Core Courses (24 units)
This course is an introduction to the graduate study of engineering. Engineering mathematics and linear algebra, as needed for graduate study, will be covered. The Christian worldview and its perspective on advanced engineering will be examined through readings and reflections. An introduction to the topic of research and development will be provided. (3 units; Fall)
Clement, Larry W.
|09/04/2018||F||5:30 PM - 8:30 PM||Engineering 229|
This course is intended for all graduate-level engineering students to develop analytic and problem solving skills. Mathematical principles and software tools are applied to analyze and solve engineering problems. Students learn to associate differential equations and other mathematical tools with physical phenomena descriptive of a variety of engineering problems. Topics inlcude mathematical modeling of engineeirng problems; ordinary differential equations, matrix and vector analysis, linear algebra eigenvalue problems, Fourier analysis, and partial differential equations. Prerequisites: MAT245 and MAT255 (3 units; Fall)
Pontius, Frederick W.
|09/04/2018||TTh||5:30 PM - 7:00 PM||Engineering 302|
This course is an introduction to research and development in the fields of engineering. Methods for properly researching a topic, collecting and processing data, drawing conclusions and presenting results are discussed. Special attention is paid to the process of technical development as opposed to research. Co-requisite: EGR501 (3 units; Spring/Summer)
This course provides an introduction to probability, discrete and continuous random variables, probability distributions, expected values, sampling distributions, point estimation, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and general linear modeling, Specific topics include tools for describing central tendency and variability in data; methods for performing inference on population means and proportions via sample data; statistical hypothesis testing and its application to group comparisons; issues of power and sample size in study designs; and random sample and other study types. While there are some formulae and computational elements to the course, the emphasis is on qualitative nonlinear thinking, interpretation and concepts. (3 units; Spring)
Carothers, Linn E.
|01/09/2019||W||6:00 PM - 8:00 PM||TBA ONLN|
Electives (6 units)
Complete 6 units from the following:
This course will focus on computer controlled farm irrigation system evaluation and management. Topics include drip, micro-spray, furrow, border strip, and sprinkler systems. The course will also address irrigation efficiency and uniformity, and pumping costs. (3 units; As Offered)
This course will study the water well drilling, design and development. It will also investigate the pump characteristics, system head design, series and parallel operation, design of pump intakes, and variable speed electric drives and engines. (3 units; As Offered)
This course focuses on farm equipment design for disability. (3 units; As Offered)
Analog control system modeling, analysis, and design using root locus and frequency response methods. Introduction to state variable methods and digital control. Includes lab projects on real-time control systems. MATLAB and SIMULINK are used extensively as design tools. (3 units; Spring)
Properties of the principal families of materials used in mechanical engineering design with an introduction to the manufacturing processes used to convert these materials into finished products. Application of statistics and probability to material properties and manufacturing. Laboratory experiments in strength of materials, property of materials, and manufacturing processes. (3 units; Spring)
The fundamentals of machine elements in mechanical design. Includes the analysis of components under static and fatigue loadings, and the analysis, properties, and selection of machine elements such as shafts, gears, belts, chains, brakes, clutches, bearings, screw drives and fasteners. (3 units; Fall)
The course introduces the fundamental principles of mechanics applied to study the physiology of biological systems with emphasis of analyzing human movements. Primary topic areas will include kinematics, statics, and kinetics of human movement including joint and segment position (acceleration, velocity, force and torque; work and power; and inverse solution methods), and an overview of musculoskeletal anatomy and physiology. (3 units; Spring)
The course provides students with a fundamental understanding of the material selection process required in engineering for medical applications. Materials to be covered include both short-exposure, such as surgical tools and catheters, and long-exposure, such as implants / shunts. Topics to be included are: the manufacturing process, performance characteristics, biocompatibility testing, and long-term biological response (tissue formation / fibrosis). Relevant design considerations will be discussed, including common medical device standards relating to biomaterials testing and performance. (3 units; Spring)
This course covers the physical properties and flow dynamics associated with the eyes aqueous humor, the transparent fluid located in the space between the lens and the cornea. A focus will be placed on flow measurements, outflow pathways and resistance, and ocular biomechanics associated with Intraocular Pressure (IOP) changes. An emphasis will be placed on how these areas directly relate to glaucoma, including various engineered products designed to diagnosis and mitigate the disease. Corequisite: EGR 503 (3 units; As Offered)
Occupational Biomechanics is applying the field of Biomechanics to the workplace. This course will cover the relationship between human exertions on musculoskeletal injury. (3 units; As Offered)
Model design to simulate discrete event systems with basic input and output analysis using high order languages, applied to industrial systems analysis and design problems. (3 units; As Offered)
|09/04/2018||TTh||3:45 PM - 5:15 PM||Engineering 104|
Apply industrial and systems engineering and management approaches to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of material flow, information flow and cash flow for the entire supply chains. (3 units; As Offered)
Thesis/Project (6 units)
Complete the following sequence resulting in a research thesis or technical report:
This course is a continuation of graduate research and development in the fields of engineering. Faculty will supervise the research and measure progress of the work. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of nine (9) units. Prerequisite: EGR 506. (1-3 units; Fall/Spring/Summer)
Jones, Creed F.
Jones, Creed F.
This course completes the required graduate research and development sequence in the fields of engineering. The project work or research will be completed, fully documented and presented to a group of faculty, peers and observers. Prerequisite: EGR 506. (3 units; Spring)
Jones, Creed F.
Jones, Creed F.