Prerequisite, EGR, Electrical Engineering Fundamentals, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, engineering major, Texas A&M University, P.E. Georg Pingen, Associate Professor, Jeannette Herring Russ, University of Illinois, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Northwestern University, M.S., Samford University, Washington University, Vanderbilt University, Colorado State University, P.E., Department of Engineering College of Arts and Sciences engineering, University of Colorado, B.S., dielectric materials, Thermo-fluid Dynamics, inviscid incompressible flow, oral presentation, department offerings, electrical engineering, industrial applications, written presentation, written presentations, Jay Bernheisel, Mississippi State University, Faculty Don Van, Ph.D., Hardin-Simmons University, Special Studies, Core Requirements, P.E. Randal S. Schwindt, optimal state assignment, Fundamentals Students, National Council of Examiners, frequency-domain techniques, Engineering Graphics, engineering process, prerequisites, Introduction to Engineering Design, determinate structures, Experimental Methods, Mechanical Engineering Fundamentals, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Fundamentals, PHY, experimental design, Materials Engineering, computational tool, Incoming students, mathematics student, Control Theory and Design, fault analysis, Digital Electronics, weekly lab, Covers system level, computer programming, power systems, sequential circuits, Electronic Circuit Analysis and Design, concentrations, engineering profession, Majors engineering, Engineering Economy, Power Systems and Electrical Machines, simulation techniques, comprehensive analysis
Department of Engineering College of Arts and Sciences
Faculty Don Van (2001). Professor and Department Chair. B.S. and M.S., University of Illinois in Chicago; M.S. and Ph.D., New Jersey Institute of Technology; P.E., CEM. Jay Bernheisel (2006). Associate Professor of Engineering. B.S.M.E. and M.S.M.E., Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Northwestern University
; P.E. Georg Pingen (2010). Assistant Professor
of Engineering. B.A., Samford University
; B.S. and M.S., Washington University; Ph.D., University of Colorado. Jeannette Herring Russ (2002). Professor of Engineering. B.S., Mississippi State University
; M.B.A., Colorado State University; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; P.E. Randal S. Schwindt (2004). Associate Professor of Engineering. B.S., Hardin-Simmons University; M.S., Texas A&M University; Ph.D., University of IllinoisChampaign; P.E.
at the level of calculus. Ideally, engineering students will have been introduced to calculus in High School
. These courses are combined with engineering courses to fully prepare the student for a successful professional engineering career. Students who do not have the appropriate math and science background will be carefully advised to take the proper courses to build the required foundation. This track will require approximately 5 years to finish, instead of a usual 4 years. The engineering major must complete all General Core Requirements to include CHE 111 and MAT 211. The major must also complete the BSE Specific Core comprised of MAT 212, 213, 314 (11 hours); MAT 208 or 315 (3); CSC 255 or 245 (3); CHE 113 (2) and PHY 231-32 (10). The student with an acceptable bachelors degree seeking the BSE as his second baccalaureate will complete CHE 111, MAT 211 and the BSE Specific Core as prerequisites to the major as well the major requirements described below.
1. To provide a solid Engineering Education
that is built Requirements--61 hours
on a strong liberal arts and science foundation.
I. Major core requirements--47 hours + a Concentration
2. To foster an instructional environment that promotes
A.EGR 101, 105, 109, 210, 240, 250, 261, 262
engineering design skills and inventive thinking.
B. EGR 330, 342, 360, 375
3. To prepare students for successful careers or advanced
C. EGR 475, 491, 492, 498
study in engineering or other professional fields.
II. Mechanical Engineering
4. To prepare students to think employing Christian
A.EGR 320, 352, 385
principles and to act ethically in providing service to
B. EGR 450, 456
their employers, communities, and churches.
