• SEARCH
  • MENU

Engineering Design - Course Descriptions

ENGD 100 Engineering Design Studio I: Design and Communication 6R-10L-8C F
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Integrates rhetorical analysis, research methods, and the conventions of academic writing into the design process. Includes problem definition, analysis, alternate solutions, and specifications of final solutions. Uses sketching, computer-aided drawings, and traditional orthographic drawings to communicate design decisions. Introduces teamwork through group design efforts and instruction. Successful completion of this studio satisfies the requirements of RH131, EM103, and EM104. Students may not receive credit towards graduation for both ENGD100 and RH131, EM103, and EM104.
ENGD 110 Engineering Design Studio II: Circuits, Software Development, and Societal Impact 4R-12L-6C W
Prerequisites: ENGD 100 Engineering Design Studio I: Design and Communication 6R-10L-8C F or RH 131 Rhetoric & Composition 4R-OL-4C , and EM 103 Introduction to Design 1R-3L-2C S, and EM 104 Graphical Communications 1R-2L-2C F
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Extends the design process to include the development of software, the use of instrumentation and measurement techniques, and the consideration of scientific research and technological development within cultural, historical, and social contexts and values. Introduces fundamental principles and techniques of programming, including classes, objects, and methods. Surveys types of sensors and basic principles of circuit design (including Ohm’s Law, Kirchoff’s Laws). Supplies context in ideas about technical progress and scientific facts, the role of design in social institutions, and issues of gender facing technical professionals and knowledge domains.
ENGD 120 Engineering Design Studio III: Integrating Electrical, Software, and Societal Systems 4R-12L-6C S
Prerequisites: ENGD 110 Engineering Design Studio II: Circuits, Software Development, and Societal Impact 4R-12L-6C W
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Continues the design process with software development, instrumentation and measurement techniques, and cultural, historical, and social contexts and values surrounding scientific and technological development work. Adds more advanced programming concepts (implicit loops and conditionals) and tasks of software development (such as development of user interfaces). Includes use of electronic components (op amps, capacitors, inductors) and signal processing (amplifiers and filters). Social contexts for analysis of technology and its history include gender and work, with particular attention to the social implications of biotechnology. Students may not receive credit towards graduation for ENGD120 and any of CSSE120, ES213, or IA239. Successful completion of ENGD110 and ENGD120 satisfies the requirements of an ES213, ES213L, CSSE120, and IA239.
ENGD 150 Independent Design Project 1R-2L- 1R-2L-2C F
Prerequisites: ENGD majors only
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Selected design projects. May include computer-aided design, testing, or design methodology.
ENGD 200 Systems Accounting and Modeling I 2R-0L-2C W
Prerequisites: MA 111 Calculus I 5R-0L-5C F,W or MA 101 Introduction to Engineering Mathematics 4R-1L-4C F
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Covers systems accounting and modeling approach to engineering science, conservation of mass, linear and angular momentum. 2D and 3D vectors will be introduced and reinforced with examples.
ENGD 205 Systems Accounting and Modeling I 3R-0L-3C W
Prerequisites: MA 111 Calculus I 5R-0L-5C F,W
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Covers systems accounting and modeling approach to engineering science, conservation of mass, linear and angular momentum. 2D and 3D vectors will be introduced and reinforced with examples. Basic stress-strain, impact/impulse, relative motion, and tipping will be covered.
ENGD 210 Systems Accounting and Modeling II 4R-0L-4C S
Prerequisites: ENGD 200 Systems Accounting and Modeling I 2R-0L-2C W or EM 121 Statics & Mechanics of Materials I 4R-0L-4C F, W, S equivalent
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

A common framework for engineering analysis is extended using the concepts of a system, accounting and conservation of extensive properties, constitutive relations, constraints, and modeling assumptions. Stress, strain, and deformation under axial loading are defined. Equilibrium is defined. Conservation equations for mass, charge, momentum and energy, and an entropy accounting equation are developed. Applications are developed from multiple engineering disciplines. Students may not receive credit towards graduation for both ENGD210 and ES201.
ENGD 215 Systems Accounting and Modeling II 3R-0L-3C S
Prerequisites: ENGD 205 Systems Accounting and Modeling I 3R-0L-3C W, and EM 121 Statics & Mechanics of Materials I 4R-0L-4C F, W, S or equivalent
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

