1998-99 UCI General Catalogue

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

UNDERGRADUATE STUDY

Undergraduate Student Affairs Office
101 Engineering and Computing Trailer; (949) 824-4334
John LaRue, Associate Dean


School Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree

Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Major in Engineering (A General Program)


PLANNING A PROGRAM OF STUDY

Advising

Academic advising is available from academic counselors and peer advisors in the School's Undergraduate Student Affairs Office, 101 Engineering and Computing Trailer, and from faculty advisors. Students must realize, however, that ultimately they alone are responsible for the planning of their own program and for satisfactory completion of the graduation requirements. Students are encouraged to consult with the academic counselors in the Engineering Undergraduate Student Affairs Office whenever they desire to change their program of study. All Engineering majors are required to meet with their faculty advisor at least once each year.

It is not uncommon for engineering students to need more than four years to obtain their B.S. degree, particularly if part-time employment or extracurricular activities make heavy demands on their time. Occasionally students can stay on track by enrolling in summer sessions at UCI or at other institutions when a petition has been approved in advance.

High-achieving students may declare a double major. Early consultation with the School is advisable.

Required courses may be replaced by other courses if the student substantiates the merits of the program of study and obtains prior approval from faculty in the School.

Students should be aware that most Engineering courses require the completion of prerequisites. The sample programs shown in each departmental description constitute preferred sequences which take into account all prerequisites. Students must complete all of the required lower-division courses in the freshman and sophomore years in order to enroll in any upper-division Engineering course.

School of Engineering policy does not permit the addition of Engineering courses after the third week or deletion of Engineering courses after the sixth week of the quarter. Individual instructors may have more stringent add/drop policies; students should request a statement of the instructor's policy at the beginning of each quarter's class.

Qualified undergraduate students who have high academic standing, who have completed the necessary prerequisites, and who have obtained permission from the School's Undergraduate Studies Committee may take certain graduate-level courses.

Students are required to complete UCI's lower-division writing requirement (see the Requirements for a Bachelor's Degree section) during the first two years. Thereafter, proficiency in writing and computing (using a higher-level language such as BASIC, FORTRAN, C, C++, and/or Pascal) is expected in all Engineering courses.

Students in the School of Engineering, in accordance with general campus policy, are permitted to take courses in certain areas on a Pass/Not Pass basis. With respect to programs in Engineering, such areas are courses which do not fulfill the major requirements and the breadth courses (except for courses taken in fulfillment of the UCI Subject A and upper-division writing requirements).

Admissions

The sequential nature of the Engineering program and the fact that many courses are offered only once a year make it beneficial for students to begin their studies in the fall quarter. Applicants wishing to be admitted for the fall quarter, 1999 must have submitted their completed application forms during the priority filing period (November 1-30, 1998).

High school students wishing to enter the UCI Engineering program must have completed four years of mathematics and are advised to have completed one year each of physics and chemistry. That preparation, along with honors courses and advanced placement courses, is fundamental to success in the Engineering program and is vital to receiving first consideration for admittance to an Engineering major during periods of restricted enrollments. Special attention will also be given to applicants who have submitted their SAT I and three SAT II examination scores by mid-January, 1999. Applicants must apply for admission to a specific Engineering major.

If enrollment limitations make it necessary, unaccommodated Engineering applicants may be offered alternative majors at UCI.

Transfer students may be admitted to a program in the School of Engineering either from another major at UCI or from another college or university, including a community college. A student seeking admission to the School of Engineering from colleges and schools other than UCI must satisfy the University requirements for admission with advanced standing and should have completed the appropriate prerequisites for the major they wish to enter. It is to the student's advantage to complete as much of the UCI breadth and lower-division requirements as possible prior to transferring to UCI. Since the requirements vary from major to major, those contemplating admission with advanced standing to the School should consult each Department's Catalogue section and the Office of Undergraduate Student Affairs, 101 Engineering and Computing Trailer, (949) 824-4334, for the specific requirements of each program. All transfer students should arrange for early consultation with the Office so that a smooth transition can be planned.

Proficiency Examinations

A student may take a course by examination with the approval of the faculty member in charge of the course and the Dean of the School. Normally, ability will be demonstrated by a written or oral examination; if a portion of the capability involves laboratory exercises, the student may be required to perform experiments as well. The proficiency examination is not available for any course a student has completed at UCI.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR'S DEGREE

All students in the School of Engineering must fulfill the following requirements.

University Requirements: See pages 54-58.

