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EGEN 105   INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL ENGINEERING

EGEN 125CS TECHNOLOGY,INNOVATION, AND SOCIETY

EGEN 200   DESIGNING OUR COMMUNITY

EGEN 201  ENGINEERING MECHANICS:STATICS

EGEN 202  ENGINEERING MECHANICS:DYNAMICS

EGEN 203  APPLIED MECHANICS

EGEN 205  MECHANICS OF MATERIALS

EGEN 208  APPLIED STRENGTH OF MATERIALS

EGEN 290R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH 

EGEN 291  SPECIAL TOPICS

EGEN 292  INDEPENDENT STUDY

EGEN 310R  MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN

EGEN 331  APPLIED MECHANICS OF FLUIDS

EGEN 335  FLUID MECHANICS

EGEN 415  ADVANCED MECHANICS OF SOLIDS

EGEN 435  FLUID DYNAMICS

EGEN 488   FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGINEERING EXAM	

EGEN 490R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

EGEN 491 (formerly EM 480)  SPECIAL TOPICS
	
EGEN 491 (formerly ENGR 480)   SPECIAL TOPICS

EGEN 492  INDEPENDENT STUDY

EM 506   ADVANCED DYNAMICS

EM 510   ELASTIC AND INELASTIC ANALYSIS I

EM 512   ELASTIC AND INELASTIC ANALYSIS II

EM 518   THEORY OF PLATES & SHELLS

EM 525   CONTINUUM MECHANICS

EM 526   ADVANCED CONTINUUM MECHANICS

EM 560   FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS IN ENGINEERING

EM 591   SPECIAL TOPICS

EM 592   INDIVIDUAL PROBLEMS

ENGR 610   RESEARCH AND METHODS IN ENGINEERING

ENGR 685   MENTORED TEACHING FOR PHD CANDIDATES

ENGR 694   SEMINAR


EGEN 105 INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL ENGINEERING
F,S 2 cr. LEC 1 LAB 1
-- Provides students an opportunity to explore the fields of engineering, engineering technology, and computer science. Other topics include engineering design, career opportunities, professionalism, and ethics.

EGEN 125CS TECHNOLOGY, INNOVATION, AND SOCIETY
F,Su 3 cr. LEC 3
-- This course explores the innovative engineering processes that connect the creative elements of science and engineering with solving problems of everyday life. Topics include understanding the role of creativity, public safety and ethics in creating technological solutions. Case studies are investigated, including applying critical thinking to exploring how innovation can help society.

EGEN 200 DESIGNING OUR COMMUNITY
F,S 1 cr. SEM 1
-- This course is designed to explore issues in engineering and college academics for American Indian students in the Designing Our Community Program. The course will provide a learning community among students to ensure success in achieving their professional goals. Spring semester focuses on service learning projects.

EGEN 201 ENGINEERING MECHANICS:STATICS
F,S,Su 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: PHSX 220.
COREQUISITE: M 273.
-- Equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies; static analysis of structures including trusses, beams, frames and machines; coulomb friction; area and mass centroids, moments and products of inertia.

EGEN 202 ENGINEERING MCECHANICS:DYNAMICS
F,S,Su On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EGEN 201.
-- Kinematics, kinetics, work-energy, and impulse-momentum for particles and rigid bodies.

EGEN 203 APPLIED MECHANICS
F,S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: PHSX 205.
COREQUISITE: M 166.
-- Force systems in equilibrium and applications to structural trusses and frames; section properties; distributed force systems; shear and moment distributions in beams; basic particle dynamics.

EGEN 205 MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
F,S,Su On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EGEN 201.
-- Stress and strain, Hooke's Law, thermal strain, torsion, bending of beams, combined stress, limit analysis, energy methods, virtual work, column theory.

EGEN 208 APPLIED STRENGTH OF MATERIALS
F,S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EGEN 203.
-- Equilibrium and deformation of structural elements; concepts of stress and strain and interrelationship; representation and transformation of combined stress states; axial, torsional and flexural stresses and deformation; column buckling.

EGEN 290 R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
F,S 1-6 cr. IND may be repeated
-- Directed undergraduate research/creative activity which may culminate in a written work or other creative project. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

EGEN 291 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: None required but some may be determined necessary by each offering department.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

EGEN 292 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 2 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Consent of instructor and approval of department head.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

EGEN 331 APPLIED MECHANICS OF FLUID
F,S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EGEN 208 or EGEN 205.
-- Basic principles of fluid mechanics: pressure measurement, forces on submerged areas, fluid flow through conduits, parallel pipe systems, open channel flow, forces caused by fluids in motion, pumps, flow of air in ducts.

EGEN 335 FLUID MECHANICS
F,S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EGEN 202, EGEN 205.
-- Introduction to modern fluid mechanics.

