Engineering (E)

E - Engineering Courses

E 101 Introduction to Engineering & Problem Solving 1.
Prerequisite: Engineering Majors, Freshman standing.

An introduction to the College of Engineering as a discipline and profession. Emphasis on engineering design, interdisciplinary teamwork, and problem solving from a general engineering perspective. Overview of academic policies affecting undergraduate engineering students. Exposure to College of Engineering and university-wide programs and services.

E 102 Engineering in the 21st Century 2.
Restriction: Freshmen only with completion of a college introductory course, i.e. E101.

This interdisciplinary course will provide an overview of the fourteen engineering grand challenges of the 21st century and their relationships to all of the separate engineering disciplines in the College of Engineering. The lectures will incorporate examples, guests, and specific readings on the challenges in sustainability, health, vulnerability, and the joy of living to advance civilization into the next century. Students will gain an appreciation for the methods in which engineers, in each discipline, acquire knowledge and design tools or interdisciplinary solutions essential to meet society's future needs. Course is available to 25% non-engineering students.

E 115 Introduction to Computing Environments 1.

Introduction to the NC State computing system, and to student-owned computing resources. Includes topics such as maintaining your own computer, learning about campus-based computing resources and applications (how to access and use them), ethics and professionalism in the use of computing resources, introduction to web development and other campus resources.

E 122 Engineering Academic Success 1.

This 8-week course is designed to teach students a variety of proven strategies for creating greater academic, professional, and personal success. Enrollment is required of students in the College of Engineering who were unsuccessful in completing E101 and/or have an earned GPA less than 2.0 after the first semester of the freshman year. Topics include: time management, goal setting, stress management, study skills, learning styles, and campus resources using a platform of lectures and guest speakers.

E 144 Academic and Professional Preparation for Engineering I 1.

Assist new freshmen engineering students in the transition from high school to the collegiate environment. Cover critical-thinking; problem solving techniques; academic skills and time management.

E 145 Academic and Professional Preparation for Engineering II 1.

Engineering as a field of study and profession. Career and professional development, goal setting, decision making and effective communication strategies.

E 201 Engineering Transfer to Success 1.
Prerequisite: E101 or Introduction to College Course.

This 8-week course will provide an overview of the NC State University policies and procedures, organizations, and resources available for enhancing the academic success of new transfer students in the College of Engineering. Lectures and discussion from departmental representatives will focus on requirements and availability for financial aid, cooperative education, career services, and campus student organizations. Emphasis will be placed on acclimating student through teamwork and academic achievement within the first year of transfer.

E 298 Special Topics Engineering 1-3.

E 304 Introduction to Nano Science and Technology 3.
Prerequisite: MA 242 and PY 208 with grade of C- or higher.

Fundamental concepts of Nano-Science and Technology including scaling, nano-scale physics, materials, mechanics, electronics, heat transfer, photonics, fluidics and biology. Applications of nano-technology.

E 490 Fundamentals of Engineering(FE) Exam Preparation 1.
Prerequisite: Engineering Majors, Senior standing, Graduate students, or PBS status.

Preparation for graduating seniors in engineering to take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Examination. Information on how to register for the FE exam, exam strategy, and a review of selected science and engineering topics through active learning exercises directed at working sample examination problems. Credit may not be counted toward graduation.

E 497 Engineering Research Projects 1-3.
Prerequisite: Junior standing in College of Engineering, Engineering Scholars Program or Engineering Research Center Scholars.

Projects in research, design or development in engineering or computer science. Individualized/Independent Study and Research courses require a Course Agreement for Students Enrolled in Non-Standard Courses be completed by the student and faculty member prior to registration by the department.

E 531 Dynamic Systems and Multivariable Control I 3.
Prerequisite: MA 341, MA 405.

Introduction to modeling, analysis and control of linear discrete-time and continuous-time dynamical systems. State space representations and transfer methods. Controllability and observability. Realization. Applications to biological, chemical, economic, electrical, mechanical and sociological systems.

E 731 Dynamic Systems and Multivariable Control II 3.
Prerequisite: OR(E,MA) 531.

Stability of equilibrium points for nonlinear systems. Liapunov functions. Unconstrained and constrained optimal control problems. Pontryagin's maximum principle and dynamic programming. Computation with gradient methods and Newton methods. Multidisciplinary applications.