Engineering and Computer Science

The Department of Engineering and Computer Science offers degrees in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Computer Science. Engineering and Computer Science students engage in hands-on applications of discipline-related concepts and tools, taught in an engaging, student-centered, academic success focused environment.  Our department houses state of the art instructional and research equipment including industry standard software, 3D printing, HPLC analysis, automation and robotics, hydraulic flume, 145 mph wind tunnel and a 10 kN universal testing machine. Students gain practical experience with these tools throughout the curriculum and also have the opportunity to conduct undergraduate research with our faculty. A degree from the Engineering and Computer Science Department opens doors to challenging and rewarding high-salaried, high tech engineering and computing careers.

**The Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Physics will be phased out by the university beginning in the Fall of 2017, no new admits will be accepted into this program.  This program has been replaced by the Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.**

Math Readiness

All Engineering and Computer Science degrees start with MATH 2413 Calculus I as the first mathematics course. Placement into Calculus 1 is by the CLMPE placement exam, or by college credit for MATH 1316 Plane Trigonometry or MATH 2412 Precalculus Math. Contact Tarleton's Center for Access and Academic Testing (http://www.tarleton.edu/caat/) for test information and locations. Entering students are strongly encouraged to take the CLMPE math placement exam prior to orientation so they may enroll in the proper math course. If the student is not prepared to take Calculus I as the first course, then he or she may be required to take either MATH 1314 College Algebra+MATH 1316 Plane Trigonometry, or MATH 2412 Precalculus Math.

Civil Engineering

The Civil Engineering program at Tarleton State University was launched in Fall 2014. Having had its first graduates, the program is in the process of applying for accreditation from the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, Inc. (http://www.abet.org/), per ABET policy. The mission of the Civil Engineering program is to prepare graduates to work competently as an engineer in Civil Engineering related industries and consulting firms, for engineering licensure, and for graduate studies in Civil Engineering or related discipline. This is accomplished through a curriculum supported by hands-on laboratory experiences and field applications in which students develop their ability to synthesize concepts into solutions, use modern analytical tools and techniques, communicate professionally and work in a team environment. The program includes the following broad fields of specialization: structural engineering, transportation engineering, hydrology and water resources engineering, and geotechnical engineering. Additional studies in ethics and sustainable design develop students’ ability to understand the engineer's responsibilities to public safety and to protect the environment. This results in engineering graduates who strive to advance the engineering profession through technical competence, innovative problems solving and design, professional conduct and lifelong learning. Additional details can be found on the department website: www.tarleton.edu/encs.

Student must earn a grade of “C” or better in all Engineering, Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics coursework in order to graduate. Students must also take, or be registered to take, the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) licensure exam in order to graduate.

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Required Courses
Placement for Calculus 1 is by the CLMPE placement exam, or by college credit for MATH 1316 or MATH 2412. Contact Tarleton's Center for Academic Testing for test information and locations.
All Engineering students are encouraged to earn AP Chemistry credit or contact the Chemistry department to arrange to take the placement test for CHEM 1412.
General Education Requirements43
ENGR 1100 [shared] Transitioning to University Studies in Engineering
ENGR 1211Engineering Fundamentals I2
ENGR 1212Engineering Fundamentals II2
ENGR 2321Engineering Mechanics: Statics3
ENGR 2324Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics3
ENGR 2451Introduction to Geographic Information Systems4
ENGR 3311Engineering Mathematical Methods3
ENGR 3255Engineering Management2
ENGR 4259Engineering Capstone I2
ENGR 4360 [WI] Engineering Capstone II3
CVEN 2200Surveying2
CVEN 2210Introduction to Civil Engineering2
CVEN 2235Civil Engineering Graphics2
CVEN 3301Structural Analysis3
CVEN 3405Design of Structural Elements4
CVEN 3423Strength of Materials4
CVEN 3430Civil Engineering Materials4
CVEN 4325Foundation Engineering3
CVEN 4450 [WI] Transportation Engineering4
CVEN 4360Highway Planning and Design3
ENVE 2310Introduction to Environmental Engineering3
ENVE 2311Soil Mechanics3
ENVE 3400Fluid Mechanics4
ENVE 3310Engineering Hydrology3
ENVE 4310Water Resources Engineering3
CHEM 1412College Chemistry II4
PHYS 2425 [shared] University Physics I
PHYS 2426 [shared] University Physics II
MATH 2413 [shared] Calculus I
MATH 2414Calculus II4
MATH 3433Calculus III4
MATH 3306Differential Equations3
Total Hours129

Electrical Engineering

The Electrical Engineering program at Tarleton State University was launched in Fall 2014. Having had its first graduate, the program is in the process of applying for accreditation from the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, Inc. (http://www.abet.org/), per ABET policy. The mission of the Electrical Engineering program is to prepare graduates for employment in Electrical Engineering related industries, for engineering licensure, and for graduate studies in Electrical, Computer and related Engineering and Science disciplines. This is accomplished through an application-oriented curriculum and experiences in which students develop their ability to synthesize concepts into solutions, use modern analytical tools and techniques, communicate professionally and work in a team environment. The program provides both breadth and depth in topics including digital systems, electronics, signal processing and control systems. Additional studies in ethics assure that the graduate understands engineers' special obligations to society. This results in engineering graduates who strive to advance the engineering profession through technical competence, innovative problems solving and design, professional conduct and lifelong learning. Additional details can be found on the department website: www.tarleton.edu/encs.

Student must earn a grade of “C” or better in all Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics coursework in order to graduate. Students must also take, or be registered to take, the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) licensure exam in order to graduate.

