ARCHIVE: Spring 2002
Engineering Core (ECE)

ECE 100 Introduction to Engineering Design. (4)
fall and spring
Introduction to engineering design; teaming; the profession of engineering; computer models in engineering; communication skills; quality and customer satisfaction. Prerequisites: a course in high school computing and a course in physics and algebra (or their equivalents).
General Studies: CS

ECE 194 Special Topics. (1 – 4)
fall and spring
Possible topics:

(a)Introduction to Engineering Design I. (2)
fall
(b)Introduction to Engineering Design II. (2)
spring

ECE 201 Electrical Networks I. (4)
fall, spring, summer
Introduction to electrical networks. Component models, transient, and steady-state analysis. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: ECE 100 or 194 (ST: Introduction to Engineering Design I and ST: Introduction to Engineering Design II) or 294 (ST: Elements of Engineering Design). Pre- or corequisites: MAT 274; PHY 131, 132.

ECE 210 Engineering Mechanics I: Statics. (3)
fall, spring, summer
Force systems, resultants, equilibrium, distributed forces, area moments, fluid statics, internal stresses, friction, energy criterion for equilibrium, and stability. Lecture, recitation. Prerequisites: ECE 100 or 194 (ST: Introduction to Engineering Design I and ST: Introduction to Engineering Design II) or 294 (ST: Elements of Engineering Design); MAT 271 (or 291); PHY 121, 122.

ECE 212 Engineering Mechanics II: Dynamics. (3)
fall, spring, summer
Kinematics and kinetics of particles, translating and rotating coordinate systems, rigid body kinematics, dynamics of systems of particles and rigid bodies, and energy and momentum principles. Lecture, recitation. Prerequisites: ECE 210; MAT 274.

ECE 214 Engineering Mechanics. (4)
fall, spring, summer
Force systems, resultants, moments and equilibrium. Kinematics and kinetics of particles, systems of particles and rigid bodies. Energy and momentum principles. Lecture, recitation. Prerequisites: ECE 100 or 194 (ST: Introduction to Engineering Design I and ST: Introduction to Engineering Design II) or 294 (ST: Elements of Engineering Design); MAT 274; PHY 121, 122.

ECE 294 Special Topics. (1 – 4)
not regularly offered
Possible topics:

(a)Elements of Engineering Design

ECE 300 Intermediate Engineering Design. (3)
fall, spring, summer
Engineering design process concentrating on increasing the ability to prepare well-written technical communication and to define problems and generate and evaluate ideas. Teaming skills enhanced. Prerequisites: ECE 100 or 194 (ST: Introduction to Engineering Design I and ST: Introduction to Engineering Design II) or 294 (ST: Elements of Engineering Design); ENG 102 (or 105 or 108); at least two other engineering core courses.
General Studies: L

ECE 313 Introduction to Deformable Solids. (3)
fall, spring, summer
Equilibrium, strain-displacement relations, and stress-strain-temperature relations. Applications to force transmission and deformations in axial, torsional, and bending of bars. Combined loadings. Lecture, recitation. Prerequisites: ECE 210 (or 214); MAT 274.

ECE 334 Electronic Devices and Instrumentation. (4)
fall, spring, summer
Applies electric network theory to semiconductor circuits. Diodes/transistors/amplifiers/opamps/digital logic gates, and electronic instruments. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: ECE 201.

ECE 340 Thermodynamics. (3)
fall, spring, summer
Work, heat, and energy transformations and relationships between properties; laws, concepts, and modes of analysis common to all applications of thermodynamics in engineering. Lecture, recitation. Prerequisites: CHM 114 (or 116); ECE 210 (or 214); PHY 131, 132. Pre- or corequisite: MAT 274.

ECE 350 Structure and Properties of Materials. (3)
fall, spring, summer
Basic concepts of material structure and its relation to properties. Application to engineering problems. Prerequisites: CHM 114 (or 116); PHY 121, 122.

ECE 351 Civil Engineering Materials. (3)
fall and spring
Structure and behavior of civil engineering materials. Laboratory investigations and test criteria. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: ECE 313.

ECE 352 Properties of Electronic Materials. (4)
fall, spring, summer
Schrodinger’s wave equation, potential barrier problems, bonds of crystals, the band theory of solids, semiconductors, superconductor dielectric, and magnetic properties. Prerequisites: CHM 114 (or 116); MAT 274; PHY 241.

ECE 380 Probability and Statistics for Engineering Problem Solving. (3)
fall and spring
Applications-oriented course with computer-based experience using statistical software for formulating and solving engineering problems. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab. Prerequisite: MAT 271.
General Studies: CS

ECE 384 Numerical Methods for Engineers. (4)
fall and spring
Numerical methods and computational tools for selected problems in engineering. Prerequisites: ECE 100 or 194 (ST: Introduction to Engineering Design I and ST: Introduction to Engineering Design II) or 294 (ST: Elements of Engineering Design); MAT 274; at least two other engineering core courses. Pre- or corequisite: MAT 272.

ECE 394 Special Topics. (1 – 4)
fall and spring
Possible topics:

(a)Conservation Principles. (4)
(b)Engineering Systems. (4)
(c)Introduction to Manufacturing Engineering. (3)
(d)Properties that Matter. (4)

ECE 400 Engineering Communications. (3)
fall, spring, summer
Planning and preparing engineering publications and oral presentations, based on directed library research related to current engineering topics. Prerequisites: ENG 102 (or 105 or 108); completion of General Studies L requirement (or ECE 300); senior standing in an engineering major.
General Studies: L

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