Undergraduate Catalog

Engineering and Technology

Interim Director: Prof. Rafael Obregon
Quad Cities Office: Riverfront 207B, 3300 River Drive, Moline, IL 61265
Quad Cities Telephone: (309) 762-9481
Macomb Office: Knoblauch Hall 135
Macomb Telephone: (309) 298-1091; Macomb Fax: (309) 298-1061
Email: engr-tech@wiu.edu
Website: wiu.edu/engr-tech

Program Offering and Locations:

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering: Quad Cities
  • Bachelor of Science in Construction and Facilities Management: Macomb
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering: Quad Cities
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering: Quad Cities
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology: Macomb, Quad Cities
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering: Quad Cities
  • Minor in Construction and Facilities Technology: Macomb
  • Minor in Industrial Technology: Macomb, Online
  • Minor in Manufacturing Technology: Macomb, Quad Cities
  • Minor in Operations Management: Macomb, Quad Cities

For student learning outcomes, please see wiu.edu/provost/learningoutcomes.

Faculty: Abraham, Ghimire, Gravitt, Hall, Hanson, H. Hemphill, L. Hemphill, Hsu, Hunter, Kim, Leonard, McDonald, Obregon, Payne, Shin, Stone, Zbeeb.

Entrepreneurial engineering, innovation, leadership, and an emphasis in transforming concepts into tangible results are the hallmarks of this School!

The School of Engineering and Technology offers four Bachelor of Science degree programs in Engineering at the Quad Cities campus. These programs are the only public Bachelor of Science Engineering degree programs in the Quad Cities region, and they provide our students many unique opportunities to work with industry through paid internship programs and senior design projects. Additionally, students can participate in many entrepreneurial high-technology development projects through the Quad Cities Manufacturing Laboratory at the Rock Island Arsenal complex. Please see our website for details. All Engineering programs emphasize innovation, hands-on laboratories, small, intimate classroom settings, mentoring by faculty, and thinking-outside-the-box solutions.

The School also offers a Bachelor of Science in Construction and Facilities Management (Macomb campus) and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology (Macomb and Quad Cities campuses). Additionally, the School offers minors in Construction and Facilities Technology, Industrial Technology, Manufacturing Technology, and Operations Management.

All degree programs offered by the School of Engineering and Technology require completion of 120 semester hours and can be finished in four years, depending on the student’s preparation in mathematics. Although the freshman and sophomore years of all Engineering degrees can be completed at the WIU Macomb campus or at a community college, all four years can be completed at the Quad Cities campus. Engineering students must take their junior and senior engineering courses at the Quad Cities campus.

Transfer students (i.e., from schools other than Western Illinois University) have special requirements. Please consult the Engineering Transfer Students section or the Technology Transfer Students section, as appropriate, for additional details about transferring into one of the School’s degree programs.

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering is one of the oldest and broadest of the engineering disciplines. Our ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree program builds upon a foundation of solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, and thermodynamics. The degree offers areas of emphasis in Design Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, and Robotics Engineering. An elective course in Additive Manufacturing — 3D printing is available for all three emphases.

Electrical Engineering

The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree program deals with the study of electricity, analog and digital electronics, electromagnetism, signal processing, and control theory. Students completing the requirements of this degree will also earn a minor in Mathematics.

Civil Engineering

The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree program deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of physical structures and modifications to our natural environment that are the foundation of our modern society. Our Civil Engineering degree requires students to complete studies in four sub-disciplines: Geotechnical, Structural, Transportation, and Water Resources Engineering.

Engineering

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering is an ABET-accredited multidisciplinary engineering degree designed to prepare graduates for professional practice and leadership in the 21st century. Students take classes in mechanics, materials, electronics, and quality, depending on their emphasis field. The two areas of emphasis offered are General Engineering and Industrial Engineering.

Construction and Facilities Management

The Bachelor of Science in Construction and Facilities Management degree program is designed to educate students to apply advanced materials and design techniques as solutions to construction problems. The comprehensive curriculum combines technical education with instruction in current design and methods employed in industry. Students learn to organize the available workforce, materials, and equipment to design, manage, and support projects. Graduates are prepared to take a managerial/supervisory role in the processes involved in industry.

Engineering Technology

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology degree program is designed to represent the practical application of mathematics, science, and engineering to real-world operation, production, and service problems. Students learn to organize and optimize resources to develop, create, operate, maintain, and manage projects. The program includes a strong foundation in hands-on learning coupled with business management principles and practices.

Engineering Transfer Students

There are two primary paths for transfer students to enter the program: 1) transfer from a two- or four-year institution, or 2) through the Linkages program, where students co-register with WIU Engineering and a partner college.

Transfer students seeking admission to any engineering program must satisfy general University admissions requirements. Advanced placement credit for 18 hours of select lower-division Engineering courses from a community college or from a non-ABET accredited Engineering program will be provisionally granted providing the following is true: 1) the student earned a minimum grade of “C” or above (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) for completed courses that are deemed equivalent as determined by the School, 2) the courses conform with IAI standards, and 3) the student completes the first 9 semester hours of 300-level Engineering courses with a “C” or above. Final advanced placement credit will be granted upon proof of passing the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam. Please contact the School of Engineering with any questions.

Students seeking transfer credit for required engineering, mathematics, and science courses must have earned a grade of C or better in all such courses to receive full credit (see degree requirements).

Technology Transfer Students

Transfer students seeking admission to Construction and Facilities Management or Engineering Technology must satisfy general University admissions requirements. A cumulative grade point average of “C” or higher (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) is required.

