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100 Level Courses

ENGR 100. Introduction to Engineering
(4 credits)
Focused team projects dealing with technical, economic, safety, environmental and social aspects of a real-world engineering problem. Written, oral and visual communication required within the engineering profession; reporting on the team engineering projects. The role of the engineer in society; engineering ethics. Organization and skills for effective teams. CourseProfile (ART)

ENGR 101. Introduction to Computers and Programming
Prerequisite: prior or concurrent enrollment in MATH 115 or equivalent. (4 credits)
Algorithms and programming in C++ and MATLAB, computing as a tool in engineering, introduction to the organization of digital computers. CourseProfile (ART)

ENGR 110. Design Your Engineering Experience
Prerequisite: none. (2 credits)
This course provides first year engineering students with a broad overview of the engineering profession and of each of the academic units within the College of Engineering. The course covers topics of teamwork and innovation, design and creativity, multidisciplinarity, cultural maturity and professional responsibility, as well as career paths including industry entrepreneurship/small business, research and the public sector. CourseProfile (ART)

ENGR 151. Accelerated Introduction to Computers and Programming
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (4 credits)
Algorithms and programming in C++ and MATLAB. Procedural and object-oriented algorithm design, implementation and testing. Emphasis on engineering analysis and embedded computing application. This course is an advanced alternative to ENGR 101. Cannot take both ENGR 101 and 151. CourseProfile (ART)

ENGR 190. Special Topics in Engineering
Prerequisite: none. (1-6 credits)
Special topics of current interest selected by faculty. CourseProfile (ART)

ENGR 196. Outreach Internship
Prerequisite: none. (1 credit)
Practical work experience related to the student's field of study in consultation with an academic advisor. CourseProfile (ART)

200 Level Courses

ENGR 255. Introductory Multidisciplinary Engineering Project
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (1-3 credits)
Intro course in which students acquire, develop, and refine skills for success in the modern engineering design process using mentored, multidisciplinary, team-based, project work. Students will integrate: (1) knowledge from previous courses; (2) knowledge of engineering design process; and (3) professional skills (e.g., teamwork, project planning, communications, etc.).

ENGR 256. Peer Mentorship in Engineering Design
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (1-2 credits)
Peer mentorship of design-build-test engineering team projects at the first year level. Mentors assist teams on technology issues associated with design or production phases of the projects. Faculty oversight guides mentors in the development of leadership skills associated with design team project management. CourseProfile (ART)

ENGR 260. Engineering Across Cultures
Prerequisite: none. (1 credit)
This course explores the role of local culture in identifying and solving engineering problems. Lectures, guest speakers and group discussions focus on intercultural knowledge and case studies of engineering projects in a global context. The final project is a culture-specific needs assessment of a technical project outside the United States. CourseProfile (ART)

ENGR 280. Undergraduate Research
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (1-4 credits)
This course offers research experience to first- and second-year Engineering students in an area of mutual interest to the student and to a faculty member within the College of Engineering. For each hour of credit, it is expected that the student will work three hours per week. The grade for the course will be based on a final project/report evaluated by the faculty sponsor and participation in other required UROP activities, including bimonthly research group meetings and submission of a journal chronicling the research experience. CourseProfile (ART)

ENGR 290. Special Topics in Engineering
Prerequisite: none. (1-6 credits)
Special topics of current interest selected by faculty. CourseProfile (ART)

300 Level Courses

ENGR 301. Engineering Undergraduate Study Abroad
Prerequisite: student must meet any other prerequisites designated by the host university. (1-16 credits)
Students planning to study abroad for fall, winter, spring, summer or spring/summer on College of Engineering Study Abroad programs should register under Engineering Division (course #301). Separate course sections will be listed for each different study abroad destination.

ENGR 345. Introduction to Design Processes
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (2 credits)
Processes of design, focusing on front-end strategies, including opportunity discovery, problem definition, developing robust mechanisms to gather information from users and other stakeholders, data synthesis mehtods for translating user data into design requirements, creating innovative solutions during concept generation, and decision-making systems for evaluating possible solutions. CourseProfile (ART)

ENGR 350. International Laboratory Experience for Engineers
Prerequisite: ENGR 100, permission of instructor (3 credits)
This course provides practical laboratory experience at a partner institute abroad. Students work on small project teams with local students to design and conduct experiments, analyze results and present reports to faculty and industry representatives. Students gain international perspectives on the engineering field and develop intercultural communication and problem-solving skills. CourseProfile (ART)

