Spring Certificate Courses by Department

Spring Semester — Jan 19 - May 14, 2021

Advanced Materials for Sustainable Infrastructure Graduate Certificate (pending approval)

  • CIV ENG 5231 Infrastructure Strengthening with Composites (LEC 3.0)
    The course presents composite materials and includes principles of reinforcing and strengthening for flexure, shear, and ductility enhancement in buildings and bridges. It covers the design of existing members strengthened with externally bonded laminates and near surface mounted composites. Case studies are discussed. (Co-listed with Arch Eng 5231)

  • CIV ENG 5448 Green Engineering: Analysis of Constructed Facilities  (LEC 3.0)
    Environmentally sound design and construction practices. Includes design issues, material selection and site issues that can reduce the impact on the environment caused by the construction process. LEED certification covered in depth. (Co-listed with Arch Eng 5448)


Building Systems Engineering Graduate Certificate (pending approval)

  • ARCH ENG 4800 Principals of HVAC (LEC 3.0)
    Heating, ventilating, and air conditioning principles related to the heat loss and heat gain calculations for commercial buildings. Calculations will be performed manually and using current computer software. Analysis and specification of the building envelope components, with an emphasis on improving energy efficiency by reducing heating and cooling loads.

  • ENG MGT 5111 Management for Engineers and Scientists (LEC 3.0)
    The transition of the engineer or scientist to manager; study of management roles and theory, organizational systems and behavior, managing and motivating technical personnel, leadership, communication, processes, and customer focus.
  • ENG MGT 5320 Project Management  (LEC 3.0)
    Organization structure and staffing; motivation, authority and influence; conflict management; project planning; network systems; pricing, estimating, and cost control; proposal preparation; project information systems; international project management. (Co-listed Sys Eng 5105)
  • ARCH ENG 5449 Engineering and Construction Contract Specifications (LEC 3.0)
    Legal and business aspects of contracts and contracting procedure in the construction industry. Topics include formulation of contracts in common law, engineering services contracts, and construction project contract documents and contract administration issues. Prerequisite: Arch Eng 4448 with a grade of "C" or better. (Co-listed with Civ Eng 5449).
  • ARCH ENG 5820 Building Lighting Systems (LEC 3.0)
    Design and specifications for interior and exterior building illumination systems. Work includes study of applicable NFPA 70 (NEC) and related building codes. Prerequisites: Senior standing and Physics 2135.

Contemporary Structural Engineering Graduate Certificate

  • CIV ENG 5207 Computer Methods of Structural Analysis (LEC 3.0)
    Force and displacement matrix methods and computer methods applied to structural analysis. Analysis of indeterminate structures such as continuous beams, and two and three dimensional frames and trusses. Analysis of indeterminate structures involving temperature and support settlements effects using computer methods formulation. (Co-listed with Arch Eng 5207)

  • CIV ENG 5210 Advanced Steel Structures Design (LEC 3.0)
    The design of structural steel systems into a final integrated structure. Plate girders, composite systems, stability, connections, rigid frames, single and multistory buildings, and similar type problems of interest to the student. Use of the computer as a tool to aid in the design will be emphasized. (Co-listed with Arch Eng 5210)

  • CIV ENG 5231 Infrastructure Strengthening with Composites (LEC 3.0)
    The course presents composite materials and includes principles of reinforcing and strengthening for flexure, shear, and ductility enhancement in buildings and bridges. It covers the design of existing members strengthened with externally bonded laminates and near surface mounted composites. Case studies are discussed. (Co-listed with Arch Eng 5231)
  • CIV ENG 6213 Advanced Design in Steel and Lightweight Structures (LEC 3.0)
    A critical evaluation of the theories of design and actual behavior of metal components and their connections. The basis of the development of the pertaining codes will be considered. Prerequisite: Preceded or accompanied by Civ Eng 5207.

Geoenvironmental Engineering Certificate

  • CIV ENG 5360 Water Resources And Wastewater Engineering (LEC 3.0)
    Application of engineering principles to the planning and design of multipurpose projects involving water resources development and wastewater collection/treatment/disposal/systems. Latest concepts in engineering analysis are applied to evaluation of alternative solutions. Prerequisites: Civ Eng 3333, 3335, 3615. (Co-listed with Env Eng 5360)
  • CIV ENG 5640 Environmental Law And Regulations (LEC 3.0)
    This course provides comprehensive coverage of environmental laws and regulations dealing with air, water, wastewater, and other media. The primary focus is permitting, reporting, and compliance protocols. The course topics include U.S. and international legal systems and judicial processes, liability, enforcement, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act (NPDES) permitting), Safe Drinking Water Act, OSGA, TSCA, RCRA, AND CERCLA. Case studies will be emphasized. (Co-listed with Env Eng 5640)