Normally, completing an Associate of Science (A.S.) degree at most community colleges will provide the required foundation to transfer to WIU to pursue a technology-related degree. A grade of “C” or higher is required to receive general education credit for a writing course. Classes that fulfill Foreign Language/Global Issues requirement requirements must be approved by academic coordinator or advisor. Additional math coursework may be required based on the student’s Mathematics placement scores. Computer literacy is required.

Generally, no more than 67 semester hours (s.h.) will transfer from community colleges. Although students transferring to WIU are required to take a minimum of 60 s.h. from WIU or another accredited four-year institution, transfer students in these majors generally earn at least 63 s.h. from WIU. Students are encouraged to consult with WIU academic coordinators and/or advisors for full assessment of credit transfers.

GradTrac is available to Construction and Facilities Management majors. See more information about GradTrac.

Honors Curriculum—Academically qualified students in this department are encouraged to complete an honors curriculum in University Honors, Honors in the Major, or General Honors. All Honors students must complete the one-hour honors colloquium (G H 299). General Honors includes General Honors coursework. Honors in the Major includes honors work in the major. University Honors combines Honors in the Major and General Honors. View more information about honors curricula or visit the Centennial Honors College website at wiu.edu/honors.

Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science—Mechanical Engineering

All students seeking the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering must complete I, II, III.A or III.B or III.C, and IV below, and the foreign language/global issues requirement for the major#. The minimum semester hour requirement for the baccalaureate degree is 120 s.h.

  1. University General Education Curriculum: 43 s.h.
  2. Core Courses^: 51 s.h.
    ENGR 105, 211@, 212&, 220%, 251, 271, 300, 310, 320, 322, 331, 340, 351, 370, 411, 490†, 491
  3. Emphases of Study^ (select A, B, or C): 6 s.h.
    1. Design Engineering
      Select 6 s.h. from the following courses: ENGR 410, 440, 470, 481, 482: 6 s.h.
    2. Manufacturing Engineering
      Select 6 s.h. from the following courses: ENGR 345, 410, 440, 470, 481: 6 s.h.
    3. Robotics Engineering
      Select 6 s.h. from the following courses: ENGR 440, 470, 472, 481: 6 s.h.
  4. Other Requirements^*: 30 s.h.
    1. CHEM 201*: 4 s.h.
    2. MATH 133*, 134*, 231, and 333: 15 s.h.
    3. PHYS 211* and 213: 8 s.h.
    4. One additional Chemistry or Physics course: minimum 3 s.h.

Note: MATH 311 is highly recommended for students who want to complete a minor in Mathematics.

# The foreign language/global issues graduation requirement may be fulfilled by successfully completing one of the following: 1) a designated foreign language requirement [see Foreign Language/Global Issues Requirement]; 2) a General Education global issues course; 3) any major’s discipline-specific global issues course; or 4) an approved Study Abroad program.
^ Mechanical Engineering majors must complete each ENGR core course, emphasis course, directed elective course, and all directed mathematics and science courses (or equivalent transfer course) with a grade of C or better.
@ Students may also fulfill this requirement through the completion of PHYS 310 with a grade of C or better. See advisor.
& Students may also fulfill this requirement through the completion of PHYS 311 with a grade of C or better. See advisor.
% Students may also fulfill this requirement through the completion of CS 225 with a grade of C or better. See advisor.
† ENGR 490 fulfills the Writing Instruction in the Disciplines (WID) graduation requirement.
* 10 s.h. may count toward the University General Education requirement.

Bachelor of Science—Electrical Engineering

All students seeking the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering must complete I, II, III, and IV below, and the foreign language/global issues requirement for the major#. The minimum semester hour requirement for the baccalaureate degree is 120 s.h.

  1. University General Education Curriculum: 43 s.h.
  2. Core Courses^: 48 s.h.
    ENGR 105, 211@, 212&, 220%, 251, 271, 300, 331, 340, 370, 371, 372, 373, 470, 490†, 491
  3. Directed Electives^: 6 s.h.
    Select 6 s.h. from the following courses: ENGR 471, 472, 473
  4. Other Requirements^*: 33 s.h.
    1. CHEM 201*: 4 s.h.
    2. MATH 133*, 134*, 231, 311, and 333: 18 s.h.
    3. PHYS 211* and 213: 8 s.h.
    4. One additional Chemistry or Physics course: minimum 3 s.h.

# The foreign language/global issues graduation requirement may be fulfilled by successfully completing one of the following: 1) a designated foreign language requirement [see Foreign Language/Global Issues Requirement]; 2) a General Education global issues course; 3) any major’s discipline-specific global issues course; or 4) an approved Study Abroad program.
^ Electrical Engineering majors must complete each ENGR core course, directed elective course, and all directed mathematics and science courses (or equivalent transfer course) with a grade of C or better.
@ Students may also fulfill this requirement through the completion of PHYS 310 with a grade of C or better. See advisor.
& Students may also fulfill this requirement through the completion of PHYS 311 with a grade of C or better. See advisor.
% Students may also fulfill this requirement through the completion of CS 225 with a grade of C or better. See advisor.
† ENGR 490 fulfills the Writing Instruction in the Disciplines (WID) graduation requirement.
* 10 s.h. may count toward the University General Education Curriculum requirement.

Bachelor of Science—Civil Engineering

All students seeking the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering must complete I, II, III, and IV below, and the foreign language/global issues requirement for the major#. The minimum semester hour requirement for the baccalaureate degree is 120 s.h.

  1. University General Education Curriculum: 43 s.h.
  2. Core Courses^: 54 s.h.
    ENGR 105, 211@, 212&, 220%, 251, 271, 305, 310, 331, 360, 405, 412, 452, 453, 460, 461, 490†, 491
  3. Directed Electives^: 3 s.h.
    Select 3 s.h. from the following courses: BIOL/GEOL 181; BOT 200; MICR 200; GEOG 100, 110, 121; GEOL 113; GIS 108, 201
  4. Other Requirements^*: 30 s.h.
    1. CHEM 201*: 4 s.h.
    2. MATH 133*, 134*, 231, and 333: 15 s.h.
    3. PHYS 211* and 213: 8 s.h.
    4. One additional Chemistry or Physics course: minimum 3 s.h.

