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Engineering vs Engineering Technology classes

Some of the Engineering Program (CPE/EVE/SSE) classes are stacked with courses from the Engineering Technology Programs (CET/EET/MET); this means that students will be doing a majority of the same work under either course listing but maybe required to do additional work as well. The Engineering Program class is not the same as the Engineering Technology Program class. 

EAET policy allows Engineering Program students, enrolled prior to Spring 2018, to take up to 8 credit hours or 2 classes from any of the Engineering Technology Programs and apply the credits to major work in an Engineering Program. Students wishing to change majors from an Engineering Technology Program to an Engineering Program will need to discuss how to apply previous course work with an Engineering Program Advisor.

 

If an Engineering Program student is unable to enroll in an Engineering Program designated class, please add yourself to the waitlist for the section and contact the Program Coordinator/Advisor. Do NOT enroll in a stacked section that is designated as an Engineering Technology Program class.


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Course Descriptions and Syllabi

Select the course you are interested in knowing more about and click on it. The description will include credit hours and any applicable prerequisites or co-requisites.


Credit Hours: 3 (3+0)

Syllabus: SSE 1040

Prerequisite(s): None

Students in this course are introduced to life cycle analysis and systems engineering using principles and applications of systems analysis, life cycle cost analysis and basic quantitative methods. Classical and modern decision analysis techniques are employed for evaluating case studies in sustainable systems of mechanical, civil and electrical engineering.

Credit Hours: 3 (2+2)

Syllabus: SSE 1215

Prerequisite(s): None                                                                                                            

Stacked With: CET 1215

In this course students study solid modeling fundamentals, geometric constructions, multi-view projections, section views, and dimensioning using adequate CAD software.

Credit Hours: 3 (3+0)

Syllabus: SSE 2000

Prerequisite(s): None                                                                                                            

Stacked With: MET 1310

Students in this course are introduced to the fundamentals of engineering safety and quality assurance. In this course, students study the regulatory and professional aspects of occupational safety and focus on the fundamental engineering laws and ethics. Engineering practices are reinforced by requiring students to apply basic engineering principles to safety-related problems. Students are also introduced to the scope and function of quality assurance, including basic definitions, statistics, quality policy and objectives, manuals and procedures, concept of variation, inspection and sampling techniques, metrology process control, methods and the elements of reliability. Current (TQM) and ISO 9000 standards are reviewed.

Credit Hours: 3 (2+2)

Syllabus: SSE 2100

Prerequisite(s): PHY 2331 and PHY 2341, with a grade of "C" or better, or permission of instructor.                            

Stacked With: EET 2000

In this course, students study DC and AC circuits, including electric components, classic network theorems, electric power and complex power, phasor, impedance, digital system, etc. The application and development of electronic systems is also discussed.

Credit Hours: 3 (3+0)

Syllabus:  SSE 2150

Prerequisite(s): PHY 2311 and MTR 2410 with "C" or better, or permission of instructor                                 

Stacked With: CET 2150

In this course, students study the principles of mechanics of static systems in two- and three-dimensions: static equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies; section properties; internal forces in statically determinate trusses and beams; friction; and virtual work.

Cedit Hours: 3 (2+2)

Syllabus: SSE 2200

Prerequisite(s): CHE 1100/1150 with "C" or better, or permission of instructor             

Stacked With: MET 2200

In this lecture/laboratory course, students are introduced to basic properties of materials, including the properties and behavior that govern their selection and design with emphasis on sustainable practices. Students study materials including ferrous and non-ferrous metals, composites, plastics, ceramics, glass, wood, rubber and adhesives.

Credit Hours: 3 (3+0)

Syllabus:SSE 2350

Prerequisite(s): SSE 2100 with a grade of "C" or better, or permission of instructor                                       

Stacked With: EET 2350

In this course, students study methods for solving engineering problems using the C programming language and the use of Lab View. Students apply the C programming language and National Instruments Lab View virtual instrumentation software.