  • CIV ENG 5650 Public Health Engineering (LEC 3.0)
    Review of Neurocontrol and Optimization, Introduction to Approximate Dynamic Programming (ADP), Reinforcement Learning (RL), Combined Concepts of ADP and RL - Heuristic Dynamic Programming (HDP), Dual Heuristic Programming (DHP), Global Dual Heuristic Programming (GDHP), and Case Studies. (Co-listed with Comp Eng 6320, Mech Eng 6458, Aero Eng 6458 and Sys Eng 6215)

  • CIV ENG 5670 Solid Waste Management (LEC 3.0)
    A systematic study of the sources, amounts and characteristics of solid wastes and methods used for their collection, reclamation, and ultimate disposal. (Co-listed with Env Eng 5670)

  • CIV ENG 5744 Geosynthetics in Engineering (LEC 3.0)
    Geotechnical principles are applied to design of geosynthetic systems for foundation support, earth retention, drainage, and disposal of hazardous conventional wastes. Geosynthetic testing and identification. Emphasis is on design of geosynthetic earth reinforcement, roadway stabilization, filters, and waste containment systems.

 Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering Graduate Certificate

  • CIV ENG 5716 Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering  (LEC 3.0) 
    Geotechnical earthquake hazards and mitigations, damage to structures, plate tectonics, seismicity, wave propagation, characterization of ground motions, theory of vibrations (1-DOF), effect of local soil conditions on ground response, development of design ground motions, liquefaction, dynamic lateral earth pressures and slope stability/deformation.

  • CIV ENG 6712 Computer Modeling in Geotechnical Engineering (LEC 3.0) 
    Survey of computer methods of analyzing and modeling complex geotechnical engineering problems. Computer applications, data analysis, and result interpretations. Topics include constitutive modeling, foundation engineering, seepage, unsaturated flow problem, slope stability analysis, consolidation, excavation, tunneling, and dynamic soil-structure interaction. Prerequisite: Civ Eng 3715 and graduate standing.


  Infrastructure Renewal Graduate Certificate

  • CIV ENG 5231 Infrastructure Strengthening with Composites (LEC 3.0) 
    The course presents composite materials and includes principles of reinforcing and strengthening for flexure, shear, and ductility enhancement in buildings and bridges. It covers the design of existing members strengthened with externally bonded laminates and near surface mounted composites. Case studies are discussed. (Co-listed with Arch Eng 5231)

  • CIV ENG 5744 Geosynthetics in Engineering (LEC 3.0)
    The course presents composite materials and includes principles of reinforcing and strengthening for flexure, shear, and ductility enhancement in buildings and bridges. It covers the design of existing members strengthened with externally bonded laminates and near surface mounted composites. Case studies are discussed. (Co-listed with Arch Eng 5231)
  • CIV ENG 5210 Advanced Steel Structures Design (LEC 3.0)
    The design of structural steel systems into a final integrated structure. Plate girders, composite systems, stability, connections, rigid frames, single and multistory buildings, and similar type problems of interest to the student. Use of the computer as a tool to aid in the design will be emphasized. (Co-listed with Arch Eng 5210)

  • AERO ENG 5282 Introduction to Composite Materials & Structures (LEC 3.0)
    Introduction to fiber-reinforced composite materials and structures with emphasis on analysis and design. Composite micromechanics, lamination theory and failure criteria. Design procedures for structures made of composite materials. An overview of fabrication and experimental characterization. (Co-listed with Mech Eng 5282)

Surface Water Resources Graduate Certificate (pending approval)

Big Data Management and Analytics Graduate Certificate

  • COMP SCI 5300 Database Systems (LEC 3.0))
    This course introduces the advanced database concepts of normalization and functional dependencies, transaction models, concurrency and locking, timestamping, serializability, recovery techniques, and query planning and optimization. Students will participate in programming projects. Prerequisite: A "C" or better grade in both Comp Sci 1200 and Comp Sci 2300.

  • COMP SCI 5402 Introduction to Data Mining (LEC 3.0)
    The key objectives of this course are two-fold: (1) to teach the fundamental concepts of data mining and (2) to provide extensive hands-on experience in applying the concepts to real-world applications. The core topics to be covered in this course include classification, clustering, association analysis, data preprocessing, and outlier/novelty detection. Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in all of Comp Sci 2300, Comp Sci 2500, and one of Stat 3113, Stat 3115, Stat 3117 or Stat 5643. 

Big Data Management and Security Graduate Certificate

  • COMP SCI 5402 Introduction to Data Mining (LEC 3.0)
    The key objectives of this course are two-fold: (1) to teach the fundamental concepts of data mining and (2) to provide extensive hands-on experience in applying the concepts to real-world applications. The core topics to be covered in this course include classification, clustering, association analysis, data preprocessing, and outlier/novelty detection. Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in all of Comp Sci 2300, Comp Sci 2500, and one of Stat 3113, Stat 3115, Stat 3117 or Stat 5643. 


Information Systems and Cloud Computing Graduate Certificate

  • COMP SCI 5200 Analysis Of Algorithms (LEC 3.0)
    The purpose of this course is to teach the techniques needed to analyze algorithms. The focus of the presentation is on the practical application of these techniques to such as sorting, backtracking, and graph algorithms. Prerequisite: A "C" or better grade in Comp Sci 2500.