School Requirements

The minimum subject-matter requirements for graduation are: 24 units of mathematics; 28 units of basic science; and 61 units of basic Engineering, departmental core, and technical electives, depending on the major.

Design Units: All undergraduate Engineering courses have both a total and a design unit value. Design unit values are indicated at the end of the course description. Each student is responsible for the inclusion of courses whose design units total that required by the program of study.

Duplication of Subject Material: Students who take courses which involve considerable duplication of subject material may not receive full graduation credit for all units thus completed.

Residence Requirement: In addition to the University residence requirement, at least 36 upper-division engineering units specified by each major must be completed successfully at the University of California.

Variations: Variations from the general School degree requirements may be made subject to the approval of the faculty of the School. Students wishing to obtain variances should submit petitions to the School's Undergraduate Student Affairs Office.

Undergraduate Programs

Specific information about courses fulfilling School and major requirements can be found in the departmental sections. Note that some majors require more units than the School requirements.

Aerospace Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Civil Engineering

Computer Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Engineering

Environmental Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

CAREER ADVISING

The UCI Career Center provides services to students and alumni including career counseling, information about job opportunities, a career library, and workshops on resume preparation, job search, and interview techniques. See the Career Center section for additional information. In addition, special career planning events are held throughout the year including an annual Career Fair. Individual career counseling is available, and students have access to the Career Library which contains information on graduate and professional schools in engineering, as well as general career information.

HONORS

Graduation with Honors. Undergraduate honors at graduation in the School of Engineering are computed by using 50 percent of the overall UCI GPA and 50 percent of the upper-division Engineering GPA. (Engineering E190 is not used in the calculation of the upper-division GPA.) A general criterion is that students must have completed at least 72 units in residence at a University of California campus. Approximately 1 percent of the graduating class shall be awarded summa cum laude, 3 percent magna cum laude, and 8 percent cum laude, with no more than 12 percent being awarded honors. Other important factors are considered.

Dean's Honor List. The quarterly Dean's Honor List is composed of students who have received a 3.5 GPA while carrying a minimum of 12 graded units.

Excellence in Engineering Research Award. Undergraduates who have successfully completed the requirements for this program are presented with Excellence in Engineering Research certificates.

Engineering Alumni Society Outstanding Engineering Student Scholarship. Awarded each year to a junior engineering student, this scholarship is based on academic excellence, extracurricular activities, work experience and community service, and communication skills. Two second-place awards are also given.

Gregory Bogaczyk Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was established in memory of Gregory Bogaczyk, a former UCI Mechanical Engineering student, and is contributed by the Bogaczyk family and friends. An award is given each year to a junior or senior Mechanical Engineering student.

Gable Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was established in memory of Theodore Gable, a former Civil Engineering student, and is awarded each year to a junior Civil Engineering student based on academic achievement, intent to finish a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering at UCI, and potential for success as an engineer.

Hembd Memorial Scholarship. Established in memory of Scott Hembd, a former Electrical Engineering student, this scholarship is awarded each year to a continuing UCI junior Electrical Engineering student based on academic achievement. The recipient must demonstrate a commitment to complete the academic preparation necessary to pursue a career as an engineer.

Deborah and Peter Pardoen Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded each year to a graduating senior Mechanical Engineering student and is based on outstanding service to the School and community.

Additional awards in other categories are made throughout the academic year.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS AND COURSES

Campuswide Honors Program

The Campuswide Honors Program is available to selected high-achieving students from all academic majors from their freshman through senior years. Call (949) 824-5461 for additional information.

Engineering 199

Every undergraduate student in the School of Engineering has the opportunity to pursue independent research under the direct supervision of a professor in the School of Engineering. Interested students should consult with a faculty member to discuss the proposed research project. If the project is agreed upon, the student must fill out a 199 Proposal Form and submit it to the Engineering Undergraduate Student Affairs Office.

Excellence in Engineering Research Program

The School of Engineering believes that successful participation in creative research is one of the highest academic goals its undergraduates can attain and accordingly recognizes these students as having achieved Excellence in Engineering Research. All Engineering majors doing research under Engineering E199 and Engineering E196 or Engineering EH199 and Engineering EH196 (for Campuswide Honors Program students) are eligible to apply to the program.

Students apply for this recognition by submitting a paper that represents a minimum of four units of effort (E199 and E196 or EH199 and EH196) to the Engineering Undergraduate Student Affairs Office. The candidate must be in good academic standing, have a grade point average of at least 3.0, and be making normal progress in Engineering. The successful candidates will present their work at a special symposium and have their paper published in the School of Engineering Journal of Undergraduate Research.

