BSE: Engineering

Two concentrations in Engineering - 

Electrical and Computer Engineering - Proposed 4-Year Outline

Mechanical Engineering - Proposed 4-Year Outline

These two concentrations build on a strong traditional mathematics, science, and engineering core.

Electrical and Computer Engineering focuses on the area of digital systems, communication systems, and computer-controlled instrumentation and computer simulation.

Mechanical Engineering concentration focuses on the elements of mechanical design and the electromechanical elements of smart machines.


Engineering Program Educational Objectives

The Andrews University Engineering Program prepares its graduates to be:

  1. Globally, environmentally, and socially responsible engineering professionals and engineering scholars who are professionally equipped to solve diverse problems and change the world.
  2. Engineering professionals and scholars who are an integral part of the intellectual conversation of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and who actively contribute to its world-wide mission.


Engineering Program Student Outcomes

a.  An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

b.  An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data

c.  An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability

d.  An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams

e.  An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

f.   An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

g.  An ability to communicate effectively

h.  The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic environmental, and social context

i.   A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

j.   A knowledge of contemporary issues

k.  An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

l.   A well-rounded, Christ-centered life perspective including honesty, truthfulness, integrity, and a caring stewardship of resources 


Engineering Program Enrollment & Graduates

                 Enrollment    Graduates
2014              74                     -
2013              64                     9
2012              68                     8



Engineering Program Course Descriptions

ENGR120 (2 credits)
Introduction to Engineering
Introduces students to the engineering profession.  Various
engineering disciplines, job functions, engineering designs and
engineering ethics will be discussed.  Students will use computer
tools such a Mathcad, Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel Spread
Sheet.  A group project will be assigned. Fall

ENGR125 (3 credits)
Engineering Graphics
Fundamentals of drawing as applied to mechanical engineering
problems. Orthographic projections, auxiliary and sectional views,
dimensioning and tolerating, oblique and isometric views, detail
and assembly drawing. Sketching and computer-aided drafting.
Weekly:  2 lectures and two 1.5-hour labs. Fall

ENGR135 (1 credit)
Descriptive Geometry
Solution of basic space problems. Determination of distances and
angles, intersections of lines and surfaces, intersections of lines
and development of surfaces.  Prerequisite:  ENGR125.  Spring

ENGR180 (4 credits)
Materials Science
Introduction to the study of materials used in industry.
Deals with the fundamentals of structure and classification of materials.  A
weekly hands-on laboratory helps demonstrate the relationship of
properties of materials studied in lecture.  Weekly: 3 hours lecture
and a 3-hour lab.  Prerequisite: CHEM131. Spring

ENGR185 (3 credits)
Engineering Statics
Principles of statics and their application to engineering problems;
forces, moments, couples, friction, centroids and moments of
inertia.  Prerequisite or Corequisite: MATH141.  Spring

ENGR225 (3 credits)
Circuit Analysis
Resistive circuit analysis, network theorems, dependent sources,
energy storage elements, 1st and 2nd order circuit transient
responses, ac circuit analysis using phasors and impedances,
and ac complex power.  Weekly: 2 hours lecture and a 3-hour lab.
Prerequisite MATH142, Corequisite MATH240.  Fall

ENGR248 (1-4 credits)
Provides flexibility for the occasional workshop where it is
appropriate to offer engineering credit. Workshop requirements
must be approved by the department.

ENGR275 (3 credits)
Electronics I
Introduction to diodes and transistors and their applications in
switching and amplification circuits. Introduction to the basic op-
amp circuits and their characteristics. Binary numbers and codes,
Boolean algebra, logic circuits, flip-flops and registers. Digital
circuit applications.  Weekly: 2 hours lecture and a 3-hour lab.
Prerequisite: ENGR225.  Spring

ENGR285 (3 credits)
Engineering Dynamics
Vectorial kinematics of moving bodies in fixed and moving
reference frames. Kinetics of particles, assemblies of particles,
and rigid bodies, with emphasis on the concept of momentum.
Keplerian motion, elementary vibrations, and conservative
dynamic systems.  Prerequisites: ENGR185 and Math142.  Spring

