Mathematics and Science Curriculum

The Mathematics and Science Curriculum:

  • CHEM 113/L General Chemistry I and CHEM 114/L General Chemistry II: Fundamental concepts and principles common to the various branches of chemistry. This includes descriptive chemistry, which deals in a systematic way with the more important elements and the structures, properties and reactions of their com-pounds. A balance between experiment and theory, between quantitative and qualitative aspects of the course material, and between rigor and simplification is sought. Laboratory work emphasizes learning basic techniques, learning to manipulate and interpret numerical data, and learning the relationship between experimental measurement and chemical theory through guided, independent work by the student. Primarily for students majoring in the natural sciences. Prerequisite: CHEM 113 is a prerequisite for CHEM 114 and CHEM 114L.
  • PHYS 113/L Physics for Scientists and Engineers I: The first semester of a two-semester sequence focusing on mechanics. The course provides a calculus-based introduction to the laws of motion of Galileo and New-ton, the fundamentals of energy conservation, oscillatory motion, gravitation and orbital motion. 3 lecture hours and1 problem hour. Prerequisite or Co-requisite: MATH 129 or permission of the instructor. Co-requisite: PHYS 113L, 3 laboratory hours.
  • PHYS 114/L Physics for Scientists and Engineers II: The second semester of a two-semester sequence focusing on waves, light and electromagnetism. The course provides a calculus-based introduction to the properties of waves, geometric and wave optics, electric fields, basic electric circuits, and magnetism. 3 lecture hours and1 problem hour. Prerequisite: PHYS 113 or permission of the instructor. Co-requisite: PHYS 114L, 3 laboratory hours.
  • MATH 129 Analytic Geometry/Calculus I: The first calculus course in a three-course sequence. Intended primarily for chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics, and physics majors. Topics include plane analytic geometry; trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions; exponential and logarithmic functions; limits; continuity; differentiation; applications of differentiation; integration. Prerequisite skill in arithmetic and Algebra II is required.
  • MATH 130 Analytic Geometry/Calculus II: Topics include applications of integration; techniques of integration; improper integrals; differential equations; parametric equations; polar coordinates; infinite sequences and series. Prerequisite: MATH 129 or the approval of the department chairperson.
  • MATH 231 Analytic Geometry/Calculus III: Topics include solid analytic geometry; vectors; vector functions; partial differentiation; multiple integrals; vector calculus; line integrals; and Green's Theo-rem. Prerequisite: MATH 130 or the approval of the department chairperson.
  • MATH 237 Mathematical Methods for the Physical Sciences: An introduction to a broad spectrum of mathematical techniques essential to the solution of advanced problems in the physical sciences. Topics include matrices, systems of linear equations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, an overview of complex variables, Fourier series, and special functions. Examples and applications from the physical sciences and engineering will be emphasized throughout the course. Prerequisite: MATH 130 or approval of the mathematics department chairperson.
  • MATH 238 Differential Equations: A first course in differential equations and their applications. Topics include solving first order linear differential equations, separable and exact equations, second order differential equations, initial value problems, annihilators, series solutions to differential equations, Legendre polynomials, Bessel functions, Laplace transforms, and an introduction to partial differential equations. Physical examples and numerical techniques will be emphasized throughout the course. Prerequisite: MATH 130 or approval of the mathematics department chairperson.
  • MATH 250 Linear Algrbra: Topics include vector spaces; linear transformations; matrices; systems of linear equations; determinants; eigenvectors and eigenvalues. Computers are used both computationally and graphically. Prerequisite: MATH 231 or MATH 235 or approval of math department chairperson.

General Engineering Curriculum I

General Engineering Curriculum I:

  • CS 111 Programming for Science and Engineering: This course focuses on the computer skills that civil engineers use in daily basis such as formulated calculations, data analysis and reporting using spreadsheets, computer aided drawing (CAD) of civil structures using AutoCAD and similar professional software, use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for mapping of transportation and water resources systems. Basic programing skills will be covered as well. 2 lecture and 2 Laboratory Hours per week.
  • ENGR 150 Engineering Seminar: This course serves as an introduction to the field of engineering and engineering careers, and introduces students to engineering issues such as ethics, communication, leadership and project management. The goal of this course is to prepare students for careers in engineering by exposing them to the fundamental engineering design tasks and activities, and participating in design projects using the engineering design process. Topics covered include computer aided design of components and assemblies, systems design, software applications, engineering documentation, and project management. Students may take ENGR 150 in their 1st or 2nd year as long as they are full-time students enrolled in an Engineering, Science or Mathematics program, or by permission of instructor. 2 Lecture Hours.
  • ENGR 250/L System Design and Analysis: This course focuses on the specification and design of engineering systems, expanding on the system engineering fundamentals covered in ENGR 150. One of the goals of this course is to further develop within students the ability to ‘think like an engineer’, by critically analyzing engineering problems and developing creative solutions. By participating in design challenges, students will develop skills related to developing alternative design solutions, applying foundational scientific and mathematical principles, functioning within a team environment and communicating effectively. Special emphasis is placed on the use of sensors and actuators, graphical user interfaces, and system development software. Students will attend laboratory sessions that incorporate developing and analyzing software simulations and electro-mechanical systems as assigned, and will culminate with student generated solutions to complex system designs. Prerequisite: ENGR 150. 3 Lecture Hours and 3 Project Hours.

General Engineering Curriculum II

General Engineering Curriculum II:

  • PHYS 241 Statics: A study of the basic principles of mechanics applicable to rigid bodies in equilibrium, the kinematics and kinetics of particle motion and an application of these principles to the solution of a variety of practical and more complicated problems. 3 lecture-recitation hours. Prerequisite: MATH 130 and PHYS 113 or permission of the instructor.
  • PHYS 242 Mechanics of Solids: An introduction to the concepts of stress and strain, material properties, deflections of bars under axial, torsional and bending loads, statically indeterminate problems, and stress transformations. 3 lecture-recitation hours. Prerequisite: MATH 130 and PHYS 241 or permission of the instructor.
  • ENGR 330 Project Management and Engineering Economics: A detailed exploration of the issues associated with managing projects (introduced in ENGR 150), and the use of software to monitor and control project execution. The course will also explore the costs, profits and risks associated with investments in projects and new product initiatives. Topics include risk management, depreciation, discounted cash flow, cost estimating and capital budgeting and payback. Students can gain a deeper understanding the economic considerations when choosing between alternative projects, and how to manage engineering projects. Prerequisite: ENGR 150, MATH 129 or permission of instructor. 3 Lecture Hours.
  • ENGR 350/L Engineering Materials: This course examines the structures, properties and processing of engineering materials and the relationship between them. Discussion topics include physical, thermal and mechanical properties as well as strengthening and failure mechanisms of materials. Emphasis is on metals, ceramics, polymers, composites and their engineering applications. Prerequisite: CHEM 113/L, PHYS 113/L and PHYS 114/L. 3 Lecture Hours per week and 3 Laboratory Hours every two weeks.
  • ENGR 360 Probability and Engineering Statistics: This course focuses on the fundamental concepts of probability and the application of inferential statistical models used in analysis of engineering data. Topics include sampling, descriptive statistics, probability distributions, confidence intervals, hypotheses testing, regression and curve fitting, design of experiments, and use of statistical software. Consideration is given to practical issues in data collection, presentation, and analysis, as well as drawing conclusions based on data. Prerequisite: MATH 231 or permission of instructor. 3 Lecture Hours.