EGEN 415 ADVANCED MECHANICS OF SOLIDS
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EGEN 205.
-- Advanced topics in deformational mechanics of materials; application to contemporary engineering problems. Computer applications.

EGEN 310R MULTIDISC ENGINEERING DESIGN
F,S 3 cr. LEC 2 RCT 1
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing in an Engineering curriculum or consent of instructor.
-- Introduces engineering students to topics such as design process, creative design, project management, teamwork, and technical leadership while highlighting the skills needed to work in an multi-disciplinary environment.

EGEN 435 FLUID DYNAMICS
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EGEN 335.
-- Equations governing steady and unsteady fluid flow; applications to contemporary engineering problems. Computer applications.

EGEN 488 FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGINEERING EXAM
F,S 0 cr. IND 0
PREREQUISITE: Must be in final two semesters of program.
-- Student participation in engineering program assessment. Requirement to complete the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination or the Major Field Test in Computer Science (CS majors only). Applications for the exams must be obtained from the students' departments. Application deadlines: fall semester - May 15th; spring semester - December 15th.

EGEN 490R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
F,S,Su 1 - 4 cr. IND May be repeated. Max 12 cr.
-- Directed undergraduate research/creative activity which may culminate in a research paper, journal article, or undergraduate thesis.

EGEN 491 SPECIAL TOPICS (formerly EM 480)
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Course prerequisites as determined for each offering.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

EGEN 491 SPECIAL TOPICS(formerly ENGR 480)
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Course prerequisites as determined for each offering.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

EGEN 492 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 4 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, consent of instructor, and approval of Department Head.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

EM 506 ADVANCED DYNAMICS
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EGEN 335.
-- Kinematics of particles, rigid bodies, and mechanisms. Lagrange's equations, constraints, applications, and numerical solutions.

EM 510 ELASTIC AND INELASTIC ANALYSIS I
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EM 525 or EGEN 415.
-- Fundamentals of linear elasticity, linear viscoelasticity and plasticity. A previous knowledge of Cartesian tensors in conjunction with small deformation stress and strain theory are expected. Correspondence principles for elastic and viscoelastic materials and analogy between elastic and inelastic materials will be presented. Constitutive theories of linear elasticity, linear viscoelasticity, and plasticity. Application to static structural theories for beams, torsion, plane stress, and plane strain will be covered for elastic and inelastic behavior.

EM 512 ELASTIC AND INELASTIC ANALYSIS II
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EM 510.
-- Topics in two and three dimensional linear and nonlinear elasticity, viscoelasticity, and plasticity, including large deformation theory, computer applications.

EM 518 THEORY OF PLATES & SHELLS
S alternate years, to be offered even years 2 cr. LEC 2
PREREQUISITE: EGEN 415.
-- Theory of small plate deformations, membrane shell theory, shell bending.

EM 525 CONTINUUM MECHANICS
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EGEN 415.
-- Solid and fluid mechanics, laws of vector and tensor transformations, vector and tensor calculus using cartesian tensors, theory of deformation, principles of thermodynamics, constitutive equations for elastic solids and viscous fluids.

EM 526 ADVANCED CONTINUUM MECHANICS
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EM 525.
-- Laws of vector and tensor transformations using non-orthogonal tensors. Large deformation theory, constitutive equations for nonlinear solids and fluids.

EM 560 FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS IN ENGINEERING
F 3 cr. LEC 2 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: EGEN 415 or EGEN 435.
-- General finite element analysis. Application to the classical equations of fluid, solid, and thermal mechanics.

EM 591 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Upper division courses and others as determined for each offering.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

EM 592 INDIVIDUAL PROBLEMS
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 4 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing, consent of instructor, approval of Department Head and Dean of Graduate Studies.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

ENGR 610 RESEARCH AND METHODS IN ENGINEERING
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Doctoral standing.
-- Exploration of experimental design, statistical methods, models, and teaching issues. Methods of modern information access will also be covered.

ENGR 685 MENTORED TEACHING FOR PHD CANDIDATES
F 1 cr. IND 1
PREREQUISITE: PhD student standing in the College of Engineering and EGEN 610.
-- Students desiring a mentored teaching experience at the college level will have primary responsibility for a portion of a course and will be mentored and assisted by the instructor of the course. Students will develop assignments, deliver lectures, meet students in the practicum course, and receive intensive mentoring from the faculty.

ENGR 694 SEMINAR
S 1-2 cr. SEM Required, 2 cr. total
PREREQUISITE: Doctoral standing or consent of instructor.
-- Seminar experience. For students enrolled before 8/07, initial enrollment immediately follows completion of ENGR 610. First time students will present and defend their thesis topics (1 credit). The second enrollment will be taken the semester prior to the student's comprehensive exam where they will prepare and defend a formal research proposal (1 credit). For students enrolling after 8/07, ENGR 600 will be taken once as a two credit class the semester prior to scheduling the comprehensive exam; the course is designed to help the student prepare their proposal

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