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Engineering (EGR) Course Descriptions

College of Engineering


EGR 1303  Exploring the Engineering Profession
(3-1) 3 hours credit.
Engineering as a career; contemporary issues; academic and career resources; written and oral communication; effective team membership; professional and ethical responsibilities; professional registration; engineering problem formulation and solution; engineering design. One hour of recitation per week.

EGR 1313  Calculus with Engineering Applications
(3-2) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Completion of precalculus or satisfactory performance on a placement examination.
The first of a two-part integrated physics and calculus course. Calculus topics include an introduction to the concepts of limit, continuity, and derivative, mean value theorem, and applications of derivatives such as velocity and acceleration; introduction to the Riemann integral and the fundamental theorem of calculus. Physics topics include an introduction to vectors, force and Newton’s Laws of Physics. Classes meet weekly for three hours of lecture and two hours of problem solving tutorials.

EGR 1323  Physics with Engineering Applications
(3-2) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: EGR 1313.
The second of a two-part integrated physics and calculus course. Calculus topics include applications of derivatives to maximization and curve sketching, evaluation of definite and indefinite integrals and an introduction to differential equations. Physics topics include applications of Newton’s Laws and the concepts of momentum, energy, work and power. Classes meet weekly for three hours of lecture and two hours of problem solving tutorials.       

EGR 1503  Engineering, Technology, and Culture
(3-0) 3 hours credit.
History, meaning, and effects of the engineering technology on our world. Technology assessed as a composite of applied science and human needs. Review of ethical implications of technologies and educational requirements for a technology dominated future.

EGR 2103  Statics [TCCN: ENGR 2301.]
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisites: MAT 1224 and PHY 1903.
Vector analysis of force systems applied to particles and rigid bodies and free body diagrams. Engineering applications of equilibrium; of moments, internal forces, and friction; and of centroids, centers of gravity, and moments of inertia.

EGR 2213  Statics and Dynamics [TCCN: ENGR 2303.]
(3-1) 3 hours credit. Prerequisites: MAT 1224 and PHY 1903.
Force, moment, equilibrium, centroids and moments of inertia, kinematics, and kinetics of particles. Not open to students in Civil or Mechanical Engineering. May not be substituted for EGR 2103. One hour of problem solving recitation.

EGR 2323  Applied Engineering Analysis I [TCCN: MATH 2321.]
(3-1) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: MAT 1224.
Application of mathematical principles to the analysis of engineering problems using linear algebra and ordinary differential equations (ODE’s). Use of software tools. Topics include: mathematical modeling of engineering problems; separable ODE’s; first-, second-, and higher-order linear constant coefficient ODE’s; characteristic equation of an ODE; systems of coupled first-order ODE’s; matrix addition and multiplication; solution of a linear system of equations via Gauss elimination and Cramer’s rule; rank, determinant, and inverse of a matrix; eigenvalues and eigenvectors; solution of an ODE via Laplace transform; numerical solution of ODE’s. One hour of problem solving recitation.

EGR 2513  Dynamics [TCCN: ENGR 2302.]
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: EGR 2103.
Kinetics of particles and plane rigid bodies, work and energy, impulse and momentum, equations of motion and engineering applications.

EGR 3301  Engineering Co-op
1 hour credit. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Cooperative Education in Engineering Program.
Designed for students participating in Cooperative Education in Engineering Program. Problems related to students’ work assignments during their work for co-op employers. May be repeated for credit, but no more than 3 semester credit hours of Engineering Co-op may apply to a bachelor’s degree. To apply 3 semester credit hours of Engineering Co-op as a technical elective toward a degree in engineering, students must petition and get approval of a faculty advisor prior to co-op activities. The grade report for the course is either “CR” (satisfactory performance) or “NC” (unsatisfactory performance).

EGR 3323  Applied Engineering Analysis II
(3-1) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: EGR 2323.
Application of mathematical principles to the analysis of engineering problems using vector differential and integral calculus, partial differential equations, and Fourier series; complex variables; discrete mathematics; and use of software tools. One hour of problem solving recitation.

EGR 3713  Engineering Economic Analysis
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisites: ECO 2013 or ECO 2023, and MAT 1224.
Time-value of money concepts; techniques for economic evaluation of engineering alternatives; depreciation and taxes; inflation and market rates; contracting practices; funding public projects and related public policy issues.

EGR 4953  Special Studies in Engineering
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
An organized course offering the opportunity for specialized study not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. Special Studies may be repeated for credit when topics vary, but not more than 6 semester credit hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

EGR 4993  Honors Research
3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Enrollment limited to candidates for college honors during their last two semesters; approval by the College Honors Committee.
Supervised research and preparation of an honors thesis. May be repeated once with approval.


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