Credit Hours: 3 (2+2)

Syllabus: SSE 3000

Prerequisite(s): SSE 2200, SSE 3135, and SSE 3160 with grades of "C" or better, or permission of instructor

In this course, students are introduced to the engineering design process and skills through project-based learning. The course focuses on both systems and traditional design process and application of those through team projects. Students learn both systems approach, as well as the fundamental engineering design process. The students apply the aforementioned methodology to a real-world project. Through this course, the students conceptualize, construct, test and present a deliverable project.

Credit Hours: 3 (3+0)

Syllabus: SSE 3070

Prerequisite(s): SSE 2200, SSE 3135, and SSE 3160 with grades of "C" or better, or permission of instructor              

Stacked With: MET 3070

The students are introduced to the fundamental principles required to design machine elements. The students study combined stresses, gearing, brakes, curved beams, etc., and undertake the design of a complete machine. The economics of design is stressed along with strength and safety considerations. The selected software is utilized to perform engineering analyses and to produce preferred designs.

Credit Hours: 1 (0+1)

Syllabus: SSE 3100

Prerequisite(s): MTH 3420 with "C" or better, or permission of instructor

In this course, students develop the ability to describe complex, real-world, engineering systems with mathematical concepts. Mathematical modeling is presented through engineering application problems that students tackle by working in teams and applying the theory they have learnt in other courses.

Credit Hours: 4 (3+2)

Syllabus:  SSE 3135

Prerequisite(s): SSE 2150 with a grade of "C" or better, or permission of instructor

Stacked With: CET 3135

Students in this course are introduced to the fundamentals in the strength and deformation of engineering materials. Students focus on the development of constitutive relationships of materials under axial, torsion, transverse shear and bending loading conditions, and the engineering applications in the first part of the course. Students are introduced to beam-deflection and column-buckling theories and engineering solutions in the second part of the course. Students use laboratory time to enhance the knowledge and theories developed in the class and to use different equipment measuring engineering properties of various materials.

Credit Hours: 3 (3+0)

Syllabus: SSE 3160

Prerequisite(s): SSE 2150 and MTH 3420 with grades of "C"' or better, or permission of instructor                             

Stacked With: MET 3160

In this course, students are introduced to dynamics systems, including kinematics, and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies with engineering applications. Students also study the vibration systems in engineering applications.

Credit Hours: 3 (3+0)

Syllabus: SSE 3175

Prerequisite(s): SSE 3135 with "C" or better, or permission of instructor

In this course, students study the modeling for structural analysis and design. It focuses on the interaction of the components and their behavior within a structural system. The basic concepts of structural modeling are introduced first, followed by the evolution of structural analysis, and then the analysis methods and types are presented, along with the discussion of interactions within structural systems.

Credit Hours: 3 (3+0)

Syllabus: SSE 3185

Prerequisite(s): SSE 3160 with "C" or better, or permission of instructor                                                                   

Stacked With: CET 3185/MET 3185

Students in this course study physical properties of ideal fluids and real fluids. Course material includes fluid statics, kinematics and dynamics, energy and momentum principles of fluid mechanics, dimensional analysis and the applications of the theories and principles in incompressible flow in pipes, ducts, forces on immersed bodies and steady flow in open channels.

Cerdit Hours: 3 (3+0)

Syllabus:SSE 3300

Prerequisite(s): SSE 2200, SSE 3135, and SSE 3160 with grades of "C" or better, or permission of instructor

In this course, students examine the fundamental laws of thermodynamics. Students are introduced to basic concepts of energy, thermodynamic systems, dimensions and units, and the ideal-gas equation of state. Students are introduced to concepts through the study of closed and open systems. Students analyze heat engines and reversible and irreversible processes. Additionally students learn and apply the three basic mechanisms of heat transmission. Conduction, convection (free and forced), plus radiant transmission are treated for both steady-state and transient conditions. Student learning is aided by computer solutions.

Credit Hours: 3 (3+0)

Syllabus: SSE 3500

Prerequisite(s): None

In this course, students are introduced to humanitarian engineering through hands-on instruction and project work in tandem with lectures.

Credit Hours: 2 (1.5+1)

Syllabus: SSE 3730

Prerequisite(s): SSE 2100 with a grade of "C" or better, or permission of instructor    

Crosslisted With: EET 3730

In this course, students study the applications of Proportional, Integral, & Derivative (PID) controllers in the process control industry. Students also examine the structure of feedback, sensors, controllers, control valves, process dynamics, timing, piping and instrument drawing.