  • COMP SCI 5300 Database Systems (LEC 3.0)
    This course introduces the advanced database concepts of normalization and functional dependencies, transaction models, concurrency and locking, timestamping, serializability, recovery techniques, and query planning and optimization. Students will participate in programming projects. Prerequisite: A "C" or better grade in both Comp Sci 1200 and Comp Sci 2300.

  • COMP SCI 5402 Introduction to Data Mining (LEC 3.0)
    The key objectives of this course are two-fold: (1) to teach the fundamental concepts of data mining and (2) to provide extensive hands-on experience in applying the concepts to real-world applications. The core topics to be covered in this course include classification, clustering, association analysis, data preprocessing, and outlier/novelty detection. Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in all of Comp Sci 2300, Comp Sci 2500, and one of Stat 3113, Stat 3115, Stat 3117 or Stat 5643. 

Wireless Networks and Mobile Systems Graduate Certificate

  • COMP SCI 6603 Advanced Topics in Wireless Networks (LEC 3.0)
    Introduces the fundamentals and recent advances in wireless networking. Coverage includes cellular networks, wireless and mobile ad hoc networks, wireless mesh networks, sensor networks and wireless LANs with a focus on network operation. Special topics selected from the literature on wireless network security will also be addressed. Prerequisite: A "C" or better grade in Comp Sci 4600 or equivalent.

  • COMP SCI 6604 Mobile and Sensor Data Management (LEC 3.0)
    Architectures of mobile computing systems; Mobile-IP support in mobile computing systems; location data management, Broadcasting and indexing, replication control; caching, fault tolerance and reliability of mobile systems; adhoc and sensor routing schemes, key management.

 

Advanced Control Systems Graduate Certificate

  • ELEC ENG 5300 Digital Control (LEC 3.0) 
    Analysis and design of digital control systems. Review of ztransforms; root locus and frequency response methods; state space analysis and design techniques; controllability, observability and estimation. Examination of digital control algorithms.

  • ELEC ENG 5325 Applied Nonlinear Control or ELEC ENG 6320 Nonlinear Control Systems
    Numerical solution methods, describing function analysis, direct and indirect methods of Liapunov stability, applications to the Lure problem - Popov circle criterion. Applications to system design and feedback linearizations.

  • ELEC ENG 6310 Optimal Control and Estimation (LEC 3.0) 
    Review of linear quadratic regulators (LQR), LQR extensions; constrained optimization (Pontragin's minimum principle); review of probability theory and random processes; optimal prediction and filters; frequency domain properties of LQR and Kalman filters; linear quadratic Gaussian (LQG) control; model uncertainties, frequency shaping, LQG/LTR design methodology.


Automation Engineering and PLC Graduate Certificate

  • ELEC ENG 5340 Advanced PLC (LAB 1.0 and LEC 2.0)
    Advanced programmable logic controller (PLC) programming, function block, structured text, function chart, sequencer. Factory communications, system simulation, human-machine interface (HMI) programming. Advanced PID control. Network security and reliability. Class-wide project. Prerequisite: Elec Eng 3340.

  • ELEC ENG 5345 PLC Motion Control (LEC 3.0)
    Factory automation motion control integrated with programmable logic controllers, servo control, variable-speed drive control, PackML state model, sizing motors and drives, machine safety, and experience with commercial hardware/software. Laboratory exercises on small-scale standard applications such as coordinated motion of multiple axes and camming.

  • ELEC ENG 5350/CHEM ENG 5190 Plantwide Process Control (LEC 3.0)Synthesis of control schemes for continuous and batch chemical plants from concept to implementation. Mulitloop control, RGA, SVD, constraint control, multivariable model predictive control, control sequence descriptions. Design project involving a moderately complicated multivariable control problem. (Co-listed with Chem Eng 5190) 

Computational Intelligence Graduate Certificate

  • ELEC ENG 5370/SYS ENG 5212 Introduction to Neural Networks and Applications (LEC 3.0)
    The course provides an introduction to basic neural network architectures and their applications. Students learn to construct neural networks and train them to solve engineering problems, specifically pattern recognition and function approximation. Mathematical analysis of network architectures, training algorithms and practical applications of neural nets. (Co-listed with Sys Eng 5212)

  • COMP ENG 6310/ENG MGT 6410/COMP SCI 6202/MECH ENG 6447/AERO ENG 6447 Markov Decision Processes (LEC 3.0)
    Review of linear quadratic regulators (LQR), LQR extensions; constrained optimization (Pontragin's minimum principle); review of probability theory and random processes; optimal prediction and filters; frequency domain properties of LQR and Kalman filters; linear quadratic Gaussian (LQG) control; model uncertainties, frequency shaping, LQG/LTR design methodology.