Center for Opportunities and Diversity in Engineering

The Center for Opportunities and Diversity in Engineering (CODE) houses a comprehensive recruitment, retention, and placement program in the School of Engineering which attempts to provide academic support and professional development to students from backgrounds which have traditionally had limited access to the engineering profession. Services provided include: advisement, tutoring, study rooms, notification of research opportunities, fellowships, guest speakers, and employment opportunities. At the core of its activity is the focus on community building, and students are encouraged to bond around their common interests and goals. They take classes together, study together, and have fun together. Call (949) 824-2077 for additional information.

NASA Undergraduate Scholars Awards for Research

The NASA Undergraduate Scholars Awards for Research (NASA-USAR) is designed to increase the presence of socially and economically disadvantaged students and individuals with disabilities, with special emphasis on those students historically underrepresented, in NASA programs (Disadvantaged Students). Each award--$12,000 per year per student--is issued as a grant to UCI in the name of the USAR student to cover educational, research, and academic support expenses. In addition, NASA provides students with a summer research opportunity at one of the eight NASA installations or the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Call (949) 824-4189 for additional information.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) encourages and facilitates research and creative activities by undergraduates. Research opportunities are available not only from every discipline, interdisciplinary program, and school, but also from many outside agencies, including national laboratories, industrial partners, and other universities. UROP offers assistance to students and faculty through all phases of the research activity: proposal writing, developing research plans, resource support, conducting the research and analyzing data, and presenting results of the research at the annual spring Campuswide Undergraduate Research Symposium. Calls for proposals are issued in the fall and spring quarters. Projects supported by UROP may be done at any time during the academic year and/or summer, and the research performed must meet established academic standards and emphasize interaction between the student and the faculty supervisor. In addition, all students participating in faculty-guided research activities are welcome to submit their research papers for faculty review and possible publication in the annual UCI Undergraduate Research Journal. For more information, contact the UROP Office, 1100 Student Services II; telephone (949) 824-4189; e-mail: urop@uci.edu; World Wide Web: http://www.urop.uci.edu/~urop.

Accelerated M.S. and M.S./Ph.D. Program in the School of Engineering

Exceptionally promising UCI undergraduate Engineering students with a minimum cumulative 3.5 GPA may, during their junior or senior year, apply for streamlined admission into an M.S. program within the School of Engineering. Streamlined admission would allow a student to petition for exemption from UCI's GRE requirement for graduate school admission. (The exemption applies only to current UCI students applying for admission to one of the M.S. programs in the UCI School of Engineering; other graduate schools may still require the GRE.)

The student would request GRE exemption at the time of applying. Streamlined admission applicants would otherwise and in all other ways be evaluated in the same manner as other applicants to the School's graduate programs. Occasionally, a candidate for streamlined admission may be required by the faculty to submit GRE scores in support of the graduate application. In such cases the student will be informed in writing within two weeks following receipt of the application package.

Students offered admission under the streamlined procedures may, upon completion of the undergraduate degree program and following matriculation as a graduate student, petition to credit toward M.S. degree requirements up to 18 units of graduate-level course work completed in excess of requirements for the UCI bachelor's degree.

Students who wish to apply for early admission to the M.S./Ph.D. program may do so in their senior year but must take the GRE prior to admission.

Undergraduate streamlined admission students admitted to an M.S. or M.S./Ph.D. program within the School of Engineering may also petition their department to use up to eight units of 199 Individual Study to meet undergraduate degree requirements, either as design units or as preliminary preparation for their master's thesis work.

Education Abroad Program

Upper-division and graduate Engineering students may participate in a number of programs which offer unique opportunities for education and training abroad. The University's Education Abroad Program (EAP) offers engineering course work for UCI academic credit at a number of universities. Some of the EAP-affiliated engineering schools require proficiency in the host country's language, while others are English speaking. Study abroad may postpone the student's graduation for one or two quarters, depending primarily on the student's language preparation (which can begin in the freshman year), but the added experience can add to the student's maturity and professional competence. EAP students pay regular UCI fees and keep any scholarships they may have. Additional information is available in the Education Abroad Program section.

Minor in Global Sustainability

The interdisciplinary minor in Global Sustainability trains students to understand the changes that need to be made in order for the human population to live in a sustainable relationship with the resources available on this planet. See the Interdisciplinary Studies section of this Catalogue for more information.