# The foreign language/global issues graduation requirement may be fulfilled by successfully completing one of the following: 1) a designated foreign language requirement [see Foreign Language/Global Issues Requirement]; 2) a General Education global issues course; 3) any major’s discipline-specific global issues course; or 4) an approved Study Abroad program.
^ Civil Engineering majors must complete each ENGR core course, directed elective course, and all directed mathematics and science courses (or equivalent transfer course) with a grade of C or better.
@ Students may also fulfill this requirement through the completion of PHYS 310 with a grade of C or better. See advisor.
& Students may also fulfill this requirement through the completion of PHYS 311 with a grade of C or better. See advisor.
% Students may also fulfill this requirement through the completion of CS 225 with a grade of C or better. See advisor.
† ENGR 490 fulfills the Writing Instruction in the Disciplines (WID) graduation requirement.
* 10 s.h. may count toward the University General Education Curriculum requirement.

Bachelor of Science—Engineering

All students seeking the Bachelor of Science in Engineering must complete I, II, III.A or III.B, and IV below, and the foreign language/global issues requirement for the major#. The minimum semester hour requirement for the baccalaureate degree is 120 s.h.

  1. University General Education Curriculum: 43 s.h.
  2. Core Courses^: 36 s.h.
    ENGR 105, 211@, 212&, 220%, 251, 271, 300, 310, 331, 351, 490†, 491
  3. Emphases of Study^ (select A or B): 21 s.h.
    1. General Engineering
      1. Special Courses: 12 s.h.
        ENGR 320, 340, 370, 411
      2. Directed Electives: 9 s.h.
        Select 9 s.h. from the following courses: ENGR 470, 472, 481, 482; MGT/OM 352; MGT 455
    2. Industrial Engineering
      1. Special Courses: 15 s.h.
        ENGR 340, 345, 411; MGT/OM 352; MGT 455
      2. Directed Electives: 6 s.h.
        Select 6 s.h. from the following courses: ENGR 320, 360, 370, 470
  4. Other Requirements^*: 30 s.h.
    1. CHEM 201*: 4 s.h.
    2. MATH 133*, 134*, 231, and 333: 15 s.h.
    3. PHYS 211* and 213: 8 s.h.
    4. One additional Chemistry or Physics course: minimum 3 s.h.

Note: MATH 311 is highly recommended for students who want to complete a minor in Mathematics.

# The foreign language/global issues graduation requirement may be fulfilled by successfully completing one of the following: 1) a designated foreign language requirement [see Foreign Language/Global Issues Requirement]; 2) a General Education global issues course; 3) any major’s discipline-specific global issues course; or 4) an approved Study Abroad program.
^ Engineering majors must complete each ENGR core course, emphasis course, directed elective course, and all directed mathematics and science courses (or equivalent transfer course) with a grade of C or better.
@ Students may also fulfill this requirement through the completion of PHYS 310 with a grade of C or better. See advisor.
& Students may also fulfill this requirement through the completion of PHYS 311 with a grade of C or better. See advisor.
% Students may also fulfill this requirement through the completion of CS 225 with a grade of C or better. See advisor.
† ENGR 490 fulfills the Writing Instruction in the Disciplines (WID) graduation requirement.
* 10 s.h. may count toward the University General Education requirement.

Bachelor of Science—Construction and Facilities Management

All students seeking the Bachelor of Science in Construction and Facilities Management must complete I, II, III, IV, and V below, and the foreign language/global issues requirement for the major#. The minimum semester hour requirement for the baccalaureate degree is 120 s.h.

  1. University General Education Curriculum: 43 s.h.
  2. Core Courses: 54 s.h.
    CSTM 132, 230, 234, 236, 260, 301, 302, 320, 337, 345, 348, 430, 433, 434, 440, 460, 493† (3 s.h.); ET 105
  3. Directed Electives: 6 s.h.
    Choose 6 s.h. from the following: CSTM 336; ET 344, 345, 346; HRM 353; RPTA 482
  4. Open Electives: 7 s.h.
  5. Other: 23 s.h.
    1. ACCT 200 or 201 or 307: 3 s.h.
    2. ECON 100 or 231 or 232: 3 s.h.
    3. GEOL 110: 4 s.h.
    4. MATH 113: 3 s.h.
    5. MGT 349: 3 s.h.
    6. PHYS 114 or 150: 4 s.h.
    7. STAT 171: 3 s.h.

# The foreign language/global issues graduation requirement may be fulfilled by successfully completing one of the following: 1) a designated foreign language requirement [see Foreign Language/Global Issues Requirement]; 2) a General Education global issues course; 3) any major’s discipline-specific global issues course (including CSTM 440); or 4) an approved Study Abroad program.
† CSTM 493 fulfills the Writing Instruction in the Disciplines (WID) graduation requirement.

Bachelor of Science—Engineering Technology

All students seeking the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology must complete I, II, III, and IV below, and the foreign language/global issues requirement for the major#. The minimum semester hour requirement for the baccalaureate degree is 120 s.h.

  1. University General Education Curriculum: 43 s.h.
  2. Core Courses: 57 s.h.
    ET 105, 207, 241, 261, 320, 344, 345, 356, 367, 403, 446, 448, 468, 477, 481, 482, 493 (9 s.h.)†
  3. Other*: 30 s.h.
    CHEM 101: 4 s.h.
    ECON 100 or 231 or 232: 3 s.h.
    MGT 349: 3 s.h.
    MGT/OM 352: 3 s.h.
    MATH 128, 129: 6 s.h.
    PHYS 114, 115: 8 s.h.
    STAT 171: 3 s.h.
  4. Open Electives: 3 s.h.

