Engineering Science

EGR 1010: Science and Technology: How Things Work (5)

Offerings

In this course students will work in teams to explore scientific and engineering principles to discover the basic science and engineering behind core technologies. Students will also consider the interface between Christianity and applied science.

Attributes: WK Applied Science

EGR 1501: Computer Aided Design Applications for Engineers (1)

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This course introduces the fundamentals needed to use Computer Aided Design programs including parametric design of individual parts, working with assemblies, and creating animations. Extra fee.

EGR 1502: Machining and Fabricating (1)

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This course will instruct in principles of machining, metal cutting, and fabrication using modern machine tools, hand tools and precision measuring instruments. It will include instruction in common machine tools such as drilling machines, lathes, and milling machines and metal fabrication by sheet metal work and welding (MIG). Emphasis will be placed on safe operation of tools, work planning, part design for manufacturability, and use of CAD tools for part layout in preparation for manufacturing. Extra Fee.

Restrictions: Apprp/Sustainable Engineer-INT, Engineering Science-INT, General Engineering-INT, Mechanical Engineering-INT, Physical Science-INT Majors only. Freshman students only.

EGR 1503: Engineering Tools and Systems (1)

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Prerequisite: A C- or better in EGR 1502. An overview of common tools and techniques used in the design, operation, and analysis of engineering, instrumentation, and manufacturing systems. Extra Fee.

Restrictions: Apprp/Sustainable Engineer-INT, Eng. and Applied Science-INT, Engineering Science-INT, General Engineering-INT, Mechanical Engineering-INT, Physical Science-INT Majors only. Freshman students only. Prerequisites: EGR 1502: C- or better

EGR 2200: Engineering Probability and Statistics (3)

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Prerequisite: MAT 1235. Introduces students to concepts of probability and statistics along with methodology for applying these to engineering applications.

Equivalents: MAT 2200 Prerequisites: MAT 1235: D or better

EGR 2891: Statics (4)

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Prerequisites: PHY 1121, and MAT 1234. PHY 1121 may be taken concurrently. A study of vector forces and their analysis, equilibrium of particles and of rigid bodies, structural analysis and internal forces, distributed forces, center of gravity and centroids. Extra fee.

Prerequisites: PHY 1121: D or better AND MAT 1234: D or better

EGR 2930: Practicum (1-5)

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Practicum for lower division students. Does not credit as technical elective for engineering majors. May be repeated for credit up to 15 credits.

EGR 2950: Special Topics in Engineering (1-5)

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A basic course introducing the study of special interest topics in engineering. Topics and credits may vary between offerings. May be repeated for credit up to 15 credits.

Restrictions: Freshman students are excluded.

EGR 2970: Research (1-5)

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Special topics and research. Does not count as technical elective credits for engineering majors. May be repeated for credit up to 15 credits.

EGR 3000: Engineering Seminar and Internship Preparation (1)

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Seminar and group discussion on topics related to the development of professional skills to prepare students for an engineering career. Includes discussion of engineering and SPU's mission, leadership styles, workplace ethics, internship and resume preparation, interviewing skills development, and exploration of internship job opportunities. Extra Fee.

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Freshman, Sophomore students are excluded.

EGR 3211: Acoustics (5)

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Prerequisites: (PHY 1101, 1102, and 1103 or PHY 1121, 1122, and 1123), and MAT 3237 and MAT 3238. EGR 3500 is preferred. A first course for engineering and physics students in the field of Acoustics and Noise Control Engineering. This course will cultivate a foundational understanding of fundamental acoustical principles such as simple harmonic oscillators, lumped element analysis, sound fields in bounded and unbounded spaces, human response to noise, and environmental and safety issues. Applications will include Helmholtz resonators, loudspeaker enclosures, room acoustics, environmental noise, and HVAC noise and vibration control.

Equivalents: PHY 3211 Attributes: Upper-Division Prerequisites: (PHY 1101: D or better AND PHY 1102: D or better AND PHY 1103: D or better) OR (PHY 1121: D or better AND PHY 1122: D or better AND PHY 1123: D or better)

EGR 3300: Properties of Materials (3)

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Prerequisite: CHM 1211. Studies the fundamental principles of structure and properties of materials that are utilized in the practice of engineering. Properties of materials are related to atomic, molecular, and crystalline structure. Discusses metals, ceramics, multiphase systems, and polymeric materials. Covers relationships between structure and electrical, mechanical, thermal, chemical properties and the decisions made for their use in engineered systems or material selection in engineering design.

Attributes: Upper-Division Prerequisites: CHM 1211: D or better

EGR 3310: Mechanics of Materials (4)

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Prerequisites: EGR 1501 and a C- or better in 2891. EGR 1501 can be taken concurrently. This course builds on and integrates with concepts introduced in prior coursework in static systems. Studies stress and strain, properties of materials, axial load, torsion, bending, shear, strain and stress transformations, deflections of beams and shafts. Extra fee.

Attributes: Upper-Division Prerequisites: EGR 2891: C- or better AND EGR 1501: D or better

EGR 3311: Experimental Methods I (3)

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Prerequisites: PHY 1103 or PHY 1123. In this course students will be introduced to advanced methods, tools and cognitive tasks required for contemporary scientific investigation and experimental research. Students will participate collaboratively in the design and implementation of benchtop research projects in physics and related fields. Students will use computers for collecting, analyzing and modeling experimental data. Special emphasis will be given to strategies for constructing and testing quantitative models for physical phenomena.

Equivalents: PHY 3311 Attributes: Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course Prerequisites: PHY 1103: D or better OR PHY 1123: D or better

EGR 3312: Experimental Methods II (3)

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Prerequisites: EGR 3311 or PHY 3311. In this course students will build on knowledge and skills developed in Experimental Methods I in order to gain greater ownership of the strategies required for autonomous experimental research. Students will participate collaboratively in the process of forming their own research questions and constructing a plan for investigating these questions. Students will use computers for collecting, analyzing and modeling experimental data.

Equivalents: PHY 3312 Attributes: Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course Prerequisites: EGR 3311: D or better OR PHY 3311: D or better

EGR 3313: Experimental Methods III (3)

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Prerequisite: EGR 3312 or PHY 3312. In this course students will build on knowledge and skills developed in Experimental Methods I & II in order to take full ownership of an autonomous laboratory investigation. Students will participate collaboratively in the processes of: forming a focused research question, writing and refining a research proposal, constructing, testing, calibrating and modifying experimental apparatus, developing and executing data collection and analysis protocols, and synthesizing and presenting research findings.

Equivalents: PHY 3313 Attributes: Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course Prerequisites: EGR 3312: D or better OR PHY 3312: D or better

EGR 3400: Dynamics (5)

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Prerequisites: MAT 1235 and EGR 2891. This course builds on concepts introduced in prior coursework in static systems and engineering mechanics. It includes solving problems of kinematics and kinetics for particles and rigid bodies using energy, momentum, and angular momentum conservation laws. Extra fee.

Attributes: Upper-Division Prerequisites: MAT 1235: D or better AND EGR 2891: D or better

EGR 3430: System Dynamics (5)

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Prerequisite: MAT 3237, EGR 3400, and EE 2726. Studies mathematical modeling, analysis, and design of physical dynamic systems involving energy storage and transfer by lumped-parameter linear elements. Time -domain and frequency domain treatments are explored using both analytical methods and numerical simulation.

Attributes: Upper-Division Prerequisites: MAT 3237: D or better AND EGR 3400: D or better AND EE 2726: D or better

EGR 3500: Thermal Science I: Thermodynamics (5)

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Prerequisites: PHY 1122 and MAT 1235. A first course for engineering and physics students in the thermal sciences, designed to introduce students to the subject of thermodynamics. Topics include properties, open and closed systems, and the 1st and 2nd laws of thermodynamics. Applications include power, refrigeration, and heat pump systems.

Attributes: Upper-Division Prerequisites: PHY 1122: D or better AND MAT 1235: D or better

EGR 3501: Thermal Science II: Fluid Mechanics (5)

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Prerequisites: EGR 2891, EGR 3500 and MAT 3238 (MAT 3238 may be taken concurrently). A continuing course for engineering and physics students in the thermal sciences. This course will focus on fluid mechanics. Topics include kinematics of fluid motion, fluid statics, dimensional analysis, integral analysis of fluid dynamics, and internal and external flows.

Attributes: Upper-Division Prerequisites: EGR 2891: D or better AND EGR 3500: D or better AND MAT 3238: D or better

EGR 3502: Thermal Science III: Heat Transfer (5)

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Prerequisite: EGR 3500, and MAT 3238. MAT 3238 may be taken concurrently. A continuing course for engineering and physics students in the thermal sciences. This course will focus on heat transfer by conduction, convection, and radiation.

Attributes: Upper-Division Prerequisites: EGR 3500: D or better AND MAT 3237: D or better AND MAT 3238: D or better

EGR 3611: Appropriate and Sustainable Engineering I: Alternative Energy Systems (5)

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Prerequisite: PHY 1123. Introduces different energy sources and investigates methods to convert this energy into a useful form. Energy sources that are investigated, designed, built and tested include solar, wind, hydropower, and investigates issues of sustainability with the US energy sector. Includes examples of the use of each of these power sources.

Attributes: Upper-Division Prerequisites: PHY 1123: D or better

EGR 3612: Appropriate and Sustainable Engineering II (4)

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Prerequisites: A C- or better in EGR 3501, EGR 3611, and CHM 1211. Advanced topics in appropriate and sustainable engineering, covering topics relevant to engineers focused on sustainable technologies with emphasis on the developing world.

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Freshman students are excluded. Prerequisites: EGR 3501: C- or better AND EGR 3611: C- or better AND CHM 1211: C- or better

EGR 3614: Appropriate and Sustainable Engineering III (4)

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Prerequisites: A C- or better in EGR 3612, EGR 3502. Advanced topics in appropriate and sustainable engineering, covering topics relevant to engineers focused on sustainable technologies, with emphasis on applications for the developing world.

Attributes: Upper-Division Prerequisites: EGR 3502: D or better AND EGR 3612: C- or better

EGR 3800: Biomedical Engineering I (1-5)

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Prerequisite: EE 2726 or EGR 2891. Introduction to the history of biomedical engineering, biosensors, bioelectric phenomena, bioinstrumentation, biosignal processing, biomechanics, cardiovascular mechanics and ultrasound. The course includes labs, readings, presentations and research papers. This course is offered in variable credits. The number of required activities varies according to the number of credits. The course may be offered in a blended format in which significant portions of the class (e.g. labs and research) will be done outside of scheduled class time.

Attributes: Upper-Division

EGR 3810: General Engineering Design (5)

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EGR 3810: General Engineering Design (5)

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Prerequisite: EGR 3310, 4410 or CPE 3760, or instructor approval. Team design and construction of industrial or self-designed projects in partnership with electrical and computer engineers. Typical projects require the analysis, design, and selection of mechanical and electromechanical subsystems and elements. Required components include formal documentation and the use of project management tools and principles. All projects require oral and written reports. Includes project teaming with business students.

Attributes: Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course Restrictions: Computer Engineering, General Engineering Majors only. Junior, Post-Baccalaureate, Senior students only. Prerequisites: EGR 3310: D or better OR EGR 4410: D or better OR CPE 3760: D or better OR CSC 3760: D or better OR EE 3760: D or better

EGR 4410: Mechanical Design (3)

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Prerequisites: A C- or better in EGR 3400 and EGR 3500. EGR 3400 may be taken concurrently. An integrated, design and analysis course utilizing applications of mechanics and thermal-fluids systems to the design and test of complex systems.

Attributes: Upper-Division Prerequisites: EGR 3400: C- or better AND EGR 3500: C- or better

EGR 4450: Control Systems Design (5)

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Prerequisite: EGR 3430 or EE 3410. Analog control system design using root locus, frequency and PID methods. Introduction to digital control, includes real time digital control. MATLAB and Labview are used extensively as design tools. Extra fee.

Equivalents: EE 4450 Attributes: Upper-Division Prerequisites: EGR 3430: D or better OR EE 3410: D or better

EGR 4610: Systems Design (4)

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Provides an analysis and design of engineered systems as they relate to their appropriate application and environmental, economic, and societal sustainability. Students will use a systematic approach, including life cycle assessment, and explore impacts on society, including public policy.

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Science, General Engineering, Physics Majors only. Junior, Post-Baccalaureate, Senior students only.

EGR 4811: Engineering Senior Design I (3)

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Prerequisites: (EGR 3810 or EE 3730) and EGR 3500. Student teams begin a system level design of a project (a nondisclosure agreement may be required). Projects will be selected from a variety of topics. Students provide detailed schedules for building prototype systems and present periodic progress reports. During the course, students produce a technical specification, undergo several design reviews and design a prototype system.

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: General Engineering Majors only. Prerequisites: (EGR 3810: D or better OR EE 3730: D or better) AND EGR 3500: D or better

EGR 4812: Engineering Senior Design II (3)

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Prerequisite: EGR 4811. Student teams continue to implement and refine the prototype design from EGR 4811. Teams write detailed technical reports and submit their designs to design reviews. Periodic progress reports and team presentations are required.

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: General Engineering Majors only. Prerequisites: EGR 4811: C- or better

EGR 4899: Engineering Capstone and Senior Design (3)

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Prerequisite: EGR 4812. In this capstone course, designs from EGR 4812 are developed into a manufacturing prototype and tested. The course covers testing methodology, redesign, and documentation methodology. Teams author detailed technical documents. Periodic progress reports and final presentations are required. Includes study of vocation in engineering, writing reflective responses, and preparation of a portfolio of major projects students have finished.

Attributes: Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course Restrictions: General Engineering Majors only. Prerequisites: EGR 4812: C- or better OR EE 4212: C- or better OR CPE 4212: C- or better

EGR 4900: Independent Study in Engineering (1-5)

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Student does an independent study under direction of a faculty member. Study of problems in a topic for which related courses have been completed. May be repeated for credit up to 15 credits.

Attributes: Upper-Division

EGR 4910: Washington State FE Preparation (1)

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Seminar review of principles and problem solving in math, ethics, engineering economics, and discipline-specific areas depending on engineering major (EE/CPE or GE) to assist students in preparation for their discipline-specific FE exam.

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, General Engineering Majors only. Senior students only.

EGR 4930: Practicum (1-5)

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Practicum May be repeated for credit up to 15 credits.

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, General Engineering Majors only.

EGR 4941: Engineering Internship Review (1)

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Prerequisite: EGR 3000. Students report on their internship experiences through written reports and presentations. Students must have completed an approved engineering or computer science internship before beginning this course. An engineering or computer science learning contract is required for this course.

Attributes: Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course Prerequisites: EGR 3000: D or better

EGR 4950: Special Topics: General Engineering (1-5)

Offerings

An advanced course studying a special interest topic in general engineering. Topics and credits may vary between offerings. May be repeated for credit up to 15 credits.

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Science, General Engineering Majors only. Freshman students are excluded.

EGR 4960: Senior Project (1-5)

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Student works with faculty advisor on a mutually agreed upon project. Requires submission of application to EGR chair three weeks prior to the start of the quarter. May be repeated for credit up to 15 credits.

Attributes: Upper-Division

EGR 4970: Research (1-5)

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Special projects and research in the engineering department. May be repeated for credit up to 15 credits.

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, General Engineering Majors only. Freshman students are excluded.