  • COMP ENG 6320/ELEC ENG 6360/SYS ENG 6215 Adaptive Dynamic Programming (LEC 3.0)
    Review of Neurocontrol and Optimization, Introduction to Approximate Dynamic Programming (ADP), Reinforcement Learning (RL), Combined Concepts of ADP and RL - Heuristic Dynamic Programming (HDP), Dual Heuristic Programming (DHP), Global Dual Heuristic Programming (GDHP), and Case Studies. (Co-listed with Comp Eng 6320, Mech Eng 6458, Aero Eng 6458 and Sys Eng 6215)


Computer Architecture and Embedded Systems Graduate Certificate (pending approval)

  • COMP ENG 5110 Principles of Computer Architecture (LEC 3.0)
    Principles of performance measurement and instruction set design; advanced issues in pipelining; instruction level parallelism (dynamic scheduling, branch prediction, multi-issue processors); memory hierarchies for superscalar processors; multiprocessors; multi-threading; storage systems; and interconnection networks. (Co-listed with Comp Sci 5803)

  • COMP ENG 5170 Real-Time Systems (LEC 3.0)
    Introduction to real-time (R-T) systems and R-T kernels, also known as R-T operating systems, with an emphasis on scheduling algorithms. The course also includes specification, analysis, design and validation techniques for R-T systems. Course includes a team project to design an appropriate R-T operating system. (Co-listed with Comp Sci 5205)

  • COMP ENG 5220 Digital System Modeling (LEC 3.0)
    Digital system modeling for simulation, synthesis, and rapid system prototyping. Structural and behavioral models, concurrent and sequential language elements, resolved signals, generics, configuration, test benches, processes and case studies.

Cyber-Physical Systems Graduate Certificate

  • COMP ENG 5170 Real-Time Systems  (LEC 3.0) 
    Introduction to real-time (R-T) systems and R-T kernels, also known as R-T operating systems, with an emphasis on scheduling algorithms. The course also includes specification, analysis, design and validation techniques for R-T systems. Course includes a team project to design an appropriate R-T operating system. (Co-listed with Comp Sci 5205)

  • COMP ENG 5410 Introduction to Computer Communication Networks (LEC 3.0) 
    Design of computer networks with emphasis on network architecture, protocols and standards, performance considerations, and network technologies. Topics include: LAN, MAN, WAN, congestion/flow/error control, routing, addressing, broadcasting, multicasting, switching, and internetworking. A modeling tool is used for network design and simulation.
  • COMP ENG 5420 Introduction to Network Security (LEC 3.0)
    This course examines basic issues in network management, testing, and security; it also discusses key encryption, key management, authentication, intrusion detection, malicious attack, and insider threats. Security of electronic mail and electronic commerce systems is also presented.

  • COMP ENG 6410/SYS ENG 6321 Modeling Complex Systems (LEC 3.0)
    Engineering Systems of today are non-linear, distributed, global, and adaptive to their environment in both space and time, thereby creating emergent behaviors. This course covers the current modeling tools and techniques used in modeling and architecting these complex systems. (Co-listed with SYS ENG 6321)

  • COMP ENG 6420/SYS ENG 6324 Wireless Ad hoc and Sensor Networks (LEC 3.0)
    Introduction to ad hoc and sensor networks, IEEE standards, heterogeneity, quality of service, wireless channel issues, energy awareness, power and topology control, routing, scheduling, rate adaptation, self-organization, admission and flow control, energy harvesting, security and trust levels, hardware and applications. (Co-listed with Elec Eng 6430 and Sys Eng 6324) 

Electric Machines and Drives Graduate Certificate

  • ELEC ENG 5500 Electric Drive Systems (LEC 3.0) 
    Course content is roughly 1/3 power electronics, 1/3 applied control and 1/3 electric machinery and focuses on analysis, simulation, and control design of electric drive based speed, torque, and position control systems.


Electric Power Systems Engineering Graduate Certificate

  • ELEC ENG 5001 Microgrids Systems and Architecture (LEC 3.0)
    This course is designed to give the department an opportunity to test a new course. Variable title.

  • ELEC ENG 5540 Power Systems Engineering (LEC 3.0)
    Network analysis applied to power systems; the load flow concept; economic operation of power systems; synchronous machine reactances and transient stability; symmetrical components and asymmetrical faults; protective relaying.

  • ELEC ENG 6570 Surge Phenomena in Power Systems (LEC 3.0)
    Study of transmission system insulation, distributed constant lines, terminations, multiple reflections, lighting performance, characteristics of sustained and switching overvoltages, surge voltages due to system faults, energizing and reclosing of circuit breakers. Methods of reducing overvoltages to acceptable levels.

