Agenda Item FA 07-42

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

(School of Computing; School of Engineering/Civil, Electrical, Mechanical): New Courses, Course Changes, & Programs of Study (73 items)

11/01/07: Passed

11/07/07: Approved

College of Computing, Engineering, and Construction

 
 

Graduate - School of Computing

       
07/08-063 APC 2  CIS 6910  
   Project
Change course to be graded P/F.
 

Graduate - School of Engineering - Civil Engineering

       
07/08-036 APC 1 CES 5XXX
 Advanced Reinforced Concrete (3 crs)
Prerequisites:CES 4702C (Design of Reinforced Concrete )
Corequisites: None

Course Description:

This course covers the design of frames, two-way floor systems, shear walls; shear and torsion; compression field theory; inelastic analysis; wind and seismic design; and provide an introduction to prestressed concrete. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-037 APC 1   CES 6XXX
 Advanced Structural Analysis (3 crs)
Prerequisites:CES 3100 (Structural Analysis)
Corequisites: None

Course Description:

This course covers the theory and application of traditional structural analysis for trusses, beams, frames, cables, and arches as either determinate or indeterminate systems. Topics covered will include matrix methods including the direct stiffness method, and flexibility and stiffness methods with an introduction to computer-based techniques. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-038   APC 1 CES 5XXX  
 Bridge Engineering (3 cr hrs)

Prerequisites: CES 3605C (Design of Steel Structures)
                          CES 4702C (Design of Reinforced Concrete)

Corequisites:None

Course Description:

This course covers the design of structural systems for bridges using the AASHTO-LRFD design methodology. Topics covered will include analysis by influence lines, design of slab, beam-slab, and prestressed concrete bridges, and inspection and rating of existing bridges. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-039   APC 1 CES 6XXX
    Finite Element Structural Analysis (3 crs)
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor
Corequisites:  None

Course Description:

This course focuses on the concepts, theory, and application of the finite element method to one-, two-, and three-dimensional structural components and systems. This course will also cover stability and dynamics of structural systems. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-040 APC 1   CES 6XXX
 Prestressed Concrete (3 cr hrs)
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and consent of instructor
Corequisites:  None

Course Description:

This course covers prestressed concrete behavior and design; applications in building and bridge design including pre- and post-tensioned girders, floors, roofs, and walls. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-041   APC 1 CES 5XXX

 Advanced Mechanics of Materials
  for
Civil Engineers (3 cr hrs)

Prerequisites: CES 3104C (Mechanics of Materials)
Corequisites:  None

Course Description:

This course covers advanced topics in solid mechanics. Course topics include review of stress and strain theories, linear stress-strain relationships, inelastic material behavior, application of energy methods, stress concentrations, introduction to fracture mechanics, fatigue, and creep. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-042 APC 1 CEG 6XXX  
 Slope Stability (3 cr hrs)
Prerequisites: CEG 3011C Geotechnical Engineering
                          CEG 3111 Foundation Engineering
Corequisites:  None

Course Description:

This course covers soil mechanics concepts to the design and analysis of earth slopes. Topics covered will include infinite slope analysis, limit equilibrium slope analysis, finite element slope analysis, and mechanics and analysis of reinforced slopes. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-043 APC 1 CEG 6XXX  
 Ground and Site Improvement (3 crs)
Prerequisites: CEG 3011C Geotechnical Engineering
Corequisites: None

Course Description:

This course covers methods for improving soil and rock and associated verification techniques for assessing ground improvements. Ground improvement methods discussed include mechanical modification (compaction), hydraulic modification (dewatering and vertical drains), grouting, and soil reinforcement. Verification techniques discussed will include field testing, intrusive testing, and geophysical testing. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-044   APC 1   CEG 6XXX
 Applied Computational Geotechnics (3 crs)
Prerequisites: CEG 3011C Geotechnical Engineering
                           CEG 3111 Foundation Engineering
Corequisites:  None

Course Description:

