Engineering

Faculty: Charles A. Dana Professor Michael Puddicombe; Professors Jacques Beneat, Thomas Descoteaux, Stephen Fitzhugh, R. Danner Friend, Ronald Lessard and Edwin Schmeckpeper; Associate Professors David Feinauer, Michael Kelley, Tara Kulkarni, Jack Patterson, Michael Prairie, Adam Sevi, Karen Supan and Moses Tefe; Assistant Professors Nadia Al-Aubaidy, Brian Bradke, Carolina Payares-Asprino and Charles White; Lecturers Michael Cross and Matt Rolland.

Engineering major students engage in an innovative approach to interdisciplinary engineering education that is guided by current challenges of broad human concern that address societal needs. Students attain proficiency in skills necessary to contribute to solving complex and multi-disciplinary problems. The curriculum includes innovative problem-based seminar studio courses that employ modules to develop competencies in engineering fundamentals.
 
Mission:
Prepare students to excel in engineering and related fields. Make clear to students that above all else, the engineering profession is committed to bettering the world. Provide fundamental, laboratory-oriented, hands-on education in engineering and related fields. Foster creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving abilities and motivate students to consider the societal and environmental consequences of their work. Enable students to be leaders in their profession, community, nation, and the world.
 
Upon completion of the program, students are awarded the BS in Engineering, are prepared to sit for Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (F.E. exam), and have a foundational understanding of engineering and science fundamentals.
 

Goals:
The educational objectives of the interdisciplinary Engineering major prepare graduates who, during their first few years of professional practice will:

  • Be employed by industry or government in the fields, such as design, research and development, experimentation and testing, manufacturing, and technical sales
  • Assume an increasing level of responsibility and leadership within their respective organizations
  • Communicate effectively and work collaboratively in multidisciplinary and multicultural work environments
  • Recognize and understand global, environmental, social, and ethical contexts of their work

 
Outcomes:
Students in the Engineering major demonstrate an ability to:

  1. identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
Careers for this Major:

The Engineering major allows graduates the option of beginning a career in either the military or civilian life immediately upon graduation, or furthering their education in graduate school. Studies are designed to give both a broad engineering background and a focus in a specific topic area necessary to apply engineering principles and methods to solve multi-disciplinary problems in an ever-increasing range of applications.

  • Clean water
  • Sustainability
  • Renewable Energy
  • Cyber Security
  • Bio-mechanical / biomedical / assistive technologies


The B.S. in Engineering major is designed to be accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET. 415 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD, 21201, 1.410.347.7700.
 
Note: The application for accreditation of the Engineering major is planned to be submitted to ABET as soon as the first students in the program complete their graduation requirements.

Engineering (B.S.) – Curriculum Map 2020-2021 Catalog

New PlanGrids
Freshman
Fall Cr. Comp. Spring Cr. Comp.
EG 109 Introduction to Engineering I3EG 110 Introduction to Engineering II3
CH 103 General Chemistry I (General Education Lab Science)4EN 102 Composition and Literature II3
EN 101 Composition and Literature I3General Education History/Literature/Arts & Humanities/Social Science3 
General Education Leadership1-3 General Education Lab Science4 
MA 107 Precalculus Mathematics4MA 121 Calculus I (General Education Math)4
      
Fall Semester Total Cr.: 15-17Spring Semester Total Cr.: 17
Sophomore
Fall Cr. Comp. Spring Cr. Comp.
EE 204 Electrical Circuits I3EE 200 Engineering Programming3
EG 201 Engineering Mechanics-Statics3EG 202 Engineering Mechanics-Dynamics3
Engineering Elective (CE, EE, EM, ME) 1, 43 EG 206 Thermodynamics I3
MA 122 Calculus II (General Education Math)4Math Elective 23 
PS 211 University Physics I4Math or Science Elective 2, 34 
      
