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The courses listed below are common to two or more programs.
EG 101 Introduction to Engineering 3 cr
Introduction to engineering fundamentals through reading, homework assignments, laboratory investigations, guest lecturers and group discussions on the engineering profession. Fee.
EG 220 Electrical Circuits 3 cr
Basic SI units. Resistive (R) networks with independent and dependent sources. Ohm's and Kirchoff's laws. Network theorems - superposition, source transformation, Thevenin's and Norton's. Inductors (L) and capacitors (C) as energy storage elements in RLC circuits. RMS values of voltages and currents. Average power and power factor in AC circuits. Prerequisite: MA 125. Fee.
EG 230 Engineering Economics 3 cr
Application of economic principles to engineering problems; calculation of capitalized costs, present worth, prospective rates of return, annual costs, selection of alternatives and minimum attractive rate of depreciation, taxation, inflation and equipment replacement. Prerequisite: EG 220 or 270 or 283. Fee.
EG 270 Engineering Thermodynamics 3 cr
First and second law of thermodynamics and applications. Prerequisites: MA 126 and PH 201. Fee.
EG 283 Statics 3 cr
Vector algebra; forces, moments, couples; equilibrium analysis of rigid bodies, beams, trusses, frames, area and mass moments of inertia, and friction. Prerequisites: MA 126. Fee.
EG 284 Dynamics 3 cr
Kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies. Work/energy and momentum methods. Prerequisite: EG 283 and MA 126. Fee.
EG 290 Special Topics in Engineering 1-5 cr
Subjects of special interest in engineering. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Fee.

EG 315

Mechanics of Materials 3 cr
An introduction to the mechanics of deformable bodies. Analysis of stress and strain. Emphasis of axial, torsional and bending loads. Deflections, deformations, and column stability. Prerequisites: EG 283, MA 227 and PH 201. Fee.
EG 360 Fluid Mechanics 3 cr
Study of the properties of fluids including fluid statics, kinematics, integral and differential equations of mass, momentum and energy conservation; dimensional analysis; flows in ducts, boundary layer flows and compressible flow. Prerequisites: MA 238, EG 284. Fee.
EG 590 Special Topics in Engineering 1-3 cr
Subjects of special interest in engineering for engineering graduate students. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor.

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