This course covers the use of finite element computer methods to analyze complex geotechnical engineering problems. Course will focus on various problems in geotechnical engineering, including shallow foundations, retaining structures, slope stability, and tunnels. Emphasis will be placed on advantages of finite element based solutions over traditional statics-elastic based solutions and the importance using the proper soil models. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
 07/08-045    APC 1  CEG 6XXX
 Advanced Geotechnical Engineering (3 crs)
Prerequisites:CEG 3011C Geotechnical Engineering
Corequisites: None

Course Description:

This course provides a continuum based approach to soil mechanics using both elastic and plastic approaches. Basic topics covered will include stress and Mohr's circle, elastic and plastic strains, elastic constants, soil strength, and yield and plastic flow. Advanced topics will include critical state soils mechanics and application of various soil models including Cam Clay. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-046   APC 1 CEG 6XXX
 Advanced Foundation Engineering (3 crs)
Prerequisites: CEG 3111 Foundation Engineering
Corequisites:  None

Course Description:

This course covers advanced topics in foundation engineering and design. Topics will include piles and pile groups subjected to axial and lateral loads, design of soil anchors and soil nails, and limit states design of foundations. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-047 APC 1 CEG 5XXX  
 Applied Engineering Geology (3 crs)
Prerequisites: CEG 3011C Geotechnical Engineering
Corequisites:  CEG 3011C Geotechnical Engineering

Course Description:

This course addresses the applications of geological information to engineering problems. Topics covered include soil and rock mechanics, instrumentation, geological hazards, field testing, coring and classification of geological materials, and probability and statistics as applied to geological materials. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-048 APC 1   CEG 6XXX
 Drilled Shaft Foundations in Rock (3 crs)
Prerequisites: CEG 3011C Geotechnical Engineering
                           CEG 3111 Foundation Engineering
Corequisites:  None

Course Description:

This course addresses the design and analysis of drilled shaft foundations in rock. Topics covered will include intact rock characterization, rock mass and discontinuity characterization, deformation and strength of rock, axial and lateral capacities of drilled shafts, axial and lateral deformations, and stability of drilled shaft foundations. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-049 APC 1 CGN 6XXX  
 Civil Engineering Master's Project (3 crs)
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None

Course Description:

The student will undertake a comprehensive civil engineering design project conducted under the supervision of their faculty advisor. The comprehensive design project is to be chosen by the student in conjunction with their faculty advisor. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-050 APC 1 CGN 6XXX

 Civil Engineering Master's Thesis (3 crs)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None

Course Description:

The student will conduct individual research on a topic relevant to civil engineering. The research topic will be chosen by the student in conjunction with their advisor. The course may be repeated for up to 6 credits. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-051 APC 1 ENV 6XXX  
 Aquatic Chemical Processes (3 crs)
Prerequisites: ENV 3001C Environmental Engineering
Corequisites:  None

Course Description:

This course covers the applicability of water chemistry and physical chemistry on natural waters and waste-water with emphasis on environmental engineering problems. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-052   APC 1 EGN 6XXX  Advanced Engineering Analysis (3 crs)
Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None

Course Description:

This course covers methods of analysis to applied engineering problems. The topics covered will include a review of vector calculus and linear algebra, analytical solutions and numerical integration of ordinary differential equations, introduction to finite element and finite difference methods, and an introduction to the solution of partial differential equations. Examples used in this course will be derived from the field of engineering. Students will be required to use computational tools for this course. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-053   APC 1 ENV 6XXX  

 Biological Treatment Systems in
Environmental Engineering (3 crs)

Prerequisites: ENV 4012 Advanced Environmental Engineering
Corequisites:  None

Course Description:

This course covers the theory and design of biological operations and processes in environmental engineering using the latest technologies. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-054   APC 1   ENV 6XXX

 Physical/Chemical Treatment Systems in  Environmental Engineering (3 crs)

Prerequisites: ENV 3001C Environmental Engineering
Corequisites:  None

Course Description:

This course covers the theory and design of physical and chemical operations and processes in environmental engineering using latest technologies. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-055   APC 1   CWR 6XXX

 Engineering Hydrology (3 crs)

Prerequisites: CWR 4202C Hydraulics Engineering
                          MAP 2302 Ordinary Differential Equations
Corequisites:  None

Course Description:

This course covers the engineering applications of physical and statistical hydrology. The principles of surface and groundwater hydrology are reviewed. Tools for hydrologic analysis, including rainfall-runoff analysis, unit hydrographs, flow routing, statistical hydrology, and frequency analysis, are presented. The course culminates in the application of principles and analytical tools to hydrologic design, including design storms, design flows, and risk analysis. Students are introduced to the application of watershed models to hydrologic design. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-056 APC 1 CWR 6XXX

 River Engineering and
  Sediment
Transport (3 crs)

Prerequisites: CWR 4202C Hydraulics Engineering
                          MAP 2302 Ordinary Differential Equations
Corequisites:  None

Course Description:

This course examines river flow hydrology, the processes of sediment entrainment, transport, and deposition, and the interaction of flow and transport in shaping river channels. Course topics include boundary layer flow; physical properties of sediment; incipient, bed-load and suspended-load motion; bed forms; hydraulic roughness; velocity and stress fields in open channels; scour and deposition of bed material; and bank erosion. The course culminates in the application of principles and analytic tools to engineering interference (diversion, dams, dredging); river training works; and hydraulic model studies of rivers. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-057 APC 1   CGN 6XXX

 Special Topics in Civil Engineering (3 crs)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.
Corequisites:  None

Course Description:

This course will cover an in-depth study of advanced civil engineering topics. The course content will vary each time the course is offered and will be focused on state-of-the-art concepts that are not addressed in current course selections. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-058   APC 1   CGN 5XXX
 Special Topics in Civil Engineering (3 crs)
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
Corequisites:  None

Course Description:

This course will cover an in-depth study of a current civil engineering topic. The course content will vary each time the course is offered and will be focused on state-of-the-art concepts that are not addressed in current course selections. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-059   APC 1 CWR 5XXX
 Stormwater Management (3 crs)
Prerequisites: CWR 4202C Hydraulics Engineering
                          ENV 3001C Environmental Engineering
                          MAP 2302 Ordinary Differential Equations
Corequisites: None

Course Description:

This course explores the management of stormwater quantity (flooding, low flow augmentation, etc.) and quality (pollutant levels, receiving water impacts, etc.). The course involves an extensive use of case studies and focuses on the urban setting. Computer modeling techniques are emphasized. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-060   APC 1 CWR 5XXX
 Water Resources Systems (3 crs)
Prerequisites:  CWR 4202C Hydraulics Engineering
                           ENV 3001C Environmental Engineering
                           MAP 2302 Ordinary Differential Equations
Corequisites: None

Course Description:

This course introduces and applies simulation models and optimization methods to the analysis, design and operation of water resource systems, including systems for water supply, water quality management, flood control and hydropower.No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-061 APC 1 ENV 5XXX

 Design of Water Quality
  Management
Facilities (3 crs)

Prerequisites: CWR 3201 Fluid Mechanics
                          ENV 3001C Environmental Engineering
Corequisites:  None

Course Description:

This course covers the analysis of operations, processes, and systems used in the design of facilities for maintaining water supply quality, wastewater control, and aquatic pollution control. The design of wastewater collection systems, water and wastewater treatment plants, and systems for disposal for residuals from such facilities is included in this course. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-062 APC 3      MS- Civil Engineering Major
Summary of the Changes:
The MS in Civil Engineering (MSCE) program was approved by the Faculty Association (Agenda Item #5-FA 07-16) on April 5, 2007 and the UNF Board of Trustees (BOT) on June 26, 2007.

The program will consist of thirty (30) credit hours of course work, which includes either a Masters Thesis (6 credit hours) or a Masters Project (3 credit hours). The program will have two areas of concentration: geotechnical/structural and water resources/environmental. In the geotechnical/structural area, there will be fourteen new courses as part of the degree program. In the water resources/environmental area, there will be nine new courses as part of the degree program. These courses are in addition to special topics, thesis, and project courses that will comprise the degree program. APC1s have been prepared for all new courses.