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Required Courses
Placement for Calculus 1 is by the CLMPE placement exam, or by college credit for MATH 1316 or MATH 2412. Contact Tarleton's Center for Academic Testing for test information and locations.
All Engineering students are encouraged to earn AP Chemistry credit or contact the Chemistry department to arrange to take the placement test for CHEM 1412.
General Education Requirements43
ENGR 1100 [shared] Transitioning to University Studies in Engineering
ENGR 1211Engineering Fundamentals I2
ENGR 1212Engineering Fundamentals II2
ENGR 2322Engineering Thermodynamics3
ENGR 3255Engineering Management2
ENGR 3311Engineering Mathematical Methods3
ENGR 4259Engineering Capstone I2
ENGR 4360 [WI] Engineering Capstone II3
ELEN 2425Electrical Circuit Theory4
ELEN 2448Introduction to Digital System Design4
ELEN 3310Power Systems Engineering3
ELEN 3314 [WI] Signals and Systems3
ELEN 3332Electromagnetic Field Theory3
ELEN 3443Computer Architecture4
or COSC 4478 Computer Networks
ELEN 3445Electronics I4
ELEN 3320Engineering Analysis Techniques3
ELEN 3360Microwave Theory3
ELEN 4446Electronics II4
ELEN 4350Communication Systems Theory3
ELEN 4355Digital Signal Processing3
ELEN 4441Microprocessor System Design4
ELEN 4443Linear Control System Design4
COSC 1310Procedural Programming3
CHEM 1412College Chemistry II4
PHYS 2425 [shared] University Physics I
PHYS 2426 [shared] University Physics II
MATH 2413 [shared] Calculus I
MATH 2414Calculus II4
MATH 3433Calculus III4
MATH 3306Differential Equations3
Total Hours127

Engineering Physics - General Engineering Concentration

The Engineering Physics program at Tarleton State University is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, Inc. (www.abet.org). Engineering Physics transitioned in 2014 from an Electrical Engineering focus to having a General Engineering focus. In this program students develop their ability to synthesize engineering, math and science concepts into solutions, as well as their ability to work and communicate effectively in team-oriented, project-driven environments. Students utilize hands-on laboratory experiences, computer simulation and modern analytical equipment to develop innovative design solutions to a breadth of Engineering problems. The General Engineering focus provides a broad program incorporating a breadth of Engineering and related Sciences, thus preparing the student for employment in a variety of Engineering jobs, engineering licensure, or for graduate studies in Engineering and related fields such as Chemistry, Geoscience and Physics. Additional studies in ethics and policy assure that the graduate understands engineers’ special responsibilities to society. Additional details can be found on the department website: www.tarleton.edu/encs.

Student must earn a grade of “C” or better in all Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Science coursework in order to graduate. Students must also take, or be registered to take, the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) licensure exam in order to graduate.

**The Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Physics will be phased out by the university beginning in the Fall of 2017, no new admits will be accepted into this program.  This program has been replaced by the Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.**

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering Physics

Required Courses
General Education Requirements 242
ENGR 1211Engineering Fundamentals I2
ENGR 1212Engineering Fundamentals II2
ENGR 2321Engineering Mechanics: Statics3
ENGR 2322Engineering Thermodynamics3
ENGR 2324Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics3
ENGR 3311Engineering Mathematical Methods3
ENGR 4259Engineering Capstone I2
ENGR 4360 [WI] Engineering Capstone II3
CVEN 3423Strength of Materials4
ENVE 3400Fluid Mechanics4
MEEN 3440Heat Transfer4
ELEN 2425Electrical Circuit Theory4
ELEN 3314 [WI] Signals and Systems3
ELEN 3320Engineering Analysis Techniques3
MATH 2413 [shared] Calculus I
MATH 2414Calculus II4
MATH 3433Calculus III4
MATH 3306Differential Equations3
PHYS 2425 [shared] University Physics I
PHYS 2426 [shared] University Physics II
CHEM 1412College Chemistry II4
Total Hours100
Additional Required Courses for Concentrations
Mechanical Engineering Concentration
MEEN 2210Engineering Computer Aided Design2
MEEN 3310Design for Manufacturability3
MEEN 3350Measurement System Design3
MEEN 4300 [WI] Analysis of Alternative Energy Sources3
MEEN 4310Mechanical System Design3
MEEN 4420Thermal-Fluid System Design4
ELEN 4443Linear Control System Design4
PHYS 3331Mechanics I3
PHYS 3334Modern Physics I3
General Engineering Concentration
Approved Elective in CS, PHYS, GEOL or CHEM7
Advanced Elective from CVEN, ELEN, ENGR, ENVE or MEEN12
Approved Advanced Elective in CS, PHYS, GEOL or CHEM9

Environmental Engineering

The Environmental Engineering program at Tarleton State University is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, Inc. (www.abet.org). The mission of the Environmental Engineering program is to prepare graduates for employment as an engineer in Environmental Engineering related industries and consulting firms, for engineering licensure, and for graduate studies in Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering or related discipline. This is accomplished through a curriculum supported by hands-on laboratory and field experiences in which students develop their ability to synthesize concepts into solutions, use modern analytical tools and techniques, communicate professionally and work in a team environment. The program includes a breadth of topics including hydrologic and hydraulic design, water and wastewater treatment, environmental risk assessment, solid and hazardous waste management, GIS applications, and water resources. Additional studies in ethics and policy assure that the graduate understands the special responsibilities of an engineer related to public safety and environmental issues. This results in engineering graduates who strive to advance the engineering profession through technical competence, innovative problems solving and design, professional conduct and lifelong learning. Additional details can be found on the department website: www.tarleton.edu/encs.

Student must earn a grade of “C” or better in all Engineering, Mathematics, and Science coursework in order to graduate. Students must also take, or be registered to take, the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) licensure exam in order to graduate.

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering

Required Courses
Placement for Calculus 1 is by the CLMPE placement exam, or by college credit for MATH 1316 or MATH 2412. Contact Tarleton's Center for Academic Testing for test information and locations.
All Engineering students are encouraged to earn AP Chemistry credit or contact the Chemistry department to arrange to take the placement test for CHEM 1412.
General Education Requirements43
ENGR 1100 [shared] Transitioning to University Studies in Engineering
ENGR 1211Engineering Fundamentals I2
ENGR 1212Engineering Fundamentals II2
ENGR 2322Engineering Thermodynamics3
ENGR 2451Introduction to Geographic Information Systems4
ENGR 3311Engineering Mathematical Methods3
ENGR 4259Engineering Capstone I2
ENGR 4360 [WI] Engineering Capstone II3
ENVE 2310Introduction to Environmental Engineering3
ENVE 2311Soil Mechanics3
ENVE 2450Environmental Biotechnology4
ENVE 3400Fluid Mechanics4
ENVE 3401Environmental Systems Modeling4
ENVE 3310Engineering Hydrology3
ENVE 3440Environmental Risk Assessment4
ENVE 4302Atmospheric Systems and Air Pollution Control3
ENVE 4310Water Resources Engineering3
ENVE 4330 [WI] Texas Water Resource Management3
ENVE 4340Advanced GIS Applications3
ENVE 4350Solid and Hazardous Waste Management3
ENVE 4420Water and Waste Water Treatment4
MATH 2413 [shared] Calculus I
MATH 2414Calculus II4
MATH 3433Calculus III4
MATH 3306Differential Equations3
CHEM 1412College Chemistry II4
CHEM 2423Organic Chemistry I4
PHYS 2425 [shared] University Physics I
PHYS 2426 [shared] University Physics II
BIOL 4401Ecology 14
Total Hours129
1

Environmental Engineering students meet the 2 semesters of BIOL prerequisite, for this course, by taking other required courses (ENVE 2310 and ENVE 2450) within the program requirements.