Fall Semester Total Cr.: 17Spring Semester Total Cr.: 16
Junior
Fall Cr. Comp. Spring Cr. Comp.
EG 301 Mechanics of Materials3EN 204 Professional and Technical Writing3
EG 303 Fluid Mechanics3Engineering Elective (CE, EE, EM, ME) 1, 43 
EG 350 Engineering Economics and Decision Analysis3Engineering Elective (CE, EE, EM, ME) 1, 43 
EM 461 Project Management3Engineering Elective (CE, EE, EM, ME), Math Elective or Science Elective 1, 2, 3, 43 
Concentration/Focus Area Elective3 General Education History/Literature/Arts & Humanities/Social Science3 
Math Elective 23 Concentration/Focus Area Elective3 
      
Fall Semester Total Cr.: 18Spring Semester Total Cr.: 18
Senior
Fall Cr. Comp. Spring Cr. Comp.
Concentration/Focus Area Elective3 Concentration/Focus Area Elective3 
Concentration/Focus Area Elective3 Concentration/Focus Area Elective3 
EG 450 Professional Issues (General Education Ethics)3Engineering Elective (CE, EE, EM, ME) 1, 43 
CE 479 Senior Design Project I
or EE 491 Electrical System Design I
or ME 467 Mechanical Engineering Design I
3General Education History/Literature/Arts & Humanities/Social Science3 
Engineering Elective (CE, EE, EM, ME) 1, 43 CE 480 Senior Design Project II (Capstone) 5
or EE 494 Electrical System Design II
or ME 468 Mechanical Engineering Design II
3
General Education History/Literature/Arts & Humanities/Social Science3    
      
Fall Semester Total Cr.: 18Spring Semester Total Cr.: 15
TOTAL CREDITS FOR THIS MAJOR: 134-136

Courses

EG 044 Conference 0 Cr.

A scheduled weekly conference hour with the faculty and senior engineering/construction management students for preparation of the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam/Construction Management Exam. The student must take the FE or CM exam to receive a satisfactory grade in this course. EG 044 is not required if the student has already passed the FE or CME exam. 1 lecture hour. Prerequisite: senior standing.

EG 109 Introduction to Engineering I 3 Cr.

An introduction to engineering as a profession, this course presents the concepts and methods of engineering design and their application to solving problems from various engineering disciplines. The use of fundamental engineering skills and the associated tools to aid in defining problems and developing solutions is introduced (e.g. graphical communication/sketching, algorithmic problem solving, data analysis and visualization). The non-technical aspects of engineering required for career success-teamwork, written and oral communication, and problem-solving are practiced. 1 lecture hours, 3 lab hours. Prerequisite: Math Placement score of at least 1, or C or higher in MA 005.

EG 110 Introduction to Engineering II 3 Cr.

A follow-on to EG 109, this course introduces discipline-specific tools as a context for designing and conducting experiments as well as solving engineering problems related to a specific discipline or a thematic problem area of societal importance. Design projects will include the technical and non-technical aspects of engineering design. This course presumes an understanding of engineering design and problem solving processes. 2 lecture hours, 3 lab hours. Prerequisite: EG 109 Grade of C- or higher.

EG 111 Fundamentals of Engineering I 3 Cr.

An introduction to engineering and the concepts of engineering design. Includes an introduction to graphical communication skills used in engineering through the use of sketching and computer-aided design (CAD) on personal computers. The concepts of orthographic and isometric drawings are stressed and extended to include sections and dimensions. The use of spreadsheets in engineering is also included. 2 lecture hours, 3 lab hours. Prerequisite: Engineering majors.

EG 112 Fundamentals of Engineering II 4 Cr.

A continuation of the concepts of engineering design. Includes an introduction to engineering computing through the design of algorithms using structured techniques that employ a high-level engineering computer language. 3 lecture hours, 2 lab hours. Prerequisite: Engineering majors.

EG 188 No Norwich Equivalent 6 Cr.

EG 1XX Engineering Transfer Elective 6 Cr.

EG 201 Engineering Mechanics-Statics 3 Cr.

