Courses in Engineering Science

ENGS 191 Engineering Foundations

Introduces the engineering profession, ethics and professional responsibility, teamwork and professional communication.  Use of hand calculators and graphing, implementing unit conversions, engineering problem-solving procedures, computing tools (programming for engineering – use of MATLAB, spreadsheets and graphing), technical writing, and definition/identification/modeling of an engineering problem/system. (1)

Lecture: 3 hrs./wk.

ENGS 192 Engineering Analysis

Introduces the methods of conceptual design (orthographic projections and computer aided drafting), mathematical modeling, prototyping and communication.  Focus on developing proficiency in implementing the design process (validating potential design problems, systematic methods to develop and select solutions, prototyping and iterating to optimize solutions, communicating the final solutions to a broad audience). (1)

Lecture: 3 hrs./wk.

Prerequisites: ENGS 191.


ENGS 200 Engineering Design Exploration

This course is an introduction to the process of engineering design with an exploratory “hands-on” approach.  The focus of the course is experiential learning while supported by instruction and guided activities that highlight the underlying concepts in engineering design.  (1/2)

Lab: 3 hrs./wk.

Prerequisites: ENGS 191, 192.


ENGS 301 Statics & Material Testing

A detailed study of vector forces and space, scalar mass and time, including the following concepts from an engineering structures perspective: equilibrium, free-body diagrams, moments, couples, distributed forces, centroids, moments on inertia, analysis of two-force and multi-force members, and quantitative analysis of stress, strain, and modulus values.  (1)

Lecture: 3 hrs./wk., Lab: 3 hrs./wk.

Prerequisites: ENGS 192, PHYS 202.


ENGS 302 Electronics & Robotics Principles

An introduction to the principles of electronics and robotics with an engineering perspective.  This includes an introduction to both analog and digital circuits, the construction and programming of logic circuits, and the programming and operation of robotic microcontrollers.  (1)

Lecture: 3 hrs./wk.; Lab: 3 hrs./wk.

Prerequisites: ENGS 192, PHYS 202.


ENGS 303 Heat & Mass Transfer

An introduction to the fundamentals of heat and mass transfer with continuing relevance due to the industries of nano-engineering, bio-engineering, and alternative energy methods.  Thermodynamic principles and properties will be explored from an engineering perspective. (1)

Lecture: 3 hrs./wk., Lab: 3 hrs./wk.

Prerequisites: ENGS 192, PHYS 202.


ENGS 304 Fluid Mechanics

This course introduces principles of fluid mechanics for liquids and gases from an engineering perspective.  Properties and kinematics of fluids will be presented through both theoretical frameworks and relevant applications.  (1)

Lecture: 3 hrs./wk.

Prerequisites: ENGS 192, PHTS 202, 270.


ENGS 330 Dynamics

This course introduces principles of engineering dynamics, which elucidate applications of Newtonian principles.  This includes an introduction to kinetics of a system of particles subjected to uniform and non-uniform motion.  (1)

Lecture: 3 hrs./wk.

Prerequisites: ENGS 192, PHYS 202, 270.


ENGS 405, 406, 407 Independent Study and Research

Selected topics in engineering science carried out under the direction of a faculty member.  (Enrollment with the approval of the Program Coordinator.) (½, 1, ½)


ENGS 416 Internship

Field placement providing practical experience and training in areas in which engineering science is applied. (1)

Prerequisite: Permission.


ENGS 490 Design Capstone I

Building on principles and practice of engineering design and problem solving, this course will be centered on a hands-on development of a team-based design project.  In the first semester, this course initiates the process through informed design solutions and lean startup activities.  At a quasi-professional level, the modeling, prototyping, and visual representations of their design serve as the final deliverable.  (1)

Lab: 6 hrs./wk.

Prerequisites: Two of ENGS 301, 302, 303, and 304.


ENGS 491 Design Capstone II

Building on the previous semester of engineering design, this second capstone course in engineering design will focus on building a device, application, or product with high-fidelity criteria.  Students will continue to apply the process of design elements.  At a quasi-professional level, the development and implementation of their design serve as the final deliverable.  (1) 

Lab: 6 hrs./wk.

Prerequisites: ENGS 490.


ENGS 495, 496, 497 Honors Project

A program of independent study culminating in a paper, artistic creation, or performance. 

Prerequisites: To qualify for consideration to receive honors in the major, a student, in the senior year or in the summer prior to the senior year, must work under the guidance of a committee of three faculty members. A written proposal and application must be approved by the committee and department.  A minimum GPA of 3.4 in the major is required.  495 Honors Project is prerequisite for 497 Honors Project.  (½, 1 ½)