Agenda Item FA 17-03

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

College of Computing, Engineering, and Construction (Undergraduate) – (Construction Management and School of Engineering/Electrical Engineering)

New Courses, Courses Change, & Programs of Study (5 packages)

01/12/17: Passed

01/24/17: Approved

Log Number: 201608-55

Construction Management - Undergraduate

                                                                                                                                               

Add a new non-degree program
Certificate in International Construction Management

 

Summary of the Changes:
The construction management department is proposing a certificate in international construction management to meet the needs of international companies. We are offering this program to prepare students to work in international construction companies. This program will increase our international recognition and increase our influence with international construction companies. The certificate is also being offered to enhance our relationship with our international partners and increase students awareness of other cultures and customs. We will use this certificate program to attract more international construction companies to employ our students. At a minimum students will be required to complete 3 extra hours of coursework if international classes are substituted within the current degree program. These students would be required to take 129 credits for the degree including the international certificate. Students not substituting an international internship will be required to take a minimum of 6 extra credit hours to complete the degree program including the certificate.

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Add a new course

History and Culture in International Architecture and Construction (3 crs)

BCN

Senior (4xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites: 
None  
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:
This course will focus on the History and Culture aspects of Architecture and Construction. The course will offer students the opportunity to study how Architecture and Construction are linked to history and culture of a specific international location based particular focus indicated for the term.

 

Log Number: 201608-56

Construction Management - Undergraduate


Add a new course

Building Information Modeling (3 crs)

BCN

Senior (4xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

The goal for this course is for students to learn how to design the implementation of Building Information Modeling (BIM) on Architecture/Engineering/Construction (AEC) projects and within AEC organizations. They will also learn how to use common BIM and visualization applications in different uses of BIM.

 

Log Number: 201608-57

Construction Management - Undergraduate


Add a new concentration to an existing program

Bachelor of Science - Building Construction Major Residential Construction Concentration

 

Summary of the Changes:

The CM department is proposing to revive the Residential Construction Track. This action is in compliance with the National Housing Endowment Grant awarded to revive the Residential Construction Track in CM and to increase the awareness and focus on Residential Construction at UNF. 

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Add a new course

Advanced Residential Construction (3 crs)

BCN

Senior (4xxx)

758

Prerequisites: 
"BCN4751C: Housing and Land Development"
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:
Prerequisites: BCN 4751C This is the second course in a two-course elective track for students preparing for careers in Residential Construction. Advanced Residential construction process and topics regarding the build environment will be covered.

 

Log Number: 201608-59

Construction Management - Undergraduate

Change an existing minor
Construction Management Minor

Summary of the Changes:

The CM department is proposing a change to the existing Minor in Construction Management for Civil Engineering students. This change will offer CE students a better understanding of the construction process and provide these students with the fundamental tools needed in the construction industry. This ONLY changes the requirements for CE students.
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Log Number: 201608-23

School of Engineering/Electrical Engineering – Undergraduate


Change a degree-major of an existing program

BS in Electrical Engineering--Electrical Engineering Major


Summary of the Changes:

Updating the BS Electrical Engineering Curriculum by updating two course descriptions, updating prerequisites on two courses and laboratories and adding a new technical elective course. A summary of these changes is below:
- EEL 3111 (Circuit Analysis I) - Updating the catalog description to better describe the course content and update course prerequisite from PHY 2049 (Calculus-based Physics II) to PHY 2042 (Physics for Engineers II)
- EEL 3112 (Circuit Analysis II) - Updating the catalog description to better describe the course content
- EEL 4712 (Digital Design) - Updating the course prerequisites by removing EEE 3308 (Microelectronics I) as a prerequisite
- EEL 4712L (Digital Design Lab) - Updating the course prerequisites by removing EEE 3308 (Microelectronics I) as a prerequisite
- EEL 4514 (Communication Systems) - Updating the course prerequisites by adding STA 4321 (Probability and Statistics) as a prerequisite
- EEL 4514L (Analog and Digital Communications Laboratory) - Updating the course prerequisites by adding STA 4321 (Probability and Statistics) as a prerequisite
- EEL 4xxx (Topics on Rehabilitation Engineering) - 3 credit hours - Adding this new course as a technical elective
The total credits required for the degree remains unchanged at 128.
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Change an existing course

Communication Systems

EEL

Senior (4xxx)

514

The course prerequisites for EEL 4514 (Communication Systems) are being updated to include STA 4321 (Probability and Statistics). The course content in EEL 4514 (Communication Systems) relies heavily on knowledge of probability and statistics (a required course in the BSEE curriculum). EEL3135 (Signals and Systems) is being retained as a course prerequisite.