STUDENT PARTICIPATION AND ORGANIZATIONS

Faculty and committee meetings (except those involving personnel considerations) are open meetings; in addition to designated student representatives, all students are encouraged and expected to participate in the development of School policy. Student evaluation of the quality of instruction for each course is requested each quarter.

Engineering students may join any of a number of student organizations. Most of these organizations are professionally oriented and in many instances are local chapters of national engineering societies. A primary function of these groups is to provide regular technical and social meetings for students with common interests. Most of the groups also participate in the annual Engineering Week activities and in other School functions.

Associated General Contractors (AGC). A student chapter of the national organization, ACG at UCI is an academic engineering club for students interested in the construction field.

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). The AIAA is a technical society of 40,000 professional and student members devoted to science and engineering in the field of aerospace. The local chapter's primary activities include seminars, tours of industries, and mentoring for students by professional members.

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). AIChE, a student chapter of the national organization, provides Chemical Engineering majors with the opportunity to interact with faculty and professionals in the field.

American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE). One of the larger engineering clubs, ASCE at UCI is a student chapter of the national organization. The ASCE focuses its efforts on interactions with professional engineers, sponsorship of Engineering Week activities, and participation in the annual ASCE Southwest Conference.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The student chapter of ASME at UCI provides the opportunity for Mechanical Engineering majors to meet with professors, organize social events, and participate in events and competitions supported by the ASME national organization.

Chi Epsilon. This organization is a national engineering honor society which is dedicated to the purpose of promoting and maintaining the status of civil engineering as an ideal profession. Chi Epsilon was organized to recognize the characteristics of the individual that are fundamental to the successful pursuit of an engineering career.

Electric Vehicle Association/UCI (EVA/UCI). EVA/UCI gives students an opportunity for hands-on work on electric car conversions coupled with design experience.

Engineering Student Council (ESC). The ESC is the umbrella organization that provides a voice for all Engineering student chapters. A significant activity of the Council is organizing UCI's annual Engineering Week celebration.

Eta Kappa Nu. A student chapter of the National Electrical Engineering Honor Society, Eta Kappa Nu's purpose is to promote creative interaction between electrical engineers and give them the opportunity to express themselves uniquely and innovatively to project the profession in the best possible manner.

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). A student chapter of a multinational organization, IEEE at UCI encompasses academic, professional, and social activities.

Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE). ITE is a student chapter of a national group of transportation engineering professionals. Offering opportunities to meet both professionals and other students, ITE focuses its activities on an annual project with practical applications.

Mexican-American Engineering Society (MAES). Open to all students, MAES is a student and professional organization with the purpose of aiding students in their academic, professional, and social endeavors.

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). The NSBE, with almost 6,000 members, is one of the largest student-managed organizations in the country. The Society is dedicated to the realization of a better tomorrow through the development of intensive programs to increase the recruitment, retention, and successful graduation of underrepresented students in engineering and other technical majors.

Omega Chi Epsilon. The student chapter of the National Chemical Engineering Honor Society aims to recognize and promote high scholarship, original investigation, and professional service in chemical engineering.

Pi Tau Sigma. The mechanical engineering honor society, Pi Tau Sigma is committed to recognizing those of high achievement. The aim of the organization is to develop the complete engineering student through academic and social activities.

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). Members of the SAE chapter at UCI participate in technical expositions, mini-Baja buggy races, student competitions, and social activities.

Society of Women Engineers (SWE). SWE is a national service organization dedicated to the advancement of women in engineering. UCI's student chapter encourages academic and social support, and membership is open to both men and women in technical majors interested in promoting camaraderie and in helping to make engineering study a positive experience.

Structural Engineers Association of Southern California (SEAOSC). The UCI student chapter of SEAOSC introduces students to the field of structural engineering through tours, speakers, and SEAOSC dinners with professional members of the organization.

Tau Beta Pi. The national Engineering honor society, Tau Beta Pi acknowledges academic excellence in the wide variety of engineering disciplines. Tau Beta Pi at UCI sponsors community service activities, social events, and technical and nontechnical seminars.

UNDERGRADUATE MAJOR IN ENGINEERING

Engineering and Computing Trailer; (949) 824-4334

The School of Engineering offers a general undergraduate major in Engineering to upper-division students who wish to pursue broad multidisciplinary programs of study or who wish to focus on a special area not offered in the four departments. Examples of other areas that may be of interest are: biochemical engineering, electromechanical engineering, project management, or hydrology. The program of study in any area, aside from the established specializations, is determined in consultation with a faculty advisor.