This course is a continuation of ENGD 205 and emphasizes engineering problem solving using common engineering science concepts: systems, conservation and accounting principles for extensive properties, material properties, constitutive equations, and physical constraints. This framework, combined with appropriate mathematics, provides a powerful tool for modeling and predicting the behavior of the physical world. The course introduces two- and three-dimensional force systems, equilibrium, distributed forces, and strength and elastic deflection of engineering materials under axial loading. Students may not receive credit towards graduation for both ENGD215 and ES201.
ENGD 240 Engineering Design Studio IV: Human-Computer Interfaces 4R-12L-6C F
Prerequisites: ENGD 120 Engineering Design Studio III: Integrating Electrical, Software, and Societal Systems 4R-12L-6C S
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Extends the design process to include development of human-computer (HCI) interfaces. Provides students with instruction and practice in analyzing contexts, audiences, and genres. Stakeholder analysis will be emphasized. SCRUM project management techniques will be introduced. Object-oriented programming concepts, including the use of inheritance, interfaces, polymorphism, abstract data types, and encapsulation to enable software reuse and assist in software maintenance will be introduced. Habits of rhetorical analysis, skills in teaming and collaboration, and techniques for presenting content and evidence will be presented. Systems engineering models will be integrated with software development. Students may not receive credit toward graduation for both ENGD 240 and RH 330 or CSSE 220.
ENGD 260 Engineering Design Studio VI: Product Design 4R-12L-6C S
Prerequisites: ENGD 250 Engineering Design Studio V: Modeling and Communicating Integrated Designs 4R- 12L-6C W
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Continues the design process by examining the interactions between design and manufacturing from the designer's point of view. Common manufacturing processes will be introduced and design guidelines will be developed for each process. Emphasizes a systems engineering approach for new product development. Introduces properties of metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites. Surveys the materials available to engineers and discusses applications and material selection. Provides practice in informative, persuasive, and impromptu public speaking. Students may not receive credit toward graduation for both ENGD 250 and IA 230.
ENGD 270 Vertically Integrated Project I 1R-2L-2C W
Prerequisites: ENGD majors only
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Sophomore students work as mentors with freshmen in the program under faculty supervision. Special emphasis will be placed on time management and psychological safety.
ENGD 271 Vertically Integrated Project II 1R-2L-2C S
Prerequisites: ENGD majors only
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Sophomore students work with seniors who are completing their capstone design projects. Special emphasis will be placed on project management and teaming.
ENGD 300 Engineering Practicum I 0R-12L-4C Su
Prerequisites: ENGD 260 Engineering Design Studio VI: Product Design 4R-12L-6C S
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Requires in-depth experience in engineering design processes. May emphasize certain phases of the design process such as stakeholder analysis, conceptual design, risk analysis, detail design, manufacturing, testing, validation, or recycling. Practicum learning outcomes must be approved by the Director of Engineering Design. ENGD 300 and ENGD 301 must be taken consecutively.
ENGD 301 Engineering Practicum II 0R-12L-4C F
Prerequisites: ENGD 300 Engineering Practicum I 0R-12L-4C Su
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Requires in-depth experience in engineering design processes. May emphasize certain phases of the design process such as stakeholder analysis, conceptual design, risk analysis, detail design, manufacturing, testing, validation, or recycling. Practicum learning outcomes must be approved by the Director of Engineering Design. ENGD 300 and ENGD 301 must be taken consecutively.
ENGD 302 Engineering Practicum III 0R-12L-4C S
Prerequisites: ENGD 301 Engineering Practicum II 0R-12L-4C F
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Requires significant design experience. May emphasize certain phases of the design process such as stakeholder analysis, conceptual design, risk analysis, detail design, manufacturing, testing, validation, or recycling. Practicum learning outcomes must be approved by the Director of Engineering Design. ENGD 302 and ENGD 303 must be taken consecutively.
ENGD 303 Engineering Practicum IV 0R-12L-4C Su
Prerequisites: ENGD 302 Engineering Practicum III 0R-12L-4C S
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Requires significant design experience. May emphasize certain phases of the design process such as stakeholder analysis, conceptual design, risk analysis, detail design, manufacturing, testing, validation, or recycling. Practicum learning outcomes must be approved by the Director of Engineering Design. ENGD 302 and ENGD 303 must be taken consecutively.
Return to Top