Mechanical Engineering

The Mechanical Engineering program at Tarleton State University was approved in January 2017. Since it grew out of the Engineering Physics program, it will have its first graduates in Spring 2018, thus the program will be in the process of applying for accreditation from the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, Inc. (http://www.abet.org/) at that time, per ABET policy.The mission of the Mechanical Engineering program is to prepare graduates for employment as an engineer in the breadth of Mechanical Engineering related industries, for engineering licensure, and for graduate studies in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline. This is accomplished through a curriculum supported by hands-on laboratory and prototyping experiences in which students develop their ability to synthesize concepts into solutions, use modern analytical tools and techniques, communicate professionally and work in a team environment. The program includes topics such as thermal-fluid system design, mechanical system design, control system design and alternative energy. Additional studies in ethics develop students’ ability to understand the engineer's responsibilities to society. This results in engineering graduates who strive to advance the engineering profession through technical competence, innovative problems solving and design, professional conduct and lifelong learning. Additional details can be found on the department website: www.tarleton.edu/encs.

Student must earn a grade of “C” or better in all Engineering, Mathematics, and Science coursework in order to graduate. Students must also take, or be registered to take, the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) licensure exam in order to graduate.

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering

Required Courses
General Education Requirements43
Placement for Calculus 1 is by the CLMPE placement exam, or by college credit for MATH 1316 or MATH 2412. Contact Tarleton's Center for Academic Testing for test information and locations.
All Engineering students are encouraged to earn AP Chemistry credit or contact the Chemistry department to arrange to take the placement test for CHEM 1412.
ENGR 1100 [shared] Transitioning to University Studies in Engineering
ENGR 1211Engineering Fundamentals I2
ENGR 1212Engineering Fundamentals II2
ENGR 2321Engineering Mechanics: Statics3
ENGR 2322Engineering Thermodynamics3
ENGR 2324Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics3
ENGR 3255Engineering Management2
ENGR 3311Engineering Mathematical Methods3
ENGR 4259Engineering Capstone I2
ENGR 4360 [WI] Engineering Capstone II3
ELEN 2425Electrical Circuit Theory4
ELEN 3320Engineering Analysis Techniques3
CVEN 3423Strength of Materials4
MEEN 2210Engineering Computer Aided Design2
MEEN 3310Design for Manufacturability3
MEEN 3314Signals and Systems3
MEEN 3350Measurement System Design3
MEEN 3400Fluid Mechanics4
MEEN 3440Heat Transfer4
MEEN 4300 [WI] Analysis of Alternative Energy Sources3
MEEN 4310Mechanical System Design3
MEEN 4420Thermal-Fluid System Design4
MEEN 4425Electromechanical System Design4
MEEN 4443Linear Control Systems4
CHEM 1412College Chemistry II4
PHYS 2425 [shared] University Physics I
PHYS 2426 [shared] University Physics II
MATH 2413 [shared] Calculus I
MATH 2414Calculus II4
MATH 3433Calculus III4
MATH 3306Differential Equations3
Total Hours129

Computer Science

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science prepares graduates to enter the high-tech work force or to continue their studies in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering or related disciplines at the graduate level. This program provides a strong foundation in hardware and software, mathematics, and general science that is aligned with curriculum standards as set forth within the Computer Science discipline. Students are encouraged to also specialize in a complementary area such as Mathematics, Engineering, or Digital Media, through technical electives. Additional details can be found on the department website: www.tarleton.edu/encs.

Student must earn a grade of “C” or better in all Computer Science, Mathematics, and technical elective coursework in order to graduate.

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science

Required Courses
Placement for Calculus 1 is by the CLMPE placement exam, or by college credit for MATH 1316 or MATH 2412. Contact Tarleton's Center for Academic Testing for test information and locations.
General Education Requirements 142
COSC 1100 [shared] Transitioning to University Studies in Computer Science
MATH 2413Calculus I4
MATH 1342 [shared] Elementary Statistical Methods 2
MATH 2414Calculus II4
MATH 3310Discrete Mathematics3
COSC 1302Introduction to Computer Science3
COSC 1310Procedural Programming3
COSC 2321Object Oriented Programming3
COSC 2331Introduction to Java Programming3
COSC 2341Data Structures3
COSC 2448Introduction to Digital Systems Design4
COSC 3330Game, Graphics and GUI Development3
COSC 3443Computer Architecture4
COSC 3344Computer Applications in Analysis3
COSC 3380Operating Systems3
COSC 3489 [WI] Introduction to Software Engineering4
COSC 4401Database Theory and Practice4
COSC 4441Microprocessor System Design4
COSC 4451Distributed Applications4
COSC 4478 [WI] Computer Networks4
Technical Electives (9 hours advanced)15
Total Hours120
1

Please see Academic Information section.

2

Course may be counted toward general education requirement.

Civil Engineering Courses

CVEN 2200. Surveying. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 3 Hours).

Introduction to the principles of measurements of distances, angles, and elevations; use of modern surveying equipment, area calculations, effects of observation errors; topographic mapping, traverse and area computations, and triangulation. Prerequisites: ENGR 1211 or concurrent registration; MATH 2413 or concurrent registration. Lab fee: $2.

CVEN 2210. Introduction to Civil Engineering. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Introduction to the disciplines of civil engineering practice through understanding of various sub-specializations within civil engineering discipline such as geotechnical, structural, transportation, water resources and environmental engineering; sustainable design approaches to civil engineering projects through critical thinking and environmental stewardship. Professional and ethical obligations of civil engineering profession. Prerequisite: ENGR 1212.

CVEN 2235. Civil Engineering Graphics. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 3 Hours).

Introduction to technical drawing applied to civil engineering; design and drawing of various reinforced concrete structure members and connections; use of computer graphic tools, such as AUTOCAD for drawing geometric construction, isometric projection, sectional view, dimensioning, multi-view projections and plans. Prerequisite: CVEN 2210 or concurrent registration; Lab fee: $2.