Faculty in the Departments of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering and Materials Science, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering also teach courses in the major in Engineering program.

Descriptions and requirements for the undergraduate majors in Aerospace Engineering (AE), Chemical Engineering (ChE), Civil Engineering (CE), Computer Engineering (CpE), Electrical Engineering (EE), Engineering (a general program, GE), Environmental Engineering (EnE), and Mechanical Engineering (ME) may be found in each department's section.

ADMISSIONS

The general major in Engineering is only open to junior-standing students who have completed the required lower-division courses with a high level of achievement. Freshmen are not eligible to apply for this major. The sequential nature of the Engineering program and the fact that many courses are offered only once a year make it beneficial for students to begin their studies in the fall quarter.

Transfer students. The general Engineering major is a specialized program for students who are seeking careers in areas other than traditional engineering disciplines and is open to upper-division students only. Preference will be given to applicants with the highest grades overall, and who have satisfactorily completed the following required courses: one year of calculus, one year of engineering physics (with laboratory), one year of general chemistry (with laboratory), and one course in computational methods (FORTRAN, Pascal, C, or C++). Courses in linear algebra, differential equations, second-year engineering physics (with laboratory) are required for junior academic standing, and it is recommended that these courses be completed prior to transferring to UCI. Students should work closely with the UCI Office of Admissions and Relations with Schools, to ensure that they are enrolled in the appropriate courses.

For further information, contact the School of Engineering Undergraduate Student Affairs Office at (949) 824-4334.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR'S DEGREE IN ENGINEERING

Credit for at least 193 units including:

University Requirements: See pages 54-58.

School Requirements: See page 152.

Departmental Requirements:

Mathematics Courses: Mathematics 2A-B-C-D, 3A, and 3D (24 units).

Basic Science Courses: Chemistry 1A-B and 1LA-LB, Physics 5A-B-C-D-E and 5LB-LC-LD-LE (at least 38 units).

Basic Engineering Courses: Engineering E10 or CEE10 or ECE11 or MAE10, E54, CEE30 or MAE30, E80 or CEE80 or MAE80, ECE70A or ECE72 (18-19 units).

Engineering Core Courses: Engineering ChE60 or MAE91 or E101, MAE150 or ChE150 or both CEE150 and CEE150L, CEE170A or MAE130A (11-14 units).

Technical Electives: 57 units; all technical electives must be determined in consultation with a faculty advisor.

Design unit values are indicated at the end of each course description. The faculty advisors and the Undergraduate Student Affairs Office can provide necessary guidance for satisfying the design requirements.

PROGRAM OF STUDY

Students should keep in mind that the program for the major in Engineering is based upon a rigid set of prerequisites, beginning with adequate preparation in high school mathematics, physics, and chemistry. Therefore, the course sequence should not be changed except for the most compelling reasons. Students must have their programs approved by an academic counselor in Engineering. A sample program of study is available in the Undergraduate Student Affairs Office.

Courses in Engineering

LOWER-DIVISION

NOTE: With the exception of E5 and E54, the courses listed below are open only to students in the School of Engineering. All other majors must petition for permission to enroll.

E2 Energy Sources, Energy Uses (4) F. Technical aspects of energy extraction, transport, use, and environmental effects. Devices for energy conversion. (Design units: 0)

E5 Exploring the Engineering Mind: Building Bicycles (4) S. Structured to introduce students to the engineering mind--how engineers analyze problems and design solutions. Topics include how materials work, how nature designs materials (such as seashells and eggshells), and how engineers design using the example of the bicycle. May not be taken by Engineering students to fulfill major requirements.

E10 Computational Methods in Engineering (4) F, Summer. Procedures and procedure followers, algorithms and flow charts, computer languages, subprograms. Computer macro- and microelements, number systems. Methods of differentiation, integration, curve fitting, list processing. Error analysis. Must qualify in BASIC and FORTRAN at end of course through computer use. Corequisite or prerequisite: Mathematics 2A. Only one course from Engineering E10, Engineering CEE10, and Engineering MAE10 may be taken for credit. (Design units: 0)

E20 Energy and Society (4) F. The social, economic, and political aspects of how we obtain energy, get it to where we need it, use it, dispose of the wastes, and pay for these activities. Examination of alternatives. (Design units: 0)