Credit Hours: 3 (3+0)

Syllabus: SSE 4000

Prerequisite(s): SSE 1040 and CET 3120 with grades of "C" or better, or permission of instructor

ln this course, students study advanced theories and applications of sustainable systems engineering, life cycle analysis, quantitative methods and engineering economics, guided by sustainability principles. Classical and modern decision analysis methods are employed for evaluating case studies in terms of mechanical, civil and electrical engineering using content optimization techniques for detailed analysis and application

Credit Hours: 3 (3+0)

Syllabus: SSE 4160

Prerequisite(s): SSE 3135 and SSE 3185 with grades of "C" or better, or permission of instructor

Students in this course are introduced to the basic principles of soil mechanics and fundamentals of geotechnical engineering. Students learn mechanical properties of soil, engineering classification of soil, permeability and seepage, consolidation and settlement, shear strength, lateral earth pressures, fundamentals of retaining structures, soil bearing capacity, slope stability and fundamentals of foundation designs.

Credit Hours: 3 (3+0)

Syllabus: SSE 4200 

Prerequisite(s): SSE 3135 and SSE 3185 both with grades of "C" or better, or permission of instructor

In this course, students are introduced to the role of engineering in development, and they examine how actions lead to intended and unintended consequences. Emphasis is placed on sustainability principles with regards to planning and design. Students study development strategy on large, modern world scale and also for communities where the social, political, and economic systems differ from those most commonly experienced by engineers in the developed world. The students are also introduced to a framework and guidelines for conducting both large- and small-scale development projects. The course addresses analysis of communities in medium- to high-risk and low-resilience environments. The framework combines concepts and tools that have been traditionally used by development agencies and other tools more specifically used in engineering project management. Finally, students are introduced to the various leadership skills necessary to make decisions in complex and uncertain environments.

Credit Hours: 3 (2+2)

Syllabus: SSE 4280

Prerequisite(s): SSE 3300, PHY 2310, and PHY 2320, with a grade of "C" or better, or permission of instructor

In this course, students study global energy flow, sources and uses of energy. Students are introduced to biological energy and ecosystems from the viewpoint of the engineering practice. Students also deal with energy-related environment problems, including air and thermal pollution, plus radioactivity.

Credit Hours: 3 (3+0)

Syllabus: SSE 4300

Prerequisite(s): SSE 3135 with "C" or better, or permission of instructor

In this course, students study engineering design methods that account for the stochastic nature of the design variables and provide means to quantify the inherent risk of a design. The students are introduced to basic concepts of stochastics, followed by the evolution of the probabilistic design, after which the design methods are discussed with emphasis on the Monte Carlo simulation and its applications to structural analysis and design.

Credit Hours: 3 (3+0)

Syllabus: SSE 4500

Prerequisite(s): SSE 2150 with "C" or better, or permission of instructor

In this course, students study technologies used in restoration, repair, and strengthening of civil engineering structures in order to extend their service life for a sustainable built environment. This course addresses the refurbishment of contemporary steel, concrete, timber, and masonry structures, as well as bridges and historic structures.

Credit Hours: 3 (0+3)

Syllabus: SSE 4610

Prerequisite(s): Departmental Permission

Students in this course write a thesis of an undergraduate research project. The project should reflect the growth of the development of engineering, technology, and human society with regard to sustainability and to meet the needs of sustainable development of industry and the community. The senior thesis projects generally are selected by students and emerged from collaboration with faculty/advisor. The thesis should demonstrate the general understanding of concepts of sustainable system engineering, together with exposition that sets the work in a holistic and systemic approach to solving problems and move beyond the tradition of breaking designs down into disconnected parts.

Credit Hours: 3 (3+0)

Syllabus:SSE 4700

Prerequisite(s): SSE 4000 with a grade of "C" or better, or permission of instructor

Students learn the fundamental principles and practical techniques of risk and decision analysis in this course. The class is oriented toward project-level decisions where multiple variables and complex risks are present. The course introduces students to Monte Carlo analyses, and various types of multicriteria decision analyses. Students collaborate in a larger term project.