR 386. Feedback Control and Modeling for Engineers (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: MAT 330.
Co-requisites: EGR 236, EGR 245.
Solving linear time-invariant differential equations using Laplace transforms. Transient response for first and second order systems, including time constants, damping ratio, natural frequencies, overshoot and settling time. Relative and absolute stability. Analytical and empirical modeling of engineering systems. Control engineering topics including block diagrams, Routh Hurwitz, root locus and bode plots. Introduction to PID and lead/lag compensators and to design of feedback control systems with root locus, bode and/or simulation. (Every semester)
EGR 401. Senior Engineering Honors I (1-0-1)
Prerequisite: EGR 302.
Each student submits a draft version of his or her Engineering Honors Report. This course is graded S/U. (Every year)
EGR 402. Senior Engineering Honors II (1-0-1)
Prerequisite: EGR 401.
Each student revises the draft version of his or her engineering Honors Report in response to faculty reviews and submits the final version in completion of the requirements for the Engineering Honors Program. This course is graded S/U. (Every year)
EGR 410. Engineering for Development (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: Senior standing (or consent of instructor)
Study of appropriate engineering solutions and technology to deliver water and control environmental pollutants found in a developing world setting and smaller communities in North America. Concepts of sustainable development are covered. Topics are drawn from several areas of engineering, including water supply, water treatment, water storage, wastewater treatment, materials, indoor air, and construction. (Every year)
EGR 482. Engineering Innovation and Creativity (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: senior standing or permission of MEEEP Director.
This is an engineering technical elective open to those students who have selected and been accepted into the MEEEP. The course will focus on integrating elements of entrepreneurship with engineering. New venture creations and creation of new product lines within existing businesses are analyzed through case studies and semester projects. Students will develop a business plan associated with their senior design projects. (Every year)
EGR 483. Entrepreneurship in Engineering Design (0-1-0)
Prerequisites: EGR 482; BME 487, ECE 485, ECE 487, EVE 487, ISE 487, or MAE 487.
Student seminars and advising for assessment of business plans related to entrepreneurship and innovation in an engineering design project. This course is graded S/U. (Every year)
 
SPECIAL COURSES: EGR 191, 192, 193, 291, 292, 293, 491, 492, 493, 498, 499 for variable credit. May be repeated for credit with approval of academic advisor and permission of the Dean.
EGR 191-192-193. Special Topics (1-6 hours)
EGR 291-292-293. Special Topics (1-6 hours)
EGR 491-492-493. Special Topics (1-6 hours)
EGR 498. Professional Seminar (1-6 hours)
EGR 499. Independent Study (1-6 hours)