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Courses (ENGR)

LOWER DIVISION

90. Special Topics in Engineering (1)
Selected topics from recent advances of interest to beginning engineering students.
May be repeated to a maximum of 3 units. (Lecture problems 1 hour)

101. Introduction to the Engineering Profession (1)
Freshman orientation seminar on careers in engineering. Speakers from various fields illustrate opportunities and challenges in the engineering profession.
(Lecture-problems 1 hour) Letter grade only (A-F).

202. Computer Methods in Engineering (3)
Prerequisites: CECS 174 and MATH 224.
Introduction to MATLAB and numerical methods with applications to engineering. Programming in MATLAB. Introduction to SIMULINK and other MATLAB toolboxes.
(Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

203. Engineering Problems and Analysis (3)
Prerequisite: MATH 120; Corequisite: ENGR 203L.
Formulation of engineering problems and methods for their analysis. Application of vectors, matrices, derivatives and intregration into engineering problems. Computer aided analysis using MATLAB, MathCad, etc.
(Lecture - Problems hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

203L. Engineering Problems and Analysis Laboratory (1)
Prerequisite: MATH 120; Corequisite: ENGR 203.
Computer-based exercises on fundamental concepts such as vectors, matrices, derivatives, integrals. Practical engineering problems are assigned and solved using MATLAB.
(Laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

205. Surfing the Information Superhighway – Internet Resources and Services (3)
Prerequisite: ENGL 100.
Overview of Internet resources, services and networked information systems for nonspecialists. Instructional and learning methods include a combination of lecture, on-line demonstrations, class discussions, guest speakers, and computer lab exercises.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

UPPER DIVISION

302I. Energy and Environment: A Global Perspective (3)
Prerequisites: Completion of the G.E. Foundation, one or more Explorations courses, and upper-division standing.
Renewable/nonrenewable energy sources, including fossil fuels, nuclear, solar, wind, wave, geothermal, hydroelectric and biomass. Available resources, market, trends, and technology. Energy conservation, balance, alternatives, social, cultural, and political impacts. Ecosystem, human-induced climate changes. Environment and power generation, pollution, ozone depletion. Recycling.
(Lecture-Problem 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

304. Engineering Problem Solving and Design (3)
Prerequisite: MATH 117 or three and one half years of high school mathematics, including algebra, geometry, intermediate algebra and one-half year of trigonometry.
Problem solving process: Define, Solve, Alternatives, and Implement. Problem solving tools: Analytical, Graphical, and Computer-based. Procedures for creative problem solving. Nature of engineering design to meet a need. Design process overview. Critical thinking exercises using real-life examples. Team projects: Written reports and oral presentations required.
(Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

310. Business Communications in Engineering Profession (3)
Prerequisites: ENGL 100, COMM 110.
Basic concepts for understanding/practice of communication in world of business for managers and professionals. Language/conversations in business and role in coordinating actions, resolving breakdowns in work and customer satisfaction. Business writing formats, formal report, business conversation. International, technical, and linguistic developments in business communication.
(Lecture - Discussion 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

330. Manufacturing Processes (3)
Prerequisite: MAE 322.
Primary manufacturing processes for metals, plastics, composites, and ceramics such as casting, metal-forming, injection molding, blow molding, and powder processing. Computer simulation.
(Lecture-problems 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

340. Guitar Electronics: Engineering Sound (3)
Prerequisites: Upper division standing, completion of GE Foundation requirements, one course from G.E. category Blb.
Historical review of electro-magnetic principles and their application to the reproduction, modification, and creation of sound. The electric guitar, its amplifiers, and special effects devices (analog and digital) will be used to gain practical experience. Electrical safety, physiology and physics of the ear.
Not open for credit to students with credit in EE 333. (Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

348. Introduction to Information Security, Privacy, and Societal Implications (3)
Prerequisites: Junior standing, computer literacy, and familiarity with PC and Internet.
Provides basic understanding of some general principles of computer and information security, privacy, business/societal implications. Discussions, demonstrations, and exercises. Overview of underlying security principles, methodologies and products, privacy/societal implications, and concept of “Trustworthy” computing for security in organizations and personal computer/internet use.
(Lecture-discussion 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

350. Computers, Ethics and Society (3)
Prerequisites: Three (3) units from GE Category A.1 (Writing) and 3 units from GE Category D (Social and Behavioral Science).
An examination of the social impact of information technologies. Topics include a survey of the technology (software, hardware and key applications), ethical obligations of specialists, the computer in the workplace, shifts of power, privacy, and legal issues related to computing.
(Lecture-problems 3 hrs)

370I. Astronautics and Space (3)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Foundation requirements, one or more Explorations courses, and upper-division standing.
Combines the disciplines of space engineering with economics, human physiology, satellite meteorology, earth resources and environmental science, astronautics and space exploration. Emphasis on oral and written communications, numeracy and use of computers. Extensive use of computer animation, videographics and the Internet.
(Lecture–problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