New Course Description:

Prerequisites: EEL3135 (Signals and Systems) and STA 4321 (Probability and Statistics)
Description: This course introduces the theories of analog and digital communications systems. Topics include modulation and demodulation, multiplexing, spread spectrum, CDMA, communication links and wireless channel analysis.

 

Change an existing course

Analog and Digital Communications Laboratory

EEL

Senior (4xxx)

514 L

The course prerequisites for EEL 4514L (Analog and Digital Communications Laboratory) are being updated to include STA 4321 (Probability and Statistics). The course content in EEL 4514L (Analog and Digital Communications Laboratory) relies heavily on knowledge of probability and statistics (a required course in the BSEE curriculum). EEL3135 (Signals and Systems) is being retained as a course prerequisite.

New Course Description:

Prerequisites: EEL 3135 (Signals and Systems) and STA 4321 (Probability and Statistics)
Co-requisite: EEL 4514 (Communication Systems)
Description: This course is the laboratory component for EEL 4514 (Communication Systems) and consists of the laboratory investigation of communication systems.

 

Change an existing course

Circuit Analysis I

EEL

Junior (3xxx)

111

The course description of EEL 3111 (Circuit Analysis I) is being updated to better reflect the course content. The course prerequisite is being changed from PHY 2049 (Calculus-based Physics II) to PHY 2042 (Physics for Engineers II) to match the physics course that BSEE students currently take.

New Course Description:

Prerequisites: A "C+" or better in PHY 2042 (Physics for Engineers II), a "C+" or better in MAC 2313 (Calculus III)
Co-requisite: MAP 2302 (Ordinary Differential Equations)
Description: This course covers basic analysis of electrical circuits. Topics include voltage, current, power, energy, resistance, basic laws, circuit theorems, operational amplifiers, capacitance, inductance, transient analysis as well as phasors, impedances and admittances for sinusoidal steady-state analysis. The use of simulation and computational methods to analyze electrical circuits is introduced.

 

Change an existing course

Circuit Analysis II

EEL

Junior (3xxx)

112

The course description for EEL 3112 (Circuit Analysis II) is being updated to better describe the course content. No other changes are being made.

New Course Description:

Prerequisites: EEL 3111 (Circuit Analysis I)
Description: This course provides further AC and DC circuit analysis methods. Topics include AC circuit analysis, AC power analysis, frequency response, circuit analysis using Laplace transforms, and circuit analysis using Fourier series and Fourier transforms. A computer-aided tool is used.

 

Change an existing course

Digital Design

EEL

Senior (4xxx)

712

EEE 3308 (Microelectronics I) is being removed as a course prerequisite for EEL 4712 (Digital Design). The content of EEE 3308 (Microelectronics I) is not required for students to take this course.

New Course Description:

Prerequisites: EEL 3701 (Introduction to Digital Systems) and EEL 3701L (Introduction to Digital Systems Lab)
Co-requisite: EEL 4712L (Digital Design Lab)
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.

 

Change an existing course

Digital Design Lab

EEL

Senior (4xxx)

712 L

EEE 3308 (Microelectronics I) is being removed as a course prerequisite for EEL 4712L (Digital Design Lab). The content of EEE 3308 (Microelectronics I) is not required for students to take this course.

New Course Description:

Prerequisite: EEL 3701 (Introduction to Digital Systems) and EEL 3701L (Introduction to Digital Systems Lab)
Co-requisite: EEL 4712 (Digital Design)
Description: This is the laboratory component of EEL 4712

 

Add a new course

Topics on Rehabilitation Engineering (3 crs)

EEL

Senior (4xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
"EEL3111: Circuit Analysis I"
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

Prerequisites: EEL 3111 (Circuit Analysis I) and Departmental Permission
Course Description: This course is an introduction to the multiple facets of design, fabrication, and testing of adaptive and assistive devices for rehabilitation applications. It provides students with the unique opportunity to work at the interface of people and technology, exposing them to challenging engineering questions that require complex interdisciplinary solutions. This is a hands-on course where students apply engineering principles to practical applications focused on design, fabrication and testing of equipment.