**Course Descriptions -
Rose-Hulman/Foundation-Coalition Sophomore Engineering Curriculum**

**Curriculum
Structure **

The Rose-Hulman / Foundation Coalition Sophomore Engineering Curriculum consists of eight courses (30 credit hours) taken over the three quarters of the sophomore year. As shown below the courses are listed as either mathematics (MA) or engineering science (ES) courses:

FALL
QUARTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Credit Hours

MA 221 Differential Equations & Matrix Algebra I (4)

ES 201 Conservation & Accounting Principles (4)

ES 203 Electrical Systems (4)

WINTER
QUARTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . 10 Credit Hours

MA 222 Differential Equations & Matrix Algebra II (4)

ES 202 Fluid & Thermal Systems (3)

ES 204 Mechanical Systems (3)

SPRING QUARTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Credit Hours

MA 223 Statistics for Engineers (4)

ES 205 Analysis & Design of Engineering Systems (4)

TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Credit Hours

**Curriculum Goals
**This set of courses has been designed so that students who participate in this
program should

- develop a strong background in engineering science,
- develop an understanding of modeling,
- be able to apply a common problem-solving approach built around the application of conservation and accounting principles and constitutive relations,
- continue to develop effective communication skills,
- be proficient in applying standard statistical procedures and quality control concepts,
- develop a strong background in mathematics,
- be encouraged to be inquisitive and self-motivated learners,
- develop an appreciation for engineering as a profession and begin to develop an identity as an engineer,
- be able to work effectively in teams and recognize the importance of individual responsibility in team efforts,
- be able to apply computer tools appropriately,
- be comfortable working with ambiguity,
- be familiar with the overall design process,
- be able to locate and retrieve both technical and non-technical information,
- be introduced to safe and effective use of instruments,
- appreciate the role of creativity in engineering,
- develop a recognition of the benefits of the new curriculum, and
- be encouraged to have fun learning.

Each course in the
curriculum has been developed around a set of course
goals and objectives that support these seventeen curriculum goals

**ES 201 Conservation & Accounting
Principles 4R-0L-4C **

**F,W Pre: MA 113, PH 111
Co: MA 221
** A
common framework for engineering analysis is developed using the concepts of a
system, accounting and conservation of extensive properties, constitutive
relations, constraints, and modeling assumptions. Conservation equations for
mass, charge, momentum and energy, and an entropy accounting equation are
developed. Applications taken from all engineering
disciplines stress constructing solutions from basic principles.

**ES 202 Fluid & Thermal Systems 2 2/3R-1L-3C
W,S Pre: ES 201 with a grade of C or
better
** Conservation
and accounting equations applied to fluid and thermal systems. Fluid and thermodynamic properties of pure substances. Open
and closed systems hydrostatics. Dimensional analysis.
Mechanical energy balance and pipe flow. Lift and drag.

**ES 203 Electrical Systems 3R-3L-4C
F,W, S Pre: MA 113, PH 113
** Circuit
elements. Kirchhoff’s laws. Equivalent circuits and voltage and
current dividers. Operational amplifiers.
First, second, and higher order circuits. Transient and steady-state
behavior. AC circuits and power.

**ES 204 Mechanical Systems 2 2/3R-1L-3C
W, S Pre: ES 201 with a grade of C or
better Co: ES 202
** Conservation
and accounting equations applied to mechanical systems. Kinematics
and kinetics of particles in space and of rigid bodies in plane motion.

**ES 205 Analysis & Design
of Engineering Systems 3R-3L-4C
S,F Pre: ES 202, ES 203 with a grade of
C or better, ES 204, MA 222
** Conservation and accounting
principles are used to model engineering systems comprising mechanical,
electrical, fluid, and thermal elements. Dynamic behavior and performance
criteria are characterized in the time and frequency
domains. Topics include block diagrams, deriving and
solving differential equations of motion, experimental parameter identification
and model validation, teaming, and reporting engineering results.

**MA 221 Differential Equations and Matrix Algebra I
4R-0L-4C
F, W, S Pre: MA 113 or permission of mathematics department head **

Basic matrix algebra with emphasis on understanding systems of linear equations from algebraic and geometric viewpoints, including the least squares process and eigenvalues and eigenvectors. First order differential equations including basic solution techniques and numerical methods. Second order linear, constant coefficient differential equations, including both the homogeneous and non-homogeneous cases. Introduction to complex arithmetic, as needed. Applications to problems in science and engineering.

**MA 222 Differential Equations and Matrix Algebra II
4R-0L-4C
F, W, S Pre: MA 221 **

Solution of systems of first order linear differential equations by eigensystems and investigation of their solution structure determined by eigensystems. Phase portrait analysis and classification and stability of critical points for linear and nonlinear systems.

**MA 223 Engineering Statistics I 4R-0L-4C
F, W, S Pre: MA 112
**This is an introductory course in
statistical data analysis. Topics covered include descriptive statistics,
introduction to simple probability concepts, and random variables (including
their linear combinations and expectations). The Central Limit Theorem will be presented. Hypothesis testing and confidence
intervals for one mean, one proportion, and one standard deviation/variance will be covered as well as hypothesis testing and confidence
intervals for the difference of two means. An introduction to one factor
analysis of variance and simple linear regression will be
presented. A computer package will be used for
statistical analysis and simulation. Experimental data from a variety of fields
of interest to the science and engineering majors enrolled will
also be used to illustrate statistical concepts and facilitate the
development of the student’s statistical thinking. A student cannot take both
MA 223 and MA 382 for credit.

2005-2006 Catalog –
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology