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)

Offerings

This course introduces the fundamentals needed to use Computer Aided Design programs including but not limited to parametric design of individual parts, working with assemblies, and creating animations. Fee(s): Engineering Materials Fee

EGR 1502: Machining and Fabricating (1)

Offerings

This course will instruct in the principles of manufacturing through a series of guided projects utilizing machine tools, metal cutting, welding, hand tools/hand held power tools, and precision measuring instruments. Instruction will include operation of common machine tools such as the drill press, engine lathe, milling machine, sheet metal fabrication tools, and welding. Emphasis will be placed on safe operation of tools, work planning, and part design for manufacturability. Students will gain experience in light technical drawing (Blueprints/GD&T) and common part layout (benchwork) operations in preparation for manufacturing. Extra Fee. Fee(s): Engineering Materials Fee

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

EGR 1503: Engineering Tools and Systems (1)

Offerings

An overview of common tools and techniques used in the design, operation, and analysis of engineering, instrumentation, and manufacturing systems. Extra Fee. Fee(s): Engineering Materials 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. Prerequisites: EGR 1502: C- or better

EGR 2200: Engineering Probability and Statistics (3)

Offerings

Introduces students to concepts of probability and statistics along with methodology for applying these to engineering applications. Fee(s): Mathematics Technology Fee

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

EGR 2891: Statics (4)

Offerings

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. Fee(s): Engineering Materials Fee

Equivalents: ME 2891 Prerequisites: PHY 1121 can be taken concurrently: D or better AND MAT 1235: D or better

EGR 2930: Practicum (1-5)

Offerings

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)

Offerings

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)

Offerings

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)

Offerings

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. Fee(s): Engineering Materials Fee

Attributes: Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course Restrictions: Freshman, Sophomore students are excluded.

EGR 3211: Acoustics (5)

Offerings

Recommended Prerequisite: EGR 3500. 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)

Offerings

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. Fee(s): Engineering Materials Fee

Equivalents: ME 3300 Attributes: Upper-Division Prerequisites: CHM 1211: D or better AND EGR 3310: D or better

EGR 3310: Mechanics of Materials (4)

Offerings

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. Fee(s): Engineering Materials Fee

Equivalents: ME 3310 Attributes: Upper-Division Prerequisites: EGR 2891: C- or better AND EGR 1501 can be taken concurrently: D or better

EGR 3311: Experimental Methods I (3)

Offerings

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. Fee(s): Engineering Materials Fee

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)

Offerings

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)

Offerings

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)

Offerings

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. Fee(s): Engineering Materials Fee

Equivalents: ME 3400 Attributes: Upper-Division Prerequisites: MAT 1235: D or better AND EGR 2891: D or better

EGR 3430: System Dynamics (5)

Offerings

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.

Equivalents: ME 3430 Attributes: Upper-Division Prerequisites: MAT 3237: D or better AND EGR 3400: D or better AND (EE 2726: D or better OR EGR 2726: D or better)

EGR 3500: Thermal Science I: Thermodynamics (5)

Offerings

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.

Equivalents: ME 3500 Attributes: Upper-Division Prerequisites: PHY 1122: D or better AND MAT 1235: D or better

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

Offerings

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.

Equivalents: ME 3501 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)

Offerings

A continuing course for engineering and physics students in the thermal sciences. This course will focus on heat transfer by conduction, convection, and radiation.

Equivalents: ME 3502 Attributes: Upper-Division Prerequisites: EGR 3500: D or better AND MAT 3237: D or better AND MAT 3238 can be taken concurrently: D or better

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

Offerings

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)

Offerings

Advanced topics in appropriate and sustainable engineering, covering topics relevant to engineers focused on sustainable technologies with emphasis on the developing world. Fee(s): Engineering Materials Fee

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)

Offerings

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)

Offerings

Content varies by instructor but will include elements of an introduction to the history of biomedical engineering, biosensors, bioelectric phenomena, bioinstrumentation, biosignal processing, biomechanics, cardiovascular mechanics, prosthetics, cellular mechanics, and ultrasound. The course includes labs, readings, presentations and research papers. Fee(s): Engineering Materials Fee

Attributes: Upper-Division Prerequisites: EE 2726: D or better OR EGR 2891: D or better

EGR 3810: General Engineering Design (5)

Offerings

This course uses interdisciplinary team projects to illustrate how engineers develop technical solutions to address a problem/need of each team’s mutual choosing. Each project requires the design, analysis, and/or selection of various mechanical and electrical elements to construct a functional prototype. Formal documentation via oral and written reports and project management tools are used throughout the process. Fee(s): Engineering Materials Fee

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, General Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Majors only. Junior, Post-Baccalaureate, Senior students only. Prerequisites: (EGR 3310: C- or better AND EGR 3500: C- or better) OR ME 3500: C- or better OR EE 3721: C- or better AND (CPE 3760: C- or better OR CSC 3760: C- or better OR EE 3760: C- or better)

EGR 4410: Mechanical Design (3)

Offerings

An integrated design and analysis course utilizing applications of mechanics and thermal-fluids systems applied to the design and test of complex mechanical and electro-mechanical systems.

Equivalents: ME 4410 Attributes: Upper-Division Prerequisites: EGR 3400 can be taken concurrently: C- or better AND EGR 3500: C- or better

EGR 4450: Control Systems Design (5)

Offerings

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.

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

EGR 4610: Systems Design (4)

Offerings

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 4615: Engineering Project Management (3)

Offerings

An introduction to project management and team leadership in engineering organizations. Includes concepts on key documents such as work breakdown structures, schedules, budgets, and risk management plans. Learn to use computer based tools for managing projects and tracking project schedule, budgets, and risks. Develop and present project information for a comprehensive, collaborative project including project management ethics and professional standards.

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

EGR 4811: Engineering Senior Design I (3)

Offerings

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. Fee(s): Engineering Materials Fee

Attributes: Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course Restrictions: General Engineering Majors only. Prerequisites: (EGR 3810: C- or better OR EE 3730: C- or better) AND (EGR 3500: C- or better OR ME 3500: C- or better)

EGR 4812: Engineering Senior Design II (3)

Offerings

Student teams continue to implement and refine the prototype design from the first senior design course. Teams write detailed technical reports and submit their designs to design reviews. Periodic progress reports and team presentations are required. Quarter culminates with delivery and demonstratino of initial prototype which will be subsequently revised and tested in the third course. Fee(s): Engineering Materials Fee

Attributes: Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course Restrictions: General Engineering Majors only. Prerequisites: EGR 4811: D or better OR CPE 4811: D or better OR EE 4811: D or better

EGR 4899: Engineering Capstone and Senior Design (3)

Offerings

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. Fee(s): Engineering Materials Fee

Attributes: Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course Restrictions: General Engineering Majors only. Prerequisites: EGR 4812: D or better

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

Offerings

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 for Engineers (1)

Offerings

Seminar review of principles and problem solving in math, ethics, engineering economics, and computer/Electrical engineering technical topics to assist students in preparation for the Engineering FE exam. Fee(s): Engineering Materials Fee

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

EGR 4930: Practicum (1-5)

Offerings

Practicum May be repeated for credit up to 15 credits.

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

EGR 4940: Engineering Internship (1-5)

Offerings

Prerequisite: EE 3000 or EGR 3000. Students work for an engineering employer and report on their experience. Arrangements must be made in advance. May be repeated for credit up to 10 credits.

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, General Engineering Majors only. Freshman students are excluded. Prerequisites: EE 3000: D or better OR EGR 3000: D or better

EGR 4941: Engineering Internship Review (1)

Offerings

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 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)

Offerings

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)

Offerings

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.