CVEN 3301. Structural Analysis. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Introduction to the basic principles of structural analysis; various methods of analyses for beams, trusses, rigid frames, as well as statically indeterminate beams and trusses; laboratory component includes the modeling of structural deflections, reactions, internal forces of frame and truss structures using software such as RISA-3D, SAP2000 and/or MATLAB. Prerequisites: CVEN 2210 and CVEN 3423 Lab fee: $2.

CVEN 3320. Construction Planning and Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Importance of construction planning and management from awarding contract to completion; construction equipment and management techniques; scheduling, and control techniques in civil engineering; scheduling, progress monitoring, and recovery schedules, and use of tools for schedule optimization. Prerequisites: ENGL 1302; CVEN 2325; ENGR 2303 or ENGT 2303 or concurrent registration; MATH 3311 or concurrent registration.

CVEN 3325. Contracts and Construction Engineering. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Legal aspect of construction industry, ownership, and contractor; contracts and contracting procedure; drawing and specifications used in contract, cost estimation and bidding; contract surety bonds, construction insurance; construction project management and administration; effective project time management; project cost management; prevailing labor market, labor laws, and labor relations; ethics and project safety aspect of construction engineering. Prerequisites: ENGL 1302; CVEN 2310; CVEN 2325.

CVEN 3405. Design of Structural Elements. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Introduction to the fundamental principles of reinforced concrete design according to the current ACI code; flexural analysis and design of beams, one-way slabs, bond and development lengths, shear and diagonal tension; introduction to the analysis and design of structural steel members based on current AISC design requirements and specifications for structural steel; laboratory component includes analysis of structural and tensile properties of concrete and steel. Prerequisite: CVEN 3301 Lab fee: $2.

CVEN 3423. Strength of Materials. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Application of the theory of strength of materials to engineering design and analysis. Topics include stresses and strains in members subjected to tension, compression, torsion, and shear; flexural and shearing stresses in beams, principal stresses and deflection of beams, column analysis. Prerequisite: PHYS 2425; ENGR 2321 or concurrent registration Lab fee: $2.

CVEN 3430. Civil Engineering Materials. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Introductions to materials engineering; general properties and behavior of construction materials used in civil engineering particularly their mechanical and non-mechanical properties of cement, aggregate, concrete, metals, steel, aluminum, plastics, wood, and composites; environmental influences and construction material behavior; laboratory evaluation of civil engineering material properties through experiments; standard specifications for material properties, techniques for testing. Prerequisites: CVEN 3423 and PHYS 2425 Lab fee: $2.

CVEN 4086. Special Problems. 1-4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 1-4 Hours).

Directed study of selected topics in Civil Engineering. May be repeated with approval of department head.

CVEN 4325. Foundation Engineering. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Focuses on geotechnical design of shallow foundations, including spread footings, mats, driven piles, and drilled piers; coverage of bearing capacity, settlement, group effects, lateral load capacity of various foundation types; subsurface exploration, construction of deep foundations and analysis of pile behavior using wave equation and dynamic monitoring methods. Prerequisites: CVEN 2210 and ENVE 2311.

CVEN 4360. Highway Planning and Design. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course aims to help students understand the basic principles and techniques in highway planning and design. It includes highway planning process, design of the alignment of intersections, evaluation of earthwork requirements, and safety consideration. Upon completion students should be able to perform basic highway design. The course also covers the topics in highway design in the FE exam. Prerequisite: CVEN 4450.

CVEN 4450. Transportation Engineering. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours). [WI]

Introduction to highway engineering and traffic analysis; geometric design of highways, traffic flow and queuing theory, highway capacity and level of service analysis, traffic control and analysis at intersections, travel demand and traffic forecasting. Prerequisite: CVEN 2210 Lab fee: $2.

Computer Science Courses

COSC 1100. Transitioning to University Studies in Computer Science. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 1 Hour).

Practical study designed to prepare the student for university life, aid in the development of skills for academic success, promote personal growth and responsibility, and encourage active involvement in the learning process from an individual college perspective. These skill sets are presented in the context of engineering and computer science disciplines.

COSC 1302. Introduction to Computer Science. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

History of computers and of their applications in a variety of fields, both as PCs and as embedded systems. Overview of programming paradigms. Overview of today's most dynamic computer-related technologies, including communication networks and the Internet. A modern programming language is used to present types of problems that can be solved with computers, the underlying algorithms, and the fundamental limitations. We adopt early in this course the information-centric viewpoint, exploring the role of computers in all stages of the information life-cycle. Students apply their newly-acquired programming skills to performing basic information-processing tasks. Lab fee $15.

COSC 1310. Procedural Programming. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Introduces the fundamental concepts of structured programming. Topics include software development and methodology, data types, control structures, functions, arrays, and the mechanics of running, testing, and debugging. Prerequisite: One of the following: MATH 1314, MATH 1316, MATH 2412, or MATH 2413. Lab fee $2.

COSC 2321. Object Oriented Programming. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Applies the object-oriented programming paradigm using one or more object oriented programming languages, focusing on the definition and use of classes, interfaces, data encapsulation, inheritance, and polymorphism. An introduction to object-oriented design is presented. Prerequisite: COSC 1310. Lab fee $15.

COSC 2331. Introduction to Java Programming. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

An introduction to the Java programming language. The core elements of programming are covered including control statements, primitive data elements and structures, program structure using methods, basic input and output, and the software development process. The essential object oriented programming language constructs are introduced, focusing on the definition and use of classes, interfaces, data encapsulation, inheritance, and polymorphism. Prerequisite: One of the following: MATH 1314, MATH 1316, MATH 2412, or MATH 2413. Lab fee: $2.

COSC 2341. Data Structures. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Application of programming techniques, introducing the fundamental concepts of data structures and algorithms. Topics include recursion, fundamental data structures (including stacks, queues, linked lists, hash tables, trees, and graphs), and algorithmic analysis. Prerequisites: 3 hours of programming language Lab fee $2.

COSC 2448. Introduction to Digital Systems Design. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Combinational and sequential digital system design techniques; programmable logic devices; computer components (ALU, memory, IO circuits); hardware description language (VHDL); introduction to machine and assembly languages. Credit for both COSC 2448 and ENPH 2448 will not be awarded. Prerequisite: One semester of programming language. Lab fee $15.

COSC 3304. Topics in Computer Systems. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

A study of selected topics in computer systems including programming languages, programming techniques, or other specialized topics. Normally only one major topic will be considered per offering. May be repeated once for credit as topics vary. Prerequisite: 6 hours of COSC or approval of department head. Lab fee $15.