III.Electrical Engineering Concentration--14 hours
A.EGR 361, 395 (3)
B. EGR 405, 416
Union offers the Bachelor of Science in Engineering, BSE, with concentrations in electrical and mechanical
Assessment of Majors
Assessment of majors culminates with the Fundamentals
Students begin their preparation for engineering by in Engineering (FE) exam taken during the senior year. The
enrolling in prerequisites and introductory engineering test, prepared by the National Council of Examiners for
courses in the Fall Semester, assuring them an adequate Engineering and Surveying, is administered by the State
foundation for engineering. These prerequisites provide of Tennessee as the first step toward becoming a licensed
students with a strong background in the physical sciences professional engineer. Throughout the program, however, the
and mathematics, as well as the humanities. Incoming
students are expected to have completed the necessary
requirements that will allow them to begin mathematics
student is monitored by a portfolio tracking system to ensure he/she will have attained all expected educational outcomes. Course Offerings in Engineering (EGR) ( ) Hours Credit; FFall, WWinter; SSpring; SuSummer
262. Electrical Engineering Fundamentals
II: Electric and Electronic Circuits (4) S Prerequisites: PHY 232 and MAT 212 Fundamental concepts of circuits and electronics, including basic concepts
, theorems, and laws of ds and ac circuits. Introduces Power Sources
, passive circuit devices, op amps, and selected semiconductor devices. Includes a weekly lab.
101. Introduction to Engineering design and analysis
(2) F Provides an overview of the engineering profession, including technical and legal responsibilities, the design and analysis method, and application of the engineering process to problem solving
320. Mechanics of Materials (3) F Prerequisite: CHE 111, PHY 231, MAT 314. The relationship between internal stresses and changes of form produced by external forces acting on solid bodies; also covers normal and shear stresses, strain, elasticity and plasticity, deformations, and loading.
105. Engineering Graphics (3) S Graphical communication methods through one of the widely used software packagesProE; covers 2-D projections and views, 3-D surface and solid modeling, and general concepts such as object dimensions and tolerances.
330. Engineering Economy (3) S--As Needed Presents basic principles of economic analysis related specifically to the realm of engineering; covers methods of developing engineering alternatives to capital investment projects using economic and financial principles.
109. Introduction to Matlab and Computer
342. Engineering Experimental Methods (3) F
Programming (2) S
Prerequisite: Jr. Standing.
Introduces computer program
ming using Matlab as a Teaches computer-based tools for engineering data analysis
high-level programming language
and Matlab as an en- and experimental design; includes probability, statistical
gineering computational tool. Includes general computer analysis, measurement errors, and graphical presentation
programming principles and structures and the unique methods.
feature of Matlab, such as vector and matrix operations, with application to engineering.
352. Mechanical Engineering Laboratory (1) S Prerequisite: EGR 342.
210. Materials Engineering (3) S
Demonstrates laboratory experimentation as a design and
Prerequisite: CHE 111, PHY 231.
modeling tool. Emphasizes design of experiments and
Examines the structure of material at the atomic level, communicating engineering results. Includes planning,
including how physical, thermal, and mechanical proper- executing, and reporting on an area chosen by the students.
ties affect the behavior of materials.
360. Modeling and Analysis of Linear and Dynamical
240. Mechanical Engineering Fundamentals I:
Systems (3) F
Mechanics (3) F
Prerequisite: EGR 240, EGR 262, and MAT 314.
Prerequisites: MAT 212 and PHY 231
Presents analysis of linear time-invariant (LTI) systems
Introduces vector analysis of forces and torques. Examines using time-domain and frequency-domain techniques.
rigid bodies and determinate structures at equilibrium. Electrical and mechanical system dynamics are charac-
Covers kinematics of a particle and of a rigid body. Presents terized and modeled using differential equations, impulse
kinetic analysis using force-acceleration, work-energy, and response, and Laplace and Fourier techniques. Includes
extensive use of Matlab.
250. Mechanical Engineering Fundamentals II: Thermo-fluid Dynamics I (4) S Prerequisite: CHE 111, PHY 232; Corequisite: MAT 314. Introduces macroscopic concepts of thermodynamics, including first and second laws, properties of a pure substance, and energy analysis; also introduces hydrostatics and fluid dynamics, including pressure distribution, relations for fluid particles, and development of conservation theorems. Includes weekly lab. 261. Electrical Engineering Fundamentals I: Digital Logic (3) F Basic Principles of logic design, including Boolean algebra, number systems, combinational and sequential logic, and programmable logic devices. Introduces computer simulation techniques for logic circuits.