Electromagnetic Compatibility Graduate Certificate (pending approval)

  • COMP ENG 5620 Signal Integrity (LEC 3.0)
    Signal integrity ensures signals transmitted over a propagation path maintain sufficient fidelity for proper receiver operation. Compromised signal integrity is often associated with parasitics (e.g. unintentional inductance, capacitance). Theory and CAD tools used for signal integrity analysis of functioning designs. (Co-listed with Elec Eng 5620)

  • ELEC ENG 6140 Advanced RF & Time Domain Measurements (LEC 3.0)
    Advanced measurement techniques and instrumentation: Oscilloscopes (Real time and sampling, A/D conversion errors, Probing, Jitter, Noise), Spectrum analyzer (concepts, applications), Network Analyzer (concepts, calibration), Impedance measurements. Lab experiments are a main part of this class. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

  • ELEC ENG 6630 Computational Electromagnetics (LEC 3.0)
    Differential-equation based numerical methods-finite element, finite-difference, and finite-difference time-domain-for solving static and dynamic equations of electromagnetics. Applications considered are multi-conductor transmission lines, Maxwell's equations for radiation and scattering, and electric machinery. Prerequisite: Elec Eng 3600.

Signal Processing Integrity (pending approval)

  • ELEC ENG 5440 Stochastic Signal Analysis I (LEC 3.0)
    Introduction to the application of probabilistic models to typical electrical engineering problems. Topics include: methods for describing random voltages, random digital signals, correlation, linear mean-square estimation, linear transformation of random digital signals, and bit-error rate calculation for communication systems. Prerequisites: Math 3304 and Elec Eng 2120.

  • COMP ENG 5620 Signal Integrity (LEC 3.0)
    Signal integrity ensures signals transmitted over a propagation path maintain sufficient fidelity for proper receiver operation. Compromised signal integrity is often associated with parasitics (e.g. unintentional inductance, capacitance). Theory and CAD tools used for signal integrity analysis of functioning designs. (Co-listed with Elec Eng 5620)

Geoanalytics and Geointelligence Graduate Certificate

  • GEOL ENG 4115 Statistical Methods in Geology and Engineering (LEC 3.0)
    Statistical methods in engineering and geological applications including site investigations and environmental data analyses. Introduction to spatial correlation analysis and geostatistical techniques such as kriging for resource evaluation and estimation.

  • GEOL ENG 5144 Remote Sensing Technology (LAB 1.0 and LEC 2.0)
    Principles of digital image processing including image enhancement and multispectral classification. Emphasis upon design and implementation of remote sensing systems and analysis of remotely sensed data for geotechnical and environmental investigations. Prerequisite: Geology 1110. (Co-listed with Geology 4310).

Geological Hazards Graduate Certificate

  • GEOL ENG 5144 Remote Sensing Technology (LAB 1.0 and LEC 2.0)
    Principles of digital image processing including image enhancement and multispectral classification. Emphasis upon design and implementation of remote sensing systems and analysis of remotely sensed data for geotechnical and environmental investigations. Prerequisite: Geology 1110. (Co-listed with Geology 4310).

  • GEOL ENG 5782 Environmental and Engineering Geophysics (LEC 2.0 and LAB 1.0
    An introduction to the theory and application of the gravity, magnetic, resistivity, self-potential, induced polarization and electromagnetic methods as applied to the solution of engineering and environmental problems. Prerequisite: Math 2222. (Co-listed with Geophys 5782).
  • GEOL ENG 6625 Applications in Geological Engineering (LEC 3.0)
    Content is focused on practical aspects of geological engineering. Geotechnical, environmental and geohydrologic case studies are presented to illustrate concepts and relate theory to applications.

  • GEOL ENG 5144 Remote Sensing Technology (LAB 1.0 and LEC 2.0)
    Principles of digital image processing including image enhancement and multispectral classification. Emphasis upon design and implementation of remote sensing systems and analysis of remotely sensed data for geotechnical and environmental investigations. Prerequisite: Geology 1110. (Co-listed with Geology 4310). 

Military Geological Engineering Graduate Certificate

  • GEOL ENG 5782 Environmental and Engineering Geophysics (LEC 2.0 and LAB 1.0)
    An introduction to the theory and application of the gravity, magnetic, resistivity, self-potential, induced polarization and electromagnetic methods as applied to the solution of engineering and environmental problems. Prerequisite: Math 2222. (Co-listed with Geophys 5782).

  • GEO ENG 3175 Geomorphology And Terrain Analysis (LEC 2.0 and LAB 1.0)
    Study of geomorphic processes, landform development, and surficial materials. Stresses evaluation of the engineering properties of terrain for site selection and design of engineered structures. Prerequisite: Geo Eng 1150.
  • GEOL ENG 6625 Applications in Geological Engineering (LEC 3.0)
    Content is focused on practical aspects of geological engineering. Geotechnical, environmental and geohydrologic case studies are presented to illustrate concepts and relate theory to applications.


Space Resources Graduate Certificate

  • GEO ENG 5144 Remote Sensing Technology (LAB 1.0 and LEC 2.0)
    Principles of digital image processing including image enhancement and multispectral classification. Emphasis upon design and implementation of remote sensing systems and analysis of remotely sensed data for geotechnical and environmental investigations. Prerequisite: Geology 1110. (Co-listed with Geology 4310).

