ENGINEERING Courses

ENGN 108. Introduction to Engineering. 3 Credits.

A one-semester course covering topics in civil, environmental, mechanical, electrical and computer engineering. For non-engineering majors. Prerequisites: MATH 102M.

ENGN 110. Explore Engineering and Technology. 2 Credits.

A series of projects to introduce a variety of engineering and technology disciplines; hand-on experiences with selected engineering problems and issues; team approach to managing engineering projects; discovering the unknown, formulating solutions, designing, manufacturing, and testing; emphasis on learning modules, communication and presentation skills, creativity and innovation. Corequisite: MATH 162M.

ENGN 301. e-Engineering. 3 Credits.

A study of the theory and best practices involved in conducting physically-dispersed engineering team collaboration. Student teams will apply e-Engineering concepts using a distributed product engineering scenario. Course module topics include project management, virtual teaming, distributed collaborative tools, and scenario-specific engineering skills. Prerequisites: junior standing.

ENGN 401. Fundamentals of Engineering Review. 1 Credit.

This course prepares the engineering and engineering technology students for the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination. Prerequisites: junior standing.

ENGN 402. Introduction to Engineering Design for Teachers. 3 Credits.

This course is for K-12 teachers seeking endorsement. No credit will be given to students pursuing majors in the College of Engineering and Technology. The major focus of this course is to expose students to the design process, research and analysis, teamwork, communication methods, global and human impacts, engineering standards, and technical documentation. Topics include engineering design process, modeling, sketching, measurement, statistics and applied geometry, engineering drawing standards, CAD solid modeling, reverse engineering, consumer product design innovation, graphic design and virtual design teams. Prerequisites: MATH 211 and PHYS 111N.

ENGN 403. Statics for Teachers. 3 Credits.

This course is for K-12 teachers seeking endorsement. No credit will be given to students pursuing majors in the College of Engineering and Technology. Scalar methods and free body diagrams are employed in the analysis of discrete and distributed force systems and their application to bodies in external equilibrium. Friction, moment of inertia, and center of gravity are also included. Prerequisites: MATH 211.

ENGN 404. Introduction to Fluids for Teachers. 3 Credits.

This course is for K-12 teachers seeking endorsement. No credit will be given to students pursuing majors in the College of Engineering and Technology. The study of fluid statics and dynamics, including momentum, energy, Bernoulli's Equation, laminar and turbulent fluid flow and friction in pipes, fluid machinery, and open-channel flow. Prerequisites: CET 200.

ENGN 405. Introduction to Thermodynamics for Teachers. 3 Credits.

This course is for K-12 teachers seeking endorsement. No credit will be given to students pursuing majors in the College of Engineering and Technology. The basic laws of thermodynamics, properties of fluids, heat and work and their applications in processes and cycles, and an introduction to conduction heat transfer will be covered. Prerequisites: CHEM 121N, MATH 211, and PHYS 111N.

ENGN 411. Energy Management and Policy. 3 Credits.

An introduction to energy management and contemporary policy issues. Topics include energy history, energy management principals, energy auditing, rates for commercial and industrial consumers, energy security and reliability, utility deregulation and energy system outsourcing, financing energy management projects, codes and standards, energy and climate change, and use of alternative energy. Prerequisites: Junior standing, PHYS 111N and MATH 162M.

ENGN 412. Fundamentals of Energy Conversion and Transmission. 3 Credits.

A general overview of energy conversion and transmission systems. The topics will include energy resources and units, fossil fuels, natural gas, nuclear fuel, energy from renewables, energy efficiency, energy management control systems, energy systems integration, energy systems and cyber security. Prerequisites: Junior standing, PHYS 111N and MATH 162M.

ENGN 454/554. Introduction to Bioelectrics. 3 Credits.

Covers the electrical properties of cells and tissues as well as the use of electrical and magnetic signals and stimuli in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Typical topics to be covered include basic cell physiology, endogenous electric fields in the body, electrocardiography, cardiac pacing, defibrillation, electrotherapy, electroporation, electrotherapy in wound healing. In addition, ultrashort electrical pulses for intracellular manipulation and the application of plasmas to biological systems will be covered. (Cross-listed with ECE 454/554) Prerequisites: PHYS 111N or higher; MATH 200 or higher.

ENGN 495. Multidisciplinary Topics in Engineering and Technology. 1-3 Credits.

Special interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary topics of interest with emphasis on emerging areas in engineering. Prerequisites: instructor permission.

ENGN 554. Introduction to Bioelectrics. 3 Credits.

A one semester course covering the electrical properties of cells and tissues as well as the use of electricity and magnetism in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Typical topics to be covered include electrocardiography, cardiac pacing, defibrillation, electrotherapy, electroportation, electrotherapy in wound healding. In addition ultrashort electrical pulses for intracellular manipulation and the application of plasmas to biological systems will be covered. (Cross listed with ECE 554). Prerequisites: PHYS 111N or higher; MATH 200 or higher.

ENGN 602T. Engineering for Secondary School Teachers. 1-3 Credits.

An introduction to foundations of design and civil, environmental, electrical, mechanical, and computer engineering. The course will consist of secondary school appropriate content and concepts that directly correlate with the state and local school systems' science and mathematics curriculum. May lead to a Project Lead the Way certification when applicable. Prerequisites: Bachelor's degree or permission of the instructor.

