Engineering Fundamentals

Student Work Opportunities

The Department of Engineering Fundamentals is looking for undergraduate and graduate students to assist instructors in year engineering courses. Applicants should have good communication and leadership skills, as well as a working knowledge of the subjects being taught.

Positions are available every semester.

LEAP (LEarning with Academic Partners) Leaders

As a LEAP leader, you will be responsible for mentoring 24 students in a section of a first-year engineering course (ENG 1001, ENG 1100, ENG 1101, or ENG 1102). You will attend class, assist your students with questions and activities, and grade their assignments. You will plan and facilitate a weekly LEAP session to help students tackle the challenging topics in the class. Training will be provided to help you facilitate and plan these sessions appropriately in ENG 2060, which you will take your first semester as a LEAP leader.

The LEAP leaders this semester have been meeting weekly to learn additional facilitation techniques, to debrief after sessions, or to plan for upcoming sessions. The time commitment for this has been approximately 11 hours/week.

ENG 1001 - Engineering Problem Solving

Introduction to the engineering problem solving method and to modern tools used to solve problems.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-4)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Pre-Requisite(s): (MA 1031(C) or MA 1032(C)) and (Spatial Visualization Score >= 19 or ENG 1002(C))

ENG 1100 - Engineering Analysis

An introduction to the engineering profession. Focuses on engineering analysis, computational skills, and communication skills.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-4)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): ENG 1001 and (MA 1160(C) or MA 1161(C)) and (Spatial Visualization Score >= 19 or ENG 1002(C))

ENG 1101 - Engineering Analysis and Problem Solving

An introduction to the engineering profession and to its various disciplines. Focuses on developing problem-solving skills, computational skills, and communication skills. Through active, collaborative work, students work on teams to apply the engineering problem-solving method to "real-world" problems.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-5)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): (MA 1160(C) or MA 1161(C) or MA 2160(C) or MA 3160(C)) and (Spatial Visualization Score >= 19 or ENG 1002(C))

ENG 1102 - Engineering Modeling and Design

Continuation of ENG1101. Introduction to the engineering design process with an emphasis on graphics and documentation. Focuses on engineering problem solving in the context of the design process.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-5)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): (MA 1160 or MA 1161 or MA 2160(C) or MA 3160(C)) and (ENG 1101 or (ENG 1001 and ENG 1100)) and (Spatial Visualization Score >= 19 or ENG 1002)

ENG 2060 - Facilitating Group Learning

Development of facilitation skills in group environments. Topics include peer-learning strategies, developing inclusive classrooms, and facilitation techniques.

  • Credits: 1.0; Graded Pass/Fail Only
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): ENG 1102(C) or CH 1160

Teaching Assistant and Grader

Teaching Assistants attend the lectures, assist the instructor in answering questions during lab/work time, and grade home assignments. In addition, they should have completed their 1st year engineering courses or equivalent.

Graders correct homework assignments in a fair and timely fashion. In addition, graders should have strong knowledge of the course topic.

ENG 1002 - Introduction to 3-D Spatial Visualization

Intended for first-year engineering students with a demonstrated need for the development of 3-D spatial visualization skills. Topics include isometric sketching, orthographic projection, object transformations, 3-D coordinate systems, patterns folding to 3-D objects, and cross sections of solids.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: Permission of department required

ENG 1003 - Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting

Fundamentals of creating engineering drawings with modern CAD software. Topics include basic geometric construction, drawing modification, dimensioning, and working with layers. Designed for students with no CAD experience.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-2)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore
  • Pre-Requisite(s): ENG 1002 or ENG 1100 or ENG 1101

ENG 2120 - Statics-Strength of Materials

The composition and resolution of forces and force systems, principles of equilibrium applied to various bodies, simple structures, friction, and 2nd moments of area. Intro to the mechanical behavior of materials, including calculation of stresses, strains, and deformations due to axial, torsional, and flexural loading. Uses MATLAB.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-4-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 2160 and PH 2100 and ENG 1102

ENG 3200 - Thermodynamics/Fluid Mechanics

Provides engineering students with a unified understanding of the fundamental conservation laws and property accounting applied to thermodynamic and fluid dynamic systems. Topics will include but are not limited to: ideal gas behavior; heat, work, and energy; 1st and 2nd laws of thermodynamics; heat pumps; cycles; hydrostatics; Bernoulli; pipe flow and loss; and lift and drag. Uses MATLAB.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-4-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CH 1112 or (CH 1150 and CH 1151) and PH 2100 and ENG 1102 and MA 2160

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