UVa Course Catalog (Unofficial, Lou's List)
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Engineering
ENGR 1410Synthesis Design I (3.00)
Prerequisite: first-year Rodman scholar status.
ENGR 1420Synthesis Design II (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Prerequisite: first-year Rodman scholar status.
ENGR 1501Special Topics (1.00)
Student led special topic courses which vary by semester.
Course was offered Fall 2014, Fall 2013
ENGR 1520Explorations in Engineering (3.00)
This course introduces students to engineering, including the role of engineers in modern society, engineering subdisciplines, & methods used by engineers to solve problems. A key component is a hands-on design-build project in which students work in small teams to develop a solution to a problem. This activity culminates in demonstration of a design solution prototype. Students should be able to make clearer choices when deciding a career path. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
ENGR 1559Special Topics in Engineering (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Considers engineering practices and principles in their local and global context. Topics vary based upon student and faculty interest.
ENGR 1595Explorations--First-Year Engineering Seminar (1.00)
This is a seminar course for first-year students in the School of Engineering and Applied Science to acquire information about engineering careers, what different majors do, etc.
Course was offered Spring 2012, Fall 2011
ENGR 1620Introduction to Engineering (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
ENGR 1620 is a cornerstone course for first year engineering students. They are introduced to the philosophy and practice of engineering through hands-on experience in developing solutions for various open-ended, realistic challenges while considering the various contexts in which these challenges occur. Students will also learn about the majors SEAS offers and receive advisement about careers, plans of study, and major declaration. Prerequisite: First year enrollment in SEAS; exceptions are by instructor permission.
ENGR 1621Introduction to Engineering Lab (1.00)
Ensure that students master essential computer skills necessary for engineering studies and eventual careers, including use of the Internet (search engines), spreadsheets (MS Excel), and an equation solving/symbol manipulation software package (MathCAD). Ensure that students master fundamental problem solving techniques and mathematical skills common to engineering practice, including data plotting, basic statistics, curve fitting and matrices.
ENGR 2500Introduction to Nanoscience and Technology (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
A hands-on introduction to nanoscience for students of all majors: Microfabrication, nanoscale chemical and biological self-assembly, applications, technological and ethical challenges; Labs ranging from use of scanning tunneling and atomic force microscopes to DNA fingerprinting. No prerequisites. Lecture/discussion meeting + one lab. For first two weeks of registration, enrollment will be limited to 1st and 2nd years (then opened to all).
ENGR 2555Special Projects in Engineering Education (1.00 - 6.00)
A project in the engineering education field that requires individual investigation. Each student works on an individual project in the engineering education research area of a supervisor. The student is required to conduct investigations that are summarized in a written report at the end of the experience.
Course was offered Spring 2013, Fall 2010, Spring 2010
ENGR 2595Special Topics in Engineering (1.00 - 4.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Special Topics in Engineering.
ENGR 2993Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00)
Special tutorial with a topic declared in advance. The topic, work plan, and conditions are arranged by contract between instructor and student and approved by the department Chair, with a copy to be filed in the department office.
Course was offered Spring 2016
ENGR 3020Introduction to Engineering in Context (1.00)
This course provides students with realistic and contemporary perspectives on the practice of engineering. A key objective is to improve understanding and appreciation for the role of contextual factors in engineering practice, with emphasis on the interactions between technological, organizational and cultural aspects. Invited speakers from industry, community organizations and academic research present and discuss their perspectives on these contextual interactions and professional challenges. The course helps students prepare for their senior thesis by structuring the search for topics, which are of strong interest to the student and likely to provide real benefits to the client and other stakeholders. Finally, students may generate proposals leading to funded, multidisciplinary team capstone projects in their 4th year. Prerequisite: 3rd year standing.
Course was offered Spring 2010
ENGR 3501Special Topics in Engineering (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Special topics in engineering will vary based upon student and faculty interests.
ENGR 3502Special Topics in Engineering (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Special topics in engineering will vary based upon student and faculty interests.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
ENGR 3580Rodman Scholars Seminar (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Special Topics Restricted to Rodman Scholars. Prerequisites: Rodman Scholar Status.