The proposal to institute a MSCE program is based on four rationales:

 
Rationale 1: The MSCE will provide the technical depth necessary for a civil engineer to better reach his or her potential as a professional.
Rationale 2: Significant education beyond the undergraduate degree is being endorsed by engineering societies as a requirement for professional practice.
Rationale 3: The MSCE will provide the advanced technical education and research needed to support the economic development of Northeast Florida.
Rationale 4: The MSCE will contribute to UNF's capacity for national prominence.

Initially, the target audience for the proposed MSCE will be local engineers who desire an advanced engineering degree and graduating UNF students receiving their bachelor's degrees in civil engineering. As the program expands, engineering students from outside the local region (the United States and across the world) will be attracted to the University of North Florida, helping to ensure a diverse student population and the long-term vitality of the program.
(click here to view the program of study)

 
Graduate - School of Engineering - Electrical Engineering
 
07/08-082 APC 1 EEL 6XXX

 Information Theory and Error
Correction Coding (3 crs)

Prerequisites: EEL 4515 Advanced Digital Communications or equivalent
Corequisites:  None

Course Description:

This course covers the principles of information theory and coding for reliable communications. Topics include source coding, channel coding, synchronization and encryption for secure transmission of digital information and increased system capacity. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-083   APC 1 EEL 6XXX  
 Optical Systems and Networks (3 crs)
Prerequisites: EEL 4440 Optical Fiber Communications or equivalent
Corequisites:  None

Course Description:

This course provides a comprehensive study of new developments and how optical technology is used in optical systems and networks. Topics covered include optical fiber applications as the best transmission medium for high capacity traffic in communications networking, dense wavelength division multiplexing and passive optical networks. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-084 APC 1   EEL 6XXX
 Computer System Design (3 crs)
Prerequisites: EEL 4713 Digital Computer Architecture or equivalent
Corequisites:  None

Course Description:

This course addresses various topics in computer design including maximizing processor performance, concepts and techniques for design of computer systems, processor design, instruction set architecture design and implementation, memory hierarchy, pipelined processors, bus bandwidth, processor/memory interconnections, cache memory, virtual memory, advanced I/O systems, performance evaluation. Advanced concepts, such as grid computing, are also covered. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-085 APC 1 EEL 6XXX  
 Embedded System Design (3 crs)
Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor
Corequisites:  None

Course Description:

This course explores the design trends in microcontrollers, microprocessors and digital signal processors. Topics include the use of these processor types in various design applications such as biomedical, communications and intelligent highway systems. A design project is included in the course. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-086   APC 1   EEL 6XXX

 Wireless/Mobile Communications (3 crs)

Prerequisites: EEL 4515 Advanced Digital Communications or equivalent
Corequisites: None

Course Description:

This course illustrates the characteristics of the wireless/mobile environment. Topics covered include wireless/mobile channel, multiple access techniques: Frequency Division Multiple Access, Time Division Multiple Access, and Code Division Multiple Access. Advanced topics such as cellular wireless system, wireless sensor networks and ultra-wideband radio systems will be introduced. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-087 APC 1 EEL 6XXX
 Pattern Recognition (3 crs)
Prerequisites: EEL 4750 Introduction to Digital Signal Processing or equivalent
Corequisites:  None

Course Description:

This course provides an overview of modern pattern recognition techniques for supervised and unsupervised feature extraction and classification including: Bayesian methods, nonparametric methods, discriminant functions, neural networks, and stochastic techniques. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-088   APC 1 EEL 6XXX
 Control and Instrumentation (3 crs)
Prerequisites: EEL 4657C Linear Control Systems or equivalent
Corequisites:  None

Course Description:

This course covers the design and control of microcontroller-based instruments. Topics include standard microcontroller on-chip peripherals, sensors, actuators, and control techniques. There is a laboratory component and a term project is required. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-089   APC 1 EEL 6XXX
 Motion Control (3 crs)
Prerequisites: EEL 4657C Linear Control Systems or equivalent
Corequisites:  None

Course Description:

This course covers the fundamentals of the motion control. Topics include position and speed control using advanced control methods. There is laboratory with this course and a term project is required. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-090   APC 1 EEL 6XXX

Advanced Topics in Signal Processing (3 crs)

Prerequisites: EEL 4750 Introduction to Digital Signal Processing or equivalent
Corequisites:  None

Course Description:

This course provides an overview of modern signal processing methods including: signal modeling, spectral estimation, adaptive algorithms, neural networks, and applications. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-091 APC 1 EEL 5514  
 Communication Systems (3 crs)
Prerequisites: EEL 3135 Signals and Systems or equivalent
Corequisites:  None

Course Description:

This course covers the fundamental principles of communication systems. Topics include the transmission of analog signals, the transmission of digital data, modulation and demodulation, and recent developments in communications. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-092   APC 1   EEL 5515
 Advanced Digital Communications (3 crs)
Prerequisites: EEL 4514 Communication Systems or equivalent
Corequisites:  None

Course Description:

This course discusses the analog-to-digital conversion, the behavior of communication systems in the presence of noise, and optimum signal detection. Selected topics in modern digital communications are also covered. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-093 APC 1   EEL 5515L

Advanced Digital Communications
Laboratory (1 crs)

Prerequisites: EEL 4514 Communication Systems or equivalent
Corequisites: None

Course Description:

This course is the laboratory component for EEL 5515 and consists of the investigation, experiment and design of digital communication systems. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-094 APC 1 EEL 5610  
 State-Space Control Systems (3 crs)
Prerequisites: EEL4657C Linear Control Systems or equivalent
Corequisites:  None

Course Description:

This course covers the design and analysis of control systems using state-space methods. Topics include linear algebra, modeling of physical systems as state-space equations, transformations, stability, controllability and observability, state feedback, observer design, introduction to optimal control, and Riccati equations. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-095   APC 1 EEL 5712C  
 Digital Design (3 crs)
Prerequisites: EEL 3701C Introduction to Digital Systems
                          EEL3304 Electronic Circuits I or equivalen
Corequisites: None

Course Description:

This course covers the analysis, design, simulation, and implementation of advanced combinational logic circuits and synchronous/asynchronous state machines using modern programmable logic devices. Electrical and timing characteristics of physical devices are covered. CAD-based design and development using hardware description languages are used throughout the course. A laboratory is included. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-096 APC 1 EEL 5713C  
 Digital Computer Architecture (4 crs)
Prerequisites: EEL 3701C Introduction to Digital Systems or equivalent
Corequisites: EEL 5713L Digital Computer Architecture Lab

Course Description:

This course covers advanced processor design techniques such as multiple execution units, pipelining, out-of-order instruction execution, predication and speculation. Today's computer designs encompass multiple processors. Recent design trends from multicore processors, super computers and grid computing will be discussed. The relationship between software elements such as compilers and operating systems and computer design will also be covered. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-097 APC 1   EEL 5750

 Introduction to Digital Signal Processing (3 crs)

Prerequisites: EEL 3135 Signals and Systems or equivalent
Corequisites:  None

Course Description:

This course covers the fundamental principles of digital signal processing. The topics include discrete time signals and systems, z-transforms, discrete Fourier transform (DFT), and digital filter design. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-098 APC 1 EEL 5314L
 Advanced Electronics (3 crs)
Prerequisites: EEL 4309C Electronic Circuits 2 or equivalent
Corequisites:  None

Course Description:

This course is a lab-oriented course that covers the application of electronic devices and linear-digital integrated circuits in the design and verification of electronic instrumentation, systems, and design projects. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 

 
07/08-099   APC 1   EEL 5XXX
 High Tech Entrepreneurship (3 crs)
Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor.
Corequisites:  None

Course Description:

This course provides an overview of the steps required in the formation of a high tech company. Topics include intellectual property, the preparation of a comprehensive business plan and approaches on raising start up financing. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-100 APC 1 EEL 5XXX
 Fiber Optics (3 crs)
Prerequisites: EEL 3472 Electromagnetic Fields and Applications or equivalent
Corequisites: None

Course Description:

This course focuses on fiber optic waveguides. Topics covered in the course include optical sources, detectors, receivers, transmission systems and fiber-based broadband communication networks. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-101   APC 1   EEL 5XXX
 Digital Image Processing (3 crs)
Prerequisites: EEL 3135 Signals and Systems or equivalent
Corequisites:  None

Course Description:

This course covers various electrical engineering aspects of digital image processing techniques and their applications including image acquisition, sampling, color, enhancement, segmentation, compression, coding, and morphology. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-102   APC 1   EEL 6515    Digital Communications (3 crs)
Prerequisites: EEL 4514 Communication Systems or equivalent
Corequisites: None

Course Description:

This course will discuss the analog-to-digital conversion, the behavior of communication systems in the presence of noise, and optimum signal detection. Selected topics in modern digital communications will also be covered. There will be a focus on wireless communications including cellular (GSM/EDGE), local area networks (WI FI), wide area networks (WI MAX) and ad hoc networks (ZIGBEE). No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-103 APC 1 EEL 5XXX  

 Special Topics in Electrical Engineering (3 crs)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None

Course Description:

Course will consist of a in-depth study of a current electrical engineering topic. Topic will vary each time the course is offered and will be focused on state-of-the-art concepts that are not addressed in current course selections. May be repeated up to 6 credits. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-104   APC 1 EEL 6515L

 Digital Communications Laboratory (1 crs)

Prerequisites: EEL 4514 Communication Systems or equivalent
Corequisites: None

Course Description:

This course is the laboratory component for EEL 6515 Digital Communications and consists of the investigation, experiment and design of digital communication systems. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-105 APC 1   EEL 6XXX

 Special Topics in Electrical Engineering (3 crs)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None

Course Description:

This course will consist of an in-depth study of a current electrical engineering topic. The topic will vary each time the course is offered and will be focused on state-of-the-art concepts that are not addressed in current course selections. This course may be repeated up to 6 credits. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-106 APC 1 EEL 6XXX
 Master's Thesis (3 crs)
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and consent of advisor
Corequisites:  None

Course Description:

Individual research involving laboratory/field/modeling investigations on a topic relevant to electrical engineering. The topic is to be chosen by the student and faculty advisor. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-107   APC 1 EEL 6XXX

 Master's Project (3 crs)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and consent of advisor
Corequisites: None

Course Description:

Student will undertake a comprehensive electrical engineering project conducted under the supervision of the faculty advisor. The comprehensive project is to be chosen by the student and faculty advisor. A project report is required. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-108 APC 3    
 MS- Electrical Engineering Major
Summary of the Changes:
The MS in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) program was approved by the Faculty Association (Agenda Item #5-FA 07-17) on April 5, 2007 and by the Board of Trustees (BOT) on June 26, 2007.

The program will consist of thirty (30) credit hours of course work, which includes either a Masters Thesis (6 credit hours) or a Masters Project (3 credit hours). The program will have one required course in advanced engineering analysis and a group of nine courses in electrical engineering from which students may develop the core of his/her program of study. These courses are in addition to special topics, thesis, and project courses that will comprise the degree program.

The proposal to institute a MSEE program is based on four rationales:
Rationale 1: The MSEE will provide the technical depth necessary for a electrical engineer to better reach his or her potential as a professional.
Rationale 2: Significant education beyond the undergraduate degree is being endorsed by engineering societies as a requirement for professional practice.
Rationale 3: The MSEE will provide the advanced technical education and research needed to support the economic development of Northeast Florida.
Rationale 4: The MSEE will contribute to UNF's capacity for national prominence.

Initially, the target audience for the proposed MSEE will be local engineers who desire an advanced engineering degree and graduating UNF students receiving their bachelor's degrees in electrical engineering. As the program expands, engineering students from outside the local region (the United States and across the world) will be attracted to the University of North Florida, helping to ensure a diverse student population and the long-term vitality of the program.