COSC 3330. Game, Graphics and GUI Development. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Covers the principles and techniques used to develop GUI-based applications: window creation, dialog boxes, menus and controls. Introduces 2D and 3D graphics. Introduces the main building-blocks of game design, from a programmer's perspective, such as character animation, scene navigation, shading, modeling, game rules. Prerequisite: COSC 2331 and COSC 2341Lab fee: $2.

COSC 3344. Computer Applications in Analysis. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Numerical algorithms in a general-purpose computer language (C) and a specialized numerical language (MATLAB); binary representations of integers, floating-point numbers and characters; solutions to specific and general polynomial equations; regression and iteration techniques; approximate derivation and integration; error analysis; linear systems and matrix algorithms; other selected numerical algorithms. Prerequisites: MATH 2414 and one semester of programming. Lab fee $15.

COSC 3345. Computer Graphics. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Graphics architectures and data structures, color, matrix-based geometry in 2 and 3 dimensions, clipping, segmentation, interaction handling, visible surface determination, scene modeling and animation. Prerequisite: COSC 2341; Co-requisite: MATH 3332. Lab fee $15.

COSC 3380. Operating Systems. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Introduction to the design and development of operating systems. Analysis of current system software technology, including process management, memory organization, security, and file systems. Prerequisites: COSC 2331 and COSC 2341Lab fee $2.

COSC 3443. Computer Architecture. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Hardware and software structures found in modern digital computers. Instruction set architecture, hardwired design of the processor, assembly language programming, microprogramming, I/O and memory units, analysis of instruction usage, and hardware complexity. Credit for both COSC 3443 and ELEN 3443 will not be awarded. Prerequisite: COSC 2448 or ELEN 2448. Lab fee $15.

COSC 3489. Introduction to Software Engineering. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours). [WI]

Object oriented software development process, requirements analysis, software design concepts and methodologies, object oriented programming, and debugging. Prerequisites: COSC 2331 and COSC 2341 Lab fee: $2.

COSC 4086. Special Problems. 1-4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 1-4 Hours).

Directed study of selected topics in Computer Science. May be repeated with approval of department head.

COSC 4390. Advanced Topics in Computer Science. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Special topics in computer science, such as artificial intelligence, security, robotics, human-computer interaction. May be repeated for additional credit with approval of the department head. Prerequisites: 9 hours of computer science. Lab fee $15.

COSC 4401. Database Theory and Practice. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Fundamental types of database models, with emphasis on relational databases. SQL, conceptual modeling, relational algebra, functional dependency theory, normalization and normal forms. File and data management principles underlying database construction. Optimization algorithms and indexing. Prerequisites: COSC 2341 or MATH 3310 and 3 hours programming language. Lab fee: $2.

COSC 4441. Microprocessor System Design. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Introduction to microprocessors; 8/16 bit single board computer hardware and software designs; chip select equations for memory board design, serial and parallel I/O interfacing; ROM, static and dynamic RAM circuits for no wait-state design; assembly language programming, stack models, subroutines and I/O processing. Credit for both COSC 4441 and ELEN 4441 will not be awarded. Prerequisite: COSC 1310; ELEN 2448 or COSC 2448. Lab fee $2.

COSC 4451. Distributed Applications. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

A study of the architecture and design of distributed applications. N-tier application and supporting technologies are investigated including client/server architecture, supporting languages, transaction processing, and distribution of processes. Prerequisites: COSC 2331 and COSC 2341. Lab fee $2.

COSC 4478. Computer Networks. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours). [WI]

Bottom-up presentation of computer network hardware and protocols, going through the five main layers: physical, data link, network, transport, and application. Special emphasis is placed on the medium access control sub-layer for local area networks, IP routing, security and modern wireless access technologies. Prerequisite: COSC 2341 and MATH 2414. Lab fee $2.

Electrical Engineering Courses

ELEN 2425. Electrical Circuit Theory. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Resistive circuits: circuit laws, network reduction, nodal analysis, mesh analysis; energy storage elements; sinusoidal steady state; AC energy systems; magnetically coupled circuits; the ideal transformer; resonance; introduction to computer applications in circuit analysis. Prerequisites: PHYS 2426 or concurrent registration; MATH 2414 or concurrent registration. Lab fee $2.

ELEN 2448. Introduction to Digital System Design. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Combinational and sequential digital system design techniques; design of practical digital systems. Credit for both COSC 2448 and ELEN 2448 will not be awarded. Prerequisite: One semester of programming language. Lab fee $2.

ELEN 3310. Power Systems Engineering. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Introduction to the generation, transmission, distribution and utilization of electric power, along with the electrical devices connected to such systems including generators, motors and transformers. Topics include: fundamentals of electric power, basic components of power systems, three-phase systems, transformers, electric machines, AC and DC motors, generators, power generation and distribution, power plants, transmission lines, and renewable energy systems. Prerequisite: ELEN 2425; MATH 3306 or concurrent registration.

ELEN 3314. Signals and Systems. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

Modeling and analysis of electrical and mechanical systems using Laplace transformation methods; transient and steady-state analysis; Fourier series; Fourier transform; elementary feedback. Prerequisites: ELEN 2425, MATH 3306 or concurrent registration.

ELEN 3320. Engineering Analysis Techniques. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

This course covers the applications and implementation of numerical algorithms commonly encountered in engineering and scientific analyses. Topics may include statistical analysis, analysis of linear and non-linear systems, optimization and linear programming, numerical differentiation and integration, and analysis of differential equations. Use of MATLAB (or other similar computational tools) for performing computational analysis and generating graphical interpretations of the results is also included. Prerequisite: ENGR 1212 or one semester of programming; MATH 2414 Lab fee: $2.

ELEN 3332. Electromagnetic Field Theory. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course provides the background necessary to formulate and solve electromagnetic problems relevant to many fields of electrical engineering such as RF and microwave circuits, photonics, wireless networks, computers, bioengineering, and nanoelectronics. Topics include: static electric and magnetic fields; Maxwell’s equations in integral and differential forms; wave propagation; reflection and refraction of plane waves; transient and steady-state behavior of waves on transmission lines. Prerequisites: PHYS 2426; MATH 3306 and MATH 3433 or concurrent registrations.