A course in statics of elementary engineering mechanics. Topics include vector notation; force systems, moments, equilibrium, the free body diagram; friction, simple frames, trusses, beams, centroids and second moments. 3 Lecture hours. Prerequisites: MA 122 and PS 211, or concurrent enrollment.

EG 202 Engineering Mechanics-Dynamics 3 Cr.

A course in dynamics of elementary engineering mechanics. Topics include kinematics: rectilinear and curvilinear motion; translation and rotation; relative motion; kinetics: force, mass and acceleration; impulse and momentum; work and energy; elementary vector calculus. 3 Lecture hours. Prerequisites: EG 201 and MA 122.

EG 203 Materials Science 3 Cr.

An introduction to the science of materials based on the physics and chemistry of their internal structures. The effects of structure on the properties and behavior of metallic, polymeric, ceramic, semiconductor, and composite materials. 3 lecture hours. Prerequisite: CH 103.

EG 206 Thermodynamics I 3 Cr.

A study of the fundamental concepts and laws of thermodynamics and of the properties of pure substances, with applications to engineering processes and operations. 3 lecture hours. Co-requisite: MA 122.

EG 271 Aviation Operations Fundamentals 3 Cr.

An introduction to all aspects of flight operations to expose students to the basics of aviation to develop aviation interest and enhance flight-related skills. A combination of lecture, on-line instruction, and field trips is designed to prepare each student for the FAA Private Pilot Written Exam. Topics will include aerodynamics and aircraft performance, aircraft systems, weather, communications, and navigation.

EG 288 No Norwich Equivalent 6 Cr.

EG 299 Engineering Pilot Course 1-6 Cr.

A course is permitted to run as a pilot, without seeking faculty approval for one academic year. The section will include the title of the course. A student will not earn credit for a pilot course and the course when approved as its own course. A maximum of 6 hours is permitted when under a different topic.

EG 301 Mechanics of Materials 3 Cr.

A course on the concepts of stress and strain; effect of loads; analysis of plane stress and strain; deformations of beams, shafts, and axial members; buckling and combined stresses. Classroom 3 hours. Prerequisite: EG 201.

EG 303 Fluid Mechanics 3 Cr.

A study of fluid properties and their significance. Fundamental mechanics of compressible and incompressible fluid motion with application to engineering problems. Topics include resistance of fluids in laminar and turbulent flow; open-channel flow; fluid statics; dimensional analysis and similitude. Classroom 3 hours. Prerequisite: MA 122; EG 206, or concurrent enrollment.

EG 350 Engineering Economics and Decision Analysis 3 Cr.

This course focuses on the application of cost benefit analysis to engineering and other technical projects. Time value of money and accounting perspectives are used to evaluate projects. The concept of risk and its importance to financial decision making is also introduced. Lecture 3 hours.

EG 388 No Norwich Equivalent 6 Cr.

EG 400 Design Thinking and Innovation 3 Cr.

This course explores the experience and practice of innovation by examining creativity as the ability to turn ideas into action. It examines the development, management, evolution, and broad context of emerging technologies and associated ventures. Students will complete innovation challenges from start to finish and leave with an understanding of the key tenets of design thinking and a sense for ways they can incorporate them into their work. This ‘hands-on’, project-based course involves students in the design and development of ‘visual brand languages’ for emerging technologies, foundation exercises in creativity, and case studies based on pivotal products from the past 50 years. Prerequisite: Sophomore status or higher.

EG 447 Special Projects (Technical Elective) 1-6 Cr.

A report on an approved engineering design project or topic area to meet the specific objectives of a student in a particular area of study. Limited to students who have organized plans and/or projects that can be related to their engineering interests. Hours and credits to be arranged. Prerequisite: Department chair.

EG 450 Professional Issues 3 Cr.

A course to prepare the engineering student for the non-technical aspects of the engineering profession. Topics covered include engineering registration, ethical responsibilities, malpractice and legal responsibilities, and the business aspects of the engineering profession. Classroom 2 hours. Recitation 2 hours. Prerequisites: Junior status or higher.

EG 488 No Norwich Equivalent 6 Cr.