General Engineering Courses

The courses listed here are administered through the College of Engineering. If you are looking for discipline specific courses, please check the department websites.

Undergraduate Courses

Course NumberCourse Title/Catalog Description
ENGR 101

Energy: Resources, Utilization and Importance to Society. (3-1). Credit 4.
Introductory course about current and potential energy sources, the link between energy and wealth, and the consequences of action or inaction concerning energy and the environment.

ENGR 111

Foundations of Engineering I. (1-3). Credit 2. I, II, S
Introduction to the engineering profession, ethics, and disciplines; development of skills in teamwork, problem solving and design; other topics included, depending on the major, are: emphasis on computer applications and programming; visualization and CAD tools; introduction to electrical circuits, semiconductor devices, digital logic, communications and their application in systems; Newton's laws, unit conversions, statistics, computers, Excel; basic graphics skills; visualization and orthographic drawings.

Corequisites: MATH 151; admission to the Texas A&M University College of Engineering.
Course Coordinator: Dr. Anthony Cahill

ENGR 112

Foundations of Engineering II. (1-3). Credit 2. I, II, S
Continuation of ENGR 111. Topics include, depending on the major: emphasis on computer applications and programming and solids modeling using CAD tools or other software; fundamentals of engineering science; advanced graphic skills.

Prerequisites: ENGR 111; MATH 151; approval of instructor may also be required.
Course Coordinator: Dr. Anthony Cahill

ENGR 270

Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS). (1-0). Credit 1. Project course using team approach to engage students in open-ended community service projects involving non-profit agencies; includes project management, understanding the complete design process, awareness of the customer in engineering design, and the ability to communicate effectively. May be taken six times for credit.

Prerequisites: ENGR 111 or approval of instructor; freshman or sophomore classification in an engineering major.

ENGR 281

Engineering Scholars Program Seminar I. (1-0). Credit 1. II
Survey of interdisciplinary topics related to the professional practice of engineering; seminars with practicing professionals in industry and government. To be taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.

Prerequisites: Engineering Scholars Program membership; sophomore classification.
Course Coordinator: Dr. Kenith Meissner

ENGR 289

Special Topics in... Credit 1 to 4.
Selected topics in an identified area of engineering. May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.

ENGR 301

College of Engineering Study Abroad. Credit 1 to 18.
For students in approved programs abroad. May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Admission to approved program; approval of study abroad coordinator.

ENGR 381

Engineering Scholars Program Seminar II. (1-0). Credit 1. I
Exploration of research and development opportunities; university and industry research; research commercialization. To be taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.

Prerequisite: ENGR 281.
Course Coordinator: Dr. Kenith Meissner

ENGR 385

Problems for Co-Op Students. Credit 1 to 3 each semester. I, II, S
Special problems in engineering for cooperative education students. Problems related to student's work assignment culminating in a research paper. Three hours may be used as technical elective, and one additional hour may be used as free elective. A total of 4 hours may be used toward graduation.

Prerequisite: Approval of department head.

ENGR 400

Public Leadership Development. (3-0). Credit 3. I, II
Major issues in the study of public leadership, development of leadership skills, and a field investigation done in conjunction with local public leaders.

Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification and approval of instructor. Cross-listed with AGED 400 and CARC 400.

ENGR 401

Interdisciplinary Design. (2-3). Credit 3.
Instruction and practice in the following design process applied to an interdisciplinary design project: establish the customer need; determine requirements in terms of function (what) and performance (how well); develop alternative design concepts; perform trade-off studies among performance, cost and schedule; embodiment and detail design; iterate the above steps; major interdisciplinary design project.

Prerequisites: Senior classification and approval of instructor.

ENGR 402

Interdisciplinary Design II. (2-3). Credit 3.
Product detail and design development process including case studies; may include project management, marketing considerations, manufacturing detailed design specifications; failure modes, applications of codes and standards, selection of design margins; product (component) development guidelines; intellectual property, product liability and ethical responsibility.

Prerequisites: ENGR 401; junior or senior classification.

ENGR 442

Mechanics of European Structures. (3-0). Credit 3.
Design and construction of major structures in Europe from 1st century BC to 16th century; masonry design and construction techniques; mechanics of columns, arches, vaults, walls, buttresses and other components; modern analysis techniques applied to historic structures.

Prerequisites: CVEN 305 or equivalent; approval of instructor; junior or senior classification.

ENGR 470

Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS). Credit 1 to 2. Project course using team approach to engage students in open-ended community service projects involving non-profit agencies; includes project management, understanding the complete design process, awareness of the customer in engineering design, and the ability to communicate effectively. May be taken six times for credit.

Prerequisites: ENGR 111 or approval of instructor; junior or senior classification in an engineering major.

ENGR 482

Ethics and Engineering. (2-2). Credit 3. I, II
Development of techniques of moral analysis and their application to ethical problems encountered by engineers, such as professional employee rights and whistle blowing; environmental issues; ethical aspects of safety, risk and liability and conflicts of interest; emphasis on developing the capacity for independent ethical analysis of real and hypothetical cases.

Prerequisite: Junior classification. Cross-listed with PHIL 482.
Course Coordinator: Dr. Prasad Enjeti

ENGR 483

Energy and the Environment. (3-0). Credit 3.
Introduction to methods to generate electricity including actual overall costs, efficient use and conservation; political and ethical issues associated with energy use in the world.

Prerequisite: Junior or senior level in engineering.

ENGR 484

International Engineering Internship. (6-0). Credit 6.
International Engineering Internship.

Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.

ENGR 489

Special Topics in... Credit 1 to 4.
Selected topics in an identified field of engineering. May be repeated for credit.

ENGR 491

Research. Credit 1 to 4.
Research conducted under the direction of faculty member in the College of Engineering. May be repeated 3 times for credit.

Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification and approval of instructor.

Graduate Courses

Course NumberCourse Title/Catalog Description
ENGR 681

Professional Development Seminar. (1-0). Credit 1.
Topics of interest related to the professional practice of engineering.

 

ENGR 684

Professional Internship. Credit 1 or more each semester.
Supervised experience of one academic year in industry where students can learn to apply their textbook-based skills to problems in the real-world environment.

Prerequisites: Admission to the Doctor of Engineering program and graduate classification.

ENGR 685

Directed Studies. Credit 1 to 6.
Design or research problems executed either individually or as a team.

Prerequisites: Graduate classification; approval of graduate advisor.