E54 Principles of Materials Science and Engineering (4) W. Materials--topics range from superconductors to biodegradable polymers. Structure and properties of materials, including metal, ceramics, polymers, semiconductors, composites, traditional materials. Atomic structure, bonding, defects, phase equilibria, mechanical properties, electrical, optical, and magnetic properties. Brief introduction to materials processing and synthesis. Prerequisites: Physics 3A-B or Physics 5A-B; Chemistry 1A. Engineering E54 and Engineering CEE54 may not both be taken for credit. (Design units: 0)

E69 Energy Facilities Inspection (0) F, W, S. Inspection of power-generating stations of various types, oil and gas processing facilities, and end-use facilities. One unit of workload credit. Prerequisites: E2, consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit as topics vary. (Design units: 0)

E80 Dynamics (3) S. Rigid body dynamics, momentum, and energy principles; modeling and analysis of mechanical systems. Prerequisites: Physics 5A, Mathematics 2D. Only one course from Engineering E80, Engineering MAE80, and Engineering CEE80 may be taken for credit. (Design units: 0)

E92 Engineering and Computer Science Laboratory (ECSEL) (0) F. Comprehensive academic support designed primarily for underrepresented or underprepared students in Engineering, ICS, or selected areas of the physical sciences. Typical program activities: tutoring, study skills, career planning, self-esteem enhancement, library research techniques, graduate study planning, and independent studies. Pass/Not Pass only. Students may receive a maximum of 12 units of workload credit only. Same as Information and Computer Science 92. (Design units: 0)

EH96 Freshman Honors Seminar (1). Issues and conflicts from the philosophy and history of engineering and science, ethical responsibilities of engineers and scientists, the influence of diverse backgrounds, and the breadth of activities within the engineering and science disciplines. Various faculty participate each week. Pass/Not Pass only. Open only to Engineering freshmen students in Campuswide Honors program. Same as Physical Sciences H96 and Information and Computer Science H96. (Design units: 0)

E98 Group Study (1-4). Group study of selected topics in engineering. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Design units: varies)

UPPER-DIVISION

E101 Introduction to Engineering Thermophysics (3) F. Fundamentals and applications of engineering thermodynamics to engineering systems. First law (energy conservation), second law (entropy constraints), equations of state and property relations (e.g., the Clausius-Clapeyron relation). Conduction, convection, and radiation including applications to fins and heat exchange. Prerequisites: Physics 5B, Mathematics 3D. Only one course from Engineering E101, Engineering ChE60, and Engineering MAE91 may be taken for credit. (Design units: 0)

E169 Energy Systems Field Trip (3) Summer. A ten-day to two-week inspection trip to energy extraction facilities, large-scale energy users, research laboratories, and design offices. Prerequisites: E2 and E20 or consent of instructor. (Design units: 0)

E190 Communications in the Professional World (4) F, W, S, Summer. Workshop in technical and scientific writing. Oral presentation with video monitoring. Communication with various publics. Real-world professionalism. Students must be of junior or senior standing in Engineering and have completed the lower-division writing requirement. (Design units: 0)

E192 Ethical Issues in Engineering (4) S. Application of ethical theory to moral problems confronted by engineers, scientists, and managers, e.g., conscience and free expression within corporations; professional obligations to the public; the role of values in safety decisions; ethics codes; whistle-blowing. Examination of case studies. Prerequisite: completion of lower-division writing requirement. Same as Philosophy 131D. (Design units: 0)

E196 Engineering Thesis (4) F, W, S. Preparation of final presentation and paper describing individual research in Engineering completed in one or more quarters of individual study (i.e., E199). Prerequisites: completion of lower-division writing requirement, consent of E199 instructor, and completion of at least four units of Individual Research in Engineering. (Design units: varies)

EH196 Honors Thesis (4) F, W, S. Preparation of final presentation and paper describing individual research in Engineering. For participants in the Campuswide Honors Program. Prerequisites: EH199 and consent of instructor. (Design units: varies)

E199 Individual Study (1 to 4) F, W, S. Supervised independent reading, research, or design for undergraduate Engineering majors. Students taking individual study for design credit are to submit a written paper to the instructor and to the Undergraduate Student Affairs Office in the School of Engineering. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Design units: varies)

EH199 Individual Study for Honors Students (4) F, W, S. Supervised research in Engineering for participants in the Campuswide Honors Program. Students taking individual study for design credit are to submit a written paper to the instructor and to the Undergraduate Student Affairs Office in the School of Engineering. Prerequisites: consent of instructor; open only to members of Campuswide Honors Program. May be repeated for credit. (Design units: varies)


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