# The foreign language/global issues graduation requirement may be fulfilled by successfully completing one of the following: 1) a designated foreign language requirement [see Foreign Language/Global Issues Requirement]; 2) a General Education global issues course; 3) any major’s discipline-specific global issues course; or 4) an approved Study Abroad program.
† ET 493 fulfills the Writing Instruction in the Disciplines (WID) graduation requirement.
* 13 s.h. may count toward the University General Education requirement.

Minors

Minor in Construction and Facilities Technology: 18 s.h.
  1. Required Courses: 12 s.h.
    CSTM 132, 230, 234, 348
  2. Choose 6 s.h. from the following:: 6 s.h.
    CSTM 236, 260, 301, 302, 336, 337, 345, 430, 433, 434, 440, 460; ET 105, 344, 346
Minor in Industrial Technology: 18 s.h.
  1. ET 105: 3 s.h.
  2. 15 s.h. chosen from the following: 15 s.h.
    1. ET Electives from any area of specialization as approved by the department academic advisor
    2. MGT 349
    3. MGT/OM 352
Minor in Manufacturing Technology: 21 s.h.
  1. Required Courses: 9 s.h.
    ET 105, 241, 345
  2. Choose 12 s.h. from the following: 12 s.h.
    ET 207, 261, 344, 356, 367, 403, 446, 468, 477, 481, 482
Minor in Operations Management: 18–21 s.h.
  1. ACCT 201* and 202*, or (preferred) ACCT 307*: 3–6 s.h.
  2. ET 344, 345; HRM 353; MGT/OM 352; SCM 457: 15 s.h.

* Business majors should consult with their academic advisor.

Course Descriptions

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT (CSTM)

132 Introduction to Construction Management. (3) Introduction to the field of Construction and Facilities Management. Includes the study and application of methods, systems, processes, tools, and equipment that are common to current industry practices in the built environment. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

230 Construction Documents and Plan Reading. (3) A comprehensive study of the common construction documents including plan reading methodologies, bid documents, addenda, and basic quantity take-off of construction materials. Prerequisite: MATH 113 with a grade of C- or better, or permission of instructor. 3 hrs. lect.

234 Construction Systems and Concepts. (3) Construction systems and concepts including relationships between materials used in construction. Content includes basic materials used in residential and commercial structures. Prerequisite or Corequisite: CSTM 132. 3 hrs. lect.

236 Surveying for Construction. (3) An introduction to surveying methods used in the construction industry. Students will learn surveying techniques for roads and building sites. Conventional as well as electronic surveying equipment will be used. Not open to students with credit in AGTM 461. Prerequisite: MATH 113 with a grade of C- or better, or permission of instructor. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

260 Construction Statics and Strength of Materials. (3) A study of structural factors that influence the development of building design. Survey of statics and strength of materials with an introduction to structural planning and preliminary structural design for temporary structures related to Construction Management. Prerequisite: MATH 113 with a grade of C- or better, or permission of instructor. 3 hrs. lect.

301 Residential Architectural Design. (3) The study of residential architectural design including drawing setup, architectural programming, site plan, floor plan layouts, elevation, construction details, and 3D modeling using current industry software. Provides students with the foundational knowledge of blueprint creation for residential building construction projects. Prerequisite: ET 105. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

302 Commercial Architectural Design. (3) A study of Building Information Modeling (BIM) for commercial construction teaching students the basic skills to develop and use BIM on a project for construction planning, documents, cost estimating, and high-quality 3D designs utilizing current industry software. Prerequisite: CSTM 301. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

320 (Cross-listed with ET 320) Professional Preparation. (3) Prepares and enables students to gain skills and experience with the professional internship search process and career success. Topics include cover letters, resume preparation, networking, job searching, interviewing, professional business communications, presentations, and industry appropriate correspondence specific to the major. Not open to students with credit in ET 320. Prerequisites: Engineering Technology major, Construction and Facilities Management/Technology major or minor, Engineering Technology major, or Manufacturing/Industrial Technology minor; and sophomore standing.

336 Aggregate Based Materials. (3) A study of residential and commercial uses of aggregate materials as structural systems with a focus upon aggregate, Portland cement concrete, and asphalt cement concrete. Laboratory experiences include application techniques. Prerequisite: CSTM 234. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

337 Electrical and Mechanical Systems. (3) A study of electrical and mechanical systems. Content includes electrical, plumbing, and HVAC system design; lighting, acoustics systems selection, and utilization for energy conservation. Sustainable energy options and trends for all systems will also be introduced. Prerequisite: CSTM 234. 3 hrs. lect.

345 Construction Scheduling. (3) A study of planning and scheduling practices used by the construction industry. Scheduling logic, productivity and durations, resource leveling, cost loading, critical path issues, and applications of computer software for the creation of construction project schedules are covered. Prerequisite: MATH 113 with a grade of C- or better, or permission of instructor. Pre- or co-requisites: CSTM 230 and 234, or permission of instructor. 3 hrs. lect.

348 (Formerly CSTM 448) Construction Occupational Safety and Health. (3) A study of the Federal OSHA Act as it applies to the construction industry. Beyond federal regulations, the course includes accident prevention plans, safety education, and documentation preparation. Pre- or co-requisite: CSTM 234 or permission of instructor. 3 hrs. lect.