375. Total Quality and Continuous Improvement (3)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Foundation requirements, one or more Explorations courses, and upper-division standing.
Total Quality approach to achieve Continuous Improvement. Quality gurus and Deming’s philosophy on TQM, Strategic planning, Customer satisfaction, TQM tools, data representation, Worker empowerment/ teamwork, Supply chain management, Statistical tools for controlling quality, ISO 9000, Malcolm Baldrige Award, Deming’s Prize, practice and Case studies. Team projects.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

391. Engineering and Civilization (3)
Prerequisites: Completion of G.E. Foundation, one or more Explorations course, and upper-division standing.
Interaction between human beings, environment, resources, engineering, science, including impact of engineering and technology on society. Readings/lectures providing perspective and insight into current problems at interfaces between engineering and other disciplines, especially anthropology, art, ecology, economics, philosophy, psychology, science, social sciences.
(Lecture-Problems: 3 hours.)

461. Manufacturing Resource Planning (3)
Prerequisite: Upper division standing.
Principles of manufacturing resources planning, operations management, and control. Forecasting techniques, production planning and scheduling procedures, and analysis of manufacturing resources. Material inventory activities, facilities and physical plant layout, production process and equipment, and productivity and quality. Team projects using computer modeling software.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

483. Computer Integrated Manufacturing (3)
Prerequisite: ENGR 330.
Principles and practices of the function of computers in controlling the manufacturing process, including hardware and software requirements for computer automation; computer architectures used in manufacturing; computer-aided design; manufacturing systems; computer controlled manufacturing equipment; simulation; quality assurance; programming the factory.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

492B. Internship In Engineering (3)
Prerequisite: Upper division standing and consent of the instructor.
A Co-Op field experience. Students who qualify can be placed in a major- or career-related, pre-professional experience as an employee in private industry or in public agencies.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units. (Lecture-problems 3 hours)

GRADUATE LEVEL

511. Quality Assurance in Manufacturing (3)
Prerequisites: CE 406 or consent of instructor, and graduate standing.
In-depth studies of planning for quality, productivity and competitive positioning in manufacturing. Understanding the TQM process. Inspection and standardization and product reliability strategies. Case study projects.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

532. Logistics Principles and Practice (3)
Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Logistics concepts, history, industry and military practice, lessons learned, and the complete product life cycle. Logistics processes including maintainability, support resource identification and technical documentation and training. Engineering design influence on product maintenance and material and operational support.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

574. Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Processes (3)
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor, and graduate standing.
Build from manufacturing process into factory integration, study of advanced manufacturing processes including composites, electronics manufacturing, automated material handling, assembly, inspection, warehousing, factory and office of the future. Automation, robotic applications, flexible manufacturing systems, group technology and the economics of the automated systems.
(Lecture and Computer Laboratory, 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

591. Engineers to Managers – A Transition (3)
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and graduate standing.
Engineers transitioning to management. Engineering mindset advantages and disadvantages; Successful managers; Corporations - system of people, machines, and facilities; Requirements; Inter-acting disciplines; “people skills” in non-coercive supervision; Technical managers; Strategic planning/implementation; Changes and technology; Total Quality Management (TQM); Team projects.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

596. Special Projects in Engineering Management (3)
Prerequisites: Eligible for advancement to candidacy and consent of instructor.
Under faculty supervision students will pursue synthesis work, as a culminating experience, on the topics learned for the interdisciplinary MSEM degree. In consultation with the Program Advisor, an Independent Study form must be completed. An acceptable project report must be submitted.
Can be repeated for credit to a maximum of 6 units. Letter grade only (A-F).

790. Advanced Special Topics in Engineering (4)
Prerequisites: MS or equivalent and formally admitted to the Ph.D. program.
Each offering is based on an area of Engineering in which recent advances have been made. Specific topics will be recorded on student’s transcripts.
Repeatable to a maximum of 8 units with different topics. Course Survey Form must be completed. Letter grade only (A-F).

795. Advanced Directed Studies (4)
Prerequisites: MS or equivalent and formally admitted to the Ph.D. program.
Explorations of theoretical and experimental (if applicable) Engineering problems in great depth with emphasis on mathematical modeling and analysis. Students must present the findings in a formal report and a seminar.
May be repeated to a maximum of 8 units. Course Survey Form must be completed. Letter grade only (A-F).

798. Doctoral Dissertation (4-12)
Prerequisites: Enrollment is limited to students formally admitted to the Ph.D. program who have passed the preliminary examinations and research tool tests on completion of at least 48 units of course work.
A written dissertation proposal containing an outline of the research to be undertaken and references to relevant source material must be submitted. Only upon a positive recommendation a student may embark on a dissertation.
Minimum 4 units per semester. May be repeated until the work is completed; any work beyond the maximum of 12 units does not count toward the degree. Letter grade only (A-F).