ENGR 354. Engineering Design Practice
Prerequisite: permission of instructor (1 credit)
Lectures are structured around the modern design process common to all engineering disciplines. The importance of the development of clear and traceable requirements, analysis ranging from scaling and order-of-magnitude calculations to sophisticated simulations and tests. Project scoping exercise. Synthesis of solutions and trades are studied in detail. Students are encouraged to take ENGR 354 and 355 simultaneously. CourseProfile (ART)

ENGR 355. Intermediate Multidisciplinary Engineering Project
Prerequisite: permission of instructor (1 to 4 credits)
Intermediate course in which students acquire, develop, and refine skills for success in the modern engineering design process using mentored, multidisciplinary, team-based, project work. Students will integrate: (1) knowledge from previous courses; (2) knowledge of engineering design process; and (3) professional skills (e.g., teamwork, project planning, communications, etc.). CourseProfile (ART)

ENGR 371 (MATH 371). Numerical Methods for Engineers and Scientists
Advised Prerequisite: ENGR 101, one of MATH 216, 256, 286 or 316, and one of MATH 214, 217, 417, or 419. (3 credits)
This is a survey course of the basic numerical methods which are used to solve scientific problems. In addition, concepts such as accuracy, stability and efficiency are discussed. The course provides an introduction to MATLAB, an interactive program for numerical linear algebra as well as practice in computer programming. CourseProfile (ART)

ENGR 390. Special Topics in Engineering
Prerequisite: none. (1-6 credits)
Special topics of current interest selected by faculty. CourseProfile (ART)

ENGR 391. Directed Overseas Study
Prerequisite: foreign language skills as necessary; sophomore standing. (1-3 credits)
Directed overseas study in an industrial placement that is overseen by a faculty member at host institution in conjunction with academic courses taken as part of a study abroad program. CourseProfile (ART)

400 Level Courses

ENGR 400. Engineering Cooperative Education
Prerequisite: permission of program director. (no credit)
Off-campus work under the auspice of the cooperative education program. Engineering work experience in government or industry. CourseProfile (ART)

ENGR 403. Scientific Visualization
Prerequisite: Upper division or Graduate Standing. (3 credits)
Introduces engineering and science students to scientific visualization principles of data display. Use of color to encode quantitative information. Display of 2- and 3-D scalar and vector data. Interactive computer techniques emphasized. Extensive hands-on practice. Project or research paper required. CourseProfile (ART)

ENGR 405 (CHE 405). Problem Solving and Troubleshooting in the Workplace
Prerequisite: senior standing. (3 credits)
The course goals are to help students enhance their problem solving, critical thinking, creative thinking and troubleshooting skills and to ease the transition from college to the workplace. The course includes a few speakers from the industry. Students work in teams to complete the home problems and the term project. CourseProfile (ART)

ENGR 406 (EECS 406). High-Tech Entrepreneurship
Prerequisite: none. (4 credits)
Four aspects of starting high-tech companies are discussed: opportunity and strategy, creating new ventures, functional development and growth and financing. Also, student groups work on reviewing business books, case studies, elevator and investor pitches. Different funding models are covered, including angel or VC funding and small business (SBIR) funding. CourseProfile (ART)

ENGR 410 (EECS 410). Patent Fundamentals for Engineers
Prerequisite: junior or senior standing or graduate standing. (4 credits)
This course covers the fundamentals of patents for engineers. The first part of the course focuses on the rules and codes that govern patent prosecution, and the second part focuses on claim drafting and amendment writing. Other topics include litigation, ethics and licensing. CourseProfile (ART)

ENGR 450. Multidisciplinary Design
Prerequisite: must meet individual engineering departmental requirements for senior design. (4 credits)
A senior capstone interdisciplinary engineering design experience. The student is exposed to the design process from concept through analysis to system integration, prototyping, testing and report. Interdisciplinary projects are proposed from the different areas within engineering. Two hours of lecture and two laboratories. CourseProfile (ART)

ENGR 455. Advanced Multidisciplinary Engineering Project
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (2-5 credits)
Advanced course in which students acquire, develop, and refine skills for success in the modern engineering design process using mentored, multidisciplinary, team-based, project work. Students will integrate: (1) knowledge from previous courses; (2) knowledge of engineering design process; and (3) professional skills (e.g., teamwork, project planning, communications, etc.) CourseProfile (ART)

