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Engineering Science (ENGR) Courses

Lower-Division

ENGR 100 ENERGY FOR SOCIETY (3-0-3)(F,S,SU)(DLN). A basic understanding of energy and how it has been put to use is developed to promote a better understanding of our present technological society with its energy, environmental, social, and political problems. Alternative as well as conventional energy solutions are considered. This is a general interest course, having no prerequisite.

ENGR 100L ENERGY FOR SOCIETY LAB (0-3-1)(F,S,SU)(DLN). An optional lab to accompany ENGR 100. COREQ: ENGR 100.

ENGR 101 SUSTAINABLE CITIES (3-0-3)(F/S/SU)(DLN). An introduction to the science of ecological issues facing cities and community development. Including factors such as transportation, waste management, building performance, energy and water. PREREQ: MATH 108.

ENGR 104 INTRODUCTION TO SCIENTIFIC REASONING (2-3-3)(F/S)(DLN). This course engages students in a series of scientific problems involving phenomena that cannot be explained with current reasoning. Using small and large group discussions, new lines of reasoning are developed and applied to multiple situations. COREQ: MATH 108.

ENGR 106 SMARTPHONE ENGINEERING (3-0-3)(F/S)(DLN). The underlying engineering technologies associated with a smartphone and how it has been put to use is developed in the context of our present technological society with its energy, environmental, social, and political challenges. This is a general interest course having no prerequisite.

ENGR 108 BICYCLE ENGINEERING (2-3-3)(F/S)(DLN). Bicycle technology in society and emerging nations. Introduction to engineering design, simple materials, structures and analysis in the context of bicycles. PREREQ: MATH 108 or higher.

ENGR 115 IDAHO AEROSPACE SCHOLAR (2-0-2)(S). The Idaho Aerospace Scholars is a course offered through the Idaho Digital Learning Academy (IDLA), online for high school students. Students will explore and interact with the history and internal functions of NASA space exploration through online NASA research, virtual simulations, team design projects, and problem-solving activities. Students will explore STEM careers and interact with Idaho scientists, engineers, and other STEM professions.

ENGR 118 INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING I (1-3-2)(F/S). In part 1 of a 2-semester Introduction to Engineering sequence, students use critical thinking and gain design-oriented engineering experiences by working through projects that expose them to the engineering disciplines. Professional skill development includes teamwork, oral and written communication and study skills. PRE/COREQ: MATH 143.

ENGR 119 INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING II (1-3-2)(F/S). In part 2 of a 2-semester Introduction to Engineering sequence, students continue to use critical thinking and gain design-oriented engineering experiences by working through projects that expose them to the engineering disciplines. Professional skill development includes teamwork, oral and written communication and study skills. PREREQ: ENGR 118. COREQ: MATH 170.

ENGR 120 INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING (2-3-3)(F/S)(DLN). Students use critical thinking and gain design-oriented engineering experiences by working through projects that expose them to the engineering disciplines. Professional skill development includes teamwork, oral and written communication, and professional/ethical responsibility. ENGR 130 may not also be taken for course credit. PREREQ: MATH 143 and MATH 144, or satisfactory placement score.

ENGR 130 INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS (2-4-4)(F/S)(DLN). Students use critical thinking and gain design-oriented engineering experience by working through projects that expose them to the engineering disciplines. Professional skill development includes teamwork, oral and written communication, and professional/ethical responsibility. Students will experience the satisfaction in solving a client’s real-world problem as they apply the engineering design process to design and deliver a solution. ENGR 120 may not also be taken for course credit. PREREQ: MATH 143 and MATH 144, or satisfactory placement score.

ENGR 150 RESIDENTIAL COLLEGE SEMINAR: ENGINEERING (1-0-1)(F/S). First-year Engineering Residential College participants will explore aspects of success in engineering through a series of academic, community service, and team building activities. May be repeated for credit. PREREQ: PERM/INST.

ENGR 210 ENGINEERING STATICS (3-0-3)(F/S). Force and moment equilibria applied to engineering systems including structures and machines. Two and three dimensional applications of scalars and vectors, free body diagrams, and methods and procedures of engineering analysis. PREREQ: MATH 170 and PHYS 211.

ENGR 220 ENGINEERING DYNAMICS (3-0-3)(F/S). Kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies using concepts of force and acceleration, working and energy, and impulse and momentum. PREREQ: ENGR 210, MATH 175.

ENGR 240 ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS (3-0-3)(F/S). A concise overview of the basic concepts, methods, and tools employed in the broad field of electrical and electronic engineering. Provides a foundation for use throughout a career in engineering or science to understand, analyze, and improve systems that incorporate electronic circuits or electrical machinery/equipment. Basic circuit theory, analog and digital electronic components/circuits, communication circuits, power distribution circuits, and AC/DC machines. PREREQ: ENGR 120 or ENGR 130, and PHYS 211. COREQ: MATH 333.

ENGR 250 RESIDENTIAL COLLEGE SEMINAR: ENGINEERING (1-0-1)(F/S). Returning Engineering Residential College participants will explore aspects of success in engineering through a series of academic, community service, and team building activities. May be repeated for credit. PREREQ: PERM/INST.

Upper-Division

ENGR 360 ENGINEERING ECONOMY (3-0-3)(S/SU). Economic analysis and comparison of engineering alternatives by annual-cost, present-worth, capitalized cost, and rate-of-return methods; income tax considerations. PREREQ: MATH 175.

ENGR 373 (NURS 373) GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (3-0-3)(S). A collaborative approach for addressing the global issues of poverty and inequity from the context of integrated health, business, education, and engineering systems. Requires an international, spring break service learning experience; acceptance into Study Abroad required. May be taken for credit for NURS or ENGR, but not both.

ENGR 375 MICROGRAVITY UNIVERSITY (1-0-1)(F/S). Application of science and engineering theory through proposal writing and design of experiments for microgravity flights on NASA aircraft. May be repeated for credit. (Pass/Fail). PREREQ: PERM/INST.

ENGR 385 SCIENCE METHODS THROUGH ENGINEERING (3-4-4)(F/S). Examines elementary science curricula, philosophy, and methodologies through a design-oriented engineering experience. A variety of instructional strategies and materials are presented and evaluated in accordance with developmental theory. Emphasis is placed on inquiry in the science curricula. These areas are integrated across the curriculum, emphasizing process, critical thinking, technology, and assessment. PREREQ: MATH 257.

ENGR 398 PERSPECTIVES ON ENGINEERING CAREERS (1-0-1)(S). Seminar series that highlights career opportunities for engineering majors. Guest speakers from throughout the region will present to the students. Focus on the importance of life-long learning in engineering careers. (Pass/Fail).

ENGR 425 THE BUSINESS OF TECHNOLOGY (3-0-3)(F). Gives Engineering and Science graduates a deeper understanding of essential business concepts, a broadened business vocabulary, and greater confidence in communicating with hiring managers and business leaders. PREREQ: ENGR 120 or ENGR 130.

ENGR 460 MANUFACTURING PROCESS CONTROL AND IMPROVEMENT (3-0-3)(S). Application of statistics in manufacturing to characterize variation, control processes and to improve quality using statistical process control approaches and design of experiments methodologies. Topics covered include control charts, process capability, gage R&R, analysis of variance, acceptance sampling, factorial designs, response surfaces and regression analysis. PREREQ: MATH 360 or MATH 361.

ENGR 475 MICROGRAVITY UNIVERSITY (1-0-1)(F/S). Application of science and engineering theory through proposal writing and design of experiments for microgravity flights on NASA aircraft. May be repeated for credit. (Pass/Fail). PREREQ: PERM/INST.