ENGR 4010Multidisciplinary Design and Development I (3.00)
A two-semester, multidisciplinary, capstone engineering design sequence; the primary objective of ENGR 4010/4020 is to provide students with a realistic and rigorous, culminating engineering design experience, which is reflective of contemporary professional practice. Key course attributes include the multidisciplinary composition of the engineering design teams (students and faculty from any department within SEAS, Commerce, Darden, Nursing, etc.), emphasis on aspects of modern practice (e.g. concurrent engineering, total quality management, and balanced consideration of the technological, organizational and cultural context) and realistic problems and client-stakeholders. A disciplined design/development process is followed that incorporates the important activities of contextual analysis, problem definition, customer needs definition, concept generation and selection, product specification, modeling and engineering analysis, proof of concept prototyping, design verification, cost analysis and project management and scheduling. Prerequisite: 4th year standing.
ENGR 4020Multidisciplinary Design and Development II (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
A two-semester, multidisciplinary, capstone engineering design sequence; the primary objective of ENGR 4010/4020 is to provide students with a realistic and rigorous, culminating engineering design experience, which is reflective of contemporary professional practice. Key course attributes include the multidisciplinary composition of the engineering design teams (students and faculty from any department within SEAS, Commerce, Darden, Nursing, etc.), emphasis on aspects of modern practice (e.g. concurrent engineering, total quality management, and balanced consideration of the technological, organizational and cultural context) and realistic problems and client-stakeholders. A disciplined design/development process is followed that incorporates the important activities of contextual analysis, problem definition, customer needs definition, concept generation and selection, product specification, modeling and engineering analysis, proof of concept prototyping, design verification, cost analysis and project management and scheduling. Prerequisite: ENGR 4010; 4th year standing.
ENGR 4595Special Topics in Engineering (1.00 - 3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Advance projects course to be taken in parallel with STS 4010, 4020, or can be used for an advanced undergraduate course on a topic not covered in the course offerings. Prerequisite: instructor permission.
ENGR 4599Special Topics in Engineering (1.00 - 3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Prerequisite: instructor permission.
ENGR 4880Business and Technical Leadership in Engineering (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
This course on Business and Technological Leadership is normally taught by a senior level corporate executive with broad experience who serves as the Brenton S. Halsey Distinguished Visiting Professor of Chemical Engineering and Related Disciplines. The instructor provides experienced insight on business and professional issues likely to be faced by engineers early in their careers. The course normally covers major business skills and competencies in career management, leadership, working in teams, problem solving, and change management as well as international issues facing global companies. Guest speakers will provide additional insights on theses topics.
ENGR 4920Engineering License Review (0.00)
Overview of registration laws and procedures. Review of engineering fundamentals preparatory to public examination for the 'Engineer in Training' part of the professional engineers examination. Three hours of lecture up to the licensing examination. Corequisite: formal application for state registration.
Course was offered Spring 2011, Spring 2010
ENGR 5555Special Topics in Engineering Education (1.00 - 3.00)
Special Topics in Engineering Education
ENGR 6000Effective Communication in English (0.00 - 3.00)
This course is designed to teach reading/writing/ speaking/ listening skills required for success in technical communication for graduate students whose first language is not English, and scored less than 50 on the SPEAK Test. Specialized instruction in academic/content area writing as well as personal expression in a variety of settings will enable students to complete academic programs in a more efficient and timely manner.
Course was offered Spring 2011, Spring 2010
ENGR 6555Advanced Topics in Engineering Education (3.00)
Advanced Topics in Engineering Education
ENGR 6890Industrial Applications (1.00 - 3.00)
Students register for this course to complement an industry work experience. Topics focus on the application of engineering principles, analysis, methods and best practices in an industrial setting. A final report is required. Registration is only offered on a Credit/No Credit basis. Courses taken for Credit/No Credit may not be used for any major or degree requirements.
ENGR 900International Scholars Independent Study (0.00)
A zero-credit course with enrollment restricted to international scholars.
ENGR 9997Graduate Teaching Instruction (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Graduate Teaching Instruction for doctoral students.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Fall 2016