  • GEO ENG 5443 Subsurface Exploration (LAB 1.0 and LEC 2.0)
    Lectures and field and laboratory exercises in the use of geologic and geophysical techniques for evaluation of subsurface geology and resources. Prerequisite: Geo Eng 1150.

Subsurface Water Resources Graduate Certificate

  • GEO ENG 5782 Environmental and Engineering Geophysics (LEC 2.0 and LAB 1.0)
    An introduction to the theory and application of the gravity, magnetic, resistivity, self-potential, induced polarization and electromagnetic methods as applied to the solution of engineering and environmental problems. Prerequisite: Math 2222. (Co-listed with Geophys 5782).

 

 

Manufacturing Systems Graduate Certificate

  • MECH ENG 5236 Fracture Mechanics (LEC 3.0)
    AERO ENG 5236 Fracture Mechanics (LEC 3.0)
    Linear elastic and plastic mathematical models for stresses around cracks; concepts of stress intensity; strain energy release rates; correlation of models with experiment; determination of plane stress and plane strain parameters; application to design.

  • MECH ENG 5282 Introduction to Composite Materials and Structures (LEC 3.0)
    AERO ENG 5282 Introduction to Composite Materials and Structures (LEC 3.0)
    Introduction to fiber-reinforced composite materials and structures with emphasis on analysis and design. Composite micromechanics, lamination theory and failure criteria. Design procedures for structures made of composite materials. An overview of fabrication and experimental characterization.

  • ENG MGT 5515 Integrated Product and Process Design (LEC 3.0)
    MECH ENG 5757 Integrated Product and Process Design (LEC 3.0)
    Emphasize design policies of concurrent engineering and teamwork, and documenting of design process knowledge. Integration of product realization activities covering important aspects of a product life cycle such as "customer" needs analysis, concept generation, concept selection, product modeling, process development, and end of product life options.

  • MECH ENG 5656 Design for Manufacture (LEC 3.0)
    Course covers the approach of concurrent product and process design. Topics includes: principle of DFM, New product design process, process capabilities and limitations, Taguchi method, tolerancing and system design, design for assembly and AI techniques for DFM.

  • ENG MGT 5613 Value Analysis (LEC 3.0)
    An organized effort at analyzing the function of goods or services for the purpose of achieving the basic functions at the lowest overall cost, consistent with achieving the essential characteristics. Covers the basic philosophy, function analysis, FAST diagramming, creativity techniques, evaluation of alternatives, criteria analysis, and value stream mapping.

  • ENG MGT 6611 Lean Systems (LEC 3.0)
    Lean Systems embodies a total enterprise philosophy built on removing waste. Concepts such as flow, just-in-time, lead times, inventory turns, standardized work, pull system, value streams, quick changeover, workplace organization, and visual controls are discussed to improve system performance.

CAD/CAM & Rapid Product Realization Graduate Certificate

Advanced Engineering Materials Graduate Certificate

  • MS&E 5230 Energy Materials (LEC 3.0)
    The objectives of the course are to understand how the rational design and improvement of chemical and physical properties of materials can lead to energy alternatives that can compete with existing technologies. Discussions on the present and future energy needs from a view point of multidisciplinary scientific and technological approaches. Prerequisite: Senior standing.

  • CER ENG 6230 Composite Materials (LEC 3.0)
    The objective of this course is to provide students an advanced understanding of process-structure-property relationships in composites. Topics will include composite architecture, constituents, interfaces, fabrication techniques, analytical and numerical micromechanics and macromechanics, design criteria, and contemporary issues in composite materials. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.


Materials for Extreme Environments Graduate Certificate

  • CER ENG 5250 Refractories (LEC 3.0)
    The manufacture, properties, uses, performance, and testing of basic, neutral and acid refractories. Prerequisite: Cer Eng 3230.

  • CER ENG 6230 Composite Materials (LEC 3.0)
    The objective of this course is to provide students an advanced understanding of process-structure-property relationships in composites. Topics will include composite architecture, constituents, interfaces, fabrication techniques, analytical and numerical micromechanics and macromechanics, design criteria, and contemporary issues in composite materials. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

 Composite Material and Structures Graduate Certificate


  Control Systems Graduate Certificate

  • ELEC ENG 5300 Digital Control (LEC 3.0)
    Analysis and design of digital control systems. Review of ztransforms; root locus and frequency response methods; state space analysis and design techniques; controllability, observability and estimation. Examination of digital control algorithms.

  • ELEC ENG 6310 Optimal Control And Estimation (LEC 3.0)
    Review of linear quadratic regulators (LQR), LQR extensions; constrained optimization (Pontragin's minimum principle); review of probability theory and random processes; optimal prediction and filters; frequency domain properties of LQR and Kalman filters; linear quadratic Gaussian (LQG) control; model uncertainties, frequency shaping, LQG/LTR design methodology. Prerequisite: Elec Eng 6300


 Energy Conversion and Transport Graduate Certificate

  • MECH ENG 5533 Internal Combustion Engines (LEC 3.0)
    A course dealing primarily with spark ignition and compression ignition engines. Topics include: thermodynamics, air and fuel metering, emissions and their control, performance, fuels, and matching engine and load. Significant lecture material drawn from current publications. Prerequisite: Mech Eng 3521.

