E - Engineering


E 101Introduction to Engineering & Problem SolvingUNITS: 1 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: Engineering Majors, Freshman standing
An introduction to the College of Engineering as a discipline and profession. Emphasis on engineering design, interdisciplinary teamwork, and problem solving from a general engineering perspective. Overview of academic policies affecting undergraduate engineering students. Exposure to College of Engineering and university-wide programs and services.


E 115Introduction to Computing EnvironmentsUNITS: 1 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Introduction to the NC State computing system, and to student-owned computing resources. Includes topics such as maintaining your own computer, learning about campus-based computing resources and applications (how to access and use them), ethics and professionalism in the use of computing resources, introduction to web development and other campus resources.


E 122Engineering Academic SuccessUNITS: 1 - Offered in Spring Only
This 8-week course is designed to teach students a variety of proven strategies for creating greater academic, professional, and personal success. Enrollment is required of students in the College of Engineering who were unsuccessful in completing E101 and/or have an earned GPA less than 2.0 after the first semester of the freshman year. Topics include: time management, goal setting, stress management, study skills, learning styles, and campus resources using a platform of lectures and guest speakers.


E 144Academic and Professional Preparation for Engineering IUNITS: 1 - Offered in Fall Only
Assist new freshmen engineering students in the transition from high school to the collegiate environment. Cover critical-thinking; problem solving techniques; academic skills and time management.


E 145Academic and Professional Preparation for Engineering IIUNITS: 1 - Offered in Spring Only
Engineering as a field of study and profession. Career and professional development, goal setting, decision making and effective communication strategies.


E 201Engineering Transfer to SuccessUNITS: 1 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: E101 or Introduction to College Course
This 8-week course will provide an overview of the NC State University policies and procedures, organizations, and resources available for enhancing the academic success of new transfer students in the College of Engineering. Lectures and discussion from departmental representatives will focus on requirements and availability for financial aid, cooperative education, career services, and campus student organizations. Emphasis will be placed on acclimating student through teamwork and academic achievement within the first year of transfer.


E 298Special Topics EngineeringUNITS: 1-3 - Offered in Spring Only


E 304Introduction to Nano Science and TechnologyUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: MA 242 and PY 208 with grade of C- or higher
Fundamental concepts of Nano-Science and Technology including scaling, nano-scale physics, materials, mechanics, electronics, heat transfer, photonics, fluidics and biology. Applications of nano-technology.


E 490Fundamentals of Engineering(FE) Exam PreparationUNITS: 1 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: Engineering Majors, Senior standing, Graduate students, or PBS status
Preparation for graduating seniors in engineering to take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Examination. Information on how to register for the FE exam, exam strategy, and a review of selected science and engineering topics through active learning exercises directed at working sample examination problems. Credit may not be counted toward graduation


E 497Engineering Research ProjectsUNITS: 1-3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Junior standing in College of Engineering, Engineering Scholars Program or Engineering Research Center Scholars
Projects in research, design or development in engineering or computer science.


E (MA) (OR) 531Dynamic Systems and Multivariable Control IUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: MA 341, MA 405
Introduction to modeling, analysis and control of linear discrete-time and continuous-time dynamical systems. State space representations and transfer methods. Controllability and observability. Realization. Applications to biological, chemical, economic, electrical, mechanical and sociological systems.


E (MA) (OR) 731Dynamic Systems and Multivariable Control IIUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Offered Alternate Years
Prerequisite: OR(E,MA) 531
Stability of equilibrium points for nonlinear systems. Liapunov functions. Unconstrained and constrained optimal control problems. Pontryagin's maximum principle and dynamic programming. Computation with gradient methods and Newton methods. Multidisciplinary applications.