ELEN 3360. Microwave Theory. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course covers the key concepts related to the analysis and design of microwave systems at the subsystem and component level. Topics include: waveguides and wave propagation on transmission lines, including stripline and microstrip structures; microwave network analysis; impedance matching techniques; analysis and design of microwave resonators; power dividers, couplers, and hybrids; microwave filters; noise and distortion in microwave circuits; an introduction to microwave system implementation considerations. Prerequisite: ELEN 3314, ELEN 3332, ELEN 3445.

ELEN 3443. Computer Architecture. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Hardware and software structures found in modern digital computers. Instruction set architecture, hardwired design of the processor, assembly language programming, microprogramming, I/O and memory units, analysis of instruction usage, and hardware complexity. Credit for both COSC 3443 and ELEN 3443 will not be awarded. Prerequisite: COSC 2448 or ELEN 2448. Lab fee $2.

ELEN 3445. Electronics I. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

A first course in microelectronics intended to give students an introduction to the analysis and design of analog and digital integrated circuits. Topics include: semiconductor physics theory and operating principles of the p-n junction, MOS field effect transistor (MOSFET), and bipolar junction transistor (BJT); operational amplifiers; large- and small-signal equivalent circuit models of diodes, MOSFETs, and BJTs; single-transistor amplifier configurations; digital logic circuits. Prerequisite: ELEN 2425; ELEN 3314 or concurrent registration Lab fee: $2.

ELEN 4086. Special Problems. 1-4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 1-4 Hours).

Directed study of selected topics in Electrical Engineering. May be repeated with approval of department head.

ELEN 4336. Solid State Physics. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The basic ideas of physics are applied to the understanding of the properties of crystalline materials to include the definition of such materials, electrical and thermal conductivity, heat capacity, crystalline binding, the nature of metals, insulators, and semiconductors, dielectric properties, and magnetic properties. Credit for both ELEN 4336 and PHYS 4336 will not be awarded. Prerequisite: PHYS 3334; MATH 3306 or concurrent registration.

ELEN 4350. Communication Systems Theory. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Introduction to the frequency and time domain; modulation; random signal theory; network analysis using nondeterministic signals; basic information theory; noise. Prerequisites: ELEN 3314 and ELEN 2425.

ELEN 4355. Digital Signal Processing. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Introduction to discrete-time signal processing and discrete-time systems. Topics include: discrete-time linear systems, difference equations, z-transforms, discrete convolution, stability, discrete-time Fourier transforms, analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog conversion, digital filter design, discrete Fourier transforms and fast Fourier transforms, spectral analysis, and applications of digital signal processing. Prerequisite: ELEN 3314.

ELEN 4441. Microprocessor System Design. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Introduction to microprocessors; 8/16 bit single board computer hardware and software designs; chip select equations for memory board design, serial and parallel I/O interfacing; ROM, static and dynamic RAM circuits for no wait-state design; assembly language programming, stack models, subroutines and I/O processing. Credit for both COSC 4441 and ELEN 4441 will not be awarded. Prerequisite: COSC 1310; ELEN 2448 or COSC 2448. Lab fee: $2.

ELEN 4443. Linear Control System Design. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Application of state variable and frequency domain techniques to modeling and analysis of single input, single output linear control systems; physical implementation of control systems by integrating sensors, actuators and other control system components; use of software design tools. Prerequisite: ELEN 3314, ELEN 3344 and MATH 3306. Lab fee $2.

ELEN 4446. Electronics II. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

A second course in microelectronics emphasizing the analysis and design of analog integrated circuits. Topics include: MOSFET and BJT fabrication technologies; current mirrors and biasing techniques; amplifier topologies; frequency response of analog integrated circuits; feedback, stability, and amplifier compensation techniques; output stages; noise in integrated circuits; linear integrated circuit applications. Prerequisites: ELEN 3445 and ELEN 3314 Lab fee: $2.

Engineering Physics Courses

ENPH 3332. Electromagnetic Field Theory. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course provides the background necessary to formulate and solve electromagnetic problems relevant to many fields of electrical engineering such as RF and microwave circuits, photonics, wireless networks, computers, bioengineering, and nanoelectronics. Topics include: static electric and magnetic fields; Maxwell’s equations in integral and differential forms; wave propagation; reflection and refraction of plane waves; transient and steady-state behavior of waves on transmission lines. Prerequisites: PHYS 2426; MATH 3306 and MATH 3433 or concurrent registrations.

ENPH 3360. Microwave Theory. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course covers the key concepts related to the analysis and design of microwave systems at the subsystem and component level. Topics include: waveguides and wave propagation on transmission lines, including stripline and microstrip structures; microwave network analysis; impedance matching techniques; analysis and design of microwave resonators; power dividers, couplers, and hybrids; microwave filters; noise and distortion in microwave circuits; an introduction to microwave system implementation considerations. Prerequisites: ENPH 3314, ENPH 3332.

ENPH 4086. Special Problems. 1-4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1-4 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Directed study of selected topics in Engineering Physics. May be repeated with approval of department head.

Engineering Courses

ENGR 1100. Transitioning to University Studies in Engineering. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 1 Hour).

Practical study designed to prepare the student for university life, aid in the development of skills for academic success, promote personal growth and responsibility, and encourage active involvement in the learning process from an individual college perspective. These skill sets are presented in the context of engineering and computer science disciplines.

ENGR 1211. Engineering Fundamentals I. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Introduction to engineering fundamentals including problem solving, algorithm development, and design; computer applications including spreadsheet and programming; engineering as a profession, ethics, teamwork and communication. Corequisite: MATH 2412 or 1316. Lab fee: $20.

ENGR 1212. Engineering Fundamentals II. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Development of skills in problem solving, design, analysis, estimation, communication and teamwork; introduction to accounting and conservation principles in engineering sciences emphasis on computer applications and programming. Prerequisites: ENGR 1211; MATH 2413 or concurrent registration, PHYS 2425 or concurrent registration. Lab fee: $20.

ENGR 2303. Engineering Economy. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Principles of economics equivalence; time value of money, analysis of single and multiple investments; comparison of alternatives; capital recovery and tax implications; certainty; uncertainty; risk analysis; public sector analysis; and break-even concepts. Prerequisites: MATH 2413 or concurrent registration.

ENGR 2321. Engineering Mechanics: Statics. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Theory and analysis of bodies in equilibrium, including vector algebra, Newtonian mechanics, forces due to friction; forces acting on members of trusses and frame structures, and determinations of centroids and moments of inertia. Prerequisites: ENGR 1212; PHYS 2425 or concurrent registration; and MATH 2414 or concurrent registration.

