Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog
2016-17

Engineering And Applied Sciences, School Of - Courses

EAS 104 Special Topics
Engineering & Applied Sciences

Credits: 4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


EAS 140 Engineering Principles
Engineering & Applied Sciences

A first course in engineering. Introduces students to fundamental principles used in engineering analysis and design. Students will gain experience and skills in the application of these principles to projects and case studies. Students also will be introduced to the engineering professions and aspects of professionalism including ethics and etiquette.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: First Semester Engineering majors only.
All other students should take a substitute course as identified on their Advisement Report.



EAS 202 Engineering Impact On Society
Engineering & Applied Sciences

EAS 202, a follow-on to EAS 140, is a one credit freshman seminar course aimed at broadening students' vision of engineering problem solving, and elucidating how engineers can make a difference in meeting key societal needs. The course focus is the National Academy of Engineering's 'Grand Challenges' for the future. It includes a series of interactive presentations by engineering faculty who are experts in these areas, offering an understanding both of these problems and engineering approaches to solving them. Students also explore a self-selected area of personal interest as a step toward identifying possible niches for their own career path. EAS 140 is a required pre-requisite.

Credits: 1
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: EAS 140, 1EAS student group and EAS approved major


EAS 207 Statics
Engineering & Applied Sciences

Applies mechanics to studying static equilibrium of rigid and elastic bodies. Topics include composition and resolution of forces, moments and couple, equivalent force systems, free-body diagrams, equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies, forces in trusses and beams, friction forces, first and second moments of area, moments and product of inertia, and methods of virtual work and total potential energy.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: PHY 107 or PHY 117; MTH 142
Co-Requisites: MTH 241 (recommended)
Approved and Intended Engineering Majors Only



EAS 208 Dynamics
Engineering & Applied Sciences

Applies mechanics to studying the motion of particles and rigid bodies. Topics include kinematics and kinetics of particles, relative motion, work-energy methods, impulse-momentum methods, kinematics and kinetics of rigid bodies, and simple vibration.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: EAS 207 and MTH 241
Co-Requisites: MTH 306 (recommended)
Approved and Intended Engineering Majors Only


EAS 209 Mechanics of Solids
Engineering & Applied Sciences

Studies the mechanical behavior of solid bodies under various types of loading. Topics include stresses and strain, stress-strain relationships, plane stress and plane strain; shear and bending moments in beams, stresses in beams; deflection of beams, torsion of shafts, buckling of columns, energy methods, and failure criteria.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: EAS 207
Approved and Intended Engineering Majors Only



EAS 230 Engineering Computations
Engineering & Applied Sciences

This is a first course in computer programming that develops programming concepts using MATLAB with application to engineering problems. Topics include data structures, arithmetic expressions, I/O, plotting, branching and loop structures, debugging, and user-defined functions. These concepts will be illustrated and emphasized through applications in chemical process mass balances, transport processes, truss structures, data fitting, principal component analysis in fluid and solid mechanics, and modal analysis in dynamics.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MTH 141
Approved and Intended Engineering Majors Only


EAS 240 Introduction to Programming for Engineers
Engineering & Applied Sciences

An introductory programming course for students in engineering and the sciences. The course covers the basics of procedural and object oriented programming; and in particular basic programming concepts such as statements, conditions, functions, pointers, I/O, objects, data structures, and algorithms. The course will include exercises focusing on applications for solving scientific and engineering problems.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MTH 141;
Approved and Intended Engineering Majors Only



EAS 305 Applied Probability
Engineering & Applied Sciences

Introduces probability and its application to engineering problems. Examines sample space, random variables, expected values, limiting theorems, error analysis, and provides introduction to random processes. Students may not receive credit for this course and CIE 308.

Credits: 4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MTH 241
Approved Engineering or Computer Science Majors Only


EAS 360 STEM Communications
Engineering & Applied Sciences

Prepares students to successfully communicate, across a range of professional genres and media, to technical, professional, and public audiences; to produce communications individually and as part of a team; and to produce communications which are consistent with ethical engineering practice.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ENG 105 or ENG 201



EAS 396 Engineering Career Institute
Engineering & Applied Sciences

Provides one academic credit for pre-employment classes with instruction on how to conduct a successful student employment job search. The semester culminates with one week [30 hours] of presentations from industrial managers on essential career-success subjects such as leadership, communication, teamwork, total quality management, and value engineering. This course enables students to obtain engineering credit-worthy employment along with the business success skills needed to be effective on the job.

Credits: 1
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Winter
Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
Pre-Requisites: Sophomore standing as approved major in School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.


EAS 494 Interdisciplinary Capstone Senior Design
Engineering & Applied Sciences

This course is the culmination of undergraduate engineering education during which interdisciplinary student teams design, prototype and document a solution to a problem that requires principles from engineering and/or applied sciences. Project teams are comprised of students from two or more SEAS departments. The course is expected to fulfill departmental senior design requirement and therefore requires departmental approval as well as an appropriate subject matter expert (e.g. faculty, professional/practicing engineer). It might alternatively fulfill a technical elective. Students must work closely with their department to determine how it fulfills degree requirements.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MAE 451 or CIE 415 or CIE 415/442/444 or CSE 442 or EE 311/408 or BE 493 or CE 318/433



EAS 495 Supervised Undergraduate Teaching
Engineering & Applied Sciences

Enrollees participate as undergraduate teaching assistants under the supervision of faculty of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Junior status, 3.0 QPA; A- or better in course in which the student will assist; and permission of instructor.


EAS 496 Engineering Co-Op
Engineering & Applied Sciences

Up to three work periods of engineering-related employment. Co-op students are employed in technical assignments in industry, with emphasis on practical application of engineering coursework. Students are registered for 1-3 credit hours, but are afforded full-time status at the University. This protects the student's insurance, loan and possible INS status. The course goal is to provide valuable experience for students, while making positive contributions to employers. A faculty instructor supervises the academic component of the experience, usually a report and/or presentation.

Credits: 1-3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Senior standing
Approved Engineering Majors Only



EAS 498 Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity
Engineering & Applied Sciences

Students collaborate with faculty research mentors on an ongoing faculty research project or conduct independent research under the guidance of a faculty member. This experience provides students with an inquiry-based learning opportunity and engages them as active learners in a research setting.

Credits: 1-3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Permission of Instructor.


EAS 499 Independent Study
Engineering & Applied Sciences

Individualized student work under the guidance of a faculty member, intended to pursue topics that are not currently offered through regular coursework at the university.

Credits: 1-12
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
Pre-Requisites: Permission of instructor.




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