ENGR310 (3 credits)
Linear System Analysis
Convolution, analysis and spectra of continuous time domain
signals, Fourier and Laplace transforms, discrete time domain
signals, and the z-transform.  Prerequisites: MATH215,
MATH286.  Spring

ENGR320 (3 credits)
Manufacturing Processes
Covers traditional manufacturing practices such as machining
processes (abrading, coating), and forming processes (cutting,
forming, and assembling). Discusses non-traditional processes
such as thermal, chemical, and pressure methods and explores
special processes involved with specific materials such as plastics,
woods, fibers, and other materials.  Prerequisite: ENGR180.  Fall

ENGR325 (4 credits)
Electronics II
Modeling of transistors, biasing of transistors in amplifier circuits,
and amplitude and frequency limitations of transistors. Linear and
switching electronic circuits with an emphasis on op-amps.  Weekly:
3 hours lecture and a 3-hour lab.  Prerequisite: ENGR275.  Fall

ENGR330 (3 credits)
Introduction to the nature of energy and study of energy transport
conservation in closed and flowing systems; properties and
states of solids, liquids, vapors, and gases; enthalpy; meaning
and production of entropy and introduction to cyclic systems.
Prerequisite: PHYS242.  Fall

ENGR335 (3 credits)
Logic Circuit Design
Modern digital logic families, state machines, design of digital
logic circuits in FPGAs, and VHDL specification of logic circuits.
Prerequisite: ENG275.  Fall

ENGR340 (3 credits)
Strength of Materials
Study of stresses and strain, deformations and deflections of posts,
shafts, beams, columns; combined stresses; elasticity.  Prerequisite:
ENGR185.  Fall

ENGR350 (3 credits)
Sensors and Actuators
Study of temperature, mechanical, and optical sensors; sensor
signal conditioning; ac, dc, and stepping motors; and the motor
control requirements.  Weekly: 2 lectures and a 3-hour lab.
Prerequisite: ENGR275. Spring

ENGR360 (3 credits)
Fluid Dynamics
Fluid statics and dynamics of fluid motion. Conservation of mass,
momentum, and energy in laminar and turbulent flow. Boundary
layer flow, lift and drag forces, viscous flow in conduits, open
channel flow, flow measurements.  Prerequisites: ENGR285,
ENGR330, MATH286.  Spring

ENGR380 (2 credits)
Programmable Controllers
Introduction to typical programmable logic controllers and
their applications. Emphasis on programming and interfacing to
electromechanical systems.  Weekly: 1-hour lecture and a 3-hour
lab.  Prerequisite: ENGR330, ENGR340, Corequisites:
Engr350, ENGR360.  Spring

ENGR385 (4 credits)
Microprocessor Systems
Introduction to computer organization, microprocessors, assembly
language programming, memory devices, I/O devices, interfacing
with emphasis on control applications.  Weekly: 3 hours lecture
and a 3-hour lab.  Prerequisites: ENGR335 or CPTR276.  Spring

ENGR390 (2 credits)
Mechanical Engineering Lab
Mechanical engineering lab work in thermodynamics, heat
transfer, fluid mechanics, and material stress and strain.  Weekly:
two 3-hour labs.  Prerequisites: ENGR330, ENGR340, Corequisites:
ENGR350, ENGR360.  Spring

Eng395/595 (4-6 credits)
Community project in Engineering
"Hands-on" involvement in humanitarian and/or service-oriented
projects.  Work initiated by students requires prior approval of
faculty.  Graded on S/U basis.  May be repeated for up to 6 credits

ENGR410 (4 credits)
Feedback Control Systems
Study of both analog and digital feedback control systems.
Performance criteria and design and analysis methods.  Weekly: 3
hours lecture and a 3 hour lab.  Prerequisites: ENGR275, ENGR285, and
ENGR310.  Fall

ENGR415 (3 credits)
Virtual Instrumentation
For engineering majors.  Introduction to virtual instrumentation
with emphasis on the sampling requirements and the signal
conditioning requirements. Data logging and control applications.
Prerequisite: ENGR275 and CPTR125 or CPTR151.  Fall