ENGR 2322. Engineering Thermodynamics. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Theory and application of energy methods in engineering; conservation principles to investigate traditional thermodynamics (e.g., temperature, thermodynamic equilibrium, and heat). Prerequisite: ENGR 1212; MATH 2414 or concurrent registration.

ENGR 2324. Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Application of theory and principles of mechanics to dynamic particles and rigid body systems in rectilinear and curvilinear systems, including forces, acceleration, conservation of energy, and impulse and momentum. Prerequisites: ENGR 2321 and MATH 2414.

ENGR 2451. Introduction to Geographic Information Systems. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

This is a cross-listed course with GEOG 2451 Intro to GIS. Basic concepts of design, planning and implementation of geographic information systems. Students will learn how to create, manipulate, project, and interpret geographic information. Students are encouraged to take GEOG 1451: Pre-GIS before this course. Lab fee: $2.

ENGR 3255. Engineering Management. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 3 Hours).

Application of project management, quality engineering, economic analysis, and systems engineering; use of project management and systems engineering software; topics include lean system design, six sigma quality, continuous improvement, earned value management, costing, scheduling and engineering ethics. Prerequisite: ENGR 3311; ENVE 2310 or CVEN 2310 or ELEN 2425 Lab fee: $2.

ENGR 3300. Fundamentals of Circuit Theory. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Fundamentals of AC and DC circuit analysis, AC power, electronics, and digital logic; hardware and software implementation and analysis of circuits; this course is for non-electrical engineering majors. Credit will not be awarded for both ENGR 3300 and ELEN 2425. Prerequisite: PHYS 2426 or concurrent registration; MATH 3306 or concurrent registration Lab fee: $2.

ENGR 3311. Engineering Mathematical Methods. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course presents mathematical techniques frequently encountered in advanced engineering analyses. The topics include the following areas: linear algebra, including matrix and eigenvalue applications; probability and statistics, including descriptive and inferential statistics, probability densities, statistical simulations and quality control. Prerequisites: MATH 2413 and ENGR 1212.

ENGR 4086. Special Problems. 1-4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 1-4 Hours).

Directed study of selected topics in Engineering. May be repeated with approval of department head.

ENGR 4259. Engineering Innovation and Design. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 3 Hours).

Methodology and practice of design-centered innovation and entrepreneurship (e.g., agile design, lean startup, minimum viable product, intellectual property, management of innovation, innovation strategies, sources of innovation and funding; customer-centric design). This is the first part of the senior capstone experience. Prerequisites: within one year of graduation; MATH 3306 and MATH 3433; PHYS 2426; CHEM 1412 Lab fee: $2.

ENGR 4360. Engineering Capstone. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 6 Hours). [WI]

Culminating design experience in the last year of the curriculum used to integrate the student's education. Includes reference to business concepts, mathematics, science, engineering and humanities. Emphasizes team work, a holistic approach to problem solving, and incorporates appropriate engineering standards and multiple realistic constraints. Prerequisites: complete all lower level math, phys, chem, and engineering coursework with a C or better; ENGR 4259, MATH 3433, MATH 3306 Lab fee: $2.

Environmental Engineering Courses

ENVE 2310. Introduction to Environmental Engineering. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Introduction to environmental and occupational health, atmospheric systems and air pollution control, hazardous waste management, solid waste management, waste water management, and water supply treatment. Prerequisites: CHEM 1412 and MATH 2414.

ENVE 2311. Soil Mechanics. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Introduction to the principles of soil and their influence on the hydrological cycle, Darcy's law and fluid flow through porous medium, stress distribution and consolidation of soil, subsurface exploration. Prerequisite: MATH 2413; PHYS 2425 or concurrent enrollment Lab fee: $2.

ENVE 2450. Environmental Biotechnology. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Application of fundamental principles of aquatic chemistry, molecular biology and biochemistry to understand and analyze complex chemical/biological processes in environmental engineering (natural and engineered systems). Prerequisites: CHEM 1412 and MATH 2413 Lab fee: $2.

ENVE 3310. Engineering Hydrology. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Study of the hydrologic cycle, precipitation processes, soil moisture, infiltration, groundwater, rainfall-runoff processes, utilization of water resources, and frequency analysis; introduction to HEC-HMS programs for modeling hydrologic processes, elementary principles of field work. Credit for both HYDR 3410 and ENVE 3310 will not be awarded. Prerequisite: ENVE 2310 or CVEN 2210.

ENVE 3400. Fluid Mechanics. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Principles of hydrostatics, dynamics of viscous and inviscid non-viscous fluids, resistance to flow in pipes and open channels, transport processes, energy equation, Bernoulli equation, conservation of mass, conservation of momentum, pump characteristics, similitude, dimensional analysis. Includes an introduction to computational analysis of fluid flow and pressure distributions and laboratory experiences. Prerequisites: PHYS 2425 and MATH 2414. Lab fee: $2.

ENVE 3401. Environmental Systems Modeling. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Apply conceptual and numerical techniques to model environmental systems. Use differential equations to describe processes. Prerequisites: MATH 3306 and ENVE 2310. Lab fee $2.

ENVE 3420. Groundwater Hydrology. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Topics include aquifer characteristics, infiltration, fluid dynamics of groundwater flow, potential flows, well analysis, water quality, groundwater pollution, legal issues in groundwater. Credit for both HYDR 320 and ENVE 320 will not be awarded. Prerequisites: ENVE 2411, GEOL 1403 or ENVE 2310, CHEM 1412, MATH 2414. Lab fee $10.

ENVE 3440. Environmental Risk Assessment. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Introduction to the fundamentals of environmental and ecological risk assessment, including toxicity assessment, characterizing fate and transport processes in various environmental media, evaluating exposure pathways, dose-response assessment and modeling uncertainty. Prerequisite: ENVE 2310 and either ENGR 3311 or MATH 3311 Lab fee: $2.

ENVE 4086. Special Problems. 1-4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1-4 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Directed study of selected topics in Environmental Engineering. May be repeated with approval of department head.

ENVE 4302. Atmospheric Systems and Air Pollution Control. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Study of atmospheric impact on air pollution. Study of sources of air pollution and their control to include gases and particulate matter. Study of air pollution regulations and air pollution modeling. Design of systems to control and abate air pollution. Study and design of sampling systems to monitor air pollution. Prerequisite: CHEM 1412, ENGR 2322. Lab fee: $2.

