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  • ENGIN 103  Introduction to Engineering

    Description:
    Via team projects and discussions, students will discover the tools of engineering design, data analysis and modeling, estimations, spreadsheets, oral presentations, logbook, written reports, web page building, movies making, graphical programming, teamwork, leadership, project management, and problem-solving skills. Not only for prospective engineering students, also for those seeking important skills to succeed in college an/or the job market.   More Info

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  • ENGIN 104  Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Description:
    Students will work in teams to build and test electrical circuits and to explore the basics of signal processing and data modeling. The essentials of computer programming are introduced using languages such as LabVIEW and Matlab with the goal of enabling students to use the computer effectively in subsequent courses. Students will develop codes in computer languages such as LabVIEW and Matlab to analyze circuits and to design and apply digital filters. Teamwork, logbook, presentations, and report writing are integral components of the course. No previous programming experience is required.   More Info

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  • ENGIN 202  Statics (Mechanical Engineering)

    Description:
    A vector treatment of the equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies. Topics include: vector algebra, forces, moments, couples, equations of equilibrium, free-body diagrams, graphical techniques, constraints, structures and mechanisms, friction, centroids and moments of inertia, the method of virtual work. (Course offered in the fall only.)   More Info

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  • ENGIN 203  Engineering Graphics and Design (Mechanical Engineering)

    Description:
    Introduction to basic principles of mechanical engineering design and basic graphics including design process, engineering analysis, and instrumentation. (Course offered in the fall only.)   More Info

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  • ENGIN 211L  Engineering Mathematics

    Description:
    In this course students will learn important math concepts and techniques they will need to study engineering topics such as circuit analysis, signal processing, electromagnetic fields and wavers, etc. Topics include complex numbers and functions. Laplace transform, Fourier series and transform, first and second order differential equations, partial differential equations, vector differential calculus, matrix algebra, and probability and statistics. For each of these topics, engineering applications will be emphasized, and when appropriate, numerical solutions will be introduced.   More Info

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  • ENGIN 221  Strength of Materials I

    Description:
    Notions of stress, strain and Mohrs circle; tension; shear and torsion; plane stress and plane strain; moments of inertia. Shear force and bending moment diagrams. Depletion of beams; indeterminate beams; Castiglianos principle; plastic bending of beams. Mechanical properties of materials. (Course offered in the spring only.)   More Info

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  • ENGIN 222  Dynamics

    Description:
    A vector treatment of dynamics. Kinematics of a particle in two and three dimensions. Dynamics of a particle; momentum, moment of momentum, and work-energy. Rigid bodies in plane motion; kinematics and dynamics. Relative motion. (Course offered in the spring only.)   More Info

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  • ENGIN 231  Circuit Analysis I

    Description:
    Mathematical models for circuit elements, basic circuit laws, techniques for writing and solving circuit equations. Circuit theorems, operational amplifiers, first- and second-order circuits. Numerical methods of circuit analysis.   More Info

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  • ENGIN 232  Circuit Analysis II

    Description:
    Analysis of AC circuits using phasors, mutual inductance and the dot convention, ideal transformers, power analysis, balanced three-phase circuits, frequency response and Bode plots, transfer functions, and application of Laplace and Fourier transforms in circuit analysis. Students use PSPICE to check their results.   More Info

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  • ENGIN 241  Digital Systems with Lab

    Description:
    Concepts of digital measurement, counting, timing and switching, basic logic concepts, basic theorems in Boolean algebra, manipulation of logic statements, binary information gates, application of logic gates, flip-flops and multivibrators, counters, registers and readouts, and other combinational and sequential circuits. Note: When this course is not being offered, students may instead take PHYSIC 392 (Digital Electronics with Lab).   More Info

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  • ENGIN 271  Circuit Lab I

    Description:
    An introductory electrical measurements and linear circuit analysis laboratory to accompany ENGIN 231 (Circuit Analysis I). Topics include voltage and current division in resistive networks, circuit theorems, operational amplifiers, first- and second-order circuits, power transfer, capacitors and inductors.   More Info

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  • ENGIN 272  Circuit Lab II

    Description:
    An electrical measurements laboratory to accompany ENGIN 232 (Circuit Analysis II). Topics include ac power and phase measurements, frequency response, transformers, Laplace and Fourier analysis.   More Info

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  • ENGIN 280  Ethics and Impacts of Engineering

    Description:
    Ethics and Impacts of Engineering will consider ethical issues and the impacts of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context. The course will relate general ethical theory to concrete problems in engineering, using readings, scenarios, and case studies. Class activities include discussions in small groups on topics such as product safety and liability, conflict of interest dilemma, protection of intellectual property, and answers to questions such as: How does a particular problem affect our environment or the society in general? What technical solutions have been proposed recently to address this problem? Which solution do you think works best and why? What is your solution to the problem? What is the cost involved in implementing these solutions? What are the economic tradeoffs?   More Info

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    • TBA
  • ENGIN 321  Signals and Systems

    Description:
    The concepts of signals and systems arise in all areas of technology, e.g. signal processing. This course provides an introduction to the analysis of linear systems in the time- and frequency-domain, e.g. what is the output of a system if we know the input and the impulse response function or the transfer function of the system, how to characterize a system by stimulating it and measuring the output signals. Students will learn about the input/output differential or difference equation, the convolution theorem and its applications, the continuous- and discrete-time Fourier and Laplace transforms, and how to use Matlab in solving problems.   More Info

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  • ENGIN 322  Probability and Random Processes

    Description:
    An introduction to probabilistic description (via the probability density function or distribution function) and statistical description (via the ensemble average, variance, etc.) of random signals as applied to the analysis of linear systems. Other topics include conditional probability, statistical independence, correlation, sampling theory, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, stationary and ergodic processes, auto-correlation and cross-correlation functions, spectral density, and their interconnections.   More Info