ENGR415-02 (1 credit)
Virtual Instrumentation
Introduction to virtual instrumentation with emphasis on the
sampling requirements and the signal conditioning requirements.
Data logging and control applications.  FallENGR420 (3 credit)

Machine Design
The design of machine elements and the calculations necessary
in determining the size and shape of machine parts. The selection
of materials and the application of standard machine components.
Includes bearings, gears, clutches, and couplings.  Prerequisites:
ENGR320, ENGR390.  Fall

ENGR425 (3 credits)
Project Management
Methodology used successfully to carry out a technical project
including proposals, planning, work breakdown, scheduling,
creativity, monitoring progress, and documentation.  Prerequisite:
STAT285 or STAT340.  Fall

ENGR430 (3 credits)
Quality Control
Analysis of the factors affecting product quality during
manufacturing.  Topics include the basic statistics and
probability for measurements, observations, sampling, control
charts and reliability.  Prerequisite: STAT285 or STAT340. Spring

ENGR435 (3 credits)
Electromagnetic Fields
Study of static and dynamic electric and magnetic fields. 
Unbounded and bounded fields, fields in materials, force and
torque, energy and potential functions, and Faraday induction.
Propagation of electromagnetic energy; plane waves, transmission
lines, and waveguides; radiation from dipole antennas; introduc-
tion to arrays.  Prerequisites: MATH240, MATH286, PHYS242. Fall

ENGR440 (3 credits)
Heat and Mass Transfer
Study of steady-state and transient heat conduction, forced and
non-forced convection through ducts and over surfaces, black-
body thermal radiation, solar radiation, heat exchangers, and mass
transfer.  Prerequisites: ENGR360, MATH286. Spring

ENGR450 (2 credits)
Engineering Economy
Study of engineering decision methodology and criteria used to
include economic factors in determining the best alternative in
the design and selection of equipment, structures, methods, and processes.  Prerequisites: MATH145 or MATH141. Fall

ENGR455 (4 credits)
Communication Systems
Introduction to analog and digital communication systems;
including topics in modulation; baseband and bandpass signals;
power spectral density and bandwidth; random processes;
noise, signal-to-noise ratio, and error probability; and system
performance.  Wekkly: 3 hours lecture and a 3-hour lab.
Prerequisites: ENGR310, ENGR325, STAT340. Spring

ENGR465 (3 credits)
Operations Analysis and Modeling
The methodology of mathematical modeling and its relation
to solving problems in industrial and public systems. Linear
programming, scheduling, queuing, simulation, optimization, and
decision analysis.  Prerequisites: MATH142, STAT340.  May not be
offered each year.  Spring

ENGR470 (3 credits)
Finite Element Methods
Introduction of finite element methods for the solution of prob-
lems in solid mechanics and heat transfer. Techniques for obtain-
ing approximate numerical solutions to governing differential
equations in the problem areas are covered. Industrial software is
applied to the analysis and design of a broad range of engineering
problems.  Prerequisites: ENGR330, ENGR340, MATH286.  Fall

ENGR475 (1-4 credits)
Topics in: ____________
Repeatable in different subjects (prerequisites depend on topic).

ENGR491,492 (2 credits,2 credits)
Senior Design Project
A significant design project which culminates in a working system
or a complete description of a proposed design. Both an oral
and written presentation of the results of the project are required.
Prerequisite: ENGR385 or ENGR390.  Fall, Spring

ENGR495 (1-3 credits)
Independent Study
Individual study, research, or project in some field of engineering
under the direction of a member of the engineering faculty.
Prerequisite: permission of the person who will direct the study.

ENGR496 (1-4 credits)
Cooperative Work Experience
Work experience in industry directed by an engineering faculty
member. 120 hours of work is required per credit. A report must
be submitted that summarizes the work experience and indicates
the value of the experience to the student. Grade S/U. Repeatable
to 4 credits. Prerequisite: junior/senior standing and permission of
the person who will direct the study.

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