Engineering (ENGR)

5300. Special Topics in Engineering

Variable (1-6) credits. May be repeated for a total of 12 credits.

Classroom and/or laboratory course in special topics as announced in advance for each semester.

5311. Professional Communication and Information Management

Three credits. Taught with AMES 5121.

Development of the advanced communication skills as well as information management required of engineers and engineering managers in industry, government, and business. The design and writing of technical reports, articles, proposals and memoranda that address the needs of diverse organizational and professional audiences; the preparation and delivery of organizational and technical oral and multimedia presentations and briefings; team building skills with an emphasis on communications; and knowledge management.

5312. Engineering Project Planning and Management

Three credits. Prerequisite: Department consent.

The methodology for managing engineering projects; including project lifecycle, strategic planning, budgeting, and resource scheduling. Also, work estimating, evaluating risk, developing the project team, project tracking and performing variance analysis. Case studies are used as class and homework assignments to focus the class on the topics presented.

5314. Advanced Engineering Mathematics

Three credits. Taught with AMES 5101.

Advanced math topics including Laplace, Fourier and z-Transform methods, probability theory, ordinary differential equations and systems of ODEs, partial differential equations, vector calculus, elements of statistics, linear and non-linear optimization, matrix theory, and special functions like Bessel, Legendre, and gamma. This course is set up as modules. Students will be required to complete certain modules depending on their background and concentrations.