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This course is a study of coordinate systems, straight lines and conic sections, theory of limits, differentiations of algebraic functions, applications to slopes and curves, and maxima and minima. Prerequisite: MTH 1070 or high school preparation
A study of transcendental functions, infinite series, mean-value theorem, polar coordinates, integration, and application of integration. Students completing this course with a grade of C or better will be awarded credit for MTH 1120. Prerequisite: MTH 1120 with C or better
A study of common types of ordinary differential equations, their solutions and applications, singular solutions, and an introduction to mathematical modeling. Prerequisite: MTH 1220
General Physics I (LAB SCI)
This course provides a calculus-based introduction to 3D kinematics, Newton’s laws, simple harmonic motion, mechanical properties, rotational kinematics, and heat. PHY 2200 is required for physics majors, engineering students, and chemistry majors, and it can be counted as an elective toward a math major or minor. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisites: PHY 1200 or CHM 1020 with a grade of C- or better, MTH 1120 with a grade of C- or better, and concurrent enrollment in MTH 1220, or departmental approval
General Physics II (LAB SCI)
This course is a continuation of PHY 2200 and provides a calculus-based introduction to electricity, magnetism, light, and wave phenomena. This course is required for physics majors, engineering students, and chemistry majors. Lecture and laboratory.
Prerequisites: PHY 2200 and MTH 1220 with a C- or better
General Chemistry I (LAB SCI)
The basic principles and concepts of chemistry, including atomic structure, chemical reactions and stoichiometry, gas laws, thermochemistry, and periodic classification of the elements. Lecture, three periods; laboratory, three periods.
General Chemistry II (LAB SCI)
A study of chemical and ionic equilibria, kinetics, electrochemistry, thermodynamics, and acid-base chemistry. Lecture, three periods; laboratory, three periods.
Prerequisite: CHM 1010 with at least a C-, departmental approval, or two years of high school chemistry with an average grade of B. A grade of C or better in CHM 1020 provides credit for CHM 1010
Introduction to Engineering Design
Introduction to Engineering Design introduces the principles of engineering problem identification and solution, including the tools used in engineering practice. The course is based on a design challenge in one or more areas drawn from the domains of energy, transportation, environment, consumer technology, health, and exploration. Students will learn to use Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools and common engineering analysis tools as they design, build, and verify solutions to problems in the domain of the design challenge. The course incorporates key aspects of professional engineering in which critical thinking, teamwork, and creativity are essential attributes of a successful practitioner.
Engineering Project Experience
Engineering Project Experience (EPE) is a companion course to the Introduction to Engineering Design IED course. Students complete individual and small group projects associated with engineering team activities mentored by faculty. Projects are expected to emerge from company-sponsored engineering competitions such as the recent ‘Smart Cities’ competition hosted by Foxconn, the Wisconsin Space Grant’s Collegiate Rocket Competition, or space sciences projects such as RockSat-C or the Carthage Microgravity Team. EPE is a laboratory with no lecture component.
Prerequisite: Declared Major in Engineering Science; co-enrollment in any of the science and math core classes in Engineering Science major
Engineering Statics examines force systems under equilibrium conditions; vector properties of forces, moments, couples, and resultants; rigid body structures; hydrostatics; shear and bending-moment diagrams; friction; centroids; area/mass moments of inertia. The course uses graphical, algebraic, and numerical (computer) methods to solve the vector mechanics problems posed by static equilibrium.
Prerequisite: PHY 2210 and MTH 1220 or permission of instructor
Engineering Materials (WI)
Engineering Materials examines the nature, mechanical behavior, and design applications of materials. The structure-property relationships of metals, ceramics, polymers, and semiconductors are studied, and their mechanical properties are understood as arising directly from their atomic/molecular structure. The mechanics of deformable bodies, and the effects of externally applied loads on materials, are also studied. Materials selection to match design requirements to mechanical attributes is also introduced. The laboratory component of the course emphasizes the measurement of the mechanical properties of engineering materials with modern hardware and software tools. Lecture and laboratory.
Prerequisite: EGR 2100 AND (CHM 1010 OR 1020) AND concurrent enrollment in MTH 2020, or permission of instructor
Introduction to analog and digital circuits. Topics include passive and active analog electronic components, DC and AC circuit analysis, amplifiers, filters, binary and digital systems, logic gates, and microcontroller programming.
Prerequisite: PHY 2110 or 2210, or departmental approval Fall/Spring
Enables the student to explore a possible engineering career and to work in an individual, academically oriented position designed to supplement or complement the student’s academic experience. All field placements require faculty supervision and regular meetings between the student and the instructor.
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor
Internship in Engineering
An internship enables students to gain practical experience in engineering. Such internships are longer in duration than field placements. All internships require faculty supervision and regular meetings between the student and the instructor.
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor
Senior Capstone Project
The Senior Capstone Project is a course that requires students to carry out a culminating team project within an engineering context. Students engage in a formal design experience that starts with design requirements, proceeds to idea generation for design, then prototyping and testing, concluding with a comprehensive written report and oral presentation. Senior Capstone is intended to aid students in consolidating content knowledge acquired in earlier parts of the engineering curriculum with technical skills needed to execute a full design project.
Prerequisite: EGR 3100 and senior standing or permission of instructor