356 (Cross-listed with ET 356) Introduction to Power Systems. (3) A study of electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic power systems. Emphasis upon structural and behavioral characteristics of components used in the generation, transmission, and control of power systems used in contemporary industry. Not open to students with credit in ET 356. Prerequisite or Corequisite: PHYS 114 or 115 or 150 or permission of instructor. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

430 Construction Estimating. (3) A study of construction industry estimating techniques and practices for both residential and commercial construction. Students will practice estimating with both simulation exercises and actual construction projects. Computer software will be utilized in this course. Prerequisite: CSTM 230 or permission of instructor. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

433 Legal Aspects of Construction. (3) A comprehensive review of legal aspects of construction for managers. Topics include contracts/agreements, liens, bonds, insurance, codes, certification, laws, and ethics. Prerequisite: CSTM 230 or permission of instructor. 3 hrs. lect.

434 Construction and Facilities Management. (3) Summarizes the project management issues in both Construction and Facilities Management professions. Includes Construction and Facilities Planning, Capital Projects Management, Real Estate, and Human Resource Management as they link to current technology relevant to new and existing constructed works. Prerequisites or Corequisites: CSTM 345, 430, and 433; ET 346 or permission of instructor. 3 hrs. lect.

440 Green and Sustainable Construction. (3) (Global Issues) Comprehensive coverage of green and sustainable construction principles, materials, and methods. Sustainable construction rating systems will be discussed with the focus on LEED criteria. Prerequisite: 75 hours of completed college coursework or permission of instructor. 3 hrs. lect.

455 Construction Management Seminar. (1–3) Each offering provides students with an opportunity for intensive study in specialty topics reflective of the variety in Construction Management. May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 3 s.h. Graded S/U only. Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor.

460 Soils and Foundations for Construction. (3) A course on basic principles of structural soils and structure foundations, soil classification implications, and applications for the construction industry. Prerequisite: CSTM 260. 3 hrs. lect.

470 Facilities Management Capstone. (3) Summarizes the construction option of study in Facilities Management combining areas of Facilities Planning, Capital Projects Management, Real Estate, and Human Resource Management as they link to current technology. Prerequisites: RPTA 482, ET 346, and senior standing. 3 hrs. lect.

492 Independent Study. (1–3, repeatable to 6) Selection and exploration of a specific area of Construction Management or planning issue, solution of a specific construction industry problem, in-depth study of specific areas of construction, or exploration and/or achievement of a relevant professional certification. Prerequisite: Senior college standing, 21 s.h. of CSTM coursework, and approval of department chairperson. GPA requirement of 2.50 in major.

493 Internship. (3, repeatable to 9) Off-campus work experience in construction. Written weekly reports required. Writing Instruction in the Disciplines (WID) course. Recommend completion before entering last term on campus. A maximum of 9 s.h. may be applied toward major requirements. Prerequisites: junior/senior standing; ENG 280; CSTM 348. A cumulative minimum GPA of 2.00, a minimum GPA 2.00 in the major/minor, and approval of department chair. Graded S/U only.

ENGINEERING (ENGR)

100 Engineering Study and Seminar. (0, repeatable with no maximum) This course facilitates engineering students attending a cohort study hall, seminars, and other engineering events. Enrollment is open to all Engineering majors (attendance is required for some engineering scholarships). Prerequisite: Engineering or Mechanical Engineering major. 3 hrs. lab. Graded S/U only.

105 (Cross-listed with ET 105) Engineering Graphics. (3) An introduction to drafting including shape description, geometric construction, orthographic and isometric drawing, sectioning, dimensioning, and applied descriptive geometry. Basic dimensioning, tolerancing, and pictorial drawings will be covered. An introduction to computer based drafting. Not open to students with credit for ET 105. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.
IAI: EGR 941.

211 Engineering Statics. (3) The first course in Engineering Mechanics for engineers; mechanics of forces and force systems, static equilibrium, forces in structures and machines, friction, centroids, moments of inertia, radii of gyration, and virtual work are examined. Not available to students who are currently enrolled in or have completed PHYS 310 or PHYS 312. Prerequisites: C or above in MATH 133 and PHYS 211. 3 hrs. lect.
IAI: EGR 942.

212 Engineering Dynamics. (3) Kinematics, Newton’s laws of motion, work-energy and impulse-momentum relationships, and vibrations applied to engineering systems. Not available to students who are currently enrolled in or have completed PHYS 311 or PHYS 312. Prerequisite: C or above in ENGR 211. 3 hrs. lect.

220 Computational Methods for Engineers. (3) Programming basic numerical methods using MATLAB for engineering applications. Matrix algebra, order of convergence, root finding, quadrature, solution of linear and nonlinear equations, eigenvalue problems, numerical integration, differentiation, ordinary differential equations, error analysis, and problem solving related to engineering applications. Prerequisite: C or above in PHYS 211. Prerequisite or Corequisite: MATH 333. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

251 Strength of Materials. (3) Introduction to stress and deformation analysis of basic structural materials subjected to axial, torsional, bending, and pressure loads. Prerequisite: C or above in ENGR 211 or PHYS 310. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.
IAI: EGR 945.

271 Engineering Electrical Circuits. (3) An introductory electrical circuits course for all engineering disciplines; provides comprehensive coverage of electronic theory, fundamentals, practices, and analysis and problem solving strategies for DC and AC circuitry, and RLC networks. Includes use of engineering software to simulate and analyze. Prerequisites: C or above in MATH 231 and PHYS 213. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

300 Engineering Thermodynamics. (3) First and second laws of thermodynamics, equations of state for liquids and gases, heat and work transfer, phase equilibrium and change, mass and energy balance for control volumes, availability, exergy, power and refrigeration cycles; strategies for solving engineering problems. Prerequisite: C or above in MATH 231. 3 hrs. lect.

