E4. Introduction to Engineering Design
Design problems are, typically, open-ended and
ill-structured. Students work in small teams applying
techniques for solving design problems that are, normally, posed by not-for-profit
clients. The project work is enhanced with lectures and reading
on design theory and methods, project management techniques,
and engineering ethics.
E53. Introduction to Systems Engineering. This course is an introduction to the
concepts of modern engineering, emphasizing modeling, analysis, synthesis, and
design. Some applications include chemical, mechanical, and electrical
E54. Experimental Engineering This is a laboratory course designed to
acquaint the student with the basic techniques of instrumentation and
measurement. The emphasis on experimental problem solving in real systems.
There is also instruction in shop practices and graphical presentation.
E59. Introduction to Signals and Systems
E71. Energy and the Environment
E82. Chemical and Thermal Processes
The basic elements of thermal and chemical processes, including:
state variables, open and closed systems, and mass balance;
energy balance, First Law of Thermodynamics for reactive and
non-reactive systems; entropy balance, Second Law of Thermodynamics,
thermodynamic cycles and efficiency; phase equilibrium and
phase diagrams; mole balance, reaction rate, extent of
reaction, and fractional conversion; and ideal homogeneous
reactors (batch, CSTR, PFR).
E94. Chemical Engineering Principles. We study material balances,
energy balances, and the application of chemical engineering principles.
First and second laws of thermodynamics, properties of ideal and real
gases, phase behavior, solutions, and chemical-reaction equilibria are
E131. Fluid Mechanics. The flow of incompressible fluids.
This is primarily a study of momentum transport in continuous media.
Included are the treatment of viscosity, the equations
of continuity and of motion, and turbulence. We apply this to analysis
E138. Introduction to Environmental Engineering.
We study conservation of mass and energy as applied to
environmental systems, primarily air, water, and soil.
Interesting topics include risk analysis, photochemical smog,
global warming, and stratospheric ozone.
E140. Compressible Flow.
The effects of compressibility in the governing integral and differential
equations for fluids. The effects of friction, heating, and shock waves in steady one-dimensional flow. Unsteady wave motion and the method of characteristics. Two-dimensional flow over airfoils, linearized potential flow, and the method of characteristics for supersonic flow.
E174. Practice in Civil Engineering.
E153, E154, E155 Engineering Clinic.
Clinics sponsors: Rain Bird, Isis Pharmaceutical, Jet Propulsion Laboratories, Metropolitan Water District, Irvine Ranch
Water District, General Electric Nuclear Energy, Beckman, Fillmore Irrigation Company, ChemTrans, Technip and
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