ENGN 603T. Engineering Seminar for Teachers. 1-3 Credits.

An introductory seminar on specific multi-disciplinary or interdisciplinary engineering topics for MS or HS teachers. Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree or permission of the instructor.

ENGN 611. Financial Engineering. 3 Credits.

Financial engineering management, accounting, financial reports and analysis, capital budgeting, investment decisions.

ENGN 612. Analysis of Organizational Systems. 3 Credits.

Introduction to fundamental concepts in the analysis of organizations. Examination of social, structural, procedural, and environmental aspects by systems approach. Modules include: History and systems of organizations and management; Basic organizational systems and models; Organizational behavior models; Integration of systems perspectives; and Organizational structures.

ENGN 620. The Entrepreneurial Engineer. 2 Credits.

This course is designed to provide engineers and engineering technologists with the knowledge, skills and experience needed to create products and services that will be attractive to consumer markets and to bring those products and services to market in new commercial ventures. Topics covered include: how to evaluate entrepreneurial opportunities in the engineering field; elements of a viable business plan; governance models; management succession planning; use of social media; and creating an ethical engineering enterprise in the global economy.

ENGN 621. The Entrepreneurial Engineer. 2 Credits.

This course is designed to provide engineers and engineering technologists with the knowledge, skills and experience needed to create products and services that will be attractive to consumer markets and to bring those products and services to market in new commercial ventures. Topics covered include: How to evaluate entrepreneurial opportunities in the engineering field; elements of a viable business plan; governance models; management succession planning; use of social media; and creating an ethical engineering enterprise in the global economy.

ENGN 622. Remote Sensing. 3 Credits.

The course will cover electromagnetic passive and active sensing systems, earth resource satellite systems, digital image formats, image enhancement, interpretations and applications of computer assisted interpretation in mapping, geology, water quality and urban and regional planning. It also covers image rectification, registration and image data merger with GIS.

ENGN 623. Leadership and Human Dynamics for the Entrepreneurial Engineer. 2 Credits.

This course covers the concepts, skills, and characteristics of effective and successful entrepreneurial leaders in the 21st century. The course covers leadership for entrepreneurial engineers through case studies and literature review in areas such as the fundamentals of leadership, ethical leadership, social capital, emotional intelligence, and three-dimensional leadership.

ENGN 625. Business Planning for Entrepreneurial Engineers. 2 Credits.

This course is the capstone of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation graduate certificate for engineers. With data and expertise through prior certificate coursework, students develop and present a comprehensive and viable entrepreneurial business plan in engineering. Topics covered include: Product lifecycle management, marketing and strategic planning, entrepreneurial finance, and effective presentation techniques. The final presentation is delivered to a panel of ODU faculty and engineering practitioners who provide sound feedback to the student.

ENGN 630. Advanced Bioelectrics. 3 Credits.

A one-semester course covering advanced topics in bioelectrics. The course will cover advanced application of pulsed power and plasma in the medical, biological and environmental fields. (Cross-listed with ECE 630). Prerequisites: bachelor’s degree in physics, engineering or biology.

ENGN 671. Carbon-Free Clean Energy. 3 Credits.

Nuclear power and nuclear energy; solar energy; wind energy; geothermal energy; hydroelectric power; hydrogen as energy resource; hydrogen fuel cells; hybrid technologies; global economics and environmental impacts of carbon-free energy.

ENGN 672. Energy Systems Management. 3 Credits.

System management principles; energy systems safety and security; automation and control; environmental effects and comparative risk assessment; energy storage; carbon sequestration; energy systems scale up issues; energy systems integration; hybrid systems; energy systems optimization; effects of public policies on energy systems management.

ENGN 673. Fossil Energy. 3 Credits.

Fossil fuel; global supply and demand; techniques for fossil fuel recovery; technologies for fossil fuel conversion; crude oil characterization and classification, oil refineries, heavy oil shale, tar sand, bitumen; coal characterization, recovery, conversion; natural gas, shale gas, landfill gas, gas hydrates; organic and polymeric wastes; environmental impacts.

ENGN 695. Multidisciplinary Topics in Engineering. 1-3 Credits.

Special interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary topics of interest with emphasis on emerging areas in engineering.

ENGN 697. Independent Study in Energy Engineering. 3 Credits.

Individual analytical, experimental, computational and/or design study selected by the student and supervised by the course instructor.

ENGN 811. Methodologies for Advanced Engineering Projects. 3 Credits.

Critical evaluation of published literature; experimental design and analysis; optimization methods; pre-project planning; definition of scope, projects risks, technical, economical, social, and political constraints; execution strategies; effective proposal development. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ENGN 812. Engineering Leadership. 3 Credits.

Effective communication techniques, strategic planning, building collaborative relationships, conflict management, building high-performance teams, risk management, managing innovations. Prerequisites: Graduate standing.

ENGN 813. Engineering Ethics. 3 Credits.

Scope of engineering ethics, moral reasoning and ethical theories, the engineer’s responsibility for safety, responsibilities to the employer, responsibilities to the public, rights of engineers, global issues, professional codes of ethics, case studies. Prerequisites: Graduate standing.

ENGN 998. Master's Graduate Credit. 1 Credit.

This course is a pass/fail course for master's students in their final semester. It may be taken to fulfill the registration requirement necessary for graduation. All master's students are required to be registered for at least one graduate credit hour in the semester of their graduation.