  • MECH ENG 6123 Viscous Fluid Flow (LEC 3.0)
    AERO ENG 6123 Viscous Fluid Flow (LEC 3.0)
    Fundamentals of viscous fluids for incompressible and compressible flows governed by Navier-Stokes equations; exact, approximate, and numerical solutions for steady and unsteady laminar flows; boundary layer theory for incompressible and compressible flows; stability and transition. Prerequisite: Mech Eng 5131 or Aero Eng 5131 or Mech Eng 5139 or Aero Eng 5139 or equivalent. 

  • AERO ENG 5535 Aerospace Propulsion Systems (LEC 3.0)
    Study of atmospheric and space propulsion systems with emphasis on topics of particular current interest. Mission analysis in space as it affects the propulsion system. Power generation in space including direct and indirect energy conversion schemes. Prerequisite: Aero Eng 4535.

 

Engineering Mechanics Graduate Certificate

  • MECH ENG 5212 Introduction to Finite Element Analysis (LEC 3.0)
    AERO ENG 5212 Introduction to Finite Element Analysis (LEC 3.0)
    Variational formulation of the governing equations. Finite element model, interpolation functions, numerical integration, assembly of elements and solution procedures. Applications to solid mechanics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer problems. Two-dimensional problems. Computer implementation and use of commercial finite element codes. Prerequisites: Math 3304; senior or graduate standing.

  • MECH ENG 5238 Fatigue Analysis (LEC 3.0)
    AERO ENG 5238 Fatigue Analysis (LEC 3.0)
    The mechanism of fatigue, fatigue strength of metals, fracture mechanics, influence of stress conditions on fatigue strength, stress concentrations, surface treatment effects, corrosion fatigue and fretting corrosion, fatigue of joints components and structures, design to prevent fatigue. Prerequisite: Civ Eng 2210. 

  • MECH ENG 6212 Advanced Finite Element Analysis (LEC 3.0)
    AERO ENG 6212 Advanced Finite Element Analysis (LEC 3.0)
    Higher order, isoparametric and mixed finite elements. Eigenvalue and time-dependent problems. Solution procedures for dynamic analysis. Implicit and explicit methods. Applications to viscous incompressible fluid and plate bending problems. Three-dimensional problems. Nonlinear finite element analysis. Practical applications using commercial software. Prerequisite: Mech Eng 5212 or Aero Eng 5212.
  • MECH ENG 6222 Theory of Elasticity (LEC 3.0)
    AERO ENG 6222 Theory of Elasticity (LEC 3.0)
    Formulation and study of boundary-value problems in 2-D linear elastostatics: Equilibrium and compatibility. Stress function formulations in Cartesian and polar coordinates. Curved beam, wedge and plane contact problems. Dislocations and cracks. Thermoelasticity. Prerequisites: Civ Eng 2210. 
  • MECH ENG 6284 Analysis of Laminated Composite Structures (LEC 3.0)
    AERO ENG 6284 Analysis of Laminated Composite Structures (LEC 3.0)
    An overview of isotropic beams, plates, and shells. Bending, vibration, and buckling of laminated composite beams and plates: exact and approximate solutions. Development of composite shell theory and simplified solutions. Analysis of composite structures including transverse shear deformation and thermal effects. Prerequisite: Mech Eng 5282 or Aero Eng 5282.
      

 Manufacturing Automation Graduate Certificate

  • ELEC ENG 5350 Plantwide Process Control (LEC 3.0)
    Synthesis of control schemes for continuous and batch chemical plants from concept to implementation. Mulitloop control, RGA, SVD, constraint control, multivariable model predictive control, control sequence descriptions. Design project involving a moderately complicated multivariable control problem. Prerequisites: Chem Eng 4110 or Elec Eng 3320 or Elec Eng 3340 or graduate standing. (Co-listed with Chem Eng 5190).

  • MECH ENG 5653 Computer Numerical Control of Manufacturing Processes (LEC 2.0 and LAB 1.0)
    Fundamental theory and application of computer numerical controlled machine tools from the viewpoint of design principles, machine structural elements, control systems, and programming. Projects include manual and computer assisted part programming and machining. Prerequisites: Preceded or accompanied by Mech Eng 3653.

  • MECH ENG 6653 Advanced Cnc Of Manufacturing Processes & Engineering Metrology (LEC 2.0 and LAB 1.0)
    Advanced treatment of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) part programming and machine tool metrology. Topics include mathematical modeling and characterization of machine tools and Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMMs); Measurement and analysis of dimensional accuracy, surface finish, precision, and uncertainty; Machine tool error modeling and compensation; Virtual Numerical Control (VNC) Machine Tool modeling, programming, simulation and process verification/optimization. Projects include advanced CNC programming and simulation. Prerequisite: Mech Eng 5653.