305 Transportation Engineering. (3) An application of science, mathematics, and engineering mechanics to the movement of material, people, and goods. The planning, forecasting, and impact of various modes of transportation are considered with emphasis on capacity, level of service, and economy. Prerequisite: C or above in MATH 231. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

307 (Cross-listed with ACCT 307) Accounting for Managers and Engineers. (3) Covers basic financial and cost accounting concepts and techniques. Emphasis is on the use of accounting information by managers and engineers for planning, controlling, and operating decisions. Not open to those who have received credit for ACCT 201 or 202. Cannot be applied towards meeting the requirements for Accountancy major or minor or Engineering major without prior approval of the Department Chair or School Director. Not open to students with credit for ACCT 307. Prerequisite: junior standing.

310 Fluid Dynamics. (3) Introduction to the concepts and applications of fluid mechanics and dimensional analysis with an emphasis on fluid behavior, internal and external flows, analysis of engineering applications of incompressible pipe systems, and external aerodynamics. Prerequisite: C or above in ENGR 212 and MATH 333. 3 hrs. lect.; 1 hr. lab.

320 Mechanical Design I. (3) Mechanical design including an overview of the design process, engineering mechanics, failure prevention under static and variable loading, bearings, transmission elements, lubrication, and characteristics of the principal types of mechanical elements. Includes use of engineering software to simulate and analyze. Prerequisites: ENGR 105 and grade of C or above in ENGR 211 and 251. 3 hrs. lect.

322 Mechanical Design II. (3) Kinematics and dynamics of machinery, including analytical kinematics, force analysis, cam design, and balancing. Application of elementary mechanics of solids to analyze and size machine components for stress and deflection. Finite-element analysis with emphasis on beam and plate models. Prerequisite: C or above in ENGR 211, 212, 251, and 320. 3 hrs. lect.

331 Engineering Project Management. (3) Concepts, steps, and techniques required to select, organize, manage, and deliver a successful technical or engineering project. Includes concepts in managing innovation and change, entrepreneurial engineering, engineering management, and ethical responsibilities of engineers. Prerequisites: junior standing in Engineering or permission of instructor. 3 hrs. lect.

340 Manufacturing Engineering. (3) A comprehensive overview of the manufacturing process. Key concepts include production system structure and design, manufacturability, quality control, and the techniques, tools, and methods that organizations use to improve overall performance while meeting customer cost, performance, and delivery requirements. Prerequisites: junior standing as an Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering student; C or above in MATH 133 or MATH 137; and permission of School. 3 hrs. lect.

345 (Cross-listed with ET 345) Continuous Improvement: Quality. (3) The study of Continuous Process Improvement. Students will learn about PDCA/DMAIC models, fundamental quality tools, FMEA, minimizing variation through Statistical Process Control, process capability studies, reliability, VOC, layered audits, and performance metrics. Not open to students with credit for ET 345. Prerequisite: sophomore standing. 3 hrs. lect.

351 Engineering Material Science. (3) This course covers the use of materials in engineering designs including structures of polymers, metals, and ceramics; processes such as heat treatment and solidification; failure mechanisms in service and design techniques to avoid failures; and strategies for material selection. Prerequisite: C or above in ENGR 251. 3 hrs. lect.

360 Structural Analysis. (3) Modeling, analysis, and requirements for static design of trusses, frames, cable, and other common structural shapes including an introduction to light weight structures, use of computer analysis methods and other tools. Prerequisite: C or above in ENGR 251. 3 hrs. lect.

370 Micro-Electronics I, Circuit Analysis and Design. (3) An electronics course for interdisciplinary engineers dealing with the design, analysis, and strategies for using OpAmps, semi-conductor devices in both analog and digital power electronics, communications systems, sensor systems, and electric power applications as part of a Mechatronic System. Prerequisite: C or above in ENGR 271. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

371 Signals and Systems. (3) This course covers the study of signals and systems in continuous and discrete time. It constitutes the basic theory of communication systems, control systems, signal processing, and almost all disciplines of electrical and computer engineering. Prerequisites: C or above in ENGR 271, MATH 311, and MATH 333. 3 hrs. lect.

372 Engineering Probability and Stochastic Processes. (3) This course covers the fundamentals of basic probability theory, random variables, and random processes to provide analysis techniques for stochastic systems. Introduction of multivariate random variable principles, random processes, and characterization of random phenomena in engineering applications. Prerequisites: C or above in ENGR 271, MATH 311, and MATH 333. 3 hrs. lect.

373 Linear Control Systems. (3) The design and analysis of control systems using transfer function-based methods. Topics include modeling of physical systems as transfer functions, stability analysis, design specifications, design of controllers by Root Locus, frequency response techniques, and computer-aided analysis and design. Prerequisite: C or above in ENGR 371. 3 hrs. lect.

405 Highway Design. (3) A study in road and highway design including location, geometrics, drainage, materials, pavements, signage, and traffic controls. Prerequisite: C or above in ENGR 305. 3 hrs. lect.

410 Intermediate Thermo-Fluid Dynamics. (3) Differential equation form of the conservation of mass, momentum, and energy applied to internal flows, boundary layers, lift-drag, and open channel flows. Applications include turbomachinery, gas-vapor mixtures, psychrometrics, combustion, and compressible flow. Prerequisite: C or above in ENGR 310. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

411 Heat Transfer. (3) Fundamentals of engineering heat transfer. Steady and transient heat conduction in solids. Finned surfaces. Numerical solution techniques. Forced and free convection, condensation, and boiling. Design and analysis of heat exchangers. Radiation heat transfer. Problems in combined convection and radiation. Prerequisite: C or above in ENGR 300. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

412 Hydrology. (3) An introduction to the hydrologic cycle, Concepts and principles of water flow are developed into techniques to solve hydrologic problems; analysis of precipitation, evaporation, transpiration, infiltration, groundwater flow, surface runoff, and streamflow is covered. Prerequisite: C or above in ENGR 310. 3 hrs. lect.