361. Digital Electronics (4) F Prerequisite: EGR 261 Design and simulation techniques for digital systems, including optimal state assignment and state reduction for sequential circuits, circuit fault analysis, and higher level conceptual modeling. Covers system level topics such as computer organization and design test techniques. Includes a weekly lab. 375. Power Systems and Electrical Machines (3) S Prerequisite: EGR 262. Introduces the basic principles of power systems and electrical machines with an emphasis on 3-phase power, theory of machinery, and principles of machine operation. Topics include transformers, electro-mechanics, synchronous machines, Induction Motor
s, and DC motors and system-level topics such as power flow, faulty analysis, and economic operation.
385. Energy Conversion (3) S
475. Control Theory and Design (4) F
Prerequisite: EGR 250.
Prerequisite: EGR 360.
Provides a comprehensive analysis of current energy sys- Introduces analysis and design of linear control systems us-
tems, including fossil power plants, nuclear plants, and ing root locus and frequency response techniques; includes
other forms of renewable energy sources; covers the Ran- system representation and control system characteristics.
kine cycle, steam generators, combustion, and turbines; Includes weekly lab.
presents information on the environmental impact of energy generation.
491. Major Project Design I (3) F Prerequisite: Senior Standing.
405. Electronic Circuit Analysis and Design (4) S
Allows a student to work individually on a real-world
Prerequisite: EGR 262.
engineering problem assigned by either the instructor or
Introduces fundamental principles
of electronics, includ- a sponsoring industry; requires the student to solve the
ing analysis and design techniques for circuits containing problem by applying the engineering design and analysis
diodes, field effect transistors, and bipolar junction transis- method; involves oral and written presentations, where
tors. Includes weekly lab.
the written presentation is in the form of a design portfolio
416. Physical Principles of Solid State Devices (3) S
that documents a full engineering study of the project.
Prerequisite: EGR 210. Reciprocal credit: PHY 416.
492. Major Project Design II (3) S
Introduces concepts in material science
and quantum Prerequisite: Senior Standing.
physics, including modern theory of solids, magnetic Allows a team of students to work on a real-world en-
and optical properties of materials, semi-conductors and gineering problem assigned by either the instructor or
semi-conductor devices, dielectric materials, and super- a sponsoring industry; requires the student to solve the
problem by team effort
via Project Management
450. Thermo-fluid Dynamics II (4) F Prerequisite: EGR 250. Properties of the ideal gas, models of incompressible and
oral written presentations, where the written presentation is in the form required for EGR 491. The oral presentation will be a publicly announced event.
corresponding states, gas-vapor mixtures, availability and 498. Engineering Seminar (1) S
irreversibility, power and refrigeration cycles, viscous and Prerequisite: Senior Standing.
boundary-layer flow, inviscid incompressible flow, com- Provides an opportunity for students to discuss professional
pressible flow, and turbo-machinery. Includes weekly lab. ethics and Christian conduct as engineers through case
studies. Includes also presentations by engineers from local
456. Machine & Mechanism Theory & Design (3) S
industry on current topics.
Prerequisite: EGR 360.
Covers design, selection, and evaluation of mechanisms for 499. Seminar (1-3) As Needed
various applications, including planar and spatial linkages, To be used at the discretion of the department.
cams, gears, planetary and non-planetary gear systems,
linkage synthesis, and linkage dynamics.
470. Heat Transfer (3) S Prerequisite: EGR 450. The analysis of various heat transfer modes, including conduction, natural and forced convection, and radiation; introduces industrial applications of heat transfer such as heat exchangers, waste heat recovery, and steam generators in a nuclear plant or in a gas turbine electrical generator.
179-279-379-479. External Domestic Study Programs (1-3) As Needed All courses and their applications must be defined and approved prior to registering. 180-280-380-480. Study Abroad (1-4) All courses and their application must be defined and approved prior to travel. 195-6-7. Special Studies (1-4) 295-6-7. Special Studies (1-4) Lower-level group studies which do not appear in the regular department offerings.
395. Special Studies (3) Upper-level group studies applicable to electrical engineering which do not appear in the regular department offerings. 396-7. Special Studies (1-4) Upper-level group studies which do not appear in the regular department offerings. 495-6-7. Independent Study (1-4) Individual research under the guidance of a faculty member
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