Iron and Steel Metallurgy Graduate Certificate

  • MET ENG 5310 Corrosion and Its Prevention (LEC 3.0)
    A study of the theories of corrosion and its application to corrosion and its prevention. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in either Chem Eng 3120 or Cer Eng 3230. (Co-listed with Chem Eng 5315).

  • MS&E 6130 Kinetic Theory for Materials (LEC 3.0)
    Phenomenological and atomistic theories of diffusion in materials including discussion of short circuit diffusion and ionic diffusion in an electric field. Fundamentals of phase transformation in materials; chemical fluctuation, nucleation and growth theory; kinetic models for evaluating and predicting diffusion controlled transformation kinetics. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, or undergraduate standing with instructor and advisor approval.

  • MET ENG 6320 Advanced Steels and Their Treatment (LEC 3.0)
    Industrially important ferrous alloys are described and classified. The selection of proper heat treatments to facilitate fabrication and to yield required service properties in steels suitable for various applications is considered. Prerequisites: Met Eng 3130 and Met Eng 2125.


Materials for Extreme Environments Graduate Certificate

  • MET ENG 5310 Corrosion and Its Prevention (LEC 3.0)
    A study of the theories of corrosion and its application to corrosion and its prevention. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in either Chem Eng 3120 or Cer Eng 3230. (Co-listed with Chem Eng 5315).

 

Mining Engineering Graduate Certificate

  • MIN ENG 5933 Surface Mining Methods (LEC 3.0)
    Principles of planning, constructing, and operating economically viable underground mines. Cost effective mining methods: room-and-pillar, sublevel open stoping, VCR, shrinkage, sublevel caving, cut-and-fill, block caving, longwall. Selection of equipment for underground mining operations. Optimization of mine performance. Field trip Required. 
  • MIN ENG 5742 Environmental Aspects of Mining (LEC 3.0)
    Permitting: the legal environment of reclamation and environmental impact assessment; post-mining land-use selection and mine planning for optimum reclamation of all mines: metal, nonmetal, and coal; unit operations of reclamation: drainage, backfill, soil replacement, revegetation, maintenance, etc. (Co-listed with Geo Eng 5276)

Explosives Engineering Graduate Certificate

  • EXP ENG 5622 Blasting Design and Technology (LEC 3.0)
    Advanced theory and application of explosives in excavation; detailed underground blast design; specialized blasting including blast casting, construction and pre-splitting. Introduction to blasting research. Examination of field applications. (Co-listed with Min Eng 5622)
  • EXP ENG 6312 Scientific Instrumentation for Explosives Testing and Blasting (LEC 3.0)
    Application of scientific principles, equipment description and operation for instrumentation of explosive events including blasting. Topics: Blast chamber design, set up, high-speed photography, motion detection and measurement, explosives sensitivity testing, explosives properties testing, vibration measurement & analysis, destruction & demilitarization.

Explosives Technology Graduate Certificate

  • EXP ENG 5721 Specialty Uses of Energetic Materials (LEC 3.0)
    Overview of special, less common uses of energetic materials and how they can be applied as a functional tool. Topics include the use of energetics in aerospace, explosive ordnance, oil field development, welding, pyrotechnics, theatrics, and cinematic special effects.
  • EXP ENG 6112 Explosives Regulations (LEC 3.0)
    Comprehensive coverage of the federal regulations governing the explosives industry, including those governing storage of explosives (ATF), transportation of explosives (DOT and TSA), the environment (EPA) and use of explosives (OSM, MSHA and OSHA).


Mining Project Evaluation Graduate Certificate (pending approval)

  • MIN ENG 5522 Ore Reserve Analysis and Geostatistics (LEC 3.0)
    Principles of geostatistics, theory of spatially correlated random variables, variance and co-variances and their application on the evaluation of mineral resources, ore reserve estimation, strategic exploration, and production planning. Real case studies from mining industry will be presented.

Aggregates Management Graduate Certificate - Pending Approval

  • MIN ENG 5412 Aggregates Materials Sizing and Characterization (LEC 3.0)
    Geological formation of aggregates; aggregate properties and their measurements; aggregates for specific end-user applications; specifications and standards; processing (crushing, screening, classification, and washing); plant design and flow sheet analysis; quality control and assurance. Field trip to a nearby quarry required. 

 Sustainability in Mining Graduate Certificate (pending approval) 

  • MIN ENG 5742 Environmental Aspects of Mining (LEC 3.0)
    Permitting: the legal environment of reclamation and environmental impact assessment; post-mining land-use selection and mine planning for optimum reclamation of all mines: metal, nonmetal, and coal; unit operations of reclamation: drainage, backfill, soil replacement, revegetation, maintenance, etc. (Co-listed with Geo Eng 5276)