440 Additive Manufacturing. (3) An introduction to additive manufacturing processes such as powder bed fusion, direct energy deposition, extrusion, photopolymerization, material jetting, and binder jetting. An overview of additive manufacturing software, design, and applications is also incorporated. Prerequisite: C or above in ENGR 105 and C or above in ENGR 351, or permission of instructor and/or director. 3 hrs. lect.

452 Geotechnical Engineering. (3) An introduction to soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering. Topics covered include the origin of soil, definition of soil properties, phase relationships, soil classification, compaction, seepage, subsurface stress, settlement, and 1-D consolidation. Prerequisites: C or above in ENGR 251, 310, and MATH 333. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

453 Geotechnical Design. (3) Introduction to shear strength based design of foundations and structures in geotechnical engineering. Topics covered include bearing capacity and settlement of shallow foundations, deep foundations, earth retaining structures and slope stability; testing and analysis of soil for shear strength. Prerequisite: C or above in ENGR 452. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

460 Steel Design. (3) Design of structural steel elements using the LRFD (load and resistance factor design) methodology to resist the action of axial, shear, bending, and combined stresses; includes stability of structural elements and connections, and use of modern engineering software in design. Prerequisite: C or above in ENGR 360. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

461 Concrete Design. (3) This course covers the analysis and design of reinforced concrete members using current design standards including design of members for flexure, shear, and axial forces; serviceability criteria, bond and development length considerations; use of modern engineering software in design. Prerequisite: C or above in ENGR 360. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

470 Mechatronics I. (3) Mechatronics is the integration of mechanical, electrical, computer control, and systems dynamics design engineering. This course brings together all previous instruction in structures, mechanisms, electronics, programming, and design and makes use of modern integrated software to design a mechatronic system. Prerequisites: C or above in ENGR 212, 220, and 370. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

471 Microelectronic Circuits II. (3) This course covers analysis and design of microelectronic devices and circuits with industrial applications. Devices and circuits will include: digital, single-ended, linear amplifiers, and other integrated circuits. Prerequisite: C or above in ENGR 470. 3 hrs. lect.; 1 hr. lab.

472 Mechatronics II. (3) This course is a continuation of ENGR 470 and involves the design, fabrication, and demonstration of a novel practical mechatronic system. Prerequisite: C or above in ENGR 470. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

473 Industrial Controls. (3) This course will emphasize basic to advanced knowledge of methods used in industry to deliver, control, and monitor electrical devices. Course content will focus upon understanding and creating wire diagrams, selection of electrical devices and programmable logic devices applications. Prerequisite: C or above in ENGR 470. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

481 Finite Element Analysis. (3) The finite element method and its application to engineering problems: truss and frame structures, linear elasticity, plane stress and plane strain, axisymmetric elements, isoparametric formulation, heat conduction, transient analysis; use of commercial software; overview of advanced topics. Prerequisites: C or above in ENGR 300 and 351, and C or above in either ENGR 320 or 360. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

482 (Cross-listed with ET 482) Parametric Modeling. (3) The application of computer aided design techniques utilizing industrial software within a minicomputer and workstation environment. Not open to students with credit for ET 482. Prerequisite: ET 207. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

490 Engineering Senior Design. (2, repeatable to 4) Students working in teams solve an industry selected problem. Students will be required to research, provide analysis and solutions to assigned projects. The course will also focus upon communication, team building, and critical thinking skills. Writing Instruction in the Disciplines (WID) course. Prerequisites: only available to majors in the School of Engineering. C or above in all required Math, Science, and core courses (except for ENGR 491); also complete all except up to 9 s.h. in Emphasis of Study with a C or above. Arranged.

491 Engineering Internship. (2) Off-campus work experience in engineering. Written weekly reports and copies of all projects, analysis, and other work are required. Recommend completion before entering last term on campus. Prerequisites: senior standing, a minimum GPA of 2.000, a minimum GPA of 2.00 from courses completed within the major, and approval of program coordinator. Graded S/U only.

ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (ET)

105 (Cross-listed with ENGR 105) Engineering Graphics. (3) An introduction to drafting including shape description, geometric construction, orthographic and isometric drawing, sectioning, dimensioning, and applied descriptive geometry. Basic dimensioning, tolerancing, and pictorial drawings will be covered. An introduction to computer based drafting. Not open to students with credit for ENGR 105. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.
IAI: EGR 941.

207 Geometric Modeling. (3) Principles and techniques of basic computer aided drafting and the application of software to produce two-dimensional and three-dimensional drawings and designs. Not open to students with credit for ENGR/ET 482. Prerequisite: ENGR/ET 105. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

241 Manufacturing Processes. (3) An introduction to production processes in manufacturing industries. Laboratory assignments will involve processing plastic and composite materials, along with welding and casting of metals. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

261 Machine Tool Production. (3) The theory and operation of machine tools and precision measuring instruments. Laboratory assignments will involve material removal processes. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

293 Industrial Work Experience. (1–3, repeatable to 3) This course will enable students to gain experience in manufacturing, construction, or graphic communication in a supervised and approved industrial environment. Written weekly reports, along with a final report, are required. Students will be under the general supervision of both the University instructor and the industrial supervisor. Evaluation of each student’s work will result from combined observations of all supervisors. This work experience will provide students an opportunity to apply basic industrial skills to the industrial work involved and enable them to better begin to understand the principles to be mastered for more advanced work. Completion of three 40-hour work weeks required for each semester hour of credit. Prerequisites: major in the Department of Engineering Technology and permission of instructor.

