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EGR 100 Engineering for Everyone

EGR 100 serves as an accessible course for all students, regardless of background or intent to major in engineering. Engineering majors are required to take EGR 100 for the major, however. Those students considering majoring in engineering are strongly encouraged to take EGR 100 in the fall semester. Students will develop a sound understanding of the engineering design process, including problem definition, background research, identification of design criteria, development of metrics and methods for evaluating alternative designs, prototype development, and proof of concept testing. Working in teams, students will present their ideas through oral and written reports. Reading assignments and in-class discussions will challenge students to critically analyze contemporary issues related to the interaction of technology and society. {N} 4 credits.

EGR 110 Fundamental Engineering Principles

(Formerly EGR 260) The design and analysis of engineered or natural systems and processes relies on a command of fundamental scientific and engineering principles. This course provides an introduction to these fundamental underpinnings through a study of the conservation of mass, energy and charge in both steady and transient conditions with non-reactive systems. Specific topics covered will include a review of process variables and their relationships, open and closed systems, differential and integral balances, and basic thermodynamics. Prerequisites: MTH 112 or 114 (may be concurrent). {N} 4 credits.

EGR 220 Engineering Circuit Theory

With EGR 220L

Analog and digital circuits are the building blocks of computers, medical technologies, and all things electrical. This course introduces both the fundamental principles necessary to understand how circuits work and mathematical tools that have widespread applications in areas throughout engineering and science. Topics include: Kirchhoff's laws, Thévenin and Norton equivalents, superposition, responses of first-order and second-order networks, time-domain and frequency-domain analyses, frequency-selective networks. Prerequisites: PHY117, PHY 210 or equivalent (PHY210 can be corequisite) or permission of the instructor. Required laboratory taken once a week. {N} 5 credits.

EGR 220L Circuit Theory Laboratory

Corequisite for EGR 220

See EGR 220 for course description.

EGR 270 Engineering Mechanics

With for EGR 270L

This is the first course in a two-semester sequence designed to introduce students to fundamental theoretical principles and analysis of mechanics of continuous media, including solids and fluids. Concepts and topics to be covered in this course include conservation laws, static and dynamic behavior of rigid bodies, analysis of machines and frames, internal forces, centroids, moment of inertia, vibrations and an introduction to stress and strain. Prerequisite: PHY 117, MTH 112 (or the equivalent) or permission of the instructor. Required laboratory taken once a week. {N} 5 credits.

EGR 270L Engineering Mechanics Laboratory

Corequisite for EGR 270

See EGR 270 for course description.

EGR 290 Engineering Thermodynamics

Modern civilization relies profoundly on efficient production, management, and consumption of energy. Thermodynamics is the science of energy transformations involving work, heat, and the properties of matter. Engineers rely on thermodynamics to assess the feasibility of their designs in a wide variety of fields including chemical processing, pollution control and abatement, power generation, materials science, engine design, construction, refrigeration, and microchip processing. Course topics include: first and second laws of thermodynamics, power cycles, combustion and refrigeration, phase equilibria, ideal and non-ideal mixtures, conductive, convective, and radiative heat transfer. Prerequisites (or corequisites): EGR 110 (formerly 260) and MTH212 (or the equivalents) or permission of the instructor. {N} 4 credits.

EGR 374 Fluid Mechanics

With EGR 374L

This is the second course in a two-semester sequence designed to introduce students to fundamental theoretical principles and analysis of mechanics of continuous media, including solids and fluids. Concepts and topics to be covered in this course include intensive and extensive thermophysical properties of fluids, control-volume and differential expressions for conservation of mass, momentum, and energy, dimensional analysis, and an introduction to additional topics such as aerodynamics, open-channel flow, and the use of fluid mechanics in the design process. Required concurrent laboratory. Prerequisite: EGR 270. {N} 5 credits.

EGR 374L Fluid Mechanics Laboratory

Corequisite for EGR 374

See 374 for course description.

EGR 410D Engineering Design Capstone Seminar

See Requirements for the Major for more information
This class is required of all senior engineering students pursuing the B.S. in engineering science and must be taken in conjunction with EGR 421D or EGR 422D or their honors equivalents (EGR 431D or EGR 432D). 2 credits.

EGR 421D Capstone Design with Faculty

See Capstone Design with Faculty
Prerequisites: EGR 220, 270, 290 and at least one 300-level engineering course, plus a clear demonstration of intent and a faculty sponsor. Corequisite: EGR 410D. 6 credits.

EGR 422D Capstone Design with Industry: Design Clinic

See Capstone Design with Industry: Design Clinic
Prerequisites: EGR 220, 270, 290 and at least one 300-level engineering course, or permission of instructor. Corequisite: EGR 410D. 6 credits.