Courses (MSEM)

UPPER DIVISION

406B. Engineering Economy and Administration (3)
Prerequisite or Corequisite: ECON 300 or consent of instructor.
Engineering management principles and economic analysis: with time value of money, after-tax analysis for rate of return. Graduate students will be required to do an additional assignment.
Letter grade only (A-F).

461B. Manufacturing Resource Planning (3)
Prerequisite: Upper division standing.
Basic principles of manufacturing resources planning, operations management, and control. Forecasting techniques, production planning and scheduling procedures, and analysis of manufacturing resources. Material inventory activities, facilities and physical plant layout, production process and equipment, and productivity and quality. Team projects with modeling software.
Letter grade only (A-F).

483B. Computer Integrated Manufacturing (3)
Prerequisite: ENGR 330.
Principles and practices o f the function of computers in controlling the manufacturing process, including hardware and software requirements for computer automation; computer architectures used in manufacturing; computer-aided design; manufacturing systems; computer controlled manufacturing equipment; simulation; quality assurance; programming the factory.
Letter grade only (A-F).

GRADUATE LEVEL

505B. Quantitative Methods for Engineering Managers (3)
Prerequisite: MAE 501 or 502 or equivalents.
Quantitative approaches in engineering management decision-making. Computer-based tools used in management decision-making - basis for decision or validate decisions made using subjective approaches. Linear/dynamic programming, network analysis, Monte Carlo simulation and queuing models. Computer-based tools and interpreting results. Problem formulation emphasized.
Letter grade only (A-F).

506B. Management of Engineering Technology and Innovation (3)
Prerequisite: Graduate engineering standing.
Analysis of the principles and theory of engineering administrative organizations, information systems, management functions, decision making tools, strategies and administrative policy formulations.
Letter grade only (A-F).

507B. Engineering Project Management (3)
Prerequisite: Graduate engineering standing.
Theory and philosophies of project management, principles of internal and industrial organization planning and control systems, motion in time study, industrial statistics, industrial research as aid to decision making.
Letter grade only (A-F).

508B. Systems Engineering and Integration (3)
Prerequisite: Senior standing or consent of instructor.
Introduction to the tools and methods employed by systems engineers in the aerospace industry. Development of system functions, requirements, verification and validation, and interfaces in the context of integrated product teams and the product life cycle. Trade studies and risk management. Projects are assigned and written reports and oral presentations are required.
Letter grade only (A-F).

511B. Advanced Manufacturing Management Systems (3)
Prerequisite: Consent to instructor.
Management systems for Integrated Product Development and Concurrent Engineering; Quality, Productivity and Costs, emphasis Just-in-Time Manufacturing; Quality-Based Manufacturing Systems: TQM and ISO 9000; Customer Requirement and Quality Function Deployment; Design Manufacturing and Assembly, Poka-Yoke; Demand-Driven, “Pull” manufacturing. “Lean Enterprise”.
Letter grade only (A-F).

532B. Logistics Principles and Practice (3)
Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Logistics concepts, history, industry and military practice, lessons learned, and the complete product life cycle. Logistics processes including maintainability, support resource identification and technical documentation and training. Engineering design influence on product maintenance and material and operational support.
Letter grade only (A-F).

570B. Engineering Management Principles and Applications (3)
Prerequisite: Graduate standing, or consent of instructor.
Engineering management principles/applications. Relationships of management functions -modern products or service based companies. Technical organization in global market place. Reengineering, empowerment, concurrent engineering, and systemic thinking. Evolutionary theories of management. Strategic planning, goal setting, communication, resource distribution, etc. Team projects.
Letter grade only (A-F).

590B. Directed Studies in Engineering Management (3)
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Offers an opportunity to explore and learn in depth specific subject areas in engineering management under the guidance of a faculty. In addition, a student must submit a high quality report within the scope of the engineering management topics covered.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics in different semesters. Letter grading only (A-F).

591B. Engineers to Managers – A Transition (3)
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and graduate standing.
Engineers transitioning to management. Engineering mindset advantages and disadvantages; Successful managers; Corporations - system of people, machines, and facilities; Requirements; Inter-acting disciplines; “people skills” in non-coercive supervision; Technical managers; Managing Changes and technology; Team projects.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

596B. Special Projects in Engineering Management (3)
Prerequisites: Eligible for advancement to candidacy and consent of instructor.
Under faculty supervision students will pursue synthesis work, as a culminating experience, on the topics learned for the interdisciplinary MSEM degree. In consultation with the Program Advisor, an Independent Study form must be completed. An acceptable project report must be submitted.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units. Letter grade only (A-F).