320 (Cross-listed with CSTM 320) Professional Preparation. (3) Prepares and enables students to gain skills and experience with the professional internship search process and career success. Topics include cover letters, resume preparation, networking, job searching, interviewing, professional business communications, presentations, and industry appropriate correspondence specific to the major. Not open to students with credit in CSTM 320. Prerequisites: Engineering Technology major, Construction and Facilities Management/Technology major or minor, Engineering Technology major, or Manufacturing/Industrial Technology minor; and sophomore standing.

321 Industrial Plastics and Composites Fabrication. (3) The study and application of composite and plastic materials, forming, molding, and other industrial processes. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

344 Continuous Improvement: Lean Practices. (3) Comprehensive study of non-value-added practices, their financial impact, and techniques/tools used to reduce or eliminate them. Lean principles are emphasized. Includes 5S, Kanban and supermarket systems, Poka Yoke, Value Streams, setup reduction, Visual Control, and corrective action. Prerequisite: sophomore standing. 3 hrs. lect.

345 (Cross-listed with ENGR 345) Continuous Improvement: Quality. (3) The study of Continuous Process Improvement. Students will learn about PDCA/DMAIC models, fundamental quality tools, FMEA, minimizing variation through Statistical Process Control, process capability studies, reliability, VOC, layered audits, and performance metrics. Not open to students with credit for ENGR 345. Prerequisite: sophomore standing. 3 hrs. lect.

346 Facilities Design. (3) This course covers manufacturing facilities design and material handling. The course will focus on facilities design, equipment, production flow analysis, cost justification, and material handling systems. Students will be involved in case studies, economic models, and problem solving of manufacturing systems. Prerequisite: sophomore standing. 3 hrs. lect.

356 (Cross-listed with CSTM 356) Introduction to Power Systems. (3) A study of electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic power systems. Emphasis upon structural and behavioral characteristics of components used in the generation, transmission, and control of power systems used in contemporary industry. Not open to students with credit in CSTM 356. Prerequisite or Corequisite: PHYS 114 or 115 or 150 or permission of instructor. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

367 Computer Numerical Controlled Machining. (3) Introductory and advanced applications of numerically controlled machines. Laboratory experiments will include both off line and machine programming of CNC mills and lathes. Prerequisite: ET 261 or permission of instructor. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

403 Design and Prototype Development. (3) Engineering and technology research, design, and development strategies are emphasized to develop the creativity, critical thinking, and innovation skills necessary to generate new products, identify product ideas, and design, develop, test, analyze, and successfully fabricate a prototype. Prerequisites: ET 207 and 241; or permission of instructor. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

446 Material Science. (3) The study of metallurgy, plastics, and ceramics with emphasis on properties, structure, testing, and heat treatment for the design, manufacture, and failure analysis of materials. Stress, strain, and deformation tests will be included. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

448 Industrial Safety. (3) A study of the Federal OSHA Act as it applies to both industry and construction. Beyond federal regulations, the course includes accident prevention plans, safety education, and documentation preparation. 3 hrs. lect.

455 Engineering Technology Seminar. (1–3) Each offering provides students with an opportunity for intensive study in specialty topics reflective of the variety in Engineering Technology. May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 3 s.h. Graded S/U only. Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor.

468 Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) Machining. (3) The study and application of graphics and language based CAM systems for 2½D machining and 3D surfacing on numerically controlled machines, including cellular production team projects. Prerequisites: ET 207 and 367. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

477 Programmable Control and Data Acquisition. (3) A study of programmable logic and data acquisition control systems used to monitor and update facilities, machines, and equipment. Topics include signal conditioning; A-D conversions; RLL, drum and stage processes. Prerequisite: ET 241. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

481 Robotics Systems. (3) A comprehensive study of the mechanics, electronic, and computer technologies required to design and implement robotic systems. Prerequisites: PHYS 114 or permission of instructor. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

482 (Cross-listed with ENGR 482) Parametric Modeling. (3) The application of computer aided design techniques utilizing industrial software within a minicomputer and workstation environment. Not open to students with credit for ENGR 482. Prerequisite: ET 207. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

492 Independent Study. (1–3, repeatable to 6) Selection, exploration, and solution of a problem in an area of Manufacturing Engineering. Prerequisites: senior college standing, 26 s.h. or ET coursework, and approval of department chairperson. GPA requirement of 2.50 in major.

493 Internship. (3–12 in 3-hour blocks, repeatable to 12) Off-campus work experience in manufacturing. Written weekly reports required. Writing Instruction in the Disciplines (WID) course. Recommend completion before entering last term on campus. A maximum of 9 s.h. may be applied toward major requirements. Prerequisites: junior/senior standing; prerequisites as related to the student’s technology option selected; ENG 280. A minimum GPA of 2.00, a minimum GPA of 2.00 from courses completed within the major, and approval of program coordinator. Graded S/U only.

INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY (IDT)

433 Instructional Three-Dimensional Modeling and Animation. (3) Instructional uses of three-dimensional modeling and animation are explored including basic modeling tools, virtual camera controls, materials, video production, and lighting. Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor.

460 Instructional Virtual Reality Design. (3) Focuses on the integration of virtual reality technologies for instruction and training. Provides opportunities to develop instructional/training virtual environments utilizing virtual reality authoring systems. Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor.

489 Independent Study. (1–4, repeatable to 6) Independent study for advanced students who desire to research a topic in Instructional Design and Technology. Prerequisite: 15 s.h. in IDT coursework.

OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (OM)

352 (Cross-listed with MGT 352) Operations Management. (3) Foundations for Operations Management as practiced in contemporary organizations. Focus is on the efficient and effective value-adding transformation of inputs into goods and services in both internal and external value chains. Extensive use of mathematics and statistics is involved. Not open to students with credit in MGT 352.