  (click here to view the program of study)

 

Graduate - School of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering

 
07/08-064   APC 1 EML 5XXX
 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (3 crs)

Prerequisites: EML 4601 HVAC Systems
Corequisites: None
Course Description:

The course covers the control of the properties of air to meet comfort and industrial requirements. Methods of heating, humidification, cooling and dehumidifying based on thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow considerations are discussed. The overall design of HVAC systems is discussed from determination of heating and cooling loads. The course will focus on designing optimum systems rather than workable systems. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-065   APC 1   EML 6XXX
 Modern Control Engineering (3 crs)

Prerequisites: EML 4313 Control of Machinery or equivalent
Corequisites: None
Course Description:

This course covers the analysis and design of dynamic mechanical engineering control systems. Model reference control, state-space control system design, stability, transient response, frequency response with implementation considerations are covered. Advanced topics in intelligent control including optimal control, adaptive control, and fuzzy systems, neural networks and their implementation are also included. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-066 APC 1 EML 5XXX

 Finite Element Modeling
  and
Analysis (3 crs)

Prerequisites:  EGN 3203 Modern Computational Methods
                           EGN 3331 Mechanics of Materials

Corequisites: None
Course Description:

This course will cover stress-strain relationships, design of mechanical components and assemblies, and finite element modeling and analysis. In-house modeling and analysis software will be used. Students will be exposed to theoretical background and real life applications. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-067   APC 1 EML 6XXX

 Intelligent Planning for
Robotic Systems (3 crs)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and consent of instructor
Corequisites: None
Course Description:

This course covers the extension of robot mechanics to trajectory generation, kinematic control, and force control of single-arm robot manipulators. Off-line path planning associated with re-configurable robotics, dual-arm robotics, and mobile robot systems is also developed. Students perform simulation projects to implement and apply course topics. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-068   APC 1 EML 5XXX  Robotics Engineering II (3 crs)
 Prerequisites: EML 4313 Control of Machinery or equivalent
                           EML 4806 Robotics Engineering I or equivalent

Corequisites: None
Course Description:

This course provides an introduction to control techniques associated with spatial serial and parallel manipulator systems. Velocity and force/torque relations and resolved motion rate control for serial and parallel manipulators are covered. State-space equations of robots, controller design based on linearization, nonlinearity cancellation, optimal control, adaptive control and other methods are studied. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-069   APC 1 EML 5XXX  

 Introduction to Continuum
Mechanics (3 crs)

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor
Corequisites: None
Course Description:

The course will cover the theory of solid and fluid continua, cartesian tensor theory, and kinematics of infinitesimal deformation. Relations between stress, strain, and strain rate for elastic, plastic, and viscous solids and for compressible and viscous fluids will be studied. General equations of continuum mechanics, integral forms, and their physical interpretation will be discussed. Equations and boundary conditions for elastic and viscoelastic solids and Newtonian fluids will be studied. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-070 APC 1   EML 6XXX
 Energy Conversion (3 crs)
 Prerequisites:  EML3100 Thermodynamics I
                            EML3101 Thermodynamics II

Corequisites: None
Course Description:

This course studies various methods of energy sources, energy storage, and energy utilization. The course will include a survey of energy conversion systems using combined cycles, the comparison of systems based on total energy concepts, the consideration of renewable and exhaustible sources of energy. The course will emphasize solar energy, fossil fuels, nuclear energy, and direct energy conversion systems including thermoelectric, photovoltaic, MHD, and fuel cells. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-071   APC 1   EML 5XXX
 Fuel Cells (3 crs)
Prerequisites:  EML3100 Thermodynamics I
                           EML3101 Thermodynamics II

Corequisites: None
Course Description:

 This course covers the properties and efficiencies associated with various fuel cell systems. Particular emphasis is placed on fuel cells characterized as phosphoric acid fuel cells, direct methanol fuel cell, and other direct conversion cells. Fuel cell applications are covered and compared to other energy conversion technologies.No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-072   APC 1   EML 6XXX
 Solar Energy Devices (3 crs)
Prerequisites: EML 4140 Heat Transfer
                          EML 3101 Thermodynamics II 

Corequisites: None
Course Description:

This course focuses on the study of solar energy systems with an emphasis on solar heating and cooling of buildings. The course includes the design of various types of solar collectors using different materials, working fluids, and geometries. The course will also discuss the theory of energy storage systems and the use of solar energy in electricity generation. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-073   APC 1 EML 5XXX  
 Combustion Phenomena (3 crs)
Prerequisites:  EML3100 Thermodynamics I
                           EML3101 Thermodynamics II

Corequisites: None
Course Description:

This course presents the physical and chemical aspects of combustion and associated phenomena. Rate processes, chemical kinetics, chemical structure, and flame propagation and stability of premixed and diffusion-controlled combustible mixtures are covered. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-074 APC 1   EML 5XXX  

 Classical and Statistical
Thermodynamics (3 crs)

Prerequisites:  EML3100 Thermodynamics I
                           EML3101 Thermodynamics II

Corequisites: None
Course Description:

This course continues the development of thermodynamic concepts to include thermodynamic property relations, energy, and chemical and phase equilibrium. The statistical basis for entropy and other thermodynamic properties are covered.No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-075   APC 1 EML 6XXX
 Advanced Mechanics of Materials (3 crs)

Prerequisites: EGN 3331 Mechanics of Materials
Corequisites: None
Course Description:

This course will cover general theories of stress and strain, stress and strain transformations, and principal stresses and strains. The course will also cover octahedral shear stresses, introduction to elasticity and plasticity, introduction to constitutive behaviors, and introduction to yielding and failure criteria.No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
 07/08-076   APC 1   EML 5XXX  

 Advanced Control System Theory (3 crs)

Prerequisites: EML 4313 Control of Machinery or equivalent
Corequisites: None
Course Description:

This course explores the analysis of dynamic mechanical engineering control systems. This course involves modeling, stability, transient response, frequency response, and state-space modeling with implementation consideration. Classical single-input single-output (SISO) linear systems are extended to multi-input multi-output (MIMO) systems. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-077 APC 1   EML 5XXX

 Special Topics in Mechanical
Engineering (3 crs)

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor
Corequisites: None
Course Description:

This course will cover an in-depth study of a current mechanical engineering topic. The course content will vary each time the course is offered and will focus on state-of-the-art concepts that are not addressed in current course selections. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-078   APC 1 EML 6XXX

 Special Topics in Mechanical
Engineering (3 crs)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of instructor
Corequisites: None
Course Description:

This course will cover an in-depth study of advanced mechanical engineering topics. The course content will vary each time the course is offered and will focus on state-of-the-art concepts that are not addressed in current course selections. May be repeated for up to 6 credits.No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-079 APC 1   EML 6XXX  
 Master's Thesis (3 crs)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and consent of advisor
Corequisites: None
Course Description:

The student will conduct individual research on a topic relevant to mechanical engineering. The research topic will be chosen by the student in conjunction with their advisor. The course may be repeated for up to 6 credits. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-080   APC 1 EML 6XXX  
 Master's Project (3 crs)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and consent of advisor
Corequisites: None
Course Description:

The student will undertake a comprehensive mechanical engineering design project conducted under the supervision of their faculty advisor. The comprehensive design project is to be chosen by the student in conjunction with their faculty advisor. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-081 APC 3    MS- Mechanical Engineering Major

Summary of the Changes:

The MS in Mechanical Engineering (MSME) program was approved by the Faculty Association (Agenda Item #5-FA 07-18) on April 5, 2007 and by the Board of Trustees (BOT) on June 26, 2007.

The program will consist of thirty (30) credit hours of course work, which includes either a Masters Thesis (6 credit hours) or a Masters Project (3 credit hours). The program will have one required course in advanced engineering analysis and a group of nine courses in the machine sciences and thermofluids from which students may develop the core of his/her program of study. These courses are in addition to special topics, thesis, and project courses that will comprise the degree program. APC1s have been prepared for all new courses.

The proposal to institute a MSME program is based on four rationales:

Rationale 1: The MSME will provide the technical depth necessary for a mechanical engineer to better reach his or her potential as a professional.

Rationale 2: Significant education beyond the undergraduate degree is being endorsed by engineering societies as a requirement for professional practice.

Rationale 3: The MSME will provide the advanced technical education and research needed to support the economic development of Northeast Florida.
Rationale 4: The MSME will contribute to UNF's capacity for national prominence.
 Initially, the target audience for the proposed MSME will be local engineers who desire an advanced engineering degree and graduating UNF students receiving their bachelor's degrees in mechanical engineering. As the program expands, engineering students from outside the local region (the United States and across the world) will be attracted to the University of North Florida, helping to ensure a diverse student population and the long-term vitality of the program.

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