ENVE 4310. Water Resources Engineering. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Fundamentals of hydraulics applicable to open channel flow, natural streams and waterways; irrigation flow characteristics; hydrologic analysis; fluid measurement methods; introduction to hydraulic models including HEC-RAS; and economic aspects of water resources. Prerequisite: ENVE 2310, ENVE 3400.

ENVE 4330. Texas Water Resource Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

The ecological relation of water in this biosphere with special reference to the human role; the role of behavioral sciences (social, legal, economic, political, and psychological) in the development, conservation, regulation, and utilization of water resources; current political structure and laws pertaining to the administration of water resources in the state of Texas. Prerequisites: ENVE 3310 and GOVT 2306.

ENVE 4340. Advanced GIS Applications. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 3 Hours).

The course presents the application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Civil and Environmental Engineering. The components of ArcGIS and applications in the field of sustainable natural resource planning and management are discussed. Introduction to and hands-on experience with (a) data acquisition and processing, (b) hydrologic terrain analysis, (c) soil and land use mapping, (d) transportation network planning and (e) geostatistical and spatial analysis are provided. Prerequisite: ENGR 2451/GEOG 2451/EASC 2451/ENVS 2451/WSES 2451 Lab fee: $2.

ENVE 4350. Solid and Hazardous Waste Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course is designed to provide students with the necessary background and knowledge pertaining to the engineering design of solid and hazardous waste management and disposal. Topics covered include landfill design, resource conservation recovery and reuse, hazardous waste management. Prerequisite: ENVE 2310; CHEM 2423 or concurrent registration.

ENVE 4420. Water and Waste Water Treatment. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Treatment and distribution of residential and industrial water supplies, waste water treatment and disposal methods of municipal and industrial systems, environmental toxicology; aspects of groundwater monitoring and water quality maintenance. Laboratory analysis of water and waste water quality. Design of elementary treatment, distribution, and collection systems. Prerequisites: CHEM 2423, ENVE 2310, and ENVE 3400 Lab fee $2.

Mechanical Engineering Courses

MEEN 1310. Engineering Computer Aided Design. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Fundamentals of engineering graphics and solid modeling using computer aided drafting tools; application of drafting software to problem solving and design. Prerequisite: MATH 2412 or concurrent registration. Lab fee: $2.

MEEN 2210. Engineering Computer Aided Design. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 3 Hours).

Fundamentals of engineering design and solid modeling using computer aided drafting tools; application of solid modeling, analysis and simulation software and 3-D printing to problem solving and design. Prerequisite: ENGR 1212; MATH 2413 (corequisite) Lab fee: $2.

MEEN 3310. Design for Manufacturability. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

System-level design optimization including manufacturing, assembly, testing and service. Includes materials and manufacturing process selection. Prerequisites: MEEN 2210, CVEN 3423, ENGR 2321, and ENGR 2324 Lab fee: $2.

MEEN 3314. Signals and Systems. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Modeling and analysis of electrical and mechanical systems using Laplace transformation methods; transient and steady-state analysis; Fourier series; Fourier transform; elementary feedback. Prerequisite: ELEN 2425, MATH 3306 or concurrent registration.

MEEN 3350. Measurement System Design. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Design of measurement systems including hardware and software specifications, design, prototyping and testing. Includes fundamentals of data acquisition, design of experiments, instrumentation and sensor calibration commonly used in industry and research (e.g., sensors, signal conversion and conditioning, and wireless data communications). Prerequisite: ELEN 3314, MEEN 2210, PHYS 2426 Lab fee: $2.

MEEN 3400. Fluid Mechanics. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Perform analyses involving hydrostatics, fluid dynamics, pipe flow, open-channel flow, pumps, and dimensional analysis. Design and conduct fluid mechanics experiments. Perform computer simulations of fluid processes. Prerequisites: PHYS 2425 and MATH 2414 Lab fee: $2.

MEEN 3440. Heat Transfer. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Steady and transient conduction in one- and two-dimensions; forced and natural convection; radiation; phase change; basic heat exchangers design; elements of thermal system design. Includes an introduction to computational analysis of heat transfer and temperature distributions and laboratory experiences. Prerequisite: ENGR 2322 Lab fee: $2.

MEEN 4086. Special Problems. 1,4 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 4 Hours).

Directed study of selected topics in Mechanical Engineering. May be repeated with approval of department head.

MEEN 4300. Analysis of Alternative Energy Sources. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

Study of renewable and alternative energy sources, energy management and conservation techniques, and modern energy conversion devices, such as wind farms, fuel cells, nuclear, etc. Critical analysis of the environmental and economic impacts of renewable sources. Prerequisites: ENGR 2322 and PHYS 2426.

MEEN 4310. Mechanical System Design. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Application of principles of mechanics and physical properties of materials to the design, selection and validation of mechanical components and systems such as thick cylinders, thin-walled pressure vessels, flywheels, clutches, brakes, screws, springs, gears, fasteners and adhesives. Analysis of failure in mechanical components. Prerequisite: MEEN 2210, CVEN 3423, and ENGR 2324 Lab fee: $2.

MEEN 4420. Thermal-Fluid System Design. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Application of thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid mechanics concepts to the analysis and design of thermal-fluid systems. Emphasis on component and system modeling, energy balances, performance measurements and experimental design. Prerequisite: MEEN 3440, ENGR 2322, and ENVE 3400. Lab fee: $2.

MEEN 4425. Electromechanical System Design. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Design of electromechanical systems including hardware and software specifications, design, prototyping and testing. Includes sensors, control systems and actuators. Prerequisites: ENGR 2324, MEEN 2210; and MEEN/ELEN 4443 or concurrent registration Lab fee: $2.

MEEN 4443. Linear Control Systems. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Application of state variable and frequency domain techniques to modeling and analysis of single input, single output linear control systems; physical implementation of control systems by integrating sensors, actuators and other control system components; use of software design tools. Prerequisite: ELEN 3314, MATH 3306. Lab fee: $2.

Dr. Denise Martinez, Department Head
Department of Engineering and Computer Science
Hydrology and Engineering Building, Room 114
Box T-0390
Stephenville, Texas 76402
(254) 968-9863
(254) 968-9503
dmartinez@tarleton.edu
http://www.tarleton.edu/encs

Chair

  • Martinez, Denise

Associate professors

  • Agapie, Mircea
  • Martinez, Denise
  • Reese, Richard

Assistant professors

  • Abu Ghazaleh, Haitham
  • Albert, Lynal
  • Huang, Arthur
  • Tronicek, Zdenek
  • Venkataraman, Kartik
  • Vuddandam, Rajesh
  • Wyers, Eric