ENGR 456. Mentorship-Leadership in Multidisciplinary Design
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (1-2 credits)
Students study models of leadership and mentorship while participating in reflective and integrative learning exercises based on previous design team experience. Simultaneously, students take on leadership/mentorship roles within a design team to offer technical, professional, and interpersonal guidance. Students must have significant previous multidisciplinary design project experience to enroll. CourseProfile (ART)

ENGR 480. Global Synthesis Project
Prerequisite: admitted to Tauber Institute for Global Operations. (4 credits)
Students will work on global operations or industry-relevant projects. Students will work on multi-disciplinary teams with business students, under faculty supervision. CourseProfile (ART)

ENGR 490. Special Topics in Engineering
Prerequisite: none. (1-6 credits)
Special topics of current interest selected by faculty. CourseProfile (ART)

500 Level Courses

ENGR 520. Entrepreneurial Business Fundamentals for Engineers & Scientists
Prerequisite: senior or graduate standing. (3 credits)
This course provides students with a perspective in looking to form or join startup companies and those that are looking to create corporate value via industrial research. The students are taught the entrepreneurial business development screening tools necessary to translate opportunities into businesses with focus on: strategy, finance and market positioning. CourseProfile (ART)

ENGR 521. Clean Tech Entrepreneurship
Prerequisite: Senior and Graduate Standing (3 credits)
This course teaches the students how to screen venture opportunities in various cleantech domains. Venture assessments are approached through strategic, financial and market screens, and consider the impact of policy and regulatory constraints on the business opportunity. A midterm, final project and six homework assignments are required. CourseProfile (ART)

ENGR 523 (BA 518). Business of Biology

Advances in life science research have enhanced our understanding of the human genome, human genetic variation, and the role that genes play in our everyday health, response to treatment and susceptibility to disease.  This new frontier in genomic medicine ushers in both opportunity and peril for individuals, companies and societies. The objective in this interdisciplinary graduate course is to explore the intersections between science, technology, commerce and social policy as they come together to advance (and in some cases retard) progress toward more-personalized health care. The course is intended for graduate students in medicine, biomedical and  health-related science, public health, law, engineering, and business interested in the future of health care. Due to variation in student backgrounds coming into the course, efforts are made to establish a shared vocabulary and knowledge base across the disciplines. Interdisciplinary student teams are assigned to a group research project which is presented at the end of the course. CourseProfile (ART)

ENGR 580 (CHE 580). Teaching Engineering
Prerequisite: graduate standing. (3 credits)
Aimed at doctoral students from all engineering disciplines interested in teaching. Topics include educational philosophies, educational objectives, learning styles, collaborative and active learning, creativity, testing and grading, ABET requirements, gender and racial issues. Participants prepare materials for a course of their choice, including course objectives, syllabus, homework, exams and a mini-lecture. CourseProfile (ART)

ENGR 590. International Experience in Engineering
Prerequisite: seniors and grad students of engineering only. (2-8 credits)
This independent study course covers selected research areas in engineering. The topic and research plan must be approved by the instructor. A student is expected to participate in the planning of the course, visit a foreign research institution, participate in a research project (analytical and/or experimental) and write a report. The course may continue for more than one semester. CourseProfile (ART)

ENGR 591. Engineering Graduate Study Abroad
Prerequisite: student must have 4-5 semesters of foreign language for immersion programs and fulfill any other prerequisites designated by the host university. (1-16 credits)
Students planning to study abroad for fall, winter, spring, summer or spring/summer on College of Engineering Study Abroad programs should register under Engineering Division (course #591). Separate course sections will be listed for each different study abroad destination. CourseProfile (ART)

ENGR 599. Special Topics in Engineering
Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. (1-4 credits)
Special topics in interdisciplinary engineering. CourseProfile (ART)

600 Level Courses

ENGR 600. Engineering Practicum Projects
Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of the department. (8 credits)
This practice-oriented course is intended to provide students with industrial work experience in their academic discipline. Students may participate in individual or team projects in an industrial setting. CourseProfile (ART)

900 Level Courses

ENGR 996. Responsible Research Practices
(1-2 credits)
The Research Responsibility Program introduces concepts and policies relating the responsible practice of research. It does not provide opportunities for students to put what they are learning into practice in a scholarly context. The course is designed to provide the opportunity to apply what students are learning to the scholarly analysis of an issue that raises questions about responsible research practices. Attendance required. CourseProfile (ART)