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ENGR401 Hydraulics

Hydraulic engineering is the application of fluid mechanic principles to deal with collection, storage, conveyance, distribution, control, regulation, measurement, and use of water. This course will focus primarily on analysis and design of pipelines, pumps, and open channel flow systems. The course will also have a design project to provide an opportunity to apply the information in a real engineering situation. Three class hours per week.

ENGR402 Environmental Engineering

This three-credit course is primarily for engineering and environmental science students (all students meeting prerequisite requirements are welcome) and is a broad overview of environmental engineering and problem solving. The course focuses on environmental problems, including their causes, the scientific background needed to understand them, and the methods used to solve them. The fundamental principles of environmental engineering, including sources of water and air pollution, water and wastewater treatment, solid and hazardous waste management, and regulatory issues are presented.

Three hours of lecture per week. 

ENGR403 Structures II Steel Design

The purpose of this course is to learn the philosophies and methods of AISC Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) and AISC Allowable Stress Design (ASD) of steel structures. Emphasis is on the determination of loads and load distribution, and the design of structural components (i.e., tension members, compression members, beams, and beam-columns) and their connections, in accordance with the AISC Design Specification and the AISC Manual of Steel Construction. The function and behavior of simple frame structures is also introduced and each student works on a team to complete a design project. Three hours of class per week.

ENGR405 Water and Wastewater

This four-credit course focuses on the fundamental principles for analysis and design of water processing, water supply planning, wastewater collection planning, wastewater treatment, and sludge processing systems. Laboratory periods include two types of activities. First, in-lab experiments related to water quality are performed and tests are conducted with a pilot plant for water treatment. Second, presentations are given by professional engineers on the design of regional water and wastewater treatment plants, followed by class field trips to the plants. 

Three class hours and 2 lab hours per week.

ENGR406 Structures III Reinforced Concrete Desig

The purpose of this course is to learn the philosophy and methods of ACI strength design of reinforced concrete structures. Emphasis is the design of concrete structural elements including beams, one-way slabs, and columns. The student works on a team to complete a simple design project. There are two class hours per week.

ENGR409 Transportation Engineering II

This course covers the basics of traffic engineering, traffic control, human characteristics as they relate to transportation, engineering transportation standards, planning, public policy, and contemporary and future transportation issues. Three class hours per week.

ENGR411 Senior Design Project I

This two-credit course is the first of a two-semester sequence for the culminating capstone design course for engineering students. This course requires senior-level students, working in teams and working with sponsoring engineers, to take an actual engineering project from the initial proposal stage through the preliminary design phase. Students will conduct the necessary activities and prepare the various documents needed to complete the preliminary design. Students establish scopes of work, design criteria, design constraints, impacts to society and the environment, consider sustainable solutions, and conduct analyses to compare alternatives with the goal of determining a preferred alternative. Other topics such as professional licensure and engineering ethics are covered. 

One hour of lecture per week.

ENGR412 Senior Design Project II

Sed Vitae. This two-credit course is the second of a two-semester sequence for the culminating capstone design course for engineering students and is a continuation of ENGR 411. In this course, the design process will continue from the preliminary phase to the final design of the project. ("Final" design in this context is the design taken to the level of completion appropriate for engineering students. The design products are not stamped as record drawings and are not ready for construction.) The students, working in the same teams as in the first semester, will prepare a design report with accompanying technical specifications and special provisions, standard contract and bid documents, and representative engineering drawings of the project's major components. Students develop a construction cost estimate and a bid sheet for construction. Other topics include discussions and guidance on preparing for and registering to take the Fundamentals of Engineering examination. One hour of lecture per week.

ENGR424 Groundwater Flow Modeling

This course provides a hands-on experience in converting hydrogeologic data, using GIS-like tools, into a simulated groundwater-flow system, using state-of-the-art software. This course presents sufficient theory and allows practical application in the lab to correctly conceptualize, construct, and calibrate groundwater-flow models. This start-to-finish experience will allow the participant to perform applications in government, industry, and academic settings..

ENGR425 Internship

Internship Programs Recognizing that learning can take place outside the classroom, Carroll College allows its students to participate in a work program that relates to their area of studies. This employment must relate directly to classroom work in order to qualify for an internship. Close cooperation between Carroll and the participating companies insures a work experience that contributes significantly to the student?s overall growth and professional development. Juniors and seniors in any major area may participate with the approval of the department chairperson, academic advisor, and the internship coordinator. Students will receive academic credit and may or may not receive monetary compensation for an internship. A student may earn a maximum of 6 semester hours in the internship program. Enrollment in the course must be during the same semester in which the majority of the work experience takes place. Interested students should contact their academic advisor and the internship coordinator at the Career Services Office.

ENGR444 Computational Mthd Engineering Mechanics

This course gives a general introduction to numerical solution techniques for ordinary and partial differential equations. Most examples are applications in structural mechanics; however, the techniques are generally applicable to all areas of engineering. The first part of the course is devoted to solving ordinary differential equations by approximate methods including finite differences, direct variational methods, weighted residuals, and energy based approximations both global and local (finite element) approximating functions. In the second part of the course, the preceding techniques are extended to obtain approximate solutions for partial differential equations for mixed boundary and initial boundary value problems.

ENGR485 Independent Study

Independent study is open to junior and senior students only. At the time of application, a student must have earned a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. A student may register for no more than three (3) semester hours of independent study in any one term. In all cases, registration for independent study must be approved by the appropriate department chairperson and the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

ENGR489 Special Topic

Special Topics courses include ad-hoc courses on various selected topics that are not part of the regular curriculum, however they may still fulfill certain curricular requirements. Special topics courses are offered at the discretion of each department and will be published as part of the semester course schedule - view available sections for more information. Questions about special topics classes can be directed to the instructor or department chair.

ENGR499 Senior Thesis

The senior thesis is designed to encourage creative thinking and to stimulate individual research. A student may undertake a thesis in an area in which s/he has the necessary background. Ordinarily a thesis topic is chosen in the student's major or minor. It is also possible to choose an interdisciplinary topic. Interested students should decide upon a thesis topic as early as possible in the junior year so that adequate attention may be given to the project. In order to be eligible to apply to write a thesis, a student must have achieved a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.25 based upon all courses attempted at Carroll College. The thesis committee consists of a director and two readers. The thesis director is a full-time Carroll College faculty member from the student's major discipline or approved by the department chair of the student's major. At least one reader must be from outside the student's major. The thesis director and the appropriate department chair must approve all readers. The thesis committee should assist and mentor the student during the entire project. For any projects involving human participants, each student and his or her director must follow the guidelines published by the Institutional Review Board (IRB). Students must submit a copy of their IRB approval letter with their thesis application. As part of the IRB approval process, each student and his or her director must also complete training by the National Cancer Institute Protection of Human Participants. The thesis is typically to be completed for three (3) credits in the discipline that best matches the content of the thesis. Departments with a designated thesis research/writing course may award credits differently with approval of the Curriculum Committee. If the thesis credits exceed the full-time tuition credit limit for students, the charge for additional credits will be waived. Applications and further information are available in the Registrar's Office.