Engineering Course Descriptions

ENGR 1202 (ENGR 1201) Introduction to Engineering (2 semester hours) ENGR 1202 introduces the discipline of engineering. It includes a one-hour lecture plus a 3 hour fundamentals laboratory that stresses learning about laboratory procedures and equipment. Topics include: Learning the use of common laboratory equipment; understanding the assembly of electronic circuits; and making various measurements. Students also learn how to work together with a partner and how to write a laboratory report. The lecture introduces general engineering practices, engineering research at UTD, engineering activities at selected local companies, and concepts such as innovation and invention. ENGR 1202 may be taken by students outside of engineering in order to learn about the engineering profession. (1-3) S

ENGR 2300 Linear Algebra for Engineers (3 semester hours) Matrices, vectors, linear systems of equations, Gauss-Jordan elimination, LU factorization and rank. Vector spaces, linear dependence/independence, basis, and change of basis. Linear transformations and matrix representation; similarity, scalar products, orthogonality, Gram-Schmidt procedures, and QR factorization. Determinants: eigenvalues, eigenvectors, and diagonalization. Introduction to problem solving using MATLAB. Introduction to complex numbers. This course includes a required laboratory. Students cannot get credit for both ENGR 2300 and MATH 2418. Pre- or Co-requisite: MATH 2414 or MATH 2419. (2-1) S

ENGR 3101 Electrical Network Analysis Laboratory (1 semester hour) Laboratory to accompany ENGR 3301. Design, assembly and testing of linear electrical networks and systems. Use of computers to control electrical equipment and acquire data. Prerequisite: ENGR 1202 or equivalent. Co-requisite: ENGR 3301. (0-1) S

ENGR 3102 Signals and Systems Laboratory (1 semester hour) Laboratory based on MATLAB and LabVIEW to provide implementation experience on topics covered in EE 3302. Laboratory experiments cover linear time-invariant systems, convolution, Fourier series, continuous Fourier transform, sampling, discrete Fourier transform, analog and digital filtering. Each lab is followed by a design application. Co-requisite: ECS 3302. Pre- or corequisite: ECS 3390. (0-1) S

ENGR 3300 Advanced Engineering Mathematics (3 semester hours) Survey of advanced mathematics topics needed in the study of engineering. Topics include review of complex numbers, multivariate calculus and analytic geometry. Study of polar, cylindrical, and spherical coordinates, vector differential calculus, vector integral calculus, and vector integral theorems. Examples are provided from electromagnetic, fluid mechanics, physics and geometry. Prerequisite: MATH 2415 or MATH 2419. (3-0) S

ENGR 3301 Electrical Network Analysis (3 semester hours) Analysis and design of RC, RL, and RLC electrical networks. Sinusoidal steady state analysis of passive networks using phasor representation; mesh and nodal analyses. Introduction to the concept of impulse response and frequency analysis using the Laplace transform. Prerequisites: MATH 2420, PHYS 2326. Co-requisite: ENGR 3101. (3-0) S

ENGR 3302 Signals and Systems (3 semester hours) Introduces the fundamentals of continuous and discrete-time signal processing. Linear system analysis including convolution and impulse response, Fourier series, Fourier transform and applications, discrete-time signal analysis, sampling and z-transform. Prerequisite: ENGR 3300 or equivalent. Co-requisite: ENGR 3102. (3-0) S

ENGR 3341 Probability Theory and Statistics (3 semester hours) Axioms of probability, conditional probability, Bayes theorem, random variables, probability density/mass function (pdf/pmf), cumulative distribution function, expected value, functions of random variables, joint, conditional and marginal pdfs/pmfs for multiple random variables, moments, central limit theorem, elementary statistics, empirical distribution correlation. Students cannot get credit for both CS/SE 3341 and ENGR 3341. Prerequisite: MATH 2415 or MATH 2419. Recommended corequisite: MATH 2420. (3-0) S

ENGR 4334 Numerical Methods in Engineering (3 semester hours) Computer arithmetic and error analysis. Solution of linear equations, roots of polynomial equations, interpolation and approximation, numerical differentiation and integration, solution of ordinary differential equations. Emphasis on engineering applications and numerical software. Students cannot get credit for both CS/MATH 4334 and ENGR 4334. Prerequisites: ENGR 2300, ENGR 3300, and knowledge of a high level programming language. (3-0) Y

ENGR 4388 Senior Design Project I (3 semester hours) First of two sequential semesters devoted to a team project that engages students in the full engineering design process. The goal of senior design projects is to prepare the student to run/participate in engineering projects related to an appropriate industry. Thus, all project teams are to follow standard industrial practices and methods. Teams must carry the engineering project to completion, examining real world constraints, following applicable industrial and business standards. Such constraints may include but are not limited to: economic, environmental, industrial standards, team time/resource management and cross-disciplinary/departmental result integration. (Students are encouraged to work in teams that include collaborative design interaction, but may work on individual projects as well, provided there is a collaboration component. Additionally, cross disciplinary/departmental teams are encouraged but not required.) In Senior Design I, project proposals will be written, reviewed and approved. Initial designs will be completed and corresponding constraints will be determined. All students will participate in a public oral presentation following departmental approved guidelines at a departmental approved time and location. Teams will also submit a written end of semester progress report and documented team communication (complete sets of weekly reports and/or log books) following guidelines approved by the faculty. Students must have completed ECS 3390 and one of the following prerequisite sequences: (CE 3311, CE 3320, CS 3345, and ECS 3354), or (ENGR 3300, ENGR 3302, EE 3311, and EE 3320), or (ENGR 3300, ENGR 3302, and ECS 33456; pre- or corequisite EE 3350). (3-0) S

ENGR 4389 Senior Design Project II (3 semester hours) Continuation of the Senior Design project begun in the previous semester. In Senior Design II, projects based on approved project proposals will be completed. All limitations of the design will be determined and addressed. All students will participate in a public oral presentation following faculty-approved guidelines at a faculty-approved time and location. Teams will also submit a written final report and documented team communication (complete sets of weekly reports and/or log books) following faculty-approved guidelines. Prerequisite: ENGR 4388. (3-0) S