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  • ENGIN 331  Fields & Waves

    Description:
    The course will cover topics including vector analysis, electrostatic fields in vacuum and material media, stationary currents in conducting media, magnetostatic fields in vacuum and material media, Maxwell's equations and time-dependent electric and magnetic fields, electromagnetic waves and radiation, transmission lines, wave guides, and applications.   More Info

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  • ENGIN 332  Fields and Waves II

    Description:
    This is a second course in Fields and Waves, which covers time-harmonic wave propagation in transmission lines, in free space, in waveguides, at interfaces and in waveguides. The course focuses on the application of electromagnetic analysis techniques to engineering problems.   More Info

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  • ENGIN 341  Advanced Digital Design

    Description:
    The course will cover topics including tools and methodologies for top-down design of complex digital systems. Important topics include minimization, mixed logic, algorithmic state machines, microprogrammed controllers, creating and using a gold model, data and control path design, and data movement and routing via buses. Design methodologies covered include managing the design process from concept to implementation, gold model validation, and introduction to design flow. A hardware description language is used extensively to demonstrate models and methodologies, and is also used in design exercises and projects.   More Info

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  • ENGIN 346  Microcontrollers

    Description:
    A hands-on approach to microprocessor and peripheral system programming, I/O interfacing, and soft and real-time interrupt management, using a mixture of assembly and higher-level programming languages.   More Info

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    • TBA
  • ENGIN 351  Fundamentals of Semiconductor Devices

    Description:
    The course will cover topics including semiconductor materials, basic device physics, pn-junctions, metal-semiconductor junctions, and both bipolar and metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) transistors.   More Info

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  • ENGIN 352  Semiconductor Device Design, Simulation and Fabrication

    Description:
    This hands-on course will cover topics including design, simulation, fabrication, and characterization of basic semiconductor devices made of either silicon or compound III-V semiconductors as well as the fabrication methods needed to produce such devices.   More Info

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  • ENGIN 365  Electronics I with Lab

    Description:
    A brief introduction to semiconductor physics, leading to physical characteristics of pn junction diodes, bipolar junction transistors, and field effect transistors. Circuit models for diodes, transistors and operational amplifiers and their use in practical circuits. Analysis of linear circuits based on application of circuit models of devices and circuit theory. Note: When this course is not being offered, students may instead take PHYSIC 391 (Basic Electronics with Lab).   More Info

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  • ENGIN 366  Electronics II with Lab

    Description:
    Continuation of ENGIN 365. Differential, operational amplifiers and applications, transistor amplifiers at very high frequencies, direct-coupled and band-pass, small- and large-signal, feedback amplifiers; and oscillators. Active filters, waveform generation including Schmitt trigger, multiplexers, A/D and D/A converters. Circuit design employing IC operational amplifiers, discrete devices, SPICE. An electronic design project constitutes a major part of the course.   More Info

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  • ENGIN 371  RF/Microwave Circuits

    Description:
    This course is the first of a two course sequence on modern microwave engineering. This course will cover primarily passive circuit design and analysis, specifically: transmission line theory and waveguides, microwave network analysis, impedance matching and tuning, power dividers and couplers, microwave resonators, and microwave filters. This course will utilize computer-aided design (CAD) tools as well as a microwave laboratory experience for assignments and team projects.   More Info

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  • ENGIN 435  Antenna Design

    Description:
    This is a course for electrical engineering majors in antenna design and applications. Topics covered include: how radiation works; common antenna types; antenna design techniques and rules of thumb; physical laws that limit realizable performance; antenna metrics; and antenna performance in a system.   More Info

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  • ENGIN 441  Embedded Systems

    Description:
    This course covers fundamentals of embedded systems: architecture, programming, design, and interfacing. Topics include processors and hardware for embedded systems, embedded programming and real time operating systems. The course will cover technologies and methods using computer Aided Design (CAD) design tools for implementation of complex digital systems using Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs). It provides advanced methods of digital circuit design, specification, synthesis, implementation and prototyping.   More Info

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  • ENGIN 446  Computer Architecture Design

    Description:
    An introduction to computer architectures; analysis and design of computer subsystems including central processing units, memories and input/output subsystems; important concepts include datapaths, computer arithmetic, instruction cycles, pipelining, virtual and cache memories, direct memory access and controller design.   More Info

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  • ENGIN 478  Independent Study

    Description:
    Study of an engineering topic or work on a research project by a student or group of students under faculty supervision on subjects not currently offered in a regularly scheduled course.   More Info

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  • ENGIN 480  Special Topics

    Description:
    An advanced course offering intensive study of selected topics in engineering. Course content varies and will be announced prior to registration. Several topics may be offered as needed.   More Info

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  • ENGIN 491  Senior Design Project I

    Description:
    ENGIN 491, Senior Design Project I is the first semester of the two-part, two-semester Senior Design Project sequence (ENGIN 491/492) designed to help students prepare to make the transition to the Engineering workplace. During the first semester (ENGIN 491), students work in project teams to create a design solution to an engineering problem, and use their technical writing and presentation skills to produce a project plan and design report.   More Info

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  • ENGIN 492  Senior Design Project II

    Description:
    ENGIN 492, Senior Design Project II is the second semester of the two-part, two-semester Senior Design Project sequence (ENGIN 491/492) designed to help students prepare to make the transition to the engineering workplace. As a continuation of ENGIN 491, during the second semester (ENGIN 492), students work in project teams to implement the design solution to an engineering problem that they came up with in ENGIN 491, and continue to practice their technical writing skills to produce final reports as well as technical manuals for their device/software, in addition to presenting their products and/or findings to